My 5 month old DS has started stirring at 3am most days, he will doze if I pat him but a few minutes after I stop patting he will keep whining and wake himself up totally.
I usually just continue patting him until around 5 when I just give up getting any more sleep.
I'm sure (hoping and praying!) that this is just a phase but my question is; is it better for me to just get up when he starts to stir? I'm worried he will get used to the 3am cuddles and it will become a habit to wake for them after the phase has passed.
Whereas maybe if we start the day when he starts to continually stir he may just start to eventually sleep later?
I hope this makes sense, though my sleep deprived brain somehow doubts that
Any other hints or tips would be awesome!