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    Default 4month sleeping pattern advice please!!

    I just want some feedback from other mums regarding their 4 month babys sleep patterns....
    Dd has been averaging 3 hours of day sleeps, sometimes I can resettle after 40min mark other times I just get her up as its not worth the distress it causes us both. Last few nights she's been going to bed around 6pm wakes 11ish for a feed then wants to start the day at 4am and keeps waking every 30-60mins to be resettled argh!! Im trying to get her thru to 5:30 for a feed... Does this sound pretty average for this age??

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    Hi. My 4.5 month old has 4x40-60min sleeps a day, cluster feeds from 5-7pm. Was waking at 1ish then 6ish. I've started a dream feed when I go to bed at 9-10pm and he has now pushed out till 4ish then sleeps till 7ish.....if only his 3yo sister would learn to sleep past 5:30

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    Hi! 4 months is a notoriously terrible time for sleeping babies. I'd say your bub sleeps better than my 7.5 month old!

    Three hours of day sleeps is excellent.

    Is there any reason your baby can't go to bed at 7 or 8? My general rule of thumb seems to be DS is up for the day about 7 hours after he goes down...

    ETA I mean 11 hours!

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    DS pressed send before I'd finished.

    At this age my DD was having 2x2hour sleeps, in bed by 6pm, a dreamfeed then woke every 2 hours from midnight.
    I only got her to sleep more from 6months when I went cold turkey on the overnight bf'ing.

    So I guess to answer your question of is this normal I'd say its probably normal for this baby. I don't think I've done anything different and mine haven't been the same - it's just a guessing game!

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    Sounds like 4 month sleep regression. Very normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen2010 View Post
    Hi. My 4.5 month old has 4x40-60min sleeps a day, cluster feeds from 5-7pm. Was waking at 1ish then 6ish. I've started a dream feed when I go to bed at 9-10pm and he has now pushed out till 4ish then sleeps till 7ish.....if only his 3yo sister would learn to sleep past 5:30
    My 4.5 month old sounds a lot like this at the moment. He used to have longer day sleeps but has been cat napping the last week or so.

    He goes down about 7.30 with some difficulty, has a feed at 2am and up at 7. I usually have to do 1-2 quick resettles through the night as well as that one feed.

    I noticed today that he has popped out 2 teeth so that may be why he has been a bit all over the place

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    Thanks everyone, Im feeling better about it now, this is my first baby and I like hearing other mums routines... Mrsharvey she was going to bed around 9pm a couple of weeks ago but now cries if I don't get her to bed around 6, I have heard of 4 month sleep regression though bubs has only just started to sleep a little better as she has bad reflux and has also transitioned to formula in last month as I was losing my supply... I went to o Connells sleep school for a week not long ago and it didn't help us at all so I'm thrilled she's doing a longer stretch at night... Just rather her start her day a lil later!! Lol ... Keep the info coming mummys :-)

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    I think when it comes to 4 months there is no "normal" or "average". They all end up being sh!thouse sleepers in their own unique way lol.

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    Lol meatpopsicle :-)

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    4 mths was when my fantastic sleepy baby became an insomniac. He's almost 5.5mths old and still doesnt sleep! Goodluck!


 

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