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    Default How did you encourage bub to go straight back to sleep after night feeds?

    Hi,

    I am curious as to how other people have been able to encourage their bub to go straight back to sleep after night feeds. While I am not overly concerned yet (DS is only 8 weeks old) there are some nights when he wakes for a feed at 11:30pm ish and then can take between 1.5 and 3 hours to get back to sleep (even with rocking etc).

    Your experiences and thoughts on this would be appreciated - Thanks.

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    Hi, I have a 5 almost 6 wk old bub & I've done the same for her night feeds as I have for my older two. I never talk to them. I only have the night light on for when they latch and then I turn it off. I don't change their nappy unless its a number two. A quick burp then back into the bassinet/cot. That's it. I've never had a problem with trying to get them back to sleep after a night feed *touch wood*. Good luck

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    I don't talk to them, try not to do anything that will wake them up fully. Soft light and even some soft lullaby music

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    I have a white noise thing. .. is a little giraffe. .. that plays different sounds. When Bub woke at night for feeds (still does at 6 months!!) I don't leave the room she sleeps in. ..I feed.. don't change nappy. .. leave it dark and play white noise. After a month I guess. . can't remember. .. she started to catch on that is night time is sleep time. (Still occasionally won't fall back to sleep but mostly it works) .

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    We always co-slept, so I was 1/2 asleep anyway, there was minimal disturbance when bub woke for a feed, no getting up and bub getting alert or anything, just wake, boob in mouth, drift back to sleep.
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    Thanks for the replies so far. I have another question - do you unwrap / unswaddle them? This obviously wakes him up but I was told not to feed him wrapped as he would overheat?

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    Dd is 4 weeks old an I always feed her swaddled

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    I always changed nappy when bub woke then fed then put bub straight back down, soft music on and bubs was soon asleep again. They soon know the difference between night and day.

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    I always feed Bub overnight swaddled. . in fact I've even been told by a few health professionals to feed swaddled if she is distracted etc.also I have some velcro swaddles where you can change their bum without unwrapping them! If I do have to change her in the night I just leave arms swaddled and change her bottom. Much harder with a blanket swaddle or muslin.

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    I still feed swaddled and Bub is 4 months old. I too kept it dark, didnt change her nappy unless no 2 and didn't talk and barley burped but bub isn't a big windy baby anyway.

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