DD is almost 5 months (next week) and her night time sleep has gone out the window over the last 3 - 4 weeks, some nights are worse than others. Her day sleeps are fine. She is a catnapper but always has been so that doesn't bother me. She somewhat self settles, we put her in her cot awake then pat/ sing to her until she is alseep which is usually under 10 mins.
Last night she woke every 1 - 2 hours and wouldn't settle without a feed, although she would only feed long enough to put her back to sleep, then repeat a short time later. DP tried to settle her a few times but she just won't go back to sleep. She doesn't scream for a feed but you can tell she will stay awake until she gets one.
How do you tell if it is a habit forming or just a phase? She doesn't feed to sleep during the day and has no negative sleep aids other than a few minutes of patting. I'm going back to work in 5 weeks and it is really worrying me that I won't be able to function at work on such little sleep.
She is my 3rd child but I have not been throughout this before, both my boys were sleeping through by 12 weeks (with dummies, DD will not take a dummy)