My third bub is 4 months old. I decided not to do anything about a routine as I'd let her just settle into her own pattern. She's also my last baby so I want to cuddle her as much as possible!
However, she's still waking so much at night, every 1-2 hrs. She might start the night in her own bed next to me but I quickly just bring her into bed with me when she wakes as I want to get back to sleep asap. Even when she's sleeping with me, she's waking up a lot. Or is semi awake with eyes shut but wriggling around loads, needing a pat or even picking up and walking around to settle.
She's mixed fed now, having probably three bottles during the night around every 3 hrs. Maybe a breast feed too.
She'll settle down for the night between 9-9:30pm usually, and gets up around 7:30am. Any earlier and she's obviously still tired.
Nap wise, she's having anywhere from 3 to 5 a day depending on length.
I am just really tired and also have my 2 yr old coming into bed with me every night now. She's going through a real clingy phase and won't have a bar of her Dad. So if it's not one of then waking me, it's the other.
What can I do to help her sleep better? I feel I should know what I'm doing by now but this is now may third bad sleeper. I don't expect her to sleep through, just want a longer stretch of sleep. And I do class myself as a gentle parent so prefer a no crying method.
Any advice greatly received! Thanks