Yes another gingermillie sleeping thread 😜
So DD is 10 months now and in that time she's slept through the night once. We've had up and down sleeping issues. For ages though she would sleep 8-10 hours straight then feed and back to sleep. The past 1-2 months she's waking up after about 5hrs we resettle her then bang on 2hrs later she wakes (generally feed her as by then it's 9-10hrs since last feed. She then sleeps another 3hrs or so. The timing of her wake ups mean the maximum sleep block I'm getting is 3-4hrs. I'm tired.
She's exclusively breastfed 3-4 feeds during the day and 1 overnight.
She is not great with solids but just found out she's severely anaemic so hoping treatment will improve appetite.
She doesn't feed to sleep, not rocked to sleep, won't cosleep. Luckily she goes straight to sleep for all maps and bedtime. We just pop her in her sleeping bag, white noise on put her in cot and she will maybe chat for a bit or just drift straight off.
The only thing she has is a dummy. She's only had it since 6 months. She has a couple in the for and can reach around to find it and put it in her mouth. But I'm wondering if this is affecting her sleep? Do dummies stuff up sleep at this age?
She has two little bamboo face washers which she uses as a comforter and holds them and rubs them on her face. She's had these since about 5 months.
Her room is generally around 20 degrees and she sleeps in 2.5 or 3.5 tog sleeping bag with a wondersuit on. I tuck her in under a blanket but she generally crawls out from under that. She is desperately practicing crawling at the moment too so often when she wakes she's up in her knees in the cot.
This is her day routine don't think this is affecting her night sleep:
7:30 wake breastfeed
10:00 nap for 1.5hrs
2:30 nap for 1.5hrs
So any ideas? The wake up after 5-6hrs has clearly become a habit. I'd just love a big block of sleep 😴 is it dummy or lack of food or just her way??