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    Default Baby doesn't sleep

    Hey everyone I'm exhausted!! Don't know what to do with my 5 month old. He refuses to sleep earlier than 9 pm then wakes up crying Ive tried to crying out method it hasn't really worked and all the dream feed has done is made him get up now at 11 pm for the feed then almost every hour after that

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    Hun need more information.
    Do you swaddle?
    On solids yet?
    Any medical issues?
    What are the timings for bubs day naps?
    How is bub put to bed?
    What is the room temp in bubs room and what bedding does bub have?

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    In your opinion @VicPark, how long do you swaddle for?

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    Hey, usually at bed time we start at about 8. It involves a bath, a massage we dress him give him his bottle read a book cuddle for abit and then swaddle him and place him in his crib next to my bed. The room temp is about 24 degrees. He has a thick wooly blanket as bedding. He also has started solids he has 2 times a day baby rice and oats or a banana

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    His day time naps are usually at 11 2.30 and 5.30 for half an hour to an hour long

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    Do you mean like a dummie? Because he hates it

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    Could he be overtired by the time you put him to bed? Have you tried earlier?

    I know with DS it doesn't matter what time he gets up from his last nap, by 530-6 he is mental and ready for bed.

    Also, I'm a huge advocate of sleep school after having gone. Are you in a metro area? Professional help was a godsend for us.

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    I also recommend sleep school or something like night nannies.

    I think you need to tweak your routine. A baby that age should go to sleep about 6:30pm. 7pm latest. Naps should be (assuming a 7am 6-7am wake up) 9:30am and depending on how long that nap was 1:30 or 2pm. Then bed time around 6:30pm. At 5 months, it would be normal to still have a night feed, but waking every hour is not. Sounds like it could be many things, but being overtired would definitely contribute to poor sleeping throughout the night.

    I know how you feel because I went through the same thing when my son was 3-4 months. It was horrid! Hang in there and get help. I found night nannies and the no cry sleep solution were so great and can't recommend them enough.

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    I'll try put him to bed earlier tomorrow and see what happens I think I may be waiting til that overtired period but I'm not 100% sure.... Still learning over here otherwise I may have to look into sleep school

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olive Oil View Post
    In your opinion @VicPark, how long do you swaddle for?
    Until babies lose the startle reflex somewhere between 4-6 months. Or if bub starts rolling into the belly before then.

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