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    Default NB waking every hour...

    During the night! Normal?

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    Yup! Mine did that for ages and still at 15 months has night where she wakes every couple of hours. I co-slept with her and mastered the lying down bf position so I could just feed her straight back to sleep. They are just waking after each sleep cycle and don't know how to put themselves back to sleep yet.

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    Yeah after the first couple of wakes I just put him in bed with me and he went for 2 hrs I think so I guess co-sleeping here I come!

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    Sorry but Yep normal! We were trying to put DS in his Bassinette and he would go in there but only for an hour at a time and he was quite distressed so we had to look into other options. We ended up co sleeping and he was a completley different sleeper it saved our lives lol Have you tried different ways like swaddling, dummy ( if you want to use one ofcourse!) as a pp suggested.. feeding while laying down, rocking through to the nxt sleep cycle, an electric swing or bouncer, letting him fall asleep then gently putting him down. Im sure you have tried all if not everything! As pp poster said bubbas are waking after each sleep cycle n not being able to put themselves back to sleep.

    The first few months are tough sleep wise because you have to find what works for your baby. Co sleeping worked for us but every baby is different so what worked for us wont work for everybody. Just wanted to say its perfectly normal if that makes you feel a little bit better lol It will eventually get better

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    Yeah good to know it's normal and not something else! Yeah I have a dummy, it works sometimes, and swaddling, sometimes works sometimes doesn't. He does seem to love sleeping with his arms above his head!

    Yep we'll be sleeping together from now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenrose View Post
    Yeah good to know it's normal and not something else! Yeah I have a dummy, it works sometimes, and swaddling, sometimes works sometimes doesn't. He does seem to love sleeping with his arms above his head!

    Yep we'll be sleeping together from now.
    Good luck! I hope he gets some longer stretches of sleep. Try not to stress, do what works for you and bubba

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenrose View Post
    and swaddling, sometimes works sometimes doesn't. He does seem to love sleeping with his arms above his head!
    I stopped swaddling at about 2/3 weeks as DS seemed to like having his arms up too. After a few bad nights I started to swaddle again and he slept much better. The swaddle stops their startle reflex from waking them up/hitting themselves in the head when they go into a lighter sleep phase at the end of the sleep cycle. If he doesn't like a blanket swaddle you could try a wrap me up or something similar instead.


 

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