Just extrapolating from your "night wakenings in older bubs are preventable if they have the right support and techniques".
my DD2 is almost 9mths old and might use 1-2 nappies a day and that often includes the overnight one. Just cos she is almost TT doesnt mean I can tell everyone that their babies are capable of being TT at this age if they have the "right support and techniques". In fact just cos nappy use till 2-3yrs old in AUS/UK/US is considered normal does not mean that alll babies need to be in them till then. Its dependent on baby and parent and environment.
So for your bub its abnormal for them to wake up overnight after 6mths... and for my children - its normal for them to wake overnight till 12mths ish and abnormal for them to be in a nappy after 2yrs old.
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28-02-2013 21:06 #11
28-02-2013 21:12 #12
The biggest lie I was told was that my DS would be sleeping through by six months. At seven months he was still waking 3-4 times a night. I was struggling, I thought I was a failure and something was wrong with him.
But you know what? All the babies in my mother's group were the same. None were sleeping through. My friend's babies weren't sleeping through either. It's like a big secret that you don't learn about until it happens to you - but it's normal for our babies to still be waking overnight.
We ended up at sleep school when DS was 11 months and it was only then that he started sleeping through - 10.30-6.30. Since then we probably get 3 nights a week of 7-6 and 4 where he wakes at 10.30 or later for a feed.
DS was only breastfed until 15 months, and now is having a bottle of cow's milk before bed and then a little bit of boob.
I know it's hard, the sleep deprivation is what I have struggled with the most. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone, it's more common than you think, and you will get there. Eventually!
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01-03-2013 07:27 #14
I agree that you should at least be able to drop the midnight feed by now.
Have you tried resettling and not offering milk? If so I would def reduce the amounts you offer. I started with 120ml and then 60ml and then nothing.
01-03-2013 10:11 #15
I think that an older bub 12mths + who has more than 1-2 accidents a day is 75% due to techniques and strategies the parents are using being counter productive to toileting.
Can you understand how blanket statements like that can cause misgivings?
FTR - I personally do not care about other people's toileting of their children... I just toilet my kids early.
01-03-2013 11:49 #16
Like Vicpark, I have come across reading that once babies start solids at 6 months, they do not require night feeds. And I also read it here :
But having said that, every baby is different. Even when babies start solids at 6 months, the variety of food that they are taking is still very limited, so I think some will just wake up hungry (or thirsty?)
Then there are differences in parenting. I do agree that some parenting style can cause babies to associate feeding (or dummy) with sleeping and create bad sleep associations leading to frequent night wakings.
And I definitely agree that most babies will wake at night at this age. I am another one who says that it is a lie that babies can sleep through at such young age. Just because my friend's baby is sleeping through, it doesnt mean mine is! So it can certainly be a false expectation. My DH definitely has this false expectation from the beginning!!! And some babies may sleep through at certain months and then start having frequent wakings at another certain months down the road, due to development milestones or sleep pattern changes.
Only OP can determine if this is true or not because you know your baby best.
IMO, I think your baby is doing pretty good going to bed at 7pm, a feed at midnight and at 5am and sleeping till 7am.
You may want to calculate the amount of formula he is taking in 24 hours to see if that is sufficient amount for him before deciding if you are going to phase out his night feeds :
I find this site very informative :
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