Toby is 5.5 months old now and while he's never slept through, we were in a pretty consistent pattern of waking between 2-3am for a feed and then another at 6am, which was bliss. He used to have one big block of sleep, 5.5-7.5 hours, then feed 3/4 hourly from there.
For the last week though it's been waking at 12:30, 3, 5:30 and 6:30 and it sucks!!!!
When it first started we moved him into his room as he seemed to sleep better in there for day sleeps, and I thought he might prefer the space in his cot to his bassinet in our room.
He's also started solids in the last 2 weeks (not much, a piece of carrot a day type thing).
Any ideas? Is it a sleep regression? We have just gone into the next wonder leap thing - is it that? He won't settle without boob, and has a proper feed each time.
Any tips? X
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29-04-2014 07:07 #1
5 month old suddenly waking frequently at night
29-04-2014 07:22 #2
Is he teething ? My dd slept through from around 2 months till 6 months when she started teething. Now at 13 months she's still a shocking sleeper and we've resorted to co sleeping
I'm due for dd3 in just over 2 weeks so I'd love to hear other peoples suggestions.
29-04-2014 07:30 #3
He honestly doesn't seem to be, but I guess it's a real possibility.
He ends up in bed with me by 3am. I don't expect him to sleep through but he is capable of having more than a 2
hour block of sleep.
29-04-2014 07:43 #4
We've just been through this with my now 6.5 month old. His sleep turned to sh!t, waking 2 hourly! I was more exhausted than with a newborn! Anyway it went on for nearly a month &
He is now back to 2 wakes for feeds overnight with 6-8hours between.
No advise.. We just had to ride it out & he got over it. He's still never slept a full night but we can deal with that when we get long stretches of sleep anyway
29-04-2014 07:45 #5
Did you just feed when he woke? That's what I'm doing but I'm worried it will become habit
29-04-2014 09:03 #6
Ds was the same at that age. We rode it out. I would give him his dummy first if that didnt work I bf him. Its only been in the last week we have gone back to 1/2 wakes a night. (Not to say it will be that long for you!) It is hard. We co-slept his day naps so I could rest too.
♥me & he = ds 17/9/13♥
29-04-2014 09:30 #7
DD is 5 months this week and has been doing the same thing (it's been a very long 4 month sleep regression). She has fat gums though so I know it's because of that. I'm so exhausted I bring her in bed with me too and she then sleeps for at least 2-3hrs straight. Sorry no advice just fellow sympathy.
29-04-2014 10:20 #8
Guess we will just have to ride the wave! He's so damn cute luckily for him
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