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    Just saw your update about 5am wakes, have you tried adding an extra layer of blankets for warmth? Solids may be the key too. What about going in and giving a BF then putting back to bed until 7 if you think it's hunger related? LOL don't listen to me though, my kid can't stay asleep for longer than 1.5 hours day or night

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    One thing to consider - many bubs drop the third catnap around 6 months. Dropping this catnap nap and delaying the first nap may help encourage longer day sleeps and *may*!prevent early rising.

    Of course no guarantees

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    Sorry for crashing the thread. I am following it and interested.
    @VicPark: re solid. DS hasn't been consistent with night feed. Some nights he didnt' even need one. He was only on formula when that happened. He was about 4 months at the time. With the intro of solid, we thought he would skip the night feed. Well, almost but not quite. He woke up at 5am starving two nights ago. He constantly wakes up asking for dummy. Normally, he falls back to sleep (which is a problem of itself) so no night feed. He makes it clear when he wants a night feed. I think it is pushing it for a 7pm bedtime and 7am wake time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post

    Don't think it's temp it stays stable all night I use a small heater which comes on around 1am.

    If you haven't already still might be worth getting a gro egg (room thermometer), fiddling with the bedding and seeing how/if bub reacts. some heaters aren't perfectly consistent with temperature which can complicate things.

    With my youngest I was able to pinpoint to the half degree the temperature at which he was on his side (so-so comfortable temp wise) to which he moves on his back (very comfortable). Any more than 1,5 degrees lower that the perfect temp and he was on his back (cold).

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    Wow. That sounds complicated. I've never checked bubs room temp. Nor have I ever used heaters in bedrooms. Just shoved them in bed with me if they wake 2+ a night.

    To each their own.

    Aren't you guys worried about heating costs?? Our bill is usually under $300/quarter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Wow. That sounds complicated. I've never checked bubs room temp. Nor have I ever used heaters in bedrooms. Just shoved them in bed with me if they wake 2+ a night.

    To each their own.

    Aren't you guys worried about heating costs?? Our bill is usually under $300/quarter.
    It's not that complicated once you get the hang of it/know what you're doing. There are energy efficient heaters you can get. My electricity bill isn't much more than $400/qtr. The small extra financial cost (to me) is well worth the benefit of having a bub not wake through the night (7pm-7am, love my sleep - don't handle sleep deprivation well).

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    Arghhh you definitely have achieved greatness with that sleep, OP! My 4 month old still wakes like a newborn alllll night. I'm starting to get pretty fed up now. I don't expect her to sleep through but even just three wake ups would be amazing right now!
    Thanks for sharing your success

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    I'm finding it so hard to find the right temp at night which I think may be a huge reason for our lack of success. At home in Sydney the room was usually 26-27c at night as we don't like leaving the ac on all night. Now we are in Europe I find I'm worried about ds getting cold in the cot so he's wearing a sleeping bag but then halfway through the night he end up sleeping on me so is then sweating. Just don't know how to figure it out without changing clothes and bedding multiple times a night!

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    DS and I just returned from a Melbourne sleep school and we are still struggling. Both yesterday (at school) and today (at home) he's not gone down for me during the day. Only at bedtime when he is beyond exhausted.

    Sleep school was the hardest thing I've ever done. Hands down. I feel like we failed, but there are a few positives I'm holding on to. 1) he will now go down for DH, 2) he goes down for others (nurses, hopefully MIL), and 3) his night sleeping has greatly improved.

    Today we went through all the steps, he came so close a few times but fought it.

    Any ideas how to get over this? I'm the one who takes care of him all day, and it's killing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    It's not that complicated once you get the hang of it/know what you're doing. There are energy efficient heaters you can get. My electricity bill isn't much more than $400/qtr. The small extra financial cost (to me) is well worth the benefit of having a bub not wake through the night (7pm-7am, love my sleep - don't handle sleep deprivation well).
    Hmmm. Fair enough. But no way I'd want my Kids sleeping past 6am. Guess our method suits our family.

    Now that we've moved to Canberra I'm worried about temps at night for the kidlets during winter. So Dh and I are going to put a spare double mattress on the floor in our room and put the girls there to sleep. That way we can only heat the one room overnight and save on heating costs/electricity.


 

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