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Offline LincolnandMum

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Awake for two hours in the middle of the night
« on: November 28, 2014, 08:31:31 am »
How do I solve the problem of night awakenings. My 4 month old has been moved onto a 4/4 routine. Which I thought would solve the problem of him being awake in the middle of the night, he never did this before, only woke to feed and then straight back to sleep. His routine is as follows

7.00- feed
7.00-8.45awake, activity
8.45-11- sleep
11-1 eat activity
1-2.30 sleep
2.30-4.30-awake, eat, activity
4.30-5.00 sleep
5-7 bath eat sleep

Then I feed him around 9.45 and that usually gets him through until 1.30-2 when he takes a full bottle and doesn't eat until 6.30-7 again.

However the last  few weeks or so he has started to want to be awake from his 1.30 feed until exactly 3.30 when he falls asleep again. He needs a nappy change at this time as well, should I do it before the feed?

Ideas welcome- thank you

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Re: Awake for two hours in the middle of the night
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2014, 15:58:47 pm »
DS did this around that age as well and I think DD did also...I understood it just to be a thing that passes...they are finally seeing more of whats around them and they are curious lol...but that was just my experience :) I would change his diaper before the feed so maybe he can stay relaxed after his feed. Is it a poopy diaper or just wet? I would slather DD and DS with ointment before bed and would only change them if it was leaking or poopy just to avoid any unnecessary stimulation.
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Re: Awake for two hours in the middle of the night
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2014, 16:54:41 pm »
Increase your A times, especially before nap 1 and maybe cap that nap at 2 hours, maybe? Sounds like it could be too much day sleep.






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Re: Awake for two hours in the middle of the night
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 09:29:27 am »
How much was he sleeping before when on 3 naps? For me it also looks like slightly too much daytime sleep. Btw, we were having the same problem when in nap transitioning period, both 4:3 and 3:2.
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Re: Awake for two hours in the middle of the night
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 19:12:32 pm »
I went through the same thing with DD at that age. It lasted a (wretched) week or so and then the long NWs stopped.
DD - August 2012
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