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7 month old EMW
« on: May 22, 2017, 06:45:29 am »
It's been 4.30am for the last 3 days, before that it was 5am for a few days. I can do 6am, but just not 4.30!! Then because he's up early he has his first nap early which means we're back to 3 naps when we had previously been on 2. He's on 3 hour awake time. 3 meals. We've gone back to giving night feeds because he stopped taking much milk in the day, we started offering water on a night, but have given milk the last 2 nights. So hunger isn't why he's waking early I don't think. He's just popped his first tooth 2 days ago. Any advice? XX

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Re: 7 month old EMW
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 21:02:14 pm »
This does happen for various reasons but meanwhile, instead of giving her a proper early nap, make this one a 20 min catnap. Then move up the second (first proper one) up to the time you would normally have this nap. 

When does she turn 8 mo? She may need a little tweek in her routine.  Can you post her current routine including lengths of each nap.

I would try a dream med around 11:00 (with a 6 hr medication like motrin) if you see evidence of other teeth.

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Re: 7 month old EMW
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 04:39:12 am »
I'm really struggling now: this is still going on, 5am every day. He's waking my toddler too who is also really struggling with this. Current routine:
5am WU - we try offering dummy for as long as we can until his screams are too loud (not crying screams, playing screams, like how high a pitch can I reach)
7am - bottle (usually takes around 4oz because of night feed)
7.30/8- breakfast
8/9 - nap (3hr A, usually sleeps for 1.5hrs)
10.30 - bottle (5/6oz)
11.30 lunch
12.30/1 -nap (1.5-2hrs)
3 -bottle 4-6oz
4.30/5 - dinner
6.15 bath (usually very OT as I've stopped any late aft naps)
6.40 bottle (5-7oz)
7 - asleep
11-1 - night waking, usually offer a bottle or water if he won't resettle
3ish usually wakes too
5am EMW

Please can anyone help?? I am literally falling apart at the seams with tiredness. It's really affecting our lives.
Thank you!!

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Re: 7 month old EMW
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 01:44:43 am »
Hi BobbysMum, you must be exhausted! 5am wake ups are awful.

You could try the catnap in the morning, or keep at least an 8:30/9:00 first nap time and move this out by 15 min every day or two.  The first nap being at 8 can prevent his wake up from moving later.

If he's closer to 8 months, extend his awake times to 3.15.

So aim for something like:
WU?
NAP 1 8:30/9:00-10/10:30
NAP 2 1:15/1:45- ~3:00
BT 7:00

Anyway you can go to sleep as soon as kids do for a little while to catch up on sleep?

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Re: 7 month old EMW
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 20:27:18 pm »
Ginger428,

I'm trying to use this topic to my same age LO... how long should last the naps for an early 7 mo ?
Im facing EMW again. Nowadays he takes 2 1,5h naps. A time lasts 3 -3:15 h.

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Re: 7 month old EMW
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 12:40:37 pm »
Hi Isabela,
Here are average times:
https://babywhispererforums.com/index.php?topic=85130.0

If the EMW doesn't resolve in a couple of days, feel free to start a new thread so we can customize your support. =)