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10mo night wakings
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:57:40 am »
Hi everyone,

Iím wondering if anyone can relate to this and if anyone has any tips!

My little boy is 10 months next week and has been night waking for the last couple of months. Firstly it was just once or twice a night and it slowly started improving a couple of weeks in but we went on holiday to Bali (from the UK) last month to see family and it got worse (probably jet lag and time difference). Weíve now been back two weeks and heís still waking a few times a night. We had a couple of nights where it was just once or twice but on the whole itís a few times. He went to bed at 7pm last night and woke at 1am, 3.30am, 5.30am and we got up at 6.45am. Sometimes heíll wake around 10 or 12pm too. When it first started happening, heíd just take his dummy and go straight back to sleep but more recently, he often needs a little help (back stroke) as well as the dummy. When he was night waking on holiday, we were putting him in bed with us at 3am but weíd never done this previously and havenít done it since returning to the UK. So, I guess we havenít helped ourselves taking him to Bali and adding in some accidental parenting! He used to be such a good sleeper so Iím looking for any tips to try and reduce the night wakings. Heís also terrible at napping and will frequently only have 30 minutes, two times a day. Heíll go down no problem in his cot and heíll go straight off for a nap but just doesnít stay asleep long. If we were in the car, heíd have at least an hour. The below is an example of our routine for the last few days:

7.00: Wakes
7.10: 7oz bottle
8.15: Breakfast
9.15/30: Nap
10.00: Wakes
10.30: Snack
12.15: Lunch
13.45: Nap
2.15/30: Wakes
2.30: 3oz bottle
4.30: Tea
6.10: Half his 7oz bedtime bottle
6.20: Bath
6.40: Stories and the other half of his bedtime bottle
7.00: Bed

(Then recently weíve had 3-5 night wakings). I tried feeding in the night last week but was loathed to because he hasnít fed in the night since he was 3 or 4 months old, plus he then wouldnít drink all his morning bottle so I didnít continue as I donít think heís waking from hunger. I combined breastfed and bottle fed until he was 8 months and now heís purely bottle fed plus solids. He eats well. He has just started crawling this week.

Heíll usually send himself to sleep at bedtime no problem but last night he was unsettled and it took about 20-30 minutes for him to go off and we kept popping in to see him.

Any advice would be much appreciated. He is teething at the moment so Iím sure thatís not helping but Iím struggling when I canít seem to see much improvement!

Many thanks in advance,
Philippa

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Re: 10mo night wakings
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 17:59:53 pm »
Hi - have you tried a catnap in the afternoon? You have short first A times but then a really long one. Or you could push that 1st A time out and push the naps back. You will be looking to cap one of them soon anyway as he wants to go to one nap at around 12 months?

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Re: 10mo night wakings
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 20:25:32 pm »
Hi, thanks very much for your reply. Iíve not tried a later catnap - he dropped that around 7 months as he started to become resistant to it but I could try it again. Or, as you say, I might just try a later morning nap of around 10am to begin with for a few days and see what happens! Thanks again  :)

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Re: 10mo night wakings
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 15:19:37 pm »
Yes true - he is too old for a 3rd nap! I would definaltey push the 1st A time out for the moment and start cutting one of them back if needs be x

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Re: 10mo night wakings
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 15:21:00 pm »