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Offline Ilse

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How to deal with the loose ends...
« on: October 21, 2005, 13:40:33 pm »
I have successfully gotten rid of the df for my 5 month ds. I had tried it for 2months and it didn't change a thing :( When I introduced the df it actually added even more night wakings (not happy)as you'll read below. Before df days, he use to have his last feed at 6:30, then 1am, 4am and then wake at 7am for the day. I would be content with getting his nights even back to such a routine instead of what I have been dealing with!

I'm now trying to get rid of the rest of his night wakings which vary from night to night, more often than not he wakes at midnight (I feed him then as he has his last feed at 6:30pm) so I'm getting a good 5 solid hours out of him, but then again at 1, 3 and 6. As mentioned sometimes he'll sleep to 3, but then mabye wake at 4 and then 6 :roll:  :?: So I'm wondering if any of you can give me some advice at to where to start. He isn't hungry at all these times but I usually feed him at 3 and he does take a good feed. Thx

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 13:45:03 pm »
Hi there, how old is your little guy??
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 14:00:59 pm »
he is 5 months

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2005, 14:17:40 pm »
Hi Isle - we also just dropped the DF for our little Molly.
Are you breastfeeding? Sometimes breastfed babies need to eat more often than bottle fed so I don't have much experience in that regard. Sorry.
When your DS wakes do you automatically go in and feed him? Have to tried to just leave him to settle himself? If that doesn't work, have you tried going in and resettling without feeding? I would imagine at that age he may still need one feeding in the middle of the night, but not more than that??
The one thing I noticed with Molly and her night wakings is if I keep her evening activity to a very minimum she sleeps way better at night with less wakings. I was playing with her in the evenings, having her practice her rolling, sitting up etc. and she was waking every hour! Then I started just having her sit in her chair, talking to her, not much "practicing" of anything and she seemed to settle better at night.
Maybe give that a go and see if it works?? I have heard that at this age 4-5 months their nights are full of wakings due to all the new things they are learning. It does pass though and soon you will get a whole night sleep!!
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