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  • Maddie Maughan

    April 20, 2024 at 2:29 am

    Hi Emma

    Answers below.

    • What times does she typically wake up for feeds during the night?

    We’re getting her to sleep by 7:30pm and usually she wakes up 45mins-1hour after that because she’s still hungry (because of falling asleep during feeding I think). Then she tends to wake at midnight, 3am (long wake up) and then not till 7am ish. The past couple of nights she’s been waking up more frequently though. More like every 90mins-2hours after the first wake up after bedtime, which has been hard. So more like 9:30/10pm, midnight, 2am/3am (long wake) then asleep again by 5am till 7am ish.

    • What’s her usual wake-up time in the morning?

    Usually around 7am, but it can be anywhere between 6:30am and 7:30am – should I be getting her up at the exact same time every day?

    • Are you feeding her to sleep for her naps, or are you following a wake, feed, play, sleep routine? How are you settling her to sleep if it’s the latter?

    My partner is actually stay at home dad so he has her sleep on him which isn’t ideal! I get her to sleep in her Moses basket in the living room for her first nap of the day. I’d say I probably do feed her to sleep for that one at the minute, but mainly because she hasn’t done that one for a few weeks so I think I’ve been trying to get her back on track and have probably ended up feeding to sleep then transferring her into her Moses basket. My partner tends to give her a bottle (she doesn’t fall asleep during a bottle feed) and then settle her on him, so this is an area we really need to work on, but we’ve just been trying to make sure she naps! And we’re definitely feeding before naps rather than going from play to sleep, purely because she always seems to be hungry every two hours!

    • Regarding your question about telling the difference between feeding to sleep out of habit and genuine hunger, are you asking about the overnight feeds or during daytime feeds?

    I meant overnight feeds as daytime it’s pretty obvious when she’s hungry.

    We’ll give that adjusted routine a go tonight and see if it makes a difference.

    And I’ll do a bit more pausing with her overnight cries. I’m pretty convinced she doesn’t do very much stopping and it does ramp up quite quickly but I could be wrong.

    Thanks so much again!