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  • Maddie Maughan

    April 29, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    Hi Emma

    Yep, definitely a mix. Last night was back to the hourly wake ups which was not fun! She was feeding a lot every wake up, and she did a big feed this morning when she woke for the day at 5:30am (ugh) followed by another one only an hour later, so maybe she’s having a growth spurt??

    My partner and I have agreed that we will try to put her down for as many naps as possible in her big cot. But if she doesn’t go down, or it becomes a struggle later in the day then a pram/car nap or a contact nap are fine to just get her some daytime sleep. Since I’ve started to put her in her cot for the past week she’s been doing very short (30mins max) naps and probably not getting enough daytime sleep, but at the minute there’s no way of telling whether it’s having an impact on her nighttime sleep because that’s so inconsistent anyway.

    The only thing that is consistent at the minute is she is pretty much always asleep by 7:30-7:45pm, and always awake before 6am. I don’t suppose there’s much I can do about that at the minute.

    We haven’t actually moved feeding in the bedtime routine, we’re just doing it in a lit room and I sing to her whilst she’s feeding, and then when she’s done we turn the lights off and put the white noise machine on and put her in her sleeping bag. She’s definitely started to understand this routine, and isn’t trying to get to my nipple to feed anymore, but I am rocking her a bit more to settle her, so I think we need to make a start on the settling pyramid and see how we go!

    Naps are different, she’s still actively trying to feed, and I’m having to do much more rocking and settling, but I think this is ok as she’s still getting used to her big bed. Dad hasn’t tried a cot nap with her yet – he loves contact naps with her, so it’ll be interesting to see how he gets on with settling her as he doesn’t have any milk!

    That’s positive that it might all stick soon. Happy to keep practicing and trying to be as patient as possible when being woken so much!

    We’ll keep you posted, thanks so much!