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why is my 6 month old waking every hour?
« on: March 01, 2010, 23:49:00 PM »
My baby noah is nearly 6 months old. he has 4 bottles per day and 3 solid feeds he goes down to bed about 7.30pm every night but he then will wake up between 11pm and 5am up to 5 times (nearly every hour) he sleeps with a cuddly and a dummy so i just go in turn him on his side give him his dummy and cuddly and give him a pat. he then will go back tosleep btu sometime he wont? last night was good he only woke twice so every night is different. 5 weeks ago he was sleep nearly all the way through the night then now he wakes all the time? please help as i have started back at work now and im so tired the next day!

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Re: why is my 6 month old waking every hour?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 23:51:43 PM »
also he is a very restless sleeper always throwing his hands around. he will cry out in his sleep but then i only get up when he is awake on all fours rocking in his cot.

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Re: why is my 6 month old waking every hour?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 23:56:42 PM »
Hi there, could you post what his routine looks like.  Also there is a 6 mth growth spurt, have you tried feeding him at the wakings? 
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Re: why is my 6 month old waking every hour?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 15:32:35 PM »
I agree with pp about the possibility of hunger. You say that you give him his dummy - could be a prop issue. Or it might be teething?
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Re: why is my 6 month old waking every hour?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 21:25:52 PM »
I can't really advise on the issue but I am going through exactly the same thing and I have no idea why. My Lo used to go all through the night and now he wakes every hour, not for food except maybe at around 5 or 6 but just for his dummy.

We are also having issues with his daytime naps as he does not go for longer than 45 mins.

It would be good to know what people can suggest to help as I am so tired all the time and getting very frustrated not knowingwhy and what to do.

Hope all works out for you and your Lo i really feel for you esp having to work as well.

  
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Re: why is my 6 month old waking every hour?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 21:33:52 PM »
when we were having NW issues at your LO's age, it turned out we needed to drop the CN.  Are you doing one?

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Re: why is my 6 month old waking every hour?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 00:40:29 AM »
it happen to me too, my LO wakes up every hour from 6pm to 5am...  :(
he'll be 6 mos in a couple of days.. my LO's problem is he needs dummy ( aka. my boob) to get him through his sleep cycle ...
he never being a fan of paci... so i got to be ready all the time which exhausting  :'(
i'm on my way to wean his dummy.. hopefully it'll solve the problem.. :)


as for your LO probably he's OT.. i read in BW book... bad naps equal to bad nighttime sleep..
so i watch the clock for his nap time .. and put his feed closer to his nap time... to help him relax.. it help a lot (i don't know if that consider cheating .. but it work for me  :P ) and then do the WD routine.. change diaper, sing a song and so on..
now he can sleep for at least 1.5 hr and i didn't stress out every nap time..

i know how exhausting night waking is (((hugs)))

i'm going to tap on this thread to see where it's going...  :-*
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Re: why is my 6 month old waking every hour?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2010, 09:59:54 AM »
Hello everyone

My DS was 6 months yesterday, and he is going through exactly the same thing, waking every 2 hours. I am afraid it is a case of accidental parenting. I am just lucky i don't have to go back to work yet, so i sympathize with you moms that are going back.

I realise this isn't my post, and i am new to using this site, so i apologise if i have done this the wrong way,  but i will write my situation too, in case anyone can offer me any advice, that i hope may help other moms and dads too. :)

In a nut shell, he has never slept though the night, max. 5 hours. He is a big boy, born big, ex.bf and we started a modified sort of baby-led weaning last week. All good there. We also returned 2 weeks ago from 2 weeks at my mother's, where his routine got all messed up and  he ended up sleeping with me in my bed! Bliss! :) But, he got use to feeding on tap all night! ;(  So for the last week I've got him back on a 4 hr routine, extended naps, all good...BUT at night i am still trying to wean him off the breast. I have been sleeping next to his cot, in his room in spare bed, using Pu/pd. I thought we were making progress but last night I went to bed early, DH was to give the dream-feed (he usually wakes up for it at 10.30 otherwise it really is a "dream" feed at about 11)! It didn't go down well, FIRST he refused the bottle, and he freaked out when he realised Mommy was nowhere to be seen. So after 20 minutes of DH trying to calm him down and feed him, i gave the boob. Then he wouldn't go to sleep without holding my hand, i moved the cot next to the spare bed and positioned the pillows so i could drift off too. Now i have to say that 2 months ago, a friend/neighbour, who worked as a nanny years ago, came over to sleep the night and give me a break, at 4.30am (usual feed time) gave a feed of expressed milk....the next night she didn't feed him, just gave cuddles, and he settled back to sleep eventually, the next day she offered to stay another night and persuaded me to let him got the night without a feed and without being picked up, but let him settle himself back to sleep with her still being there in the room with him, while i tried to sleep in our room with earplugs in! Well, we did it, i suppose that was CIO?? Obviously he eventually settled himself after 30 mins of crying. I felt so bad the next day i said never again. I worry now that this is coming back to haunt me and he doesn't trust me anymore.

If anyone can see anything screamingly obvious, or just to say yes, you're right, keep doing what you're doing, please let me know....i would really appreciate it. BTW he is an ANGEL baby, but i haven't slept a whole night in over 6 months and i need to get this back on track....also DH is really starting to miss US!

Thank you

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