I have a 4 month old little boy and to be honest he is an angel and has a pretty good routine but for properly the last month we aren't having the best of nights.
For the last couple of weeks he has dropped he's night feed,so this is roughly he's day routine.
Nap approx 9.30am for approx an hour
Feed at about 10am
Nap 11.30am for approx an hour
Feed at 1pm (a small amount of baby rice with bottle)
Nap at 3.30pm for approx 30mins
Feed at 5pm
Bath about 7pm
Bedtime feed between 7.30pm-8pm
Bed then coz he has crashed out with bottle.
He goes off to sleep lovely(in general) then about 1am he doesn't wake but stirs and would begin to cry and wake if I didn't turn him or change his position or put his dummy back on,he then goes straight back off,but this goes on all night and pretty much every half an hour,as you can imagine I exhausted by now and by 5.30am I get him in with me,which again I don't sleep but at least I'm not in and out of bed.
I then begin to bicker with my partner coz at the weekend I ask him to get up with him coz I'm shattered and he gets cross and says I should leave him and let him cry,I try to keep him quiet coz he works long hours and don't want to disturb my partner.
I also think baby is too young just to leave to cry,what do I do????I don't want to make things worse if I'm doing the wrong thing.
Maybe something is waking him...a wet diaper maybe? DS occassionally wakes in the night and will start to fuss and even cry a little and by the time I can get back to his room, he's gone back to sleep. Have you tried to let him fuss/cry a little to see if he goes back to sleep? I wouldn't let him get hysterical, but even our Dr. said that even 5-10 min. of him fussing or crying a little would be perfectly safe and giving him time to figure it out on his own, would help him sleep better, as long as he wasn't crying for other reasons. We've let him do this since he was 2 months and I think its helped him tremendously, particularily at going down for naps. I would do what ever you're most comfortable with and whatever works best for you and LO though. Good luck!
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