Hi everyone over the weekend I hava had a couple of comments about my LO sleeping habits which have got me thinking is it really that unusual
Jamie goes to bed at 6.30pm - we have a nice bedtime routine and he has a 7oz bottle then goes to bed drowsy but not asleep and stays there till 3/4am when he will wake we offer another feed and he goes back down till 5/6am
This means he sleeps for between 8.5 to 9.5 hours straight which i thought was really good (he is 8 months old nearly 9 months) but I've been told he shouldn't be waking for that feed he shouldn't need it and I should just offer water if he wakes
The early mornings seems to bother people too not sure why when it's me that has to get up lol I get comments of he should be sleeping till at least 7am we have tried putting him to bed a little later but he still wakes at 3/4 and gets up at 5/6 but would wake up grumpy so put it back to 6:30 as he wakes happy then
In my head I know what I'm doing isn't wrong or bad for my child but certain peoples comments are pulling my heart strings and making me feel like I should be doing something different
Please can someone put my mind to rest
my 9 month old daughter has virtually the same sleeping/feeding pattern except when she wakes at 4am for a feed she goes back down til 8 or even 9 am! when they r ready themselves and are taking more solids in the day then they will drop the 4am feed, i love it, nice bit of quiet time between me n lil miss in the half light. don't let peoples comments upset u, a baby will change thier eating and sleeping patterns many times til they settle into a more permanent one as they get older.
all babies r so different my eldest slept from 8pm til 10am (yep 14 hours) from 2 weeks old!! people told me to wake her for a feed. . . i won't type my response - it was strongly worded lol, my 2nd child however, didn't sleep through the night til he was almost 3! he was having a night feed til he was 12/13months old most nights and would not go down til 9pm. even now aged 5 he wakes at 5/6am. some kids r early risers.
hope these examples help to show u r doing absolutely nothing wrong xx
Sounds like a pretty good routine to me. Eleanor usually goes to bed at about 8 and then wakes at about 5 and has a bottle then usually she will go back to bed for an hour after that. Some babies do still need that bit of food after 8 or 9 hours. I would like Eleanor to sleep 'til six ideally but even though we moved her bedtime to a bit later (she was going to bed at seven thirty) she still wakes at about the same time. Don't let people's comments bother you, babies are all different and they have different needs :-)
My little man is 22 weeks and he goes down at 7-7.30 and wakes screaming with hunger at around 2am has a feed and goes back to sleep till 7.30am every baby is different at least they sleep jeez why don't people keep their opinions to themselves unless their constructive don't listen hun x
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