To be honest, I don't think its that? My LO went through a bit of a growth spurt a few weeks ago, where she obviously needed to drink more frequently during the night. I'm thinking that those awake times have turned into habit?!
I've read about how to break habitual awakenings, and I'm going to try it tonight.
Your scenario sounds a bit different though? I would think you should try and get her into a nursing routine during the day?! Does she drink everytime she wakes up?
What I've started doing is to offer her water when she wakes the first time, if she doesn't want it, she't not thirsty. And then I just persist until she falls asleep again. Perhaps you can try that? Because we have set times she wakes up, I also read that it helps to slightly wake them an hour before they usually wake up. Just enough for them to fall back to sleep again. This then makes them start a new sleep cycle to "miss" their usual awake time. Makes sense to me? So that's what I'm trying.
I'm a first time mom - was hoping someone already had the answer!
Shellie, i am in the same boat. LO is 6.5 months and about 3 weeks ago she started waking up every 2 hrs. We have also started solids so i am not convinced its hunger. As i am typing this, i am half asleep, i feel like a zombie, and unforutnately i am at work. I have no idea if its only a phase, or if this is our life going forward. All i long for is one night only, of 8 hrs sleep. I am beyond exhausted
today while googling, i came across a term 'reverse-cycling'. Its spot on with what is going on with my LO. I am just sad there is no remedy for it really
My little one is 6 months old. She was sleeping so well up until around 4.5 months. She would go to bed at 19:00 and only wake once for a feed at around 3:00pm.
Lately she's up 3-4 times. The first one being at 23:00, then 2:00, and again between 3:00 and 4:00.
We're on solids and she has her formula, so I'm thinking its not dietary related.
Could it be habit?? How do I get her to stretch her first sleep before waking? I know she should still have one feed at night, so waking up doesn't bother me. But she should be sleeping 6-7 hours before she wakes up the first time, liked she used to?
Please help with any advice you might have with a similar experience?