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#1 minidiamond

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

First time mum here sitting round with *shock* time on my hands.  Dinner is ready to go, house tidied but 16 week old DS has been asleep since 3.30pm, it's now 7.30pm, highly unusual.

He's been grizzly last day or so & in the middle of a 'leap' so I think he's pretty tired but would you wake him ?  Or employ the old 'never wake a sleeping baby' creed ? He normally goes down for the night at this time & ordinarily I try not to have him napping past 5pm.  Didn't get a huge nap earlier in the day (about 1.5 hrs)

He normally wakes 1-2 times during the night for a feed (around midnight then 4amish).

Hmmmmm.......

Edited by Liltuss, 20 November 2012 - 06:40 PM.


#2 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

Ooh difficult one.  I would leave him, but be prepared for anything overnight.

#3 minidiamond

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

QUOTE (meggs1 @ 20/11/2012, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ooh difficult one.  I would leave him, but be prepared for anything overnight.

That's what I'm afraid of Meggs ! sad.gif

#4 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

Yeah I would leave him but be prepared for a longer night.

#5 minidiamond

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:54 PM

PS my boobs say wake him !

#6 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

It may be OK, one of my MG bubs did that one afternoon, woke for a quick feed and then slept normally.

If hes still asleep after dinner maybe try a dream feed?  

Good luck, come back and update us tomorrow  original.gif

#7 Lyra

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

Not going to help you now but I would have woken him up around 5 - 5.30ish

I would also be prepared for a longer night and possibly a day out of whack tomorrow

Edited by Lyra, 20 November 2012 - 06:58 PM.


#8 Aribika

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

In my experience sleep breeds sleep so I would not wake him but just enjoy the peace while you can.

Lorraine

#9 Funwith3

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE (Lyra @ 20/11/2012, 07:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not going to help you now but I would have woken him up around 5 - 5.30ish

I would also be prepared for a longer night and possibly a day out of whack tomorrow


I would have done the same. Woken at 5:30pm.

#10 Missy Shelby

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE (meggs1 @ 20/11/2012, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ooh difficult one.  I would leave him, but be prepared for anything overnight.

Yep I second that!!

#11 Ianthe

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

I never woke babies. I don't even like waking my school aged kids when they sleep in on a school day laughing2.gif

#12 Chocolate Addict

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

I never woke my son.

Once I did try but he wouldn't have a bar of it! lol
It was his first birthday, put him down for his afternoon nap around 2-3pm and he slept through til around 11pm when I gave him a bottle and he went back to sleep! original.gif I tried waking him around 5/6pm but he just kept falling back asleep. hehe



#13 Feral_Pooks

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

NEVER WAKE A SLEEPING BABY.

Have some quiet relaxing time. Have a nap.

Sleep promotes sleep. *Even if* it means less sleep tonight, it could lead to more continuous sleep coming on in the next week or 2. Whenever DS did a late, long nap, it led to an increase in the length of his nightsleeps coming on. He now sleeps about 12 hours straight a night (with a few resettles, but no feeding).

#14 Lazycow

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Definitely leave him asleep and be prepared for a long night tonight.

#15 NinjaMum

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE (meggs1 @ 20/11/2012, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If hes still asleep after dinner maybe try a dream feed?  

Good luck, come back and update us tomorrow  original.gif


That's my vote too! Don't wake, but try for the dream feed if you're really concerned.

#16 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

I don't believe in the 'never wake a sleeping baby' theory.

Sometimes you have to wake them. Two of mine never woke for feeds as babies and would have just starved if I didn't wake them up.

I would have properly woken him around 5.30 too. He may wake up, have a feed and go back to sleep. If he doesn't, I would give him a dream feed.

If you get really uncomfortable, have a warm shower and hand express.

#17 minidiamond

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

Yep gonna try the dream feed I think.
He is fast asleep, I've been in a couple of times to check on him (worried mummy ) but he's stirred and gone straight back to sleep

#18 minidiamond

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:59 AM

Reporting in ...
Dream feed didn't really work, he was super-hungry of course but was bright eyed and bushy tailed when I woke him around 1030pm.  Awake for an hour or so then Daddy put him back to back, woke at 2am and 6am, so pretty normal for him.

I guess he just needed a big sleep - will see how today goes....

Edited by Liltuss, 21 November 2012 - 07:16 AM.


#19 Ianthe

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

Awesome!

#20 lozoodle

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

I'd wake, without fail. I always wake 3 hourly during the day for feeds in the first six weeks and then leave as long as they need to go from 9pm onwards. Could just be luck but has worked well for me and have only ever had 1 night feed with both of my kids with a decent block on either side.

I'd rather them be wakeful during the day and get some rest at night!

#21 minidiamond

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE (stopwhiningatme @ 21/11/2012, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2 of mine dreamfed.  So it was worth having a crack at it.  Now you know.

He will sometimes dream feed - I think just this stretch since 330 meant it was more difficult for him to stay asleep.

#22 minidiamond

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

He's at it again ! This time been down since 2.30.  If only I could transfer this to the night.

I think I'll trying waking him this time to see if we can stretch him out longer tonight.




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