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#1 Mary S

Posted 15 August 2018 - 09:47 AM

Our little one is 9 months. still waking every 3-4 hours. just wondering if this is the norm!

6am wakes
7am nurses
9am meal
11.30ish nurse
12.30 meal
2.30 snack
4pm nurse
6pm meal
10us nurse
2am nurse...

just seems a lot! or is it?!

#2 Summer81

Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:12 AM

Seems totally normal to me.

Of course, normal has a huuuuuggge range when they're little ;)

Edited by Summer81, 15 August 2018 - 10:15 AM.

#3 DaLittleEd

Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:20 AM

Totally normal.

#4 just roses

Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:27 AM

Totally normal.

Remember that 'sleeping through the night' is defined by a five hour stretch. So your little one isn't far off that. If you're in a good routine - and that's the main thing - he's happy, growing and getting enough sleep, then it sounds completely normal to me.

#5 daisy007

Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:46 AM

Looks completely normal to me.

#6 avocado toast

Posted 15 August 2018 - 11:38 AM

Try offering water instead of boob in the night feeds to try and cut them out

#7 alchetta

Posted 15 August 2018 - 11:57 AM

You won't want to hear this but my DD was waking every hour or two at that age and that was our normal for her first year. She STTN now at 16 months after sleep training (which I resisted but I'd got pneumonia and had to take steps to restorer my health). Normal!

#8 It's a Mummy

Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:00 PM

Does it make you feel better if I said I had a 17 monther who has 2 bottles overnight, 3 on a bad night, and at least as many other wake ups requiring a cuddle and dummy reinsert?

#9 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:06 PM

I’m at sleep school today, I’m looking at the sheet they have for suggested routine for 7-12 mo, and your baby is basically following it. They suggest dinner a bit earlier, more like 5pm.

#10 Lou-bags

Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:16 PM

View Post22Fruitmincepies, on 15 August 2018 - 12:06 PM, said:

I’m at sleep school today, I’m looking at the sheet they have for suggested routine for 7-12 mo, and your baby is basically following it. They suggest dinner a bit earlier, more like 5pm.

Thinking of you today xx

OP, definitely normal. You could try offering water instead as per PPs suggestion if you wanted to, but I’m of the belief that completely night weaning at 9mo is a bit young. Yes some (many?) babies can go longer stretches without food at this age, for many this is not possible or desirable. I BF on demand day and night until 12mo with my 2.

My eldest gained very little from 8mo to 12mo (probably 800 grams over this entire 4mo period) despite feeding at least twice overnight. I’m of the opinion that he definitely needed those feeds!

#11 Bigbaubles

Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:19 PM

Sounds pretty normal.

When we went to sleep school they said it was normal for a breastfed baby to have two feeds a night.

#12 Mary S

Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:49 PM

wowsers, ok thank you heaps everyone. great to know its 'normal'. quite a relief, i will just settle back and keep going with it .


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