Sleep training week…


Our sleep training week has been tough, as expected, but I have to admit only 2 nights out of the 7 have I really struggled! (Saturday & Sunday) What I struggle more with is the no pattern Spencer has!

Stupidly I listened to all the apps/books/people that say within 3-5 days baby will usually “get it”. We are now 7 nights into Spencer sleeping in his cot in his own room and he still has no pattern to his sleep. I have also started to try and wean him off the night feeds replacing bottles with water. Not all bottles though, just at least so he can go 6 hours instead of 3 without milk! – Something that I was told at his age is perfectly adequate especially as we have started weaning too. 

So as promised below is my weeks night diary… (Prepare to be put off having children!!!) Weirdly, the first night was the best by far!! I want that night back again!!

Sunday:

6.30 – asleep 

7.20 – rest of bottle 

8.10 – water 

3.15 – bottle 

6 – awake

Monday:

6.30 – asleep

8 – rest of bottle 

9 – water 

12.30 – water 

2 – bottle

4 – rest of bottle

6 – awake 

Tuesday:
6.50 – asleep

8.30 – rest of bottle

11 – bottle

11.45 – water 

12.30 – rocked 

1.15 (didn’t go back until 3am) after giving into a bottle

7.30 – awake

Wednesday:

8 – asleep

9.45 – rest of bottle 

12.15 – water

2.15 – water 

3.45 – bottle & nappy 

5.15 – got himself back to sleep after a moan 

7.45 – awake 

Thursday:
6.45 – asleep

7.15 – rest of bottle

8.30 – bottle

11.15 – water

3.45 – bottle 

4.30 – water 

5.15 – rocked back to sleep

6.45 – awake 

Friday:

6.30 – asleep

7.15 – rest of bottle 

9 – oz of bottle

11.45 – water

12.30 – water

4 – bottle

6.45 – awake

Saturday:

7 – asleep 

8.30 – rest of bottle 

10.30 – Oz of bottle & nappy

12.30 -water 

4.30 (awake) – Spencer was wide awake from this time until half 6 I was up with him

6.30 – back to sleep

8.15 – awake 

Sunday:

6.30 – sleep

7 – rest of bottle 

8.30 – bottle 

1.30 – water, nappy, rock, milk (up until half 4 just crying everytime I put him down. I didn’t leave the side of the cot for these 3 hours)

7 – awake

Monday:

6.40 – asleep

7.10 – rest of bottle

7.35 – rock 

10.45 – bottle

12.30 – water

12.55 – water 

2.30 – water

3 – bottle & nappy 

6 – awake 

So as you can see, no pattern and no improvement. If anything I think he’s getting worse! I must also point out I do leave him crying for a few minutes before I go into the nursery. I also try patting him back to sleep before picking up to rock or giving bottle. All I can hope for is he will soon get out of this ‘bad patch’ let’s call it!! Fingers crossed he is just getting used to the new room and will soon be like night 1 again!! 

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