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6 month old sleep worry

My baby is almost 6 months and is a pretty good sleeper at night. He used to go to bed around 730pm and would wake up once to eat around 3-4 and then back to bed until 7-730. But now he is sleeping past that feeding until 530-6am. So now I am confused whether I should get up then to feed him and put him back to sleep or he should just wake up at that time. This morning I let him sit in his bassinet until he started fussing around 630 and then fed him. He played for like 30 minutes and then  fell back asleep in his bouncer. Of course I tried to move him back to bed and he fully woke up again. So should I just immediately feed him and put him back to sleep? I feel like he is not getting enough sleep overall including his daily naps. He naps for like 20-30 min each time every 2 hrs. Seems like he is probably getting like 12-13 hrs sleep a day where online it says they should get 14-15 hrs. Any suggestions? Is this a problem?

Re: 6 month old sleep worry

  • I'm a believer of not waking sleeping babies, especially at 6 months.  I would probably feed him when he gets up around 630 and just use that as his new wake up time and be happy for no more middle of the night feeds!  Maybe a nap in his bouncer after will be his new routine and first nap of the day.  And really if he's getting 12-13 and the recommended is 14-15 you're not that far off at all.  Talk to your doctor if you're really concerned, but personally I wouldn't be.
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  • You could also try a dream feed before you go to bed at night and hope that tides them over until they are ready to wake for the day.
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