Just sitting here with my 2nd cup of coffee thinking about my 8month olds sleeping habits...I know as Moms we always question if what our children are doing is "normal" and search for some sort of validation!
I feel like his sleeping behavior IS "normal" for an EBF baby, but i'm wondering if there is anything that I can do to encourage fewer wakings each night...
I have begun reading the "No Cry Sleep Solution", but i'm not seeing any real "answers"...haha! I just want to be told what to do!
Here's what our night looks like:
Nurse to sleep by 7:30pm
1st waking: 12:30am
2nd waking: 2:30am
3rd waking: 4:30am
Awake for the day: 6:45-7am
We nurse at each waking and he is back to sleep within 10 minutes, luckily.
I am not feeling SUPER sleep deprived, or at my wit's end...I'm just wondering if he REALLY is hungry at these wakings or if it's just become habit/comfort. It's pretty much like clock-work when he wakes, so I don't think he's waking from discomfort, temperature etc.
I have tried a "dream feed" around 10pm when I go to bed, but it didn't change anything, he still woke at 12:30 like usual.
At 8 months I guess I just "assumed" that 1 waking (maximum 2) would be normal, but 3 seemed excessive.
As far as milestones, he is crawling, sitting, climbing and has 4 teeth--and his sleeping pattern hasn't changed for, i'd say, the last 2 months at least...Only a few more wakings when top teeth came in.
What do you say ladies? Sound familar? Sound "normal"? Anything suggestions from experience...?
Thanks in advance