Originally Posted by missbusy
we've tried water , but only for about 2 nights as his face would change the second he realised it wasn't milk .(which is the point i'm sure) maybe we will try it again.
He's a good sleeper , as in, he's great during the day, 2 hours in morning and 2 hours in afternoon like clockwork, and he'll go down to bed around 8, but without fail will wake up a few times for bottle throughtout the night.
did your daughter actually drink the water ever.... or did she hate it ?
Yeah, she would drink some of the water alright. But, never anywhere clsoe to a full bottle. Probably 30ml maximum. We hung tough on that when she was about 6 - 8 weeks old and got her into the routine of sleeping through the night. There have definitely been phases of 1-2 weeks though when she was waking up looking for food. I think all babies have periods of growth spurts that can last a couple of weeks so possibly this is what your little fella is up to at the minute.
Is it possible your little man is sleeping too much during the day? I'm only going on my own experience, our little one probably only sleeps for 2.5 hours max during the day, then sleeps from 7.30 or 8 pm through to 7 or 7.30 am.
Are there any other possible reasons your son is waking up? Does the house get very cold in the middle of the night? During the cold snap, I adjusted the heating to come on for a few minutes in middle of night as the house was getting very cold round 2am. The wind sometimes wakes our baby up too.
Hope some of that is of help to you and you start getting your full night sleep back.