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"Sleeping through the night???"

I reckon this whole “sleeping through the night” thing is an urban legend, at least as it regards babies. Take Ben – now he’s a good little sleeper by anyone’s standards.. usually in bed by 7pm, and usually sleeps until 7am the next morning…

Never-the-less, he still wakes up at 2, 3, or 4 morning from time to time – I would say that he doesn’t wake up perhaps 90% of the time. This all sounds jolly good, until you work out that 90% means that 1 night out of every 10 he wakes up at 3 in the morning. Or, to put it another way, 2 our of every 3 monday nights we’ll be disturbed (it’s not always mondays – just rephrasing the stats). And this isn’t just a minor wake-up for us, this is a “get out of bed and either change nappy, fetch bottle of milk, pat of head, put on/take off layers, etc.”. Proper waking up lights on, have to reason and make decisions. 🙁

We figure that the main reason at the moment is teething, which means there may possibly be an end in sight, but I can fairly confidently say that I don’t think we’ve had a fortnight of undisturbed nights since he was born. No wonder we’re knackered!!

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