Ah, it’s a boring saga but it’s mine. I have something slightly less boring for you later…..
I had DH wake up the Precious at about 5:45 and asked him to change him into a cotton sleeper, then feed him dinner and then put him back to bed…. and one hour later, he went right back to sleep with no playtime. And then he woke up at 4:10am. However, it’s DH turn to get up now that it’s the weekend. He gave him a big bottle of milk and had him back to sleep in 15 min. And of course back up this morning around 7:30am.
So from what I’ve been reading, this is a fairly typical thing in his age range and there is no one thing that will magically fix it. So we will try the early to bed thing again tonight. Now he had a big dinner right before going to bed – meaning he eats about a jar and a half of baby food, then pureed fruit. Then he gets a six ounce bottle. I don’t think I can get him to eat any more food than he already does. He lets me know when he’s had enough (he’s got the arm block down to a science). He gets solids 3 – 5 times a day and milk (4 bottles throughout the day). If we’re out and about, he gets Mum Mum rice crackers til we get home.
So, I guess this is the part where I learn to roll with things. However, all your suggestions are duly noted and I will probably try them alllllllllll!