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Brenden has not been a good sleeper from the start. He had severe reflux and slept in an upright sleeper for almost 3 months and then we finally transitioned him to his crib. He sleeps okay, he definitely goes down well, but he gets up often.
Here's our night routine. Bath every other night, final bottle, rock for a little bit, then lay down in crib, play his aquarium music, he "talks" to himself, then falls asleep. He's asleep by 8:30pm at the latest and never cries when I put him down. At least once or twice at night, he wakes up. He does not take a binky typically, in fact he overall hates it, but when he wakes up, I go in, give him the binky and he's immediately back to sleep. Then same routine a few hours later. He's not actually ready to wake up and eat until about 6am.
Last night he was up 3 times (combined with DD waking up once for some odd reason and we are dog sitting, so that dog woke me up twice = total of 6 wake ups in 7 hours). He sleeps in a t-shirt, diaper and sleep sack. I tried swaddling him, but he wakes up super sweaty. I have tried putting the binky in his mouth while he's sleeping, he doesn't suck it in, and eventually it falls out. I've tried giving him the binky while we're rocking, he wants nothing to do with it.
What can I do to get this kid to sleep straight through? Like I said, sometimes he wakes up once, sometimes more. The only time he really slept straight through was when he was sick with a fever. Overall, minus the wake ups, he's getting 9.5-10 hours of sleep. He'll even go back to sleep after a 6am bottle for an hour or two until daycare. Yesterday he barely napped at daycare, so I thought he would have been more exhausted and slept longer. He's 4 months/20 weeks if that matters.