My son is 4 months old and we have been practicing EC for about 2 months. For the past month and a half, he wakes up from his naps every time he needs to pee, which is about every 20 - 30 minutes since I nurse him to sleep. I take him to pee before I nurse him and he usually goes. He is definitely not getting long enough naps and I feel like I'm spending all of my day trying to get him back down for naps. Any suggestions? When will he start being able to go longer stretches before pees? I welcome any advice or suggestions!
I can't really offer advice, but I can empathize. Our five-month-old's naps rarely exceed half an hour, and I feel sure this could well be due to her waking from a need to pee. However, this hasn't really proven a problem, as she wakes up very cheerful and seems fine on about four half-hour naps per day. I've been wondering myself, though, whether an increased ability to hold it will coincide with longer stretches of sleep.
Funnily enough, she has been asleep in the carrier for . . . wait for it . . . nearly two hours!! (Well, not exactly. She has stirred and opened her eyes a few times, but drifted back to sleep, something she never does.) What magic is this, you ask? A trip to the swimming pool! I had never taken her before today, and let me tell you, she thoroughly enjoyed herself and is now plumb tuckered out!
Hope someone more experienced posts for our benefit.