Ah yeah, its roughly the same here.. he'll finally settle at 10pm, stir abit around 11pm/11.30pm but fall back to sleep til 1am, then won't settle til 3am usually where he'll start waking every hour until 6-7am when he refuses to sleep anymore!
I don't know where he gets the energy lol! I certainly don't have it
I thought we had bypassed the regression (what an idiot ) and the past couple of weeks we had made some progress with longer stretches of sleep (he was up 2-hourly prior to this).
Anyway, the past few days this has all been shot to pieces and he's waking every 30 mins to an hour from about 1am after going down to sleep at 11.30pm. Sometimes his dummy will settle him for an hour, sometimes it won't. If i offer to feed him he'll always take it but I can't tell if it's habit now rather than actual hunger as he won't feed for long.
Co-sleeping is the only way I'm getting any (broken) sleep which is fine but a bit frustrating as we had just got him to settle well in his cot
I have no advice to offer unfirtunately (if only!) but just wanted to sympathise - it sucks. I'm hoping it passes soon but I'm not holding out too much hope
Thanks so much everyone, for all tips and support - it's really good to know I'm not alone!
May try co-sleeping for part of the night (especially now the whole sleeping position/ feeding thing makes sense - thanks for that Loobylou!) - and will take comfort from knowing there's no doubt many fellow sufferers up at the same time! At least DH was off work today, so I got a bit of sleep during the day - feel bit more ready for another night of horrors!
And can I just agree with the whole 'where do they get the energy from' thing?! How the hell can they be fine on all this non-sleep, when we're losing the plot?! I might get my revenge when she's a teenager and wake her every 30 mins, hee hee...
I hope I didn't come across in my earlier post as sounding like feeding to sleep is a bad thing. If it works for you or anyone, then I think it's a great thing!! I personally don't know how I'd cope sometimes if my LO didn't feed to sleep some of the time. But, what's also been great for us is to not always rely on feeding to get LO to sleep - because she sometimes won't settle after a feed. At first I used to get quite panicky if she didn't fall asleep on the boob or if she woke up soon afterwards. But, since I've tried putting her down for a nap when she's showing sleepy signs and found that she will often settle this way - it's given me a lot more confidence about trying different ways. Plus, on the one or two occasions where she settles herself for a sleep during the day I can go off and do things (have a shower, put some washing on etc) and those times when she does still feed to sleep then I can enjoy the closeness and snuggle time with her even more because of it!! xx
It sounds just perfect to me - the more tricks up your sleeve, the better!
I'd love to rely less on feeding LO to sleep, cos I know exactly what you mean about the panic if she wakes! At the moment though, nothing else seems to suit her,and I think trying to change things at this stage would just freak her out - she's a boob lover, big-time! So I've decided to go with it and not worry about it til she's older and seems more ready and less boob-dependent! But I have nothing but admiration (and a bit of envy) for people who've cracked the self-settling thing!xx
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