Archie was a great sleeper until we started to wean him, then from then until his op at 8 months he was pretty bad. Since his op he's been horrific! He screams before he opens his eyes, he won't go down in his own cot, he can be up until 10/11 pm, then wakes up at least every hour. He comfort feeds all night (can go through 3 x 8oz bottles from bedtime to breakfast time). He doesn't even sleep that much during day, although has settled into a routine where he has a nap at around midday for an hour.
We haven't fought this because of the pressures on his heart, we've let him lead the way. And now that he's started this uncontrollable screaming (only since his op and the problems after it), we worry he is having nightmares/flashbacks and want to comfort him.
Anyway, tomorrow we have our check up appointment and are hoping the consultant will tell us his heart is working fine and that controlled crying won't cause him any extra suffering. In which case, we need to deal with this problem before I go back to work!
I'd be very keen to hear from people in similar situation sleep wise, especially anyone who was and has 'fixed' it. Anyone with good or bad experiences of letting them cry it out.
i'm sorry i don't really have any advice but i didn't want to RNR. so sorry to hear your lo has had such a rough time, poor little guy Hope he settles into a better sleep routine soon, for his sake AND yours! have you tried a bedtime routine like bath, bottle, rock/lullabies etc. to lull him into a deep sleep? and how about some white noise?!
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