My daughter slept through the night from 10 weeks old, she slept from 7 til 7 and it was brilliant. Then just before she turned one in december, she started waking up in the night, 3 or 4 times!! She's been doing this ever since, I just don't know what to do, i'm so frustrated i need a good nights sleep! We seem to have tried everything! Is this normal for a child of her age? She's 15 months. Any words of wisdom!??!
I feel your pain!! Dd sttn on & off from 5 weeks, consistently from 6mth, had a little sleep regression at 9 mths but back to sttn relatively quickly and then it all went wrong at 11mths. It felt so hard just because I wasn't used to having to get up in the night - and like you it was 3-4 times a night. We resorted to co-sleeping for a while, but tbh none of us got a good night sleep that way. Dd would stir in the night - realise she was with us and then start pulling my hair, or slapping oh in the face
In the end we did spaced soothing. We left her 5 mins before we went in, offered some water, gave a quick cuddle, lay her back down and left. We returned every 5 mins while she was still upset but didn't pick her up again - just lay her down if she was standing. It took 2-3 nights for her to get the gist of it & the most we had to go in to her was 3 times in a row and now she sttn again.
Have you thought about doing any sleep training? I was dead against it for a long time, then considered it for a while and then finally just snapped & couldn't take it any more so got stuck in (after some great advice on here I must add!). I think becasue dd COULD self-soothe, it didn't take a lot for her to get back into the habit and we certainly didn't have nights of screaming for hours or anything like that.
Hope you manage to get your night's sorted again soon
My LO is 14 months and has sttn 3 times since she was born - She did suddenly start sleeping alot better and doing 5-6 full hours at 10 months but this only lasted a week and she then got ill. She's currently teething and has been waking every hour for the past 3 nights. I've now got morning (all day/night sickness) and currently feel awful. I'm waiting until i'm 12-13 weeks and the sickness has gone and then i'm going to try walk in/walk out method if she's still sleeping bad. x
There are lots of sleep tips, but without hearing about your whole days routine its a bit hard to help...
My favourites are:
1) try and make sure they have good naps during the day
2) load her with carbs for dinner so she has a full tummy...pasta/weetbix are favourites!
3) good bedtime routine
If these are all good, have you taken away a sleep aid she had without realising it? Is she in summer pjs now instead of long sleeves she may have played with/ changed her bedding in some way? Was she sleeping with you or moved to different room?
We ended up cosleeping from about 18months, as we were moving alot, and it was the easiest way of keeping things consistant for her... still doing it, but she was previously going to bed on her own with her milk and sleeping through!
sorry not much help either my sons 19 months & wakes from between 2-3 times a night & is up from 5.30 everyday i understand how hard it can be i find the worst time is when he wakes and ive just been asleep 30 mins of so myself. We both work full time so have started just going to bed at 8.30pm with matthew
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