My LO has never been a great sleeper but he has been STTN more and more until the last week and he's wakes quite frequently then is up from about 3-5 just wanting to play.
Initially when he wakes i think he's teething cause he sounds really upset and in pain..... inconsoleable (sp).
I have been giving him watered down milk if i can't settle him then when he wakes after that i bring him in our bed then its backwards and forwards from our bed to his cot.
i don't see any other way of doing it, i left him to cry for 5-10 min intervals for about 20mins and it was unnbearable.
We had a sleep regression at 9mths & some bad nights due to illness at 11mths but havent had any other sleep regressions recently hun.
Do you give calpol (or similar) if he's woken in pain? Does he nap a lot in the day to make up for being up in the night? At 11mths dd was ill and then, when she was better, wanted to co-sleep (she'd point at our bedroom door) or faff about (playing with my glasses or hair was good fun at 2am!). In the end I just decided enough was enough & had to be really consistent at putting her back in her cot & leaving her for 5 mins at a time. It took a few nights but worked really well overall.
Tobi had a regression at this age. I'm sorry to say it lasted nearly two months! It was in between, going from one nap to two, a total change to his routine, teething, starting to talk more and his co ordination came on in leaps and bounds!!
K4th- yeah i give him calpol, teething powder and anbesol all at different times it helps initially but not after a few hours. his napping is all over the place atm so prob that which doesn't help,think he is going from 1-2 naps. think i'm going to have to be tough (well more my DH) and stop bringing him in our bed.... it's sooo hard at at 2am though!!
Jaybee- oh gosh no way, 2 months!! like i said above the napping is an issue and he's starting to say so much more so sounds like he's going through the same
I agree - It's so easy to just stick them in bed with you at 2am, especially when it's not just one night, but lots of nights together that have been unsettled. I found it hard to decide to break the cycle - but after one night of "hilarious" hair pulling at 5am I just couldn't do it anymore & once I'd decided, it wasn't too hard too see it through. You just have to get to that point I think.
Maybe I'm wrong though - hope he settles back down quickly for you & hope those teeth stop bothering him soon
My LO is also sleeping terrible too. She's never sttn and always woke every 2-3hrs but we've always had 11.5-12hr nights. For the past week she's been having 9.5-10.5hr nights and of course her days have been long as she's messing about at nap & bedtime (mostly bedtime.) She's currently teething but there must be some sleep thing going on as all our LOs are around the same age. x
I'm really glad I'm not the only one. Billy actually got to bed at a decent time last night, woke once and nursed then woke again at 3 and wouldn't go back to sleep, just screamed. He still hasn't realy slept preoperly since I'm going to have to take him for a massive walk later in the carrier to make sure he has some sleep.
I hope this doesn;t last too much longer. It's been weeks already.
We actually had a good night last night, he woke once at 3:30 gave him milk then went till 8:30 this morning but i know its prob a one off and i must get strict if we have another bad night, although i went to bed last night with determination to stay strong.
Also yesterday he had hour long naps, 2nd one wa at 3:30 till 4:30 then i put his bed time back from 7pm to 7:45, but again i don't think it prob made much difference i prob just got lucky for one night!
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