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to sleep in the living room tonight

(68 Posts)
ditziness Wed 13-Feb-13 21:53:21

baby is 9 months old. the last week she's been waking every 2 hours. Her best ever sleep is waking 3 times. She won't go back to sleep without me feeding her. I'm so tired, and sick of it. shall i sleep in the living room tonight and leave my husband to deal with her?

ditziness Thu 14-Feb-13 13:56:25

She still woke up every hour or so, but the husband dealt with it and cuddled her and gave her water. So he's shattered today, and I feel not as bad as usual.

ditziness Thu 14-Feb-13 19:02:33

Tempted to do it again tonight.

Also tempted to start giving her a baby of formula before bed.

DialsMavis Fri 15-Feb-13 09:04:58

Have you thought about night weaning? How was last night?

YellowAndGreenAndRedAndBlue Fri 15-Feb-13 09:16:21

9 months is pretty young for night weaning, many babies need milk up to a year and beyond.

frustratedworkingmum Fri 15-Feb-13 09:35:12

a baby of formula? sheeesh, you ARE tired grin

This is what i did though, otherwise i think i would have died from sleep deprivation. A nice big fatty BOTTLE of formula to keep her going through the night and then BF during the day. Worked really well for us.

<awaits flaming>

ditziness Fri 15-Feb-13 20:20:16

she only woke up once at 2am last night. I'm scared to move back into the bedroom!

ditziness Fri 15-Feb-13 20:21:22

i have no problem feeding her once or even twice during the night, as much as I'd love her to not wake at all. It's the every one or so thing i can't handle

wreckedone Fri 15-Feb-13 20:27:13

My hubby has NEVER woken up to the baby (who is now nearly 21mo). And now, his snoring wakes me and the baby up-I've been on the sofa for as long as I can remember and our lad just copies his snoring then goes back to sleep.

NationalLottie Fri 15-Feb-13 20:29:14

Keep going with night weaning OP. a 9 month old baby doesn't need fed through night if eating & drinking enough in day.

ChoudeBruxelles Fri 15-Feb-13 20:31:39

Could your dh take her out for the morning so you can have a big lie in instead?

Then talk to your dh about making some changes to try to get sleep a bit better? Ds didn't sleep through til he was nearly 3 - and even then would wake at 5.30. It does get easier I promise.

Joiningthegang Fri 15-Feb-13 20:33:07

Worth a try!

ditziness Sat 16-Feb-13 07:36:11

I've moved back into the bedroom
And just on wake up at 2 am, hurrah! I can deal with that!!!

ditziness Tue 19-Feb-13 03:37:39

Aaa agh, back to every hour or so tonight

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Tue 19-Feb-13 03:56:37

I sympathise op, I am the same with the dreading going to bed and mine is only 3mo. Also hate co-sleeping.

I don't think she's young for night weaning tbh. Or try the formula -she's eating food presumably so it's not as if she's ebf, so i don't suppose one bottle a day will make much difference.

Stonefield Tue 19-Feb-13 04:21:10

Sounds like it's time baby moved to their own room. And if you can express or get them to take a formula bottle then your DH will be able to settle them in the night. It's what we do, co sleeping didn't work for us at all, nobody got any decent sleep. Good luck

ditziness Tue 19-Feb-13 06:54:25

We don't have a room for her to move into. Then plan was when she was sleeping better she'd move in with DS

munchkinmaster Tue 19-Feb-13 07:39:01

I'd do it again if your husband can cope. See if her habit will change. Also she will be hungry for milk today. If she's drinking all night she prob isn't taking enough milk during day so this is a good chance to flip it.

baskingseals Tue 19-Feb-13 08:43:21

i am with frustrated working mum.

i made it to 10 months with dc3 who was the most appalling sleeper. he was ebf until 6 months and then had his fatty bottle of formula in a desperate attempt to get him to sleep for longer than 2 hours at any one time - needless to say this did not work.

then i couldn't take it anymore and i gave him to dh.

do not agree that 9 month old babies need to feed at night. feel this is bollocks actually.

ditzi - give her to dh and get some sleep and don't feel bad. stuff her during the day.

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