Dd2 is 18 weeks. She's been a really good sleeper since birth (dd1 was awful). She usually goes down at 7.30-8pm awake with her light show and goes to sleep on her own.
The past 4 nights have been horrific. She just will not settle in her crib (next to my bed). She wakes up within half an hour and starts screaming and nothing will console her but being held. She doesn't want food or dummy, just mummy. I dropped the side of the crib last night and tried holding her hand and putting my arm around her but she wouldn't settle unless she was in my arms. I ended up just bringing her in the bed.
I'm terrified it's the dreaded four month sleep regression (which lasted 5 months with dd1 waking every 45 mins all night every night argh). She seems to be in pain when waking though and grabbing at her ears so getting her checked at Dr later to rule that out.
Has anyone else's baby been like this and it only lasted a week or so instead of months. I don't think I can cope on two hours sleep for five months again as this time I can't nap during day due to having a toddler.
I'm praying she's ill and that's waking her. She's never been like this
Could she be teething? My DS always grabs at his ears in pain when he's laid down and his teeth are hurting him, being laid in bed with very little distraction at the end of the day when they are tired makes the pain much worse.
It's not too early either, DS had two teeth by 16 weeks and was like that for a few weeks beforehand.
Once we had figured it out, infant ibuprofen and anbesol before bedtime helped a lot. In fact he's just started up again so I had the same thing last night and it was amazing how quickly he settled once the anbesol was on.
My DS has had ear infections too, luckily they seem to clear up ok but if they are prone then their ears will hurt when they are teething too.
Good luck at the doctors, I hope tonight is easier
Thanks. I think it could well be teeth tbh as she's very drooly and choppy but no sign of any teeth. she's also had two colds and is still blocked up so not sure if that could be hurting her. We gave her some calpol last night and that seemed to help her eat at least. I'll pick up some anbesol I think today as someone else recommended that too. Do you use the gel or the liquid?
Dd1 never had any bother with her teeth coming so this is new territory for me lol. X
God teething definitely recommend the liquid Anbesol, much easier to apply than the gel, and iboprophen is better than calpol, as its helps the inflammation etc, and lasts longer so good at night... Hope it is that and passes soon. (From a mum of 15 month old who still hasn't slept through the night.....)
Thank you. Will pick some up tomorrow. Dr couldn't see evidence of ear infection but she did have a temperature so had to collect a urine sample to check things out. Just giving her calpol to bring the temp down. She's slept lots today poor poppet.