My child does not sleep at night and I'm ready to run away!

(9 Posts)
1lastshot Tue 15-Apr-14 07:35:13

DS is 8 months on Thursday and has never been a good sleeper but I made my peace with feeding at 11 and at 4 but the last three weeks he has just gone backwards he wakes at 1 ish and just doesn't settle he cried/ screamed for 2.5hours last night and ended in my bed. He can self settle as he falls asleep by himself for naps and at bed time. Hv said routine is perfect and she can't Explain the problem. Tried gradual retreat and controlled crying but nothing has a lasting effect! I tried sleeping on the floor in his room but that only makes the crying last longer! I go back to work in 4 weeks so really need to get sleep soon!

theelephantknownasnell Thu 17-Apr-14 12:50:53

I'm sorry you're having problems. We're having similar issues so really have no advice. Sleep deprivation is really hard and its scary where your mind can take you. Just wanted to let you know that you're not alone.

theelephantknownasnell Thu 17-Apr-14 12:51:18

I'm sorry you're having problems. We're having similar issues so really have no advice. Sleep deprivation is really hard and its scary where your mind can take you. Just wanted to let you know that you're not alone.

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Thu 17-Apr-14 12:52:45

What's your routine like? Wake up time for the day, nap times, solids etc

theelephantknownasnell Thu 17-Apr-14 12:53:02

Have no idea how I posted twice, I'm going to blame the tablet.

theelephantknownasnell Thu 17-Apr-14 18:58:15

Have no idea how I posted twice, I'm going to blame the tablet.

Ha, i'm sooooo with you. 7 m/o DD .. if the social services had heard my mumbled threats earlier grin

I've JUST put her down and come downstairs to try to chill out - before i left the room though i announced to p that if he so much as breathed and woke her up, she'd be his responsibility!
I'm not normally that mean (backstory is huge)

No real advice here either, but now you're not alone and building up quite a group of knackered looking bloodshot eyed parents..
passes round the gin and wine

fuckwitteryhasform Fri 18-Apr-14 04:10:59

Is he going through a development stage such as starting to crawl or cruise? I found mine were nightmares when going through very active periods in the day, it's like they can't switch their brains off at night and wake to keep practising their new skills. Essential to enforce as much quality sleep as possible in the day don't be tempted to drop a nap as over tired busy brain thing gets worse IMO.

Andcake Fri 18-Apr-14 07:56:40

Mine had a really bad phase 7-8 months (ok he isn't great now) but then he woke every hour. The only way we stopped it was co sleeping. He went from up every hour to sleeping through from first wake up til 8 in bed with us.

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