Child hasn't slept more than two lots of 20 minutes since 2.30am

(7 Posts)
ohthegoats Mon 01-Jun-15 10:59:06

It's now 11am.

How do I manage naps today? Normally she'd have had an hour by now, and be set for another 45- 90 minute one this afternoon. I fear that I'm going to get nothing out of her today at all.

Do I just need to get in the car and keep driving until she wakes up?

Mintyy Mon 01-Jun-15 11:00:49

You don't say how old your dd is, but I wouldn't get in the car and drive anywhere at all in your sleep deprived state! (I assume you've had no sleep either).

ohthegoats Mon 01-Jun-15 11:25:12

Oh, she's 7 and a half months. I slept from 5 - 7.30 (and before 2.30), I'm fine to drive.

polkadotdelight Mon 01-Jun-15 11:30:46

Will she stay asleep if you stop the car? If DS falls asleep in the car and I dont want to wake him then I sit outside wherever we are and mumsnet until he wakes (neighbours probably think Im nuts!).

ohthegoats Mon 01-Jun-15 11:43:44

Haha, yes last week the postman gave the post to me through the car window two days in a row! One time a few weeks ago he knocked on the window and woke me up to sign for something. That was incidental though - we had errands to run rather than just a desperate need to get her to sleep.

FATEdestiny Mon 01-Jun-15 12:53:54

If this is a one-off then I'd just do whatever it takes for today, to get her some sleep. What about co-sleeping for a nap?

Does she need to see a doctor? Is she ill?

Hello btw <waves from October 2015 postnatal thread>

ohthegoats Wed 03-Jun-15 11:27:24

So, after that dreadful night we've had two good ones (last night I actually got 4 hours sleep in a row - longest since January) - I think they know when you are right at the end of your tether and give you some hope for a couple of days!!

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