sleep is getting worse and worse!

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tiredybear Thu 24-Dec-15 06:50:30

DS is 8.5months. Never been good at staying asleep. I can put him to bed in his cot awake and he'll go to sleep fine so I don't understand why he can't settle himself when he wakes in the night.

He was waking every 2-4 hours to bf but I recently started nightweaning and now don't feed him til around 4/5ish. Now he'll wake AT LEAST every 2 hours. I try not to take him out of the cot, just pat him back to sleep...sometimes it works quickly, the other night he was up for 3 hours, usually it takes a good 10-20mins to resettle him....but he'll wake up 2 hours from when he last woke up.

Is this maybe just a development spurt? Separation anxiety (he screams like he's being tortured!).

It just seems to be getting worse and worse. Only a few weeks ago I was regularly getting a 3 hour chunk of sleep and wishing I could get 4 or 5. Now 3 hours would be amazing!

Anyone else experienced this? Any advice at all?

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