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Aaargh 6mo just won't stay asleep...

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hubbahubster Sat 24-Nov-12 21:43:12

Is he ill? Showing signs of coming down with a cold or teething?

My DS started magically sleeping through at 5mths but then got a cold and woke loads until he was about 7mths. It was only when he was well and in his own room that he began to sleep in better chunks of time.

Not sure if my experience helps you but I sympathise - the sleep deprivation is so tough. I promise it won't be for ever.

Merida Fri 23-Nov-12 17:19:38

Sorry that should've said TWO hours from 1-3pm.

melliebobs Fri 23-Nov-12 17:00:22

Dd was like this till 8 months and it was like someone has flipped a switch and touch wood past 2 weeks she's slept through

I know I'm lucky. I know something like a cold or teeth will proba put us back to where we were but I'm making the most of it

I will add she only sleeps about an hr in the day IF I'm lucky

Merida Fri 23-Nov-12 16:56:57

Sorry that should've said TWO hours from 1-3pm.

Merida Fri 23-Nov-12 16:54:37

He quite happily takes an ounce or so, dozes off and off we jolly well go again. I wake him at 7 each day to reset his clock, then he lies quite happily babbling away to himself til I feed him at 730 so I really don't think it's hunger.

He has an hour in the morning and an hour from 1-3 (give or take awd mins).

The frustrating thing is that he's done six hours before, and sometimes seems to be stretching it, then we have nights like last night...

ScaredySquirrel Fri 23-Nov-12 15:17:52

mine is the same - I've just given in and co-sleep. dd uses me as a dummy all night. It's the only way I can function.

at 5am this morning when i got up for the day with her, I was reading old threads on here about this very issue!

Ive got the Elizabeth Pantley - no cry sleep solution book as I don't want to do CC with mine

Iggly Fri 23-Nov-12 15:12:30

it can be a sign of being overtired. how is day sleep?

claudiebelle Fri 23-Nov-12 14:47:58

Merida, my ds is 5months and very similar. Goes down like a dream at 7, but wakes roughly every 45 mins, sometimes less after about 11pm. Almost as if he just can't get into a deep enough sleep. Like yours, he is capable of sleeping for longer stretches and sometimes throws me by not waking until after 2. This constant waking has been going on for over 2months and I'm getting desperate. He often has a small feed at around 3am but isn't generally hungry during the night, so I am as lost as you as to why he wakes so often. Would love some advice!

feekerry Fri 23-Nov-12 13:51:21

I know you say he's not hungry but have you tried feeding him when he wakes?

Merida Fri 23-Nov-12 09:47:35

So my lovely cheerful little DS goes down at 8pm with little fuss, no feeding to sleep, no dummy, no white noise etc, gets up at 11pm for a feed and down again in the same way.

And then the fun begins. Last night he went down after his feed and then woke at 1.30 and every 45 minutes after that. He's not waking up hungry as his hungry cry draws the hounds of hell he just seems to not manage to stay asleep.

At the end of my tether as everyone I speak to says 'oh you're doing everything right (routine etc), it'll come eventually' but he's been like this for 14 WEEKS and sometimes he'll go 4 hours in a row but then it's back to like it was last night.

I'm really looking for recommendations of approaches/books to look at that have worked for anyone who's had similar problems. Really, really don't want to go down the CC route, but struggling to see any alternatives at the moment sad.

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