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11month old will not sleep(2 Posts)
My son has just turned 11 months. He has been in his own room/cot since 4 months old and has slept through ( apart from feeds) in his own room. About 6-7 weeks ago he just completely changed and did not want to sleep or for that matter go to sleep. Alot was him teething and his top teeth cutting through but since then he just will not sleep unless he is next to me. I tired keeping him in his own cot and letting him cry but it was so horrible and tiring. To get a nights sleep i have been putting him in bed with me. I always said i will try keeping him in his own bed but its so hard when you just need a full nights sleep and im pregnant again so even more tired than normal.
My routine that hes had for around last 6 months..
Bath or wash at around half 7 8.
Bottle and bed in my room and move him to his cot around 9 once i know he is asleep.
He will wake up crying between 12 and 1 every night!. I have tired leaving him to cry but find it wakes him up and harder to get him back to sleep. I will go in and out of his room giving him his dummy and reassuring him hes alright. This can be anything upto 4 hours and then just for some sleep i will just put him in bed next to me.
Now its even worse so to try settling him back down to sleep i will give him some milk.. im not sleeping because all he does is kicks his legs, pulls my hair, rolls onto his front crying. My partner works long hours and doesnt / never has helped with nightime stuff. Cannot tell you how many arguments we have had about it!
I just dont know what to do. Ive tried a few stuff but nothing has helped him. Any tips or advice would be great!!! Thanks
Hi op, it is so tough! Especially if you are having to do all the night time stuff and are pregnant.
We put a mattress on the floor next to the cot for a few nights, and I slept on there. So I didn't even try and go to bed in my own bed. Then when my ds woke up I was immediately able to put an arm through the cot and pat him while I could still lie down.
Our theory was that maybe ds wouldn't wake up so fully by the time I got to him as I was so close, so he would go back to sleep quicker. Plus I could just lie there while patting him and keeping him in his cot which was better than bending over the cot while freezing to death desperate to get back into my own bed which was what we had been doing before and so inevitably I would bring ds into our bed. Plus, as it was a proper mattress from our spare bed, so it wasn't too uncomfortable so I didn't mind sleeping there.
My brain has gone to mush over the years, so I can't remember how long it took, but I think only a few nights.
Oh and did you know there is a sleep section of mn? I didn't realise for ages and assumed everyone else had perfectly sleeping babies. So you could try posting there.
Hope you get some sleep!
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