Our DD used to be a great sleeper, 7-7 pretty much every night. However, for the past two months she has woken up for anywhere between 1 and 2.5 hrs in the middle of the night. There is no pattern or obvious reason. We've dropped her nap and then when this started we tried giving her a nap and it makes no difference whether she has a 45 minute nap, a 20 minute nap or no nap at all and a crazy busy day. Also she has started waking up really early (5:30) and this doesn't change even if she's been up for 2 hrs in the night. To make matters worse I've had an operation so I can't get up to her in the night so my poor DH is now having to deal with it, which on top of a full time job and an MA is not doing anything for his sanity. Has anyone got any ideas? We're exhausted! Thanks x
It's a developmental growth spurt brain change thing linked to language acquisition. It passes. Meanwhile rushing about a lot, jumping on trampolines, swimming and physically exhausting them during day, slightly earlier bed, and stodgy tea plus added fats/oil in diet (especially fish oil as good for brain helps - salmon fish cakes, potato wedges with full fat yogurt dip, banana and peanut butter on toast etc, that sort of thing).