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Sleep issues

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Scattymum101 Fri 11-Dec-15 08:17:39

My 10 month old dd has always been a fairly good sleeper and has usually always had solid blocks of sleep lasting around 3-4 hours. (This compared to dd1 who was up ever 45 mins all night every night).

She's formula fed now and still in our room as we live in a two bed flat and I don't want her in with her sister til her sleep settles.

She's been waking a lot at night for the past few weeks (maybe 5-6 times during 12-4am) but usually settles with the dummy and her music bug within a few mins which is obviously great. For the past week she's been waking earlier and earlier and not being able to get back to sleep at all or eventually going back over but not being able to stay asleep. It started at 6am which again is fine but it's been getting earlier and earlier til last night it was 3.30! She is still so tired and she's partly crying because she wants to sleep. I've tried feeding her and bringing her in the bed with us but she just can't settle.
She's having good naps during the day so she's not overtired by bedtime. I don't mind her waking obviously. She's a baby. She's self settling well for the other wake ups.
I just can't cope with starting my day at 3am and she can't either. I wouldn't mind if she settled with cuddles or co sleeping or milk. I just don't know how to help her get back to sleep.

I'm going back to work after Christmas and feel like a zombie. I really need to get it sorted before then.

MrsGTW2 Fri 11-Dec-15 21:15:37

I don't have any advice, but I thought I'd drop you a note to let you know that I'm going through a very similar thing with my 10mo lb, perhaps not quite as badly as you are, but still badly enough.

He has been sleeping through for the last month or so, but then a couple of weeks ago suddenly started waking for long periods in the night and then ridiculously early (4/5am) and NOTHING would settle him, except for getting up. It was like he was just waking for the day. Horrid. I took him to the doctors and he actually had an ear infection, so after a course of antibiotics, we went back to good sleep again and I thought that was that, however it's reversed again for the last two days - this morning he was up at 4.30am and I spent two hours trying to settle him before giving up and getting up for the day :-(

I know that there is a big sleep regression at around 10m, but I'm the same as you - back to work in Jan, and starting a new job, and cannot see how I'll cope on this little sleep. Our neighbours even text us last night to (politely) ask if we could try and make our lb quiet. Like we weren't trying everything already!!

So no advice sadly, but just to let you know you're not on your own and I think we just have to keep reminding ourselves that it's a phase and it will pass - hopefully soon!! Xx

Scattymum101 Fri 11-Dec-15 21:31:11

I'm sorry you're going through the same. It's soul destroying especially if you've had a little one who has been sleeping well.
We move house next week and I'm already worried about having to run into her room every time she's up as I'm struggling as it is and she's right next to me. I suppose she could sleep better though as us shuffling about may we'll be disturbing her.
That's stressful about the neighbour's. I understand it must be disturbing them but it's not like you aren't trying!!!

I think I'm going to try calpol tonight if she starts at 4am to see if it's pain.

MrsGTW2 Sat 12-Dec-15 07:03:07

That must be stressful having to move house as well, good luck. It's not so bad having to go into another room to feed - our lb's room is right next door and I just bring him into our bed if I can't settle him without feeding and, as you say, it might actually help.

Our lo was up for an hour at 11.30pm. I tried everything to settle him, was even lying down on his floor stroking his hair while he fell asleep, but ended up having to feed him before he finally went back to sleep. He did last until 06.15 this morning, so it wasn't horrendous, but I feel that we've taken such a step back, as I haven't had to do night feeds for around 6 weeks now, so I'm so upset to be back there again. Hope I'm not setting myself up for a fall!

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