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WHY WONT MY CHILD GO TO SLEEP?!

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Mammamia2016 Wed 17-May-17 19:20:31

At my whits end , 2 weeks ago I went back to work and this is where it seems to have stemmed from. My LG is 10 months old. I'm currently sat on her bedroom floor lying her down when she stands in her cot to get the best out of her new unbelievablely loud scream. She's still breastfed, I get her ready for bed, feed her, then put her down. This has worked since she was 3 months old. Not anymore? She screams, and screams and screams. Unless I or my DP cuddle her to sleep which isn't an option for us as we've just found out we're expecting. And even that only solves the problem for an hour or two. She's began waking every hour from about 11pm and will not settle. Won't take a proper feed. I've tried leaving her, that doesn't work, snuggling only provides a temporary fix, I'm trying sitting on the floor with my back to her and lying her down when she stands, that isn't working. WHAT DO I DO ? 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩

LapinR0se Wed 17-May-17 19:22:40

There is an awful sleep regression at 10 months. She may also be teething or have picked up a bug from nursery? If I were you before doing anything about sleep I would go to the gp and get her ears & throats checked etc

Mammamia2016 Wed 17-May-17 19:25:46

I'll do that, I hadn't even thought it could be anything more sinister. She's definitely teething, but usually settles for sleep no matter what! Thanks for your reply x

LapinR0se Wed 17-May-17 19:26:16

That's ok, always worth a check especially as it's so out of character for her

StinkPickle Wed 17-May-17 19:27:30

My baby did this at 10m it was horrific. Then he just grew and aged and a switch flicked and by 12m he was suddenly sleeping 12 hours.

You won't believe it now but give it time.

Mammamia2016 Wed 17-May-17 19:31:03

Did you snuggle him or leave him ? I don't know what to do for the best. She's been been screaming now for half an hour with no signs of slowing

Spudlet Wed 17-May-17 19:32:00

I was there too! I used to sit outside his room and go in and out and in and out for ages, lying him down until I wanted to cry (and sometimes did blush). But he came out of it at about 12 months and now, he generally sleeps through (the downside to that being that when he is up for teething or whatever, it's even more painful...).

Hang in there!

Starlighter Wed 17-May-17 19:32:48

Someone told me that everything like this is a phase and it will end, it's lame but it helped me... So it could be sleep regression, adjusting to the new routine, illness. All of the above! Just keep doing what's you've always done and I hope she settles soon for you.

JuniDD Wed 17-May-17 19:36:03

My DD started refusing to go to bed at the same age. It lasted until she was nearly 2. What I wish I had done now, was reduce the length of her afternoon nap (she did 2/2.5 hours). I have now banned all naps (she is 2.5 years now) and she goes to bed very easily. It did remain shit for a bit but she quickly settled down once she realised I was going to be keeping her awake! Good luck, it is a fucking nightmare. (also, we were bedsharing so I couldn't even leave her in her bed. She would always come downstairs. DO NOT DO THIS!!)

AprilShowers16 Wed 17-May-17 19:39:08

I have a 10 month old who has recently started doing similar. I think they have a sleep regression at this age and I feel like my DS is learning and developing so much in the day it's almost like he's too hyped up at night. It will pass though. At the moment we just do whatever it takes to get him to sleep - which tends to vary, feeding, cuddling, singing, putting him continually down in the cot. I co sleep most nights because he wakes up so much and will often wake up through the evening too. It is just a phase and won't last forever. I have several friends who had similar problems and their babies grew out of it. (Also I also just found out I'm expecting! Really hoping this one is a sleeper 😁 )

Mammamia2016 Wed 17-May-17 19:55:30

thankyou for your replies! She's just gone off, now I need to figure out how to crawl out the room without waking her... I'm hoping this next one is a sleeper too 😂 Cannot cope with 2 night wailers! Now she'll wait until I've just got to sleep later on and start all this again from the beginning! Can't wait 😐

Whatsername17 Wed 17-May-17 21:28:52

This is developmental separation anxiety. My dd went through the same thing. I later her in her cot and left the room. As soon as she cried I went back in, laid her down again, rubbed her tummy then left again.and repeated. Over and over for 2 hours. It took one week before she was back to going to sleep without kicking off. I taught her that I would come back. It's horrible though and you have my sympathy.

LapinR0se Fri 19-May-17 10:24:25

How's it going? Any improvement?

RainbowTortoise Fri 19-May-17 20:22:58

Maybe your milk has changed due to your pregnancy?

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