DD is 8.5 months and we can't go on like this. She's waking every 45-90 minutes all evening and insists on being fed, then around 11 she's waking up just because she feels like it and won't go back to sleep for hours. She won't feed to sleep or be rocked, she just wants to play. If I leave her in the cot she yells her head off. She's tired but won't sleep and DP and I have had enough. She just won't settle down, even in our bed. HELP!
Oh yes, the last one did sleep regressions in a big way. But she's been doing this on and off for around 6 weeks now and I cannot go on like this. She eventually settled down at half 1ish last night and then woke at 4.45 for an hour and a half and is now up for the day. I don't care what's waking her, I just want it to STOP!
Sounds like the evil sleep regression. Honestly? I'd ride it out. split the night in two - you do one half, dad does the other, wear ear plugs during your half and wait for it to pass. We've just come out teh other side at 10 months are down to a single night feed. Although we now have nap issues...hey ho...
GreenTeapot I feel for you. DD went through this at about the same age. took about 4 weeks but she got over it. We just rolled with it. I ended up just sitting in the chair in her bedroom with her on my lap and she eventually drifted off. the good side was that after 4 weeks of this she has started sleeping through the night.