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neepsntatties Tue 12-Jul-11 00:38:21

dd 5.5 months will not go to sleep at night. I've been trying to settle her since 7 but she wakes up when she is put down. She usually starts 2 hour stretches by midnight but not tonight. I have a 3 year old so can't catch up in the day or get an early night. Dh has tried rocking her, I am already co sleeping but it's the same each time, she wakes up ten mins or so after she's been put down. Really fed up.

Limelight Tue 12-Jul-11 14:02:07

I hear you! I'm in a similarly rubbish situation and am knackered.

DD 5.5months was a fab sleeper until she hit 16 weeks when it all went to shit. She's sharing a room with 4yo DS, largely because she got too big for the Moses basket. In all honesty though she's in bed with us for the vast majority of the night. She's basically waking every 1.5/2 hours. Doesn't want a dummy.

She's also given up sleeping during the day.

So no advice but many many sympathetic vibes!

doblet Tue 12-Jul-11 14:58:10

Ooh, me too! DD is 5.5 months and we co-sleep and feed to sleep (it's the only way I can get her to sleep). She's fine after midnight but up till then she can wake every half hour. It drives me NUTS.

neepsntatties Wed 13-Jul-11 06:18:09

Not tried a dummy, maybe that would help. Even if she would settle at ten so I could get to bed. It was 1:45 last night. She did sleep till 6 though which is good for her.

Confuzzeled Wed 13-Jul-11 06:44:57

After years of sleep problems with my dd I have tried almost everything. Some kids are simply rubbish at sleeping but it'll smooth out in the end.

Some things you could try, Infant Gaviscon or other wind treatment, she may have wind problems thats causing her pain. Cranial Osteopath, not sure if it removes birth trauma but it's a lovely head massage. White noise machine or loud ticking clock.

Or when she's over 6mo you could try some kind of sleep training, none of them worked with dd but had some success with pickup/putdown and spaced soothing with ds.

Good luck

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