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Very overtired baby please help

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janski31 Thu 04-Aug-11 13:49:46


My daughter is almost 8 months old and is sooooooooooooo overtired she is rubbing her eyes like mad but will not go to sleep feel like I have tried everything, does anyone have any ideas?

This has happened due to a really bad nights sleep the last couple of nights due to teething and she is now in a viscious circle I dont know what to do to help her?

Thanks in advance.

happygilmore Thu 04-Aug-11 18:57:25

Car ride?

yumcha888 Thu 04-Aug-11 21:10:02

How's it going?

Gastonladybird Thu 04-Aug-11 21:20:29

Sling or pushchair?

stenogirl Fri 05-Aug-11 07:07:22

I'm in the exact same boat so lots of sympathy sad
I've ordered blackout blinds. What time are you putting your DD down at night? I try at 7pm but my DD doesn't finally drop off until 9pm. And she wakes at 3am and 6am. Arrgh! She used to sleep 7-7...
I'm wondering if I should start bedtime routine even earlier???
I BF but have introduced a bottle at bedtime.
No obvious signs of teething here but I think she's learning so much she just wants to stay up and not miss anything smile
Sorry - rambling on and not much help... Watching your thread with interest.

janski31 Fri 05-Aug-11 09:25:58

I took her out in the pram and she eventually fell asleep at 4.15pm she never has long though I had been trying since half 1! Just feel like I have done nothing but try and get her to sleep all day its exhausting!

She was a quite a relaxed baby up till now but she seems to have become hyper its like she has been sneaking red bull when i am not looking she is wired!

She has always been really good at night self settling down for 7 but last couple of nights she has been throwing herself all over the cot kicking the projector hanging on the cot getting her legs and arms stuck through the bars. She was slightly better last night, not sure what is going on with her though?![confusd]

janski31 Fri 05-Aug-11 09:33:52

Stenogirl I always put her down at 7 or just before and she would be asleep in minutes last night it was over a hour the night before longer, how old is your dd? Mine normally slept 7-7 last night was 8.15pm - 6am which is good compared to the other night she was basically awake all night!shock She has never done anything like that before thats why i thought she was teething, everytime i put her down she just rolls round the cot and blowing raspberrys!smile

cherub59 Fri 05-Aug-11 09:54:42

I was known in desperation to take ds1 out in buggy at 11pm to get him to sleep when overtired! Found you can't make a baby sleep so best to roll with whatever they find soothing in that situation.... Sling/buggy/ rocking.... Usually lasts a couple of days then reverts to normal.... Car never worked fir me ... All 3 kids hate it!

janski31 Fri 05-Aug-11 10:06:27

Thanks cherub am hoping to have a better day/night today, think I was so shocked as I was taking it for granted how good she was at night(never again) mine will fall asleep in car but then wake up as soon as i stop so pointless!x

cherub59 Fri 05-Aug-11 20:02:47

Fingers crossed Janski! If worst came to worst I would just give in and watch an episode of something on the TV with them in the baby bouncer chair thing facing away from the TV bouncing them so they were bored to sleep and I at least was watching something interesting....

stenogirl Sat 06-Aug-11 20:51:36

Hello again smile
My DD is 8 months next week. I put her down later last night at 8.20pm and she went down straight away - result and less stressful than previous weeks. But she woke again at 10.00, 03.30 and 07.00.
I drink two lattes a day - now wondering if that is affecting her??
Tried not to BF her at 03.30 but she arches and cries.. It's easier to give in sad

She loves sleeping in the car but I don't fancy driving around at night. I'm so tired, it could be dangerous...

I'm still scouring the Sleep threads for the answer. Have you tried Attachment Toy? When DD Sees her bunny she knows it's nighttime and does stroke it instead of grabbing my boobs!

Hoping it's just a phase and it's cos of all the stuff she's learning...

How are you getting on? It is cute when they blow raspberries though smile

janski31 Sat 06-Aug-11 21:25:01


The raspberry thing does make me laugh even when I have been trying to get her to sleep for ever! I am also hoping its just a phase as well, I keep thinking when she is crawling she will hopefully wear herself out more! Fingers crossed, how long is she awake for in night when she wakes?

stenogirl Sun 07-Aug-11 00:04:48

She doesn't even open her eyes when she wakes and has a quick go on the boob for 3-5 minutes and then I put her back in her cot. Not really sure why she's waking... Just habit.
I put her down at 8.30 tonight. She woke at 10.30 and 11.00. At 11.00, I rubbed somd teething gel on her gums as she was making a weird cry and didn't want milk. Maybe we'll see her first tooth smile
I was talking to a Nanny today and she was saying the heat disturbs babies. I've got DD in a babygro only... How about you?

cherub59 Sun 07-Aug-11 07:20:18

Heat definitely bothers them! Ds3 is in a vest and 0.5 tog grobag.

Could your dc have wind? My ds2 had problems in that department til 9 months....

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