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popsycal Sun 21-May-06 07:09:36

the continuing adventures of ds2 aged almost 15 months

well last night he woke every 40 minutes between 12 and 4 and then at 4 he was up for the day full of the joys of spring. no getting him back to sleep at all.

I didnt go to bed until after 11 as I was busy working. I am sooooooooo fed up and feel like i did many months ago when I was really poorly with it all

shazronnie Sun 21-May-06 07:52:37

sending you a hug
I'm knackered his morning, but all my own fault because we had a Eurovision party last night!

Auntymandy Sun 21-May-06 07:54:38

do you go to him everytime he wakes?

popsycal Sun 21-May-06 09:02:11

otherwise he wakes ds2 and gets so frantic he is almost sick

it is a long running thing unfortunately

popsycal Sun 21-May-06 09:02:20

wakes ds1 even

misdee Sun 21-May-06 09:15:29

have you tried pick-up/put down or cc? its half term next week, could be a good time to really get cracking on it (not saying you havent, but i mean ds1 wont be a pre-school then and hopefully you can all nap during the day if needed)

VeniVidiVickiQV Sun 21-May-06 09:23:16

Agree with misdee, is there anyway someone could have DS1 overnight for a few nights so you can really tackle this?

I think i have posted to you before that i spent a night or two standing over DS's cot and patting his back or picking him up to calm him and putting him back down. It was a really really long night but it worked.

popsycal Sun 21-May-06 09:26:50

i am going to try the patting thing/not getting him out of cot thing.
he had quite a good week....going to bed at 7 then not waking until between 1:30 and 3:30 (on a good night) i put him back in his cot then find him in my bed somehow at around 4:30

last night just took the pee though
i need to sort it

hermykne Sun 21-May-06 09:32:28

popsycal, i think i may have posted on one of your other threads, but u poor thing, thats testing your limits, dont want ot repeat myself so will have a look and see if i posted eslewhere.

when does he nap after that awful early start and for how long and does he nap again in the afternoon?

popsycal Sun 21-May-06 09:45:08

he is asleep now
normally he wakes between 6 and 7 for the day and naps either just before ro just after lunch for between 45 mins and 1 and a half hours

then bed at 6:30-7

CorrieDale Sun 21-May-06 20:15:39

I was inspired by VQ, and DH cuddled DS back to sleep when we decided it was time to night-wean. Took 3 nights and DS slept through. We've had a fair few stumbles since - teething, tummy bug, etc. - and I am now patting-shushing when DS wakes. But he's slept through for the last 4 nights [frantically looking for wood to touch] despite a pretty heavy cold.

I'm not bragging - just saying that it is possible. But I'm not sure I could have done it without DH - strongly suspect I would have given in and fed DS. DH really went through it for a few nights but we're all a lot better for it now.

jampots Sun 21-May-06 20:17:58

popsycal - try the ticking clock. It really worked for me and for some of my friends.

littlerach Sun 21-May-06 20:21:42

What's the ticking clock?

jampots Sun 21-May-06 20:29:16

you place a ticking clock in the room with baby which lulls it to sleep and for some reason the rythmic ticking keeps them asleep

jampots Sun 21-May-06 20:30:46

Place a ticking clock in close (but safe) proximity of a crying baby - the rythmic tick tock helps soothe him/ her to sleep. (Jampot)

in sleep tips!

donnacb Sun 21-May-06 20:42:27

oh my you sound just like me. let me know if the tick tock works even on older babies. huge hugs no the feeling mine does exactly the same

donnacb Sun 21-May-06 20:43:10

oh my you sound just like me. let me know if the tick tock works even on older babies. huge hugs no the feeling mine does exactly the same

jampots Sun 21-May-06 21:18:04

te ticking clock worked on my friends 12 year old dd who hadnt slept through for years!! They were an altogehter more restful family with the clock

VeniVidiVickiQV Sun 21-May-06 21:32:03

CorrieDale. Glad its still working.

popsycal Tue 23-May-06 18:31:40

off to find a ticking clock
doing this tonight
no night feedig bewteen 10:30 and 6

I have thursday at work but then i am not back til after whit week

sparklemagic Tue 23-May-06 18:52:08

popsy, don't know your situation, sorry - but do you have a DP / DH? I've posted on other people's sleep problem threads as have some other MNers who handed over to the DP/DH in the night, and it has worked a treat.

Don't want to blather on cos I don't know if this is possible for you - but my DS was similar to yours for quite a while and I was at the end of my tether...DH and I agreed he would do bedtime and any night wakings for a while....took one or two nights, and DS was sooo different, started not bothering to get up in night at all and we've never looked back...

popsycal Tue 23-May-06 19:21:04

bit of a bone of contention....

if i assume that i am doing it myself then any help is a bonus....

CorrieDale Thu 25-May-06 20:45:37

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FrayedKnot Thu 25-May-06 20:57:00

It's easier to do it yourself imo.

The patting thing really worked with DS. If I picked him up he would scream louder and get hysterical.

I know you've posted loads and tried loads of things I'nm sure but you can do it.

Good luck!

popsycal Fri 26-May-06 18:22:47

evry night i say i am going to do this but through a combination of being totally knackered every single night and bringing him inot bed in my sleep i never do it

but I am REALLY REALLT going to try tonight......

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