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16mo is waking for hours during the night

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Magix Wed 19-Mar-14 08:11:49

And I am absolutely done in sad every night he wakes from between 3-4am until about 6am .

I don't know what is waking him he doesn't seem in any distress he's just wide awake wanting to play . Dh and I are absolutely exhausted how do I get him to stop waking up ? Or settle his straight back to sleep if he does stir ? confused

Only1scoop Wed 19-Mar-14 08:18:37

Have you changed his bath/bedtime routine or is it still same time every night?

You must be shattered hmm

Magix Wed 19-Mar-14 08:31:10

Sometimes if he wakes at 4-4.30 he doesn't even go back to sleep at all sad not changed anything in his routine .

Friginilla Wed 19-Mar-14 08:57:33

No advice sorry but my 16mo has just started this kind of thing, he just cant seem to settle. He's never been a good sleeper but there is a definite change for the worse!
Wonder if its related to some kind of age milestone!

Magix Wed 19-Mar-14 13:03:55

Yeah it possible could be an age thing ! I'm just so tired dh and I work shifts and we are getting about 4-6 hours sleep a night and it's just not enough sad

fertilizemyeggsbenedict Thu 20-Mar-14 11:13:11

This is exactly what my 14MO is doing lately! Something in the air?!?! Secret conspiracy?!?! I'm blaming teeth, even though he's not distressed, I think he's just learnt to cope with it better, but it still wakes him IYSWIM? I did think in the middle of the night - is it developmental?

I went to bed at 9pm last night as the early part of the night is his best even though he has always woken for a feed every few hours anyway. At least by the time he woke up I'd had 7 hours "in bed" not all of them fast asleep, granted. It's the only advice I have!

fertilizemyeggsbenedict Thu 20-Mar-14 11:14:57

www.whattoexpect.com/toddler/16-month-old.aspx

Anything ring any bells?

Good luck tonight!

Hemlock2013 Thu 20-Mar-14 11:20:11

Erm, my 16 month old has just come out of this, (please god). I think it was molar related as she has 3 now... It's hell. I posted about it myself as I was very nearly broken but she did just stop herself so I'm not sure if anything actually helps.

Just find the best way for you to cope ie co sleep or take turns with dh. I hope it passes soon!!! X

IdaClair Thu 20-Mar-14 11:23:22

My 18 month old does this but she is waking at 1am and doesn't go back till 3.30-4.30am. Which means my bedtime at the moment is 4am or so and then we all get up at 6.30am for the day.

She has been doing it all her life though, on,y when she was smaller she would just feed through those hours, now she shouts instead.

CarlyRose80 Thu 20-Mar-14 14:47:48

Can I join this no sleeping club. My 16 month old is doing this for 2 to 3 hours at a time at night and then also waking at 5.30 to start the day. Heeellllppppp.

Magix Thu 20-Mar-14 15:54:22

Fertilize that definitely sounds familiar grin

Yes come join where we have plenty of brew and hardly any zzzzzz

Magix Thu 20-Mar-14 15:56:21

When he wakes I normally lift him in beside dh and I , but tonight I think I might leave him to it tonight and see how he is . I'm also doing a bit of decorating and a lot if decluttering just now . Once that's done and my room is no longer a dumping ground I'm going to take the bars off his cot and see how he gets on .

MrsReacher85 Thu 20-Mar-14 15:58:09

I just wanted to add a little note of hope, my DS was doing this about 2 months ago when he was a similar age. One night he just stopped! He still wakes up but most nights he goes back down pretty easily. I actually took it for an early 18 month sleep regression. He's pushing 19 months now and his sleep is miles better than it was at 16 mintha so hopefully there isn't another regression on the way.

MrsReacher85 Thu 20-Mar-14 16:00:10

Just seen your last post, we've taken the bars off one side of the cot and I don't know if it's a coincidence but that was about the time it got better.

Northernexile Thu 20-Mar-14 16:00:11

Hello, my DD did this for a while. If she woke after about 4.30 that was her up and about. It was hellish for the 3 or 4 months it went on, but it did pass. There will be light at the end of the tunnel for you I'm sure!

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