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13-month old, no sleep, all at breaking point. Advice?

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ali23 Tue 27-Jan-15 20:43:05

This is my third so not new to this. Dd1 didn't sleep through the night until almost 3 but dd3, 13 months, has cranked no sleep to an almighty new level.

Doesn't go longer than 2 hours. Screams if not offered boob during night - I mean screams and screams and screams - despite going to bed initially with only water (the attempt to break the feed-to-sleep association.)

Eats well throughout the sat, shit at naps but generally a happy soul. Nights are just pure torture. Will not settle for dh and is now kicking off going into the cot at night too. By midnight she will be in with us and will feed for most of the night. I do not know where else to go with this but we are all at the end of our rope.

Cc out because she shares a room with 4-year-old. Anyone recommend a sleep consultant? Is it worth it? Any advise welcome.

HyperThread Tue 27-Jan-15 20:44:59

How is your child during the day?

Any suspected food allergies/intolerances?

ali23 Tue 27-Jan-15 20:47:54

Happy! Alert, bright, sociable,'chatty'. Cruising, almost walking, inquisitive and easy. She just doesn't sleep much. Eats well, still bf, no known allergies.

ali23 Tue 27-Jan-15 21:49:20


TwiggyHeart Tue 27-Jan-15 21:54:10

Ali, DD1 went through this at 13 went on for two months and was hell, we were at breaking point. After two months she settled down so no advice apart from wait it out. A friend is using a sleep consultant and has nothing but praise for her, it may be worth a go. Practically is there any way you can move the 4 year old out of the bedroom temporarily so you can try a bit of cc?

ali23 Tue 27-Jan-15 22:27:51

Hi twiggy. Not really, I'm afraid. Our eldest is in the smallest room and there just isn't space for another bed. Think we'll grin and bear it - I know if doesn't last forever but it is a tough gig!

TwiggyHeart Tue 27-Jan-15 22:35:15

Ali, it's awful but I have known lots of others have had similar issues at exactly 13 months so hopefully will pass.....hang on in there!

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Yorkshirelassreturns Thu 29-Jan-15 07:31:24

I recommend the blissful baby expert - you can contact her via Facebook or her website. Good luck x

MrsGoogleybear Sat 31-Jan-15 23:27:19

Don't know how you feel about introducing a bottle at this age but my friend recommended Hipp goodnight milk to me, it did work for us for a while now my 9mth old isn't interested.

With your little girl being 13mths she'll need 7ozs. If you give it a try, I highly recommend a fast flow or vary flow teat as it's very thick, also get her to burp before putting her down. It does make them very windy.

Fingers Crossed for you hun.

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