im a young mum with a 10 month old little girl, she slept through from about 3 months old but now every night for the past couple of weeks she has been getting up through the night for an hour at least and shes wide awake crawling around her cot and crying. She wont go back to sleep untill i cuddle her to sleep my partner never hears her i struggle with pnd as it is and this is making me feel even worse now im on edge and so bloody exhausted.. any tips on what i can do? she is teething but i give her teething powder before she goes to bed
no i havent i will give that a try thankyou! yes she does sometimes she wont in the morning shes a very nosey baby haha but normally an hour or so in the afternoon she likes too fight her sleep! yeah i know but it feels never ending just now ??
I'm afraid I have no advice but just wanted to say I know how you feel! My DD was exactly the same at 10 months - I put it down to her being more mobile so she could crawl round her cot/stand up and look at things, which was much more exciting than being asleep! I just cuddled her until she fell asleep and put her back down. Some nights I brought her in with me and cuddled her so we both got some sleep. I think jut do what you need to do!
She's just turned one and I'm pleased to say she's gone back to sleeping through - I think the novelty of night time exploring has worn off. (She also self-settles if she does wake so I haven't "made a rod for my own back" by cuddling/co-sleeping as many would have had me believe!)
I think it's a developmental thing too. My DD went through it at about that age - up for about 2 hours most nights or every other night. I definitely wouldn't feed them. If it's teething I'd give calpol or nurofen - it's much more effective than the powders. And then yes, either cuddle back to sleep or sit next to the cot and try to be as calm as possible. Important thing is that it stays clear to your LO that it's night time and to go back to sleep. Good luck - it will be just a phase.