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1 year old crying for 4 hours last night

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GloGirl Tue 24-Nov-15 10:04:32

On the plus side, he only woke up once. But it was for 4 hours. This is the second night in a row and it's horrendous. He wasn't trying to play, he was being upset and wanting to sleep.

He doesn't have any ability to settle himself back to sleep. Most nights he wakes up twice a night for a feed and sometimes he falls asleep drinking his milk or in our arms after. Sometimes he gets very upset and it takes a lot of rocking and shhing to get him to calm down, and more upset when he is in his cot, and a bit more shhing and patting. He tends to buck and cry

We aren't really able to "cry it out" because he needs milk in the night and he gets so upset he vomits. A lot. He has a very sensitive gag reflex I think.

So for a couple of nights he's just not settling back to sleep at all. Not sure if he is in pain? He couldn't even sleep for 1 minute without soothing.

Anyone any ideas? We are beyond tired, we've had a very difficult few months and sleep would really help us all out. Does anyone know of a sleep consultant?

FATEdestiny Wed 25-Nov-15 22:18:47

So on the times when he doesn't cry, he has gone to sleep drinking his milk? Is there any other way he'll go to sleep without crying?

If that is the case, what happens when he simply isn't hungry. When his tummy is full or he just doesn't feel like having some milk?

At 1 year old your son will be getting growing out of the age where milk=sleep now. As an older baby and toddler, milk should be a drink rather than a sleep prop.

GloGirl Thu 26-Nov-15 01:27:29

Maybe 3 times ever he has just played in his cot and then lay down and gone to sleep without crying. I don't know how to help him do that. Mostly he cries.

Postchildrenpregranny Thu 26-Nov-15 01:30:55

Do you think he's overtired OP?Might sound a bit odd . What time do you settle him to sleep initially in the evening ? Am assuming you do the usual bath/read/song /cuddle routine?

thinkfast Thu 26-Nov-15 01:36:51

Could he be coming down with something/teething?

GloGirl Thu 26-Nov-15 08:56:05

A great night yesterday, he only woke up once, had milk and settled back to sleep. Happy Mummy!

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