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Kellymumof31984 Tue 12-Jan-16 18:14:57

Hi everyone I'm in need of your help I have an 11 month old girl she hardly sleeps she tends to go to bed at about 10:00 10:30 ish and wakes frequently in the night she doesn't have feeds anymore but needs to be settled back to sleep sometimes is awake for hours like last night she woke at 1am and didn't go back to sleep till 5am and then I'm up again at 7am with my other 2 children getting them ready for school I'm so tired has anyone else got any advice I can try thank you

FATEdestiny Wed 13-Jan-16 14:03:13

What's her daytime sleep like? That sounds like a chronically over-tired baby.

Kellymumof31984 Fri 15-Jan-16 06:58:13

Hello her naps are up and down she might have a nap then she might not sometimes she sleeps in the car or buggy if we go out but it's really up in the air I can't seem to get her into a routine through the day with her naps x

Salene Fri 15-Jan-16 07:04:37

My son was like this he never slept from day one, we gave up around 11 months and took him in bed with us, he started sleeping much better within a week or so, and starts sleeping 7.30 to 8am and still does and he is now 16 months

He is way more settled in our bed. Our house is much happier now we all get sleep.

FATEdestiny Fri 15-Jan-16 13:49:24

Can she go to sleep on her own Kelly? You may need to start teaching and helping her to go to sleep in her cot and giving her ways of gaining the comfort she needs to sleep independently.

VocationalGoat Fri 15-Jan-16 13:52:57

None of them do.
In my jaded, exhausted, 'never got it right even after 3 kids' state I have finally learned that babies don't sleep.
I can only offer sympathy hugs. I feel your plight. I co sleep. It helps. It's not perfect but at least I get more sleep.

cocodidit1 Fri 15-Jan-16 14:00:06

I am in the same boat, eight month old, wont bloody sleep.
We are so tired, he isn't hungry, barely has an once or two when he does get up! nut he gets so distressed in the bed. Arching his back and crying that one of us has to get up with him. And he will smile going down the stairs!

Its a good job he is so cute......

mrsmugoo Fri 15-Jan-16 14:19:17

Think you need to encourage a much earlier, set bedtime of around 7-8pm - that was naps can become regular too and everyone know where they stand. Agree it sounds like overtiredness.

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