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4 month sleep regression killing me....

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Queazy Thu 14-Apr-16 09:38:16

I'm so run down. He wakes every 1.5hrs and wouldn't go down in his crib after 3am last night. My husband held him for 30min at 3am because I felt so ill, but he just complains because he has to go to work. People say this is a phase....with my dd she never got back to sleeping until we used the dreaded controlled crying (or a softer variant of it) at 6 months. That's 9 weeks away. I want to curl up in a ball and cry. Pathetic shock

Does anyone have any tips, advice, shared experiences? I've been here before but it's even more painful with a toddler to look after!!!!


1northernfairy Thu 14-Apr-16 09:57:36

Not pathetic at all. I'm also in the process of having my mind, body and soul destroyed by a non-sleeping 5month old. Guessing her already shit sleep, that some how got even shitter, is also due to 4 month sleep regression.

No advice, just share you pain! I've just started a thread too asking for suggestions. I'm also thinking CC, I can't wait for 6 month either. I'm such a grumpy impatient mummy atm :-(

I'll watch this thread for any magic words of wisdom!

CityDweller Thu 14-Apr-16 15:12:16

Queazy have you tried co-sleeping? DS has (very frequent and long) phases of only wanting to sleep tucked up right next to me at night. Generally that's the way for us to maximise sleep (even though I never sleep that deeply when he's right next to me)

Queazy Thu 14-Apr-16 15:16:46

He's sleeping on me for much of the night, but I really don't want him to. He won't sleep next to me. I'm a light sleeper so trying to avoid co-sleeping and keen to stop him lying on me (unless ill etc of course - not being mean)

ALongTimeComing Thu 14-Apr-16 19:28:57

Oh god it's awful isn't it. It will get better and then you'll be able to compare war wounds with other soldiers!

We co-slept to get through the worst of it.

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