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Cursing the bloody dummy!/sleep gone crap

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Conline Mon 11-Jul-16 20:33:12

As above really! We're exhausted baby, me and bf. Baby 5 month tomorrow. Sleeps in side sleeping crib next to us. He'l only go to sleep and up to bed once I have got him to sleep cuddled in and in a deep sleep. Good bedtime routine, used to sleep 7-5am. Last few weeks have gone really iffy waking during the night tossing and turning so to speak. Put the dummy in...his hands find it...messes about wanting to put it in n take it out himself but he can't do this yet, OR the dummy falls out. In out in out in out ALL night. I feel sorry for him as well because you can see he just wants to sleep but can't for the dummy. Iv tried going cold turkey but then I feel guilty he's so little and just wants a bit comfort and I'd rather that than his fingers or thumb (he's a very sucky baby) . I'm not well myself a.t.m really run down lethargic full of cold etc on top of being shattered I'm drained! Been up 6 times in the last half hour to put the dummy back in...oh and he's started thinking his day starts at around 3,30 -4.30 now as well.
I think I just need some reassurance or advice or anything really. Yes he's my first baby ha.

Willis15 Mon 11-Jul-16 20:57:57

I had this problem at the same age. I changed from a MAM newborn dummy to a MAM 6 months + dummy and it worked straight away. I don't know if it was just a coincidence. I hope it gets better soon!

Conline Mon 11-Jul-16 21:16:48

Thanks for reply. I use the Avent dummy and last night I did actually give him a 6+month one. I'm sure he knew it was diff and didn't make any difference and thinking about it should have gave him it to get used to during the day, will start tmorro!

Willis15 Mon 11-Jul-16 21:30:12

No problem, it was my first post on here as I know how bad it was for us. My daughter was up every 15 minutes and sounds very similar to what you are going through.
It was weeks before I even thought of trying a bigger dummy so I guess it could have been a sleep regression which was ready to end anyway.

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