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6 month old hollering and yelling all night - while asleep

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rallytog1 Mon 01-Aug-16 10:40:56

My 6mo has always been a rubbish sleeper - until recently, she never slept longer than 40 minutes at a time. Spending some time to sort out the daytime naps and buying a sleepyhead has helped us to make some progress.

However, she now has a new problem, which is that from around 11pm to 5am, she just shouts, yells and hollers in her sleep. It's bloody loud, to the point it wakes me, DH and 3yo DD1. Our neighbour has even commented on the shouting - and we live in a detached house blush. I can normally quieten her down with a dummy, but 20-30 minutes later it gets spat out and the yelling starts again. I've tried leaving her to it, but if it goes on longer than about 20 minutes she'll wake herself and start crying.

It's now at the point where the 3yo is broken from lack of sleep (she's at the opposite end of the house and we play white noise outside her bedroom door to minimise the sound of the yelling, but baby is louder). I haven't had a full night's sleep for nearly a year (as I had pregnancy insomnia too), and while I fully accept that broken sleep is normal and to be expected, I am struggling to cope with being up and down every 30 minutes, every single night.

I can't find anyone IRL who's had a similar problem - so am posting here in the hope someone might have experienced similar and have some advice. (so as not to drip feed: she's in her own room in the cot and is ff).

Kukoo Mon 01-Aug-16 11:34:16

Two of my DC were bad sleepers. I would recommend seeing a cranial osteopath, this is what we did and it really helped.

Basically their skulls can get squashed during birth and need re-aligning. I know this sounds a bit 'woo' but it really did work.

Actually they now offer it via our GP's surgery so maybe try yours?

rallytog1 Mon 01-Aug-16 14:00:37

I've looked into it - but she was born by planned c section so it's unlikely there are issues from the birth. Glad it worked for you though smile

She also IS sleeping now - she's just shouting at an astounding volume while doing it!

rallytog1 Fri 05-Aug-16 17:46:43

Hopeful bump as I am sure my baby can't be the only one who does this!

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