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6.5 month old waking every hour!

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Flybygirly29 Sun 07-Aug-16 07:43:35

(I posted this on another board as I didn't realise there was a sleep one so am reposting here) So my youngest has always been a pretty good sleeper until about a month a go.

She was EBF and woke maybe twice a night to feed and that was usually around 12 and 5am sometimes better.

For the last month she's been sleeping from 7 until 10 and from then until 5am she wakes every couple of hours sometimes it's every hour!!

Me and DH are knackered!!! We've tried everything we can think of!! We've tried a sleepyhead, white noise, night light, no night light, a fan, Ewan the sheep, comforters, feeding more in the day, putting her on more solids in a day, a bottle before bed (that did the trick with our eldest!)

She feeds every two hours in the day and has three small meals a day.

The health visitor said she thinks it's behavioural and she doesn't need to feed that much at night because she eats so well in the day. She suggested getting DH to go in to settle her so she doesn't smell milk which doesn't make a difference really.

She has a good bedtime routine with bath story and feed and she has two or three naps a day total lying three hours

I'm properly at my wits end now with a 2.5 year old who thinks she's 25 and a baby who thinks sleep is for losers!!

Has anyone got any advice that could help?? Xx

Andcake Sun 07-Aug-16 07:47:39

We had the same with ds a great ish sleeper until 6 mo then every hour. Tried everything then ended up co sleeping which solved the issue. He actually dropped his feeds then and eventually we got him back into cot a months later.

graysor Sun 07-Aug-16 09:40:05

No advice I'm afraid, but sympathy as I've got exactly the same with my nearly 8 month old sad .

Tried Co sleeping too, as suggested by and cake, but didn't make a jot of difference. She wakes just as often and is just as hard to settle and I sleep even worse.

Tumtitum Sun 07-Aug-16 20:14:51

My 6 month old has just started doing this! Had dropped all but one night feed but now back to 3 or 4 confused we've gone back to co sleeping and we're just starting solids so I'm hoping things will settle down again soon...

Fomalhaut Sun 07-Aug-16 21:28:46

My ten month old wakes at least every hour. Nothing we've tried has had any impact sad

Could she be teething? Ours was waking every 10-15 minutes at one point (and then sprouted several teeth at once.)

MrMenAndLittleMiss Mon 08-Aug-16 13:05:41

No advice sorry op, but masses of sympathy from this corner. Dd2 is the same age and has done this since she was 3mo. I'm well and truely broken. Co sleeping worked when she was younger but it makes her worse now. We 've just started solids so I'm naively clinging on to that as my last hope.

MrMenAndLittleMiss Mon 08-Aug-16 13:07:41

Like you I also have another livewire to look after. Dd1 (3 1/2) It's so, so hard.

Timetogrowup2016 Mon 08-Aug-16 13:40:08

Controlled crying could help u if it's not teething

Timetogrowup2016 Mon 08-Aug-16 13:40:26

Also try some calpol before bed

TheHubblesWindscreenWipers Mon 08-Aug-16 14:15:09

Definitely try a calpol if you suspect teething pain. Watch them for about half an hour and if they visibly calm then it's likely they were in pain or discomfort.
Obviously you don't want to be dosing them up 24/7 but I found that a paracetamol suppository (sorry ds, but that's what you get for wildly thrashing and spitting out the calpol...) before bed just for the 1-2 days the tooth comes through helped a lot.
How old is your little one? We found huge deterioration in sleep at 3.5 months and also at six months. I suspect the six month one was teething plus separation anxiety.

ElspethFlashman Mon 08-Aug-16 14:17:37

You didn't mention a dummy. I introduced one at 6 months with DS. Pinned it on and within a couple of days he was finding it himself and popping it back in and immediately going back to sleep. It's a tricky age.

Winehound84 Mon 08-Aug-16 20:03:28

what do you do she wakes up? Cause mine wakes up screams for a minute or two and falls asleep again.. can be a few times a night. Nothing i can do.. cause I don't walk into the room or intervene in any way. I suspect it is from over tiredness.. will start a separate thread on that.

TheHubblesWindscreenWipers Mon 08-Aug-16 20:14:51

Ours won't stop wailing until fed. No amount of shushing, patting, rocking, cuddling etc will do it. He can, and does, cry all night if he doesn't get what he wants. He is a tiny despot.

Flybygirly29 Mon 08-Aug-16 20:17:01

Thanks all! Last night was better!! She went back on the boob instead of formula....I used a blanket instead of a sleeping bag and played classical music in her room all night (when I went into her room to feed her it was like being sat in a really dark lift!!) and she only got up at half 2!! That hasn't happened in a month! But everything I've tried before seems to work once and then never works again lol so will see what happens tonight!

Sometimes it's just nice to know im not alone!

Winehound84 I normally leave her for a couple of minutes to see if she's going to give it some welly then I'll get up otherwise I hope she'll fall back to sleep but that hasn't happened yet confused

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