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16 months old up 5 to 10 times!! Arghhhhh

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LittlePixieMa Fri 07-Oct-16 20:35:17

Oh my god I miss sleep soooo much!!!

DS has always been a poorly sleeper, and has always woken at least 5 times a night. He's fidgets and fusses a lot, doesn't cry, but doesn't sleep!

I don't think there's an answer, but just wondered if anyone else was going through this?!

Sleep deprivation is soooo tough!!

nephrofox Fri 07-Oct-16 20:36:46

My 17 month old hasnt slept for more than 2 hours in the last week. I also have an older child and a demanding job. I'm on y knees

Handsoffmysweets Fri 07-Oct-16 20:37:23

There may be an answer Pixie. Can you give us some info on routines/feeding/where he sleeps etc? We may be able to help!

LittlePixieMa Fri 07-Oct-16 20:45:35

Hey sweets

Up at 7am
Break at 8 ish (he's not a fan of food so doesn't always eat it)
I try lunch at 11.30 but he generally won't eat lunch
Nap at 12.30 for 1.5/2 hours
Dinner 6pm, sometimes eats it
Then bedtime routine of Alpha music, stories and either breast feed to sleep, or my husband puts him down

He sleeps in our bed, been trying to put him in a cot since birth but he always wakes. He's always been a fussy eater, and a very high needs little chappy

Handsoffmysweets Fri 07-Oct-16 20:49:16

When he wakes in the cot what does he tend to do? Does he get fresh air, playtime out and about most days?

Handsoffmysweets Fri 07-Oct-16 20:50:12

With regards to not eating his breakfast and lunch, does he have milk to replace the 'missed' meal?

LittlePixieMa Fri 07-Oct-16 20:55:56

He cries as soon as I put him down in the cot, how everucj pick up and put down he's very distressed.

I.e food if he doesn't get milk he still won't eat, just a very fussy eater!!

Handsoffmysweets Fri 07-Oct-16 21:46:18

Is it a full on cry or whinge? What would happen if you just left him for a couple of minutes? I'm not advocating CIO or anything else here, just wondering if it's a 'wind down' whinge that actually he may use to settle himself.

LittlePixieMa Sat 08-Oct-16 09:24:48

Full on cry, it just escalates! I wish it was a wind down wings!!

LittlePixieMa Sat 08-Oct-16 09:25:07

Haha winge not wings!!

InsaneDame Sat 08-Oct-16 09:43:28

I would persist with getting him in his own bed. Have you considered a floor bed rather than a cot? Google Sarah Ockwell-Smith. I love all her articles and they really helped me in the darkest days of sleep deprivation (my DS started sleeping better around 22 months).

LittlePixieMa Sat 08-Oct-16 19:16:46

Yes read all Sarah's stuff! He's currently got a mattress on the floor next to ours, but won't sleep on it! Lol

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