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17 months and suddenly won't sleep

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Lostmyemailaddress Fri 28-Oct-16 01:26:06

I feel a bit daft as I have 6dc and had a few sleep issues due to 1 dc have sn but I'm so so tired and feel like I have no clue anymore. My youngest is 17 months old.

Up until recently he was a good sleeper and only woke during the night from being 6 months if teething or unwell. He was diagnosed with having toddler diarrhea 3 weeks ago after having it recurrently for 3 weeks he also had croup for the second time. Obviously he felt rubbish and there was quite a few nights where I sat up with him trying to comfort him through it all.

Currently he is having a spell of having normal nappies and the croup has all but gone with just a slight cough now and again but I'm having major problems getting him to sleep at night.

His naps vary day to day and I've put this down to his lack of sleeping at night. He will go up at bedtime happily but he wakes anytime between 11pm and 3am then is either awake until after 6am when I have to be up with my other dcs or he will fall asleep as long as he is lying next to me in my bed or sometimes him led on sofa and me sat next to him. I can't sleep with him my bed as he wriggles and kicks to much I have tried but I end up in awkward positions and end up in really bad pain in my back the next day. When ever I try to move him back to his cot he wakes up no matter how long I leave him and will scream until I put him in bed with me or I take him downstairs so he doesn't wake the others up. When he wakes up there never seems to be a reason his nappies are clean and dry he refuses a bottle and dummy and just seems to throw tantrums until he is sure he is with me and I'm not going anywhere he will sometimes then take a bottle or just fall asleep. If I then try and move him back to his cot he wakes up and screams and hits out again.

I've tried lying him back down and rubbing his back but he just gets so mad and screams louder and I have tried leaving him for up to 5 minutes and going back into him but he just doesn't work and he ends up walking the others up.

I really don't know what to do and would be grateful for any advice anyone may have.

Nottsangel2015 Fri 28-Oct-16 09:00:16

No advice I'm afraid but handholding! Going through the exact same with my dd who is 15 months! She goes to bed fine at 7.30 but wakes numerous times from 11pm until I get fed up of her whinging and bring dd to bed with me in case she wakes the other kids. It's that bad that dp now sleeps downstairs so she can come in with me but even then she is awake for hours switching between trying to play and chatter to screaming until she eventually settles with a bottle around 4am and like you we have to be up with the others for school/work etc... soooo bloody tired. Feel your pain op! sad
Hoping someone comes along soon with some advice in the meantime I'm on my 3rd cup of coffee this morning brewbrewbrewx

Lostmyemailaddress Fri 28-Oct-16 09:34:06

Thank you I've just got back from school and a shop run and feel like I could just drop ds4 (the zombie maker) is wide awake and very grumpy was hoping he would fall asleep in the buggy but no such luck. He gets so bad tempered ands it's obvious he's tired but he just won't go to sleep. I don't even know how many coffees I've had I lost count at half 5 this morning sad .

Emz1989 Fri 28-Oct-16 09:37:01

Leap 10! Have a look at wonder weeks x

Lostmyemailaddress Fri 28-Oct-16 09:58:04

Thank you ! Just found the app on Google play and going to order the book on Kindle sonic can read it on my phone x

Nottsangel2015 Fri 28-Oct-16 09:58:48

Oh bless you :-( dd goes down for a nap around late morning and has a good hour and half she no longer has two just the one long one. She has it on the sofa as well which is really bad as know we should put her to bed for her nap but she wouldn't go if we tried to get her to nap upstairs!
She was awful yesterday whinged all. Loopy day because she was tiered. Not been too bad so far today fingers crossed!
What's a leap emz1989? X

Lostmyemailaddress Fri 28-Oct-16 12:38:59

I've let ds4 have a nap in the buggy he fell asleep when we went to pick up dd2 from nursery too worried if I move him he will wake up in a worse mood :/

Leap 10 is a section in a book called the wonder years I've put it on my phone through the kindle app and they have an app on Google play and the iPhone app store trying to read bits of it but dd2 wants to play fairies lol

Nottsangel2015 Fri 28-Oct-16 13:16:46

Aw bless her :-) and god yes don't move him lol, when dd falls asleep in her pushchair I sometimes wheel her round the back and leave her outside (patio door) for fear of waking her up bumping her up the door steps lol

Nottsangel2015 Fri 28-Oct-16 13:17:11

Meant to say thank you re leaps am downloading now :-)

Lostmyemailaddress Fri 28-Oct-16 13:20:50

He doesn't mind step bumps been really lucky today in that he stayed asleep when we got back normally he wakes up as soon as we get in and screams out. Hoping if he has a decent nap it means he won't be as grumpy and it will lead to a better nights sleep.

Nottsangel2015 Mon 31-Oct-16 20:41:09

Just wondering how your getting on? We've had a slight improvement last 2 nights! She's gone down 8pm and only had to go in at 10.30 for 15 mins and 3.30 for half hour and then back down until 6.30. Hoping something has improved for you too x

Lostmyemailaddress Mon 31-Oct-16 21:00:40

Aww that's brilliant for you and your dd. Ds4 df staying for a few nights and dealing with him during night at minute so I'm getting some sleep. His naps have gotten better and his df says he put a bottle in cot next to ds4 and after he started stirring ds grabbed bottle and went straight back to sleep so now wondering if he's getting enough fluids during day think it's going to take a few days of seeing how this goes and if it's same every night then trying to get him to drink more during day. X

Nottsangel2015 Mon 31-Oct-16 21:07:53

Ooh fingers crossed! It would be lovely to be something so simple, I'm actually beginning to think dd issue is teething (hoping) she has been dribbling like a trooper for the last few days!
So glad your getting some extra sleep! Feels good doesn't it lol x

Lostmyemailaddress Mon 31-Oct-16 21:22:59

I can honestly say nothing has ever felt as good. It could be teething the teething granules are good but a pain to get into the mouth of a wriggly baby but the ambusol liquid it good and lasts for ages if your dad is definitely teething. X

Nottsangel2015 Mon 31-Oct-16 22:08:19

Shall have a look into those, have been giving calpol but interested to try something alternative. Thank you :-) x

Lostmyemailaddress Tue 01-Nov-16 00:52:19

No problem dc2 was really bad with teething and ambisol was the only thing that worked and youngest 2 I could only get granules in their mouth x

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