20 month old suddenly not sleeping

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Mummysarah12 Fri 11-Dec-20 13:01:55

Up until a couple of months ago, my LO had been sleeping brilliantly at night, 11-12 hours straight. However the last couple of weeks, he has been a nightmare. Taking hours to fall asleep at bedtime & then up several times a night & taking ages to go back to sleep. Last night he didn’t fall asleep until 9.45, woke at 2, 3.30 & 5. By 5 I just let him sleep on our bed just so I could get a few hours before we all had to get up at 7 for work & childminder. I feel he probably only had about 7 hours sleep last night but strangely seemed fine this morning whilst I feel destroyed.

Basically, I have a few times recently had to bring him to our bed in the night as it seems to be the only way I can get him (& me!) some sleep. I really don’t want to fall into a bad habit here & I am pregnant with no2 due in March. I’m starting to panic that I’m creating a bad habit when he has always previously slept in his cot no problem.

Having read online, it sounds like this could be a sleep regression so I’m hoping it passes but I am exhausted so 😩

Would love any advice/sympathy, thank you 😊

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My daughter was exactly the same at that age OP, my sympathies!

Roomonb Fri 28-May-21 08:54:55

Mines almost 19 months. Same sort of thing and dropping naps during the day. I think its a sleep regression. I used ferber method and its improving. Its still patchy but I think the best thing you can do is persist.

I go in at 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes and 10 (we have actually never got to 10). Just pat and lay back down, say its sleeping time and leave. Worked for us (to an extent)

FATEdestiny Fri 28-May-21 11:20:00

What is his daytime routine like?

This could equally be to being over tired, or under tired.

How does he go from being awake to asleep at bedtime? What about nap time?

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