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9 month old won't feed or rock to sleep anymore - just screams a lot

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Stefka Tue 29-Jul-08 20:07:50

He's always been a crap sleeper but I had resigned myself to endless boob/rocking to sleep. The last few days neither has worked. He just is awake at the end of it and then screams because he is tired and I have no idea what to do!

constancereader Tue 29-Jul-08 20:09:39

Is he teething?
That is the age my ds really started to suffer.

Stefka Tue 29-Jul-08 22:24:16

I don't know. There don't seem to be any obvious signs but then he is my first so I might be missing them.

pgwithnumber3 Tue 29-Jul-08 22:27:03

DD2 went through this, realised she just needed to have her own space (too much stimulation going asleep) and put her down in cot, left her to whinge for a couple of minutes and woe behold, she fell asleep on her own. Now I can put her down any time of day for nap and bedtime sleep and she goes off no problem, made life 100% easier. It most certainly wasn't controlled crying, it was just reading her signs and realising that she needed to go asleep, didn't want DH or I hassling her!

Stefka Wed 30-Jul-08 08:58:47

I tried leaving him but he got so distressed. I left him for ten minutes. He started grumbling then went to full blown screaming and crying. I wonder if it is the weather. I hope he is better tonight because I am on my own. The last two nights it's taken dad to get him off to sleep.

Stefka Wed 30-Jul-08 08:58:58

I tried leaving him but he got so distressed. I left him for ten minutes. He started grumbling then went to full blown screaming and crying. I wonder if it is the weather. I hope he is better tonight because I am on my own. The last two nights it's taken dad to get him off to sleep.

janx Wed 30-Jul-08 09:32:53

Stefka - you sound just like me and my 7 month old - he has gone from every 3 hours at night to every 1.5. I am exhausted. He won't sleep - every nap is a struggle

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