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the night has not started well

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hermykne Fri 22-Apr-05 21:19:45

this goes on and on
ds is getting worse

every night this past 2 wks maybe more i have seen every hour on the clock, (my ds driving me mad thread)

tonight its bed as usual at 7pm and hes been awake twice , gave him medised, the parson powders, lavender dotted on his bed and then it starts already,

there are no teething symtoms whatsoever.
hes got two and had no visible typical signs for them.

i am at a total loss to understand why he is so bad at night

day, naps for 40/50 mins 2/3hrs after he is up
and then 1 1/2 hr after lunch.

why oh why oh why

going away on hols to a hotel on sun , feel like postponing

charellie Fri 22-Apr-05 21:37:46

How old is you ds. If he is over 1 he might be needing to cut back on one of his naps.

He may also be at the stage where he is feeling insecure about things as he realises he is a separate person.

If cutting back the sleep doesn't work, and you are sure he isn't coming down with something, then I would try controlled crying, where you leave him for an amount of time, you decide how long between each stretch. I would start with 5-20 mins and then gradually increase. each time you go into him you settle him back down and then leave saying as little as possible when you are with him. He may be more upset when you leave but he will slowly get the message.

I have done controlled crying with my twins when they were very young babies and again a couple of months ago. It took a couple of nights but it should work.

hermykne Fri 22-Apr-05 21:58:21


he is 9mths next wk, and i did c/c but he did not like it, my dd now 2 1/2 it wasnt a prob with her, she got the message
ds a nightmare.
its a mystery to me why he is so upset

the separation thing i thought of too, how long does he need to get over that at night? over 2 wks seems at bit much ...

charellie Fri 22-Apr-05 22:03:39

When mine were 9 months they were having a morning sleep at 9.30am for 30 mins and then an afternoon sleep 12.30 - 2.30pm.

You say he is waking every hour. Apparently we all come into a light sleep after 45 mins so it could just be this. Has anythng changed recently, ie leaving him with someone, change in family arrangements, food etc.

It is really hard at this age as they can't tell you what is wrong.

Do you feel that he is ill in anyway

hermykne Fri 22-Apr-05 22:58:24

i thought maybr an ear infection but he has no fever/temp.
food wise hes no probs, a good grubber.
tonight he has not yet woken and usually awke by now. the sleep gene just isnt there!
its wait and see game

charellie Sat 23-Apr-05 16:53:50

Hope you had a better night last night.

He may have just got himself into the habit of waking up at certain times.

hermykne Sat 23-Apr-05 19:48:03

he slept from 7 til 3am last night, briefly stirred around 7.45pm, then at 3 he was shuffling til 5, i lifted him at 5.30 into me and he had a feed around 6 fell asleep til 7,30 or so.
so definitely not as bad but still ridiculous from 3am on.

had a phone consultation with my aunt in law who is a homeopath, so i feel confident with her analysis and wait for my remedy in the post.

maybe it ll help too.

today he didnt nap til 12 and slept for over 2 hrs so maybe he doesnt need the morn nap anymore and can go til noon.
it ll all be different tomorrow - holiday begins eek!

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