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Good morning, hope you are all feeling way more well rested than I am today!
As many of you are aware, my DS has had various issues since he was born including reflux, colic, cow's milk intolerance and UTIs. We finally got him on the right medication at the end of May, and went to sleep school in early June which was fabulous.
Since then he has been going to bed around 7 each night, waking anywhere around 12 / 1 / 2 for a feed, needing a quick redummy at 5 before sleeping through til 7. While it's not ideal, I can handle this.
But the last few nights I have been up and down about 12 times and I am exhausted! Will he EVER sleep through?!! What is going on?!!
Are you having to get up for the dummy or feeding? Maybe he is having a growth spurt and needs more food in the day. Or the dreaded teething? Just ideas.
Is it possible he might be going through a growth spurt?
I find the best thing with sleep is to not think about it - not question when he'll sleep through, or not worry if he hasn't had the "required" naps during the day. If he's happy I'm happy.
DS hasn't slept through yet, and although I'm looking forward to the time when he does, I also don't want to wish this time away. I figure he mightn't do it till he's 12months old, so the less I worry about it the better :yes: Or I'll just drive myself nuts.
If you want some good reading, try "The No Cry Sleep Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley, or anything by Pinky McKay.
And for yourself, try some meditation or try and fit in some exercise every day. You'll feel a lot better!
Sorry to say it but my 14month old son still doesn't sleep through the night!!!!!!!
He had reflux and colic when he was younger and was always an unsettled sleeper but while he is better now he still wakes about two times a night (once about 12 and then again around 4). Some times its better than this and some times its a lot worse:thumbsdown:
Although alot of people have suggested CC I am just taking each day at a time and trying to adjust things to keep up with my son's constantly changing routine! I figure he is going to sleep through eventually.
Having said all of that, sleep deprivation is a very hard thing to deal with and can be a very destructive force in your life so I totally sympathise with you and hope things get better for you soon.:thumbsup:
Hugs to you! :hugs: DS is doing exactly the same thing - his doc thinks he's got a milk allergy, so we're both doing the soy thing at the moment (although there's a 40% chance he could be allergic to that too). We're also booked into sleep school at Northpark (we need to wait 3 or 4 weeks). Which one did you go to?
Sleep deprivation is completely mind numbing - do you have anyone to cover for you while you catch up on your zzzzs? Have you tried co-sleeping at all? I find that is my magic bullet - as soon as he even sniffs, I pat him on the back and he's back to sleep without too much stress. Not a long term solution, but great for the really bad nights.
Don't lose your mind just yet - his sleeping WILL improve! (You don't hear of any school kids who wake 12 times a night!! :D )
Bella28 - Kade is intolerant of both cows milk protein and soy, so he is on a prescription formula called Pepti Jnr. It has helped him immensely in terms of wind and trouble doing number 2s. He's just been more settled since we switched. We went to sleep school at Mitcham Private Hospital (Melbourne) and is was fantastic, but I am applying all the same principles and something is not working. I'm thinking maybe he is teething, although there are no red cheeks or temperatures. I don't think it's a growth spurt cause he leave around 20 - 50mls of his bottle each time.
Co-sleeping is a big no-no according to sleep school, but I say whatever works! You are right, there is a reason they use sleep deprivation as a form of torture in some parts of the world... it's hell!
You are also soooooooo right about the school kid thing (ha!), patience is a virtue. Patience is a virtue. Patience is a virtue. Patience is a virtue.... sorry, just thought if I repeated it I may actually believe it! Ha!!
Kade's mum, I can relate to what you are going through! My DD, born 26/2/06 is also cow's milk intolerant and has dealt with colic and reflux! She also needs resettling about 12 times a night! This has been going on for at least a month and I keep thinking each night will be different, but it isn't changing yet!
We co-sleep, but she still wakes every hour. It's just easier for me! I'm breast feeding and I've cut dairy out of my diet. I'm wondering if she's allergic to soy as well. It's hard to know what causes sleepless nights. I totally get what you are going through!
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