DS is 10 months old. For the last 5 months, he has slept through twice.
In that time he has had periods of waking twice a night and up to 5 times a night for weeks on end.
For the past 2 weeks I have really felt that the sleep deprivation of basically just broken sleep for 5 months has started to wear me down. I have been sick for nearly 2 weeks and I just don't feel myself. I'm so worried that it will never end and it has started to consume me - as much as I have tried to 'roll with it'.
I'm worried that it is starting to have an impact on our family and our life. I have already decided to stop working early this term, I can't handle spending the main part of the week, wondering if he will sleep the nights I need to go to work and then going in exhausted and coming home exhausted. As much as I love working, it's just not a good thing for us at the moment.
I think he is still waking for a bottle and I have tried to swap to water - sometimes this works, sometimes not. He is not a baby that can be patted or shushed to sleep.
I think I need to re-introduce a sleeping bag.
I really need some advice about this please:
- types of sleeping bags people use for 10 month old?
- what people do when their baby wakes 2-5 times a night? and really only settles with a bottle?
Last night he woke at 10.30 and he went to sleep again at 11.30. then he woke at 1.30 and we gave him a bottle and he slept until 9am.