My dd is 13.5 months old and her nighttime sleep is dreadful. She slept through the night from 4 weeks til 4 months and we thought we had a great sleeping baby. Since then she's woken up overnight for feeds most nights, gradually dropping down to 1 - 2 feeds a night. I would be up for an hour at most with these feeds and they would be 5 - 8 hours apart. I was managing but still dreamed of better sleep. Then she turned 1 and got sick. She was sick for 3 long weeks with a cold/ear infection/etc and dh & I spent 3 - 6 hours between 7pm & 7am with a screaming baby in arms. Then she got better and her molars started coming through ... yep, all 4 of them!
So, now it's been 7 weeks with seriously interupted night time sleep. Her lower molars are fully through and the top molars are partially through and I don't think they are that painful anymore. BUT, she still won't sleep for more than 3 hours at a time overnight, and actually a 2 hour gap between wakes is good. I'm only feeding her once or twice overnight (usually twice) & dh is a great help, but we are both SO tired.
I'm not oppossed to controlled comforting but most of the time it's not working. This morning nothing worked and after she got up for the day she did a massive poo and so I think she had a sore tummy. She seems to have a sensitive gut on top of everything else and some foods do irritate her.
Does anyone have any ideas of where to start? Books to recommend? Websites to look at? Is she too old for sleep school (mind you as I work 2.5 days a week in my own business that's not a real option at the moment)?
Thanks. I'm SO tired and need help. I'm off to the GP tomorrow, but any thoughts from fellow hubbers are appreciated.