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    Default Awake for 3 hours overnight

    It's 4.35am and I've been up with my 17month old since 2am.

    Once or twice a week (used to be 5-6 times a week) she will be awake overnight for a 3 hour block.

    She doesn't seem to be hot, cold, thirsty, hungry, in pain or anything else - just awake and wanting company.

    No amount of patting, walking, singing etc will get her to settle until that 3 hours is up.

    She isn't sick. She has a constant runny nose but isn't congested.

    She eats well. Normal poo.

    Her day naps are a bit inconsistent. I'm putting her down around 11.30am and she sleeps about 2 hours most days. (she has 2 x 1 hour naps on daycare day).

    Any ideas on how to overcome this??

    Is it something she just has to outgrow??

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    Default Awake for 3 hours overnight

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    On the nights she doesn't stay awake, she will sleep through (1-2 nights a week) or will wake once or twice but resettle in 10mins with a pat).

    I think she's now asleep after about 2hrs50mins

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    Big hugs. I feel for you. DS2 sleeps through but has hit on 4am as a good time to start his day. We're gradually working towards 5am but its a slow business. Has DD just moved from 2 day naps to 1? We had something similar with DS1 when he gave up hais second day nap. We ended up having a couple of days where he didn't sleep in the day at all while he "reset" himself, then he joined up his night sleep again and slept 7pm to 6am. All I can suggest is skip the day sleep for a day, put up with the grumpiness and see if that helps

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    Hi

    We went through that with DD2. I lost count of how many nights we played blocks or read books for hours during the night. DD2 was much younger than your LO though and had grown out of it by that stage. She wasn't a good sleeper at all and when she was 2 and older DH or I would spend many a night sharing her bed waiting for her to go back to sleep.

    I can't really offer much advice except she eventually grew out of it. It was easier once she was in her own bed as we could lie with her. I know myself I can have a bad night where I'm awake for hours and always thought it was probably the same for her.

    I hope someone else has some help for you. My DS now wakes at 450 every morning. Gee I would love to have one kid who slept!

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    Default Awake for 3 hours overnight

    That has happened occasionally but after 60min I run a bath and restart bed routine in case they've 'forgotten'.

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    This has been happening to us for months with DS 12 months. He has never slept through and a good night is him waking at least 2-3 times requiring patting for 10-40mins each time. Lately the good nights only happen once a week, if that. We have dropped to one day sleep now. Nothing changed. It's actually got so bad we got a referral to tresillian residential but that won't happen for 6weeks. I don't have much advice. I just wanted to say you're not alone and it really sucks when you're trying to function on a few hours of broken sleep. So I really feel for you 😞

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    Anything in her diet change? Going into summer have you started feeding her grapes? They absorb the preservatives/insecticides they are sprayed with and can be a trigger for unusual behavior.

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    This has been going on for months. It is the primary reason I won't try for a third bubba even though DH and I like the idea of another.

    She was doing well and then around 10-14months was really bad and waking most nights (5 nights a week) then at the start of October she started improving again and now the big wake up happens a couple of times a week.

    So for most of that time she was having two day naps but for the last 3 weeks, just one day nap.

    When she wakes, we don't play. We stay in her room with the lights off etc.

    I haven't tried re-doing the bath routine. Might be an option.

    She has been eating grapes, but they only recently came into the shops here and they are one of the few fruits she really likes/eats.

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    *bump - anyone else got any ideas???

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    Default Awake for 3 hours overnight

    DS did this till we cut tomatoes out of his diet - I would look at diet for sure. I know how frustrating 3 hours of rocking a baby back to sleep is, I feel for you.


 

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