I am hoping someone might be able to give me some advice (or a miracle lol) to help my daughters night sleeping. A bit of background, from 6 weeks to 4 months she slept through 12 hours a night with no waking, then the sleep regression hit & she started waking for one feed which was fine. But during the last month or so (she is now 6.5 months) she has started waking around 6 times a night or more, sometimes she needs a cuddle then goes back to sleep, other times she is really difficult to settle but she still only has 1 feed over night. I try to be consistent in my settling but in the middle of the night it is hard, i try to put the dummy in & pat & ssh but that rarely works, i usually have to pick her up, rock her for a while them very strategically put her back down without waking her sometimes this gets 2 hours more sleep out of her other times only 10 minutes & the process repeats. There are nights where she is awake for hours at a time. The lack of sleep is killing me & I'm at my wits end but have no idea what to do.
She has always been a catnapper during the day but after the last wonder week this has slowly started to improve, she has one long sleep in the morning & then two catnaps in the afternoon. She goes to bed at 6.30-7 every night without to much trouble & we have a consistent night routine.
She is eating 3 meals of solids a day & is FF so I don't think hunger should be an issue. Her room is temp controlled so that's not a problem. She has had a bit of teething but not for this whole time & separation anxiety seems to be starting now but that's just making things worse & hasn't been going on the whole time.
Can anyone help? I am pretty much willing to try anything at this point except CIO, just can't do that. Have tried babybliss settling method but she hated it. I have PND and this lack of sleep is making me feel so much worse, I'm starting to not cope very well. I have my husbands help but he works so I try to only wake him if I can't take it anymore or on weekends he takes over to give me a break.