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    My vent has built up over 2yrs plus and although we have had some success in reducing bed time stress (it tends to be a bit cyclic - goes great, I breathe a sigh of relief then boom a week later we start again) we still have days that start anywhere from 3.30am! So here goes....

    I hate that I dread bed time, hate that I'm still answering 'tired' if people ask how I am and hate that if there's any suggestion of night plans (out to dinner, a party, movie etc) I still think in terms of how many hours sleep I will be missing and never catch up on....

    Oh, and I also hate that the sound my jeans make (or rather my thighs rubbing together when i walk) can wake my child! it makes sneaking out of his room so awkward...

    Lucky DS is super cute :-)

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    How the hell am I meant to get my 3.5 year old to stop waking me up every night, he has massive anxiety issues so tough love is certainly out of the question. I wish I could help him feel more secure so he doesnt have to wake so often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daptoamy View Post
    Just because people say their babies are sleeping through it doesn't actually mean that they are lol. My friend used to always answer when asked her ds was sleeping through 7-7 and I hated her, on closer inspection it was on those nights where he wasn't teething or sick or hitting a milestone, so basically never anyway!

    I too often say my baby sleeps through- because I can't be bothered going into the minute details and constantly changing sleeping patterns that nobody really cares about. And one persons definition of sleeping through is very different from another
    To me my baby does sleep through even though every night she wakes at least once, I get enough sleep so that's good enough for me

    Totally agree!
    Within 6 months myself and 2 friends had our first babies. We all went away for a weekend when DD was 10months (others were 7&4 months). I was dreading going away as their babies "slept through" and DD still had a dream feed at 10:30 and woke at 5:30...sometimes sleeping again for an hour or so.

    Night one. DD in bed at 6:30, usual night bottle and woke at 5:30 but wouldn't sleep again.
    I heard the other babies crying multiple times in the night. I asked if they were ok when they got up to the reply "oh he always wakes about 3 times a night we just don't feed or attend to him"
    Sooooo....his sleeping through was a total different definition to mine. I stopped expecting a 7-7 sleeper, which is lucky as my DS has been a shocker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    How the hell am I meant to get my 3.5 year old to stop waking me up every night, he has massive anxiety issues so tough love is certainly out of the question. I wish I could help him feel more secure so he doesnt have to wake so often.

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    Oh @peanutmonkey our 3yo is very similar, poor mite We are going very slowly and gradually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    How the hell am I meant to get my 3.5 year old to stop waking me up every night, he has massive anxiety issues so tough love is certainly out of the question. I wish I could help him feel more secure so he doesnt have to wake so often.

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    My 4.5 year old still wakes every night, last time was 3 times he has only slept through a handful of times in his life. It seems like every man and his dog suggests tough love, but I just can't do it. He gets night terrors and it feels so mean to just leave him to sort through that on his own. For a long time (up until Xmas actually) we had him sleep in our bed, which seemed to help. Is this an option for you?

    We only moved him out as we are expecting a new bub in march.

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    A small victory tonight- I managed to settle her first waking without taking her out of the bassinet. Starting to think after 5 years of owning the no cry sleep solutions book that Pantley may just be onto something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    A small victory tonight- I managed to settle her first waking without taking her out of the bassinet. Starting to think after 5 years of owning the no cry sleep solutions book that Pantley may just be onto something!
    Yay, a small victory is still a victory!

    As for me, DS2 is driving me bonkers today, he's so wakeful - he's been awake since before 6am and he's only had two mini-naps of 15 mins and 20 mins! He's so cranky and overtired but he just won't sleep. I know if I lie down and sleep with him he might get a couple of hours but there's no way DS1 will have a nap as well :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electric Boogaloo View Post
    Yay, a small victory is still a victory!

    As for me, DS2 is driving me bonkers today, he's so wakeful - he's been awake since before 6am and he's only had two mini-naps of 15 mins and 20 mins! He's so cranky and overtired but he just won't sleep. I know if I lie down and sleep with him he might get a couple of hours but there's no way DS1 will have a nap as well :/
    Oh the dreaded cat- naps! Dd is one too- I've just worked out putting her to bed every 2.5 hrs works best- 8:30, 11, 1:30, 4, and then bed at 7:30 ish.

    Also can you take him for a drive? Will he settle in the car?

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    An hour and a half. I have been trying for an hour and a half to get her to sleep and she is still awake. In currently in the next room, refocusing and refreshing before I go back in. I've tried feeding, cuddling, singing, patting, shushing, calmly stroking her head and she is as awake as an be. Of course the usual feed and put in cot technique worked, and as usual I left her and as usual of a night time she woke 5 minutes later. So she has been alert since then. I need to scream, but can't so am in ere hiding while I calm down. All I have right now is memories of doing this crap with the boys and wondering why in high hell would I go back for another baby? Why did I do this to myself? I was finally getting full nights sleep again.. And now I have at least a year most likely more ahead of me of this poo again? I am an idiot.

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    Oh no Nomsie, that sucks My bub did the same thing yesterday. I just ended up feeding him to sleep on the bed and got back in there with him after I put DS1 to bed. She will only be little for a while and you'll get some sleep again soon, even though it's impossible to imagine tonight. And think of how much you learned with your boys, you will probably be able get your DD sorted much quicker. Hugs and sleepy vibes to you and bub.

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