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    We had a huuuuge long period of DD only doing a single cycle for each sleep during the day. Honestly I just gave up after a while, the stress just wasn't worth it. I instead gave myself "permission" to give her several cat naps through the day rather than aiming for two big ones. At least that way I wasn't house bound and could get her to sleep in the pram, car, etc. she grew out of it when well over a year old!

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    My DS is 16 months and never slept through the night. I'm over it. Nothing has worked for us, including sleep school. It's so difficult to function on 5 hours of broken sleep a night, as well as having a chronic illness and no family support. I'm starting to go around the bend

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    How do you deal with the frustration when your baby only sleeps for one sleep cycle (30 minutes) each time during the day & it often takes longer than that to get him to go to sleep (in rocker not cot)?

    Its been happening since he was born & its driving me nuts. I feel like I spend the entire day trying to get him to sleep


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    This was us too. I found it helpful to 'surrender' and go with it. You can't change it, I tried, so just let it be. She grew out of it. Hugs. It sucks

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    Ive had to accept it but I find it exhausting. Because he only sleeps for 30 minutes each time, its not like I only have to put him down for his 3 sleeps a day. More like 6 times a day & it seems to take forever each time & its so draining & I find myself getting so frustrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly81 View Post
    My DS is 16 months and never slept through the night. I'm over it. Nothing has worked for us, including sleep school. It's so difficult to function on 5 hours of broken sleep a night, as well as having a chronic illness and no family support. I'm starting to go around the bend
    That sounds really, really tough. How many times a night is he waking?

    What happened when you went to sleep school?

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    He is waking anywhere from 2-5 times a night, every single night. He is a light sleeper also and we have to play white noise in the background or he will wake up even more !

    Sleep school was a waste of time. They couldn't provide me with any other strategies we hadn't already tried.

    Every nurse had a different viewpoint and expectation of what we should be doing.

    We left being back at square one, with even more sleep deprivation

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    That sounds hideous.

    Does he feed overnight?

    Could you/would you consider a private sleep consultant?
    And, have you seen a paed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly81 View Post
    He is waking anywhere from 2-5 times a night, every single night. He is a light sleeper also and we have to play white noise in the background or he will wake up even more !

    Sleep school was a waste of time. They couldn't provide me with any other strategies we hadn't already tried.

    Every nurse had a different viewpoint and expectation of what we should be doing.

    We left being back at square one, with even more sleep deprivation
    Have medical issues been rules out? If so then (if... And only if) you are up for it a bit of tough love may be on order. Best to try this when you/hubby have some time off work.
    - cut all negative sleep aids (white noise, dummy, patting to sleep etc. These are a common cause of night wakings.
    - don't feed overnight
    - for night wakings: no fuss (noise, talking, lights, TV)
    - make sure bub is loaded up with solids (especially protein) during the day and at dinner time.
    - double check bedding. Cold is a common cause of night wakings. All cotton bedding is best. If you need to use a thermostat controlled heater in bubs room.

    Stick with any changes for at least a week: it can take a while for new routines to set in.

    To soften things up you could always try a phased approach (eg slowly cut back on overnight feeds).
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    How do you deal with the frustration when your baby only sleeps for one sleep cycle (30 minutes) each time during the day & it often takes longer than that to get him to go to sleep (in rocker not cot)?

    Its been happening since he was born & its driving me nuts. I feel like I spend the entire day trying to get him to sleep


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    They grow out of it. I never bothered with trying to put my two to sleep. They usually just passed out on the boob or in pram/carrier/car when it was sleep time. To get them to sleep longer I just resettled them in carrier/car capsule/pram. Neither of my two kids slept in the cot till 6-7mths old.

    Which was good as I was out most days.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    We are considering a private sleep consultant, as well as getting him checked for sleep apnea.

    It does sound as though he stops breathing for a few seconds, waking him up and then requiring re-settling. I have brought this up with numerous health professionals which they have dismissed.

    We have tried the tough love approach numerous times, last being while my husband was away for the week.


 

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