I have a 12 month old DD at home and she is a terrible sleeper. She has almost never slept through the night. A "good" night will involve her getting up two - three times. A "bad" night will involve her waking up to every 45 minutes, and taking up to 2-3 hours to settle. She wants to get up for the day at 5 am.
We do not feed overnight. We have started trying responsive settling - sitting next to her but not doing anything to settle her unless she gets distressed. Then we reassure her but otherwise we let her try to get herself to sleep. We have been doing it 10 days. We have had some minor improvement in overnight waking, but now it is taking up to 3 hours to get her to go to sleep at night.
She is a terrible napper too. She will only nap for 20-30 minutes. Sometimes she will have 2 naps a day, but now she often only has one.
If anyone has any suggestions for how to address this it would be so appreciated. I am so completely exhausted ALL THE TIME and I feel like I am going completely crazy from lack of sleep.
Has anyone else experienced this? What did you do?
THANK YOU SO MUCH!