Omg! Seriously how can a baby go from being such an easy settler and great sleeper to completely difficult!
DS, since he was born, was a great sleeper! I didn't teach him to self soothe, he just did. His usual sleep was like this:
Wake in the morning berween 6-8am, down again for 2-3 hrs around 1-2 hrs after waking up. Then awake again round lunch time, then down again for another sleep for about 2 hrs, then from around 2:30/3:30 he would be awake all arvo till bedtime, usually between 6/7pm.
He would then sleep until anywhere from 11:30pm to 4:30am. Each night was different but NEVER EVER in his life woke before 11:30 for a feed. IF he did, it was an easy rock of the bassinet or pop dummy in and he would sleep bother 1-2hrs before waking for his first feed for the night.
He would wake 1-3 times per night (usually 1-2 times).
The past 2-3 weeks has been an utter nightmare!
He has been waking anywhere from 9:30pm, then every 1.5-2 hrs for feeds!!! Which literally means hes waking up to SIX times per night and I just cannot get him to settle without feeding him! It's ridiculous!!
I can't take it anymore I have got so much other crap going on in my life and I really can't handle even less sleep I'm at breaking point
I have no one to help me
I use to be able to pop dummy in or rock his basinet to settle him and now I can't, he just starts to cry really loudly, which then wakes DS1.
What on earth would cause him to go from such a good self soother and sleeper to a nightmare sleeper and non existent self soother?
How do I get my easy going baby back?!?
I am not phased too much about daytime sleeps but night time is killing me.
I know there is a 4 month sleep regression but surely it doesn't complete change a baby?! It's like he has no idea how to self soothe anymore
He constantly has his hands in his mouth and I'm using an ergo cocoon wrap which is driving me insane as his hand keep coming up to his face knocking the dummy out or he just spits it out.
I'm tempted to start wrapping him really tight with arms down again but I feel bad doing that and don't even know if it will make a difference
I've checked for teeth and I see 'lines' but it's hard to tell if it's teeth as the lines have actually been there since he was born and if he's anything like DS1, there won't be any red cheeks, fevers, not too much dribble etc. I never knew when teeth were coming with DS1, they just appeared (in hind sight I do recall him being being a bit unsettled but not to this extent)
What am I missing?