My 7 month old DS no longer wants to sleep on his back. He was doing really well sleeping before last week. Self settling for naps with his cuddle toy, before bedtime. Then he'd sleep till his dream feed time (BF still), wake up dream feed back to sleep, then woke up once or twice for another feed during the night. Sometimes he woke up more i think cuz of teething but that's kind of settled now.
He was sick all of last week contracting HFM and so DH and I resorted to rocking him as he was in so much pain and fevers. this whole week screwed up all the 'sleep training' we did so far. I mean he wasnt even crying anymore. but now he screams his lungs out all the time if we dont pick him up.
I have a SafeTsleep sleepwrap which has been brilliant to prevent him rolling all over his cot and helped him sleep on his back but now he wants to just sleep on his side. sometimes im ready to put him back in cot drowsy and i dont even have time to velcro the wrap around he rolls over to sleep on his side (same position as when I hold him to rock to sleep i suppose) then he rolls too far, bumps his head, screams cant sleep. last night he was up over 2.5 hrs, fell asleep finally sideways for an hour but i wasnt quick enough to put the safeTsleep on, then somehow rolled back on his back, screams his lungs out.
its getting exhausting to hold him and rock him, im so tired i just dont have the strength to hold him and he kicks around, turns over, pulls my hair, im just so freakin over it
DH not much help either, he has to work, so he s like "i have to sleep" then I keep rushing in DSs room to shush him asap. sometimes I feel like I am doing this raising DS all on my own , especially at night. DHs favorite excuse is "i cant breastfeed", now it's "im too tired and I have to work"
going slightly coocoo from sleep deprivation
is this just another phase or what? another two weeks and then we will probably hit the infamous 8 months sleep regression everyone talks about (YAY so looking forward to that - NOT) even less sleep for me
and then everyone always telling me "is he not sleeping through yet, he should be sleeping through, blablabla" whatever, clearly im doing it all wrong then