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    Default Sleep, please?

    I am slowly being driven insane from broken sleep.

    DS2 has spent the last two or three weeks waking up A MILLION TIMES A NIGHT (approximately) because he rolls over onto his stomach and gets stuck. He is perfectly capable of rolling onto his back; he does it when he's awake no problem. But not at night. No, at night he gets stuck like a little beached whale and apparently, to him, if he's on his tummy, it's time to play.

    He's also gone from a solid 12hr+ stretch to waking up in the early hours to have a chat. An hour long chat. A very LOUD hour long chat that's mostly high pitched screeches. WTF, kid, it's 4AM!

    Sleep regression is a rude shock.

    There's no point to this post. This too shall pass. DS1 did the same thing.

    But I feel sorry for myself and felt the urge to share.


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    I sympathise! DS does the same!! How old is your DS?

    At least DS has never slept 12 hours so I'm used to the waking but would be nice if he would just be happy on his tummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    I sympathise! DS does the same!! How old is your DS?

    At least DS has never slept 12 hours so I'm used to the waking but would be nice if he would just be happy on his tummy.
    5.5 months. And he's been sleeping through the night since he was 8 weeks old so I've had plenty of time to get lulled into a false sense of sleepy security. I just thanked my lucky stars that I ended up with one of those mythical infants that slept through early. (Right up there with toddlers who eat all their vegetables and are toilet trained without hassle.)

    I knew it wouldn't last but now that the sleep regression is here, IT SUCKS BALLS.

    Eventually he'll figure out that he can just put his head down and continue sleeping but he's taking his sweet time coming to that realisation.

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    My nearly 5 month old doesn't roll in bed probably because I double wrap her lol but she has been waking a few times a night recently also. Ahh she also slept through 12 hours from 10 weeks id almost wish she was like my first - who didn't sleep through until 7 months. I'm more sleep deprived from the recent wakings then from having a newbie lol

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    Have you tried tucking them in firmly so they can't roll? Plus you can get this thing called a "safety Y sleep" which straps to the bed/mattress so they can't roll over.



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    DS did this when he was 5 months too I also started a thread because I was so shocked! Who was this baby that slept so well and now won't sleep?!
    Anyway it lasted about a month and he has been a tummy sleeper ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Have you tried tucking them in firmly so they can't roll? Plus you can get this thing called a "safety Y sleep" which straps to the bed/mattress so they can't roll over.
    If only it were that simple! He hasn't been swaddled or wrapped or even tucked in since he was around 3 months and grew out of his swaddle suit. He doesn't like to be confined. We have him in a grobag and he's very mobile; he's a mover and a stretcher, awake or asleep.

    He doesn't even like cuddles for too long, protests so we put him on the floor where he can have his freedom! I've learned not to take it personally :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Qrazelna View Post
    DS did this when he was 5 months too I also started a thread because I was so shocked! Who was this baby that slept so well and now won't sleep?!
    Anyway it lasted about a month and he has been a tummy sleeper ever since.
    DS1 did the same thing too - but he figured it out after about a week. DS2 is clearly trying to one up his brother.

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    My DS hit every sleep regression there is. The 4 month was the rudest shock.

    It is developmental
    It's not your fault
    It will pass

    Don't fight it or try anything drastic to control it, you will only do your own head in. Ride it out as best you can and accept that it is happening.

    This is the best info on the net about sleep regressions;

    http://askmoxie.org/blog/2009/03/a-reminder-about-sleep-regressions.html

    Hugs! It effing sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wikidwitch View Post
    5.5 months. And he's been sleeping through the night since he was 8 weeks old so I've had plenty of time to get lulled into a false sense of sleepy security. I just thanked my lucky stars that I ended up with one of those mythical infants that slept through early. (Right up there with toddlers who eat all their vegetables and are toilet trained without hassle.)

    I knew it wouldn't last but now that the sleep regression is here, IT SUCKS BALLS.

    Eventually he'll figure out that he can just put his head down and continue sleeping but he's taking his sweet time coming to that realisation.
    Biggest hugs. I can relate. Ds3 woke 4hrly from birth to 9 weeks then slept through til 4mths where he had regression for a few weeks waking a few times a night then went back to sleeping through... until 4 weeks ago. 😠He had regression at 8mths waking 3 times a night, he wasn't wanting a bottle so hunger wasn't the issue, he would often wake screaming and be awake for up to 2hrs. Dr thinks it's infant colic and ds1 had it so I agree it is that. So we are on the natural calm products that we used for ds1. His top 2 teeth have just popped through too so that no doubt played a part. The last 3 nights he has been sleeping better and last night dh and I had our first full nights sleep in a month, ds3 slept all night 😆 Hopefully he will continue too. But yes I agree, just have to ride it out. It soon passes. I am fortunate to have a dh that gets up to bub through the night, we had a roster happening so the other could get some sleep. And I often had a lay down when ds3 went down for his morning sleep which helped me stay functioning considering I work the afternoons/evenings.

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