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    There are a few sleep threads around at the moment but I'm too tired to read through them and just want to have a bit of a whinge. DS is almost 13mo and his night sleep has fallen into a great big steaming mess.

    We put him to bed awake when he shows sleepy signs (between 6:30-7pm usually) and he has always been good at going off to sleep on his own. Lately he has been fighting it a bit and the last few nights he has flat refused to go to sleep and after an hour or more of trying to settle him we just give up and bring him back downstairs for a while. Last night he went to bed at 9:30! Not cool!

    He then wakes at least twice overnight. He will SCREAM for HOURS unless we give him a bottle. Nothing else works. Nothing. The problem is we've now got ourselves into a feed-to-sleep nightmare and he is waking more frequently and needed feeds more often, leading to leaking nappies and very tired parents!!!!

    I feel like a complete failure, I'm frustrated and angry and tired and over it, I don't know how to fix it and just want to cry when I think about it. Every time we seem to make some progress he gets sick and it all goes backwards again. He was in hospital 2 weeks ago for 3 nights with rotavirus and has been extra clingy since then too.

    Day sleeps are brilliant, usually 2 sleeps of 1-2 hours and self-settles. Occasionally I will hear him wake and settle himself off to sleep again.

    Just don't know what to do. So tired.

    End rant.

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    Hugs Cue! No advice here, but it sounds a bit like what is going on at my house, although my DS is only 11 months. We're also in the situation where he has so much milk overnight he's really not interested in solids.
    Also I was for a while there putting him in 2 nappies, a larger pull up that I had left over from DS1 on the top.

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    Oh, just re-read your OP, what about dropping one of the day sleeps? Might help?

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    Yeah I thought that too. He seems to be in the process of dropping to one sleep anyway - if he sleeps in he usually won't have a morning sleep and just has a single sleep in the middle of the day. He's then more tired for bedtime but still wakes through the night so day sleep doesn't seems to have much impact on night waking.

    He eats loads during the day, 3 full meals, snacks, and 2-3 bottles.

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    Are his molars coming through by chance? My 14 month olds molars have been bulging for a while now and she is a maniac at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    Are his molars coming through by chance? My 14 month olds molars have been bulging for a while now and she is a maniac at night.
    Possibly. I'll check his gums. We gave him panadol last night but it didn't help much. Might try Nurofen tonight. I've been avoiding Nurofen because he's been recovering from rotavirus.


 

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