I'm currently in my car in tears as I'm at breaking point. DD1 is 5.5 months and has had one stretch of 3.5hrs sleep since she was 3 months. She's up 3-4 times a night every two hours.
I've implemented a routine at home for naps but the last two days it's taken me over an hour to get her down. She falls asleep and then 'ping!' She's awake again.
We semi coslept until 2 weeks ago through the worst of the 4mth sleep regression. Went to bed in her bassinet and then she spent a portion with me. She actually likes her cot and had a 2 hour nap in there today so not keen to start co sleeping again.
She has a comforter and no dummy.
Good thing my DH came home just now as I was borderline going to leave her to CIO.
I'm mentally and physically beyond exhausted. She's a happy little person and I don't want to CIO ( I'm 100% against it ) but I'm cracking up. The patting and shhhhhing is rubbish as she just cries harder in the cot so I have to pick her up.
All the resources say her day awake time should be 2 hours but she'll look exhausted and not sleep and take over an hour to get to sleep.. It's so confusing.
Please can someone whose attachment parent minded help me? I'm drowning here 😞