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    Hugs. I hope it passes soon. When does DD1 start her day at daycare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Dammit i was barely coping as it was and I kept hoping it was just a blip but it looks as though dd1 is dropping the day nap for the past week or so every second day she hasn't gone to sleep even after an hour or so in the bed (she continually calls out I'm ready! Mum I'm awake!). She copes just fine till bedtime without it. I on the over hand....
    She was exhausting as it was, the afternoons have now become a special kind of hell, not her fault but I've napped since high school, even when working (6-3) and I'm a mess without a lay down letting alone when stupidly sleep deprived
    Dd2 went down last night at 630, woke 730, 930, 12, 130-2am awake, 330-430 awake, then up for day at 6am. This is a typical night.

    Can't wait for daylight savings to end and hopefully can get a bit tougher with her.

    I'm dying inside
    thats almost identical to our night pattern, Completely exhausting to say the least! Sorry to hear about your nap situation with your eldest my three year old no longer naps either, I find him a breeze compared to the baby though so I quite often grab a cuddle and sit down with him on the couch, helps me rejuvenate a bit for the afternoon slog when the big two get home from school. Will she have a quiet movie time perhaps?

    Id love a sleep consultant, unfortunately we live in the sticks and there isn't any out here

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    Can you get into sleep school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    Hugs. I hope it passes soon. When does DD1 start her day at daycare?
    This Friday is her first day on her own. I will leave her for half a day to begin with.

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    Default Not sleeping and not coping- help

    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Can you get into sleep school?
    I know what I'm doing wrong, I'm feeding her to sleep. However all the books I've read advises she's still too young (18 weeks) to teach her how to self settle.

    I'm regional too so no options locally, I can't afford or want to travel to sydney, and I have a household and family to look after

    Eta: trying gentle techniques to get her to sleep without boob are an epic fail and I'm too exhausted to spend hours each night trying to get her down. I'm just so lost.
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    When DS2 was around that age the best sleep I would get (and trust me best is a relative term) was the first one. It was often up to 2 hours. I remember one night deciding I was going to try to get him to sleep in a bassinet (rather than on top of me). I hadn't had a shower in 2 days and hadn't eaten since 6 am as I had no one to help me and I was desperate.

    It was an epic fail he woke up within 2 minutes and screamed for over an hour before settling to sleep (feeding) again. He then woke every 30-40 minutes all night long.

    I can remember thinking to myself well that was a stupid idea! I just gave up the limited sleep opportunity I was going to get. I didn't try again.

    When you are exhausted it is all too much work. It doesn't matter if you know what you should or should not be doing - it is just too much work.

    On Friday you will have some time, sleep when DD2 sleeps - however she sleeps! Don't worry about what you are doing wrong or right - just sleep when you can.

    Until you catch up on sleep do what works to get that sleep. When the fog clears (and hang on to that thought because it will clear) then you can start doing whatever you feel comfortable with to help.

    Hugest hugs xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Dammit i was barely coping as it was and I kept hoping it was just a blip but it looks as though dd1 is dropping the day nap for the past week or so every second day she hasn't gone to sleep even after an hour or so in the bed (she continually calls out I'm ready! Mum I'm awake!). She copes just fine till bedtime without it. I on the over hand....
    She was exhausting as it was, the afternoons have now become a special kind of hell, not her fault but I've napped since high school, even when working (6-3) and I'm a mess without a lay down letting alone when stupidly sleep deprived
    Dd2 went down last night at 630, woke 730, 930, 12, 130-2am awake, 330-430 awake, then up for day at 6am. This is a typical night.

    Can't wait for daylight savings to end and hopefully can get a bit tougher with her.

    I'm dying inside
    Just want to send you a virtual hug.

    This might not work at all but maybe your DD could lie down in your bed with you and you both have an afternoon nap together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Dammit i was barely coping as it was and I kept hoping it was just a blip but it looks as though dd1 is dropping the day nap for the past week or so every second day she hasn't gone to sleep even after an hour or so in the bed (she continually calls out I'm ready! Mum I'm awake!). She copes just fine till bedtime without it. I on the over hand....
    She was exhausting as it was, the afternoons have now become a special kind of hell, not her fault but I've napped since high school, even when working (6-3) and I'm a mess without a lay down letting alone when stupidly sleep deprived
    Dd2 went down last night at 630, woke 730, 930, 12, 130-2am awake, 330-430 awake, then up for day at 6am. This is a typical night.

    Can't wait for daylight savings to end and hopefully can get a bit tougher with her.

    I'm dying inside
    Oh @Little Miss Sunshine we were here a couple of months ago (minus the toddler omfg I have no idea how you do it). DDs night wakings were exactly like this for a good 6 weeks and had never been great to begin with anyway so when it got even worse it broke me. I really have no words of advice or inspiration other than to say you are not alone and I feel your pain 😔 you're not doing anything wrong. Even if you did stop feeding to sleep she might still wake so don't beat yourself up. We do everything 'right' and DD self settles but we still have sleep problems so try not to be hard on yourself for doing whatever you need to get by xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Just want to send you a virtual hug.

    This might not work at all but maybe your DD could lie down in your bed with you and you both have an afternoon nap together?
    Thanks

    We did that this arvo with limited success- she kept touching me going Are you sleeping? Close your eyes! So I gave her my phone to play with quietly whilst I laid down next to her for 30 minutes (she initially kept trying to speak to me and I ignored her).

    She has the attention span of a goldfish, I've been trying to get her to have some quiet time with a movie or you tube videos in our bed, but she's easily distracted and asks non stop questions, she can talk underwater sigh.

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    We had our session with the sleep consultant yesterday. Amazing! In one night we have gone from feeding to sleep and feeding to resettle and up 4-5 times to DD sleeping 7.40 - 12.45 (unheard of!!) we gave her a bottle then and then 3am resettle without a bottle, up at 6.40. She's just gone down for her nap in bed awake and put herself to sleep without a bottle. I'm not going to get ahead of myself but I'm feeling pretty optimistic right now 😄

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