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    Default Sleep school sucks 😢

    I never took DS to sleep school but I share your exhaustion pain. DS never slept for more than 3 hours in a row until about 9 months, and didn't sleep thru the night until about 3 years. His bedtimes varied from 8:30 to 11pm, and wake ups from 7 to 8 am. If he had a day sleep he could stay awake until midnight. I went back to work when he was 5 months old. The sleep deprivation was insane. I still don't know how I functioned.
    Good luck!

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    Trust your gut instincts Gingermillie. My DD's sleeping patterns sound almost identical to your DD's and my DD has three very large solid meals a day. Her dinner is often bigger than mine!!! And she still wakes every 2-3 hrs and wants boobie. Solids shmoids is all I have to say. Didn't make a scrap of difference for us. We are also working on ways to resettle during the night without feeding. Have no magical solution yet...

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    Hey Hun, how was your first night home?

    If you're still finding no improvements I highly recommend the paediatric sleep psychologists in Kensington - Sarah Blunden is the head consultant and she has another colleague who I saw.

    They use more gentle methods as they don't believe in controlled crying or cry it out, which I know you want to avoid

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Hey Hun, how was your first night home?

    If you're still finding no improvements I highly recommend the paediatric sleep psychologists in Kensington - Sarah Blunden is the head consultant and she has another colleague who I saw.

    They use more gentle methods as they don't believe in controlled crying or cry it out, which I know you want to avoid
    So our last night there was great. She went to sleep by 8 woke around 12 but put herself straight back to sleep then woke and fed at 2:30 and woke at 7!
    Then yesterday we stayed there til after her first nap and the day was great. Put her to bed at 7:30 and the night was crap. Woke at 8:30, 11 - wouldn't go back to sleep for ages, woke 2:30 fed (and wide awake when I put her back in bed), 6:40am fed and fell back to sleep til 8:30. So there goes the routine for today as they said she must always get up at 7 no matter what happens during the night. I just can't get out of the mindset that if she's tired let her sleep. Plus we have swimming lesson this morning so I'd rather she wasn't tired before that.
    I don't understand why she was unsettled early in the night and so wakeful 😴 she was fine at sleep school!!
    Thanks for the recommendation I had heard of Sarah blunden before might be an option.
    She's always been fussy and sensitive. The sleep problems started exactly when we moved her from the spare room into her bedroom before xmas (probably just a coincidence but never know). We're going to try her back in the other room today and see if that helps. It's possible she just doesn't feel safe and settled in here (even though I sleep in here most of the time).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waggers70 View Post
    I never took DS to sleep school but I share your exhaustion pain. DS never slept for more than 3 hours in a row until about 9 months, and didn't sleep thru the night until about 3 years. His bedtimes varied from 8:30 to 11pm, and wake ups from 7 to 8 am. If he had a day sleep he could stay awake until midnight. I went back to work when he was 5 months old. The sleep deprivation was insane. I still don't know how I functioned.
    Good luck!
    Yes I'm back at work this week only 11 hours but no idea how to get my brain there ☹

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Yes I'm back at work this week only 11 hours but no idea how to get my brain there ☹
    Has your DD started daycare yet? Work might be a pleasant change. My DD started last week and I have to say that I enjoyed her being there more than I'd like to admit... I found it quite recharging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Has your DD started daycare yet? Work might be a pleasant change. My DD started last week and I have to say that I enjoyed her being there more than I'd like to admit... I found it quite recharging.
    Yep - I feel quite free after I've dropped DD off at daycare. I've found even after a terrible night I don't struggle as much at work as I do if I'm at home with the kids.

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