Do you offer panadol or teething gel at night? If you do try and she still wakes up on the hour every hour, then you can at least rule out teething.
This is what makes it so difficult. There are so many reasons for this happening and so many things to try and change and it's bloody hard to know what it is. Or if in fact none of the changes (even if picking 1 and sticking to it consistently) may not ever work and you may need to ride it out.
Based on what you've now said about wonder weeks etc if it were me, I would try panadol and / or teething gel first.
If that makes no difference, wait until the end of the leap and then try and wake her up at the same time every day and stretching out the awake times little by little to try 2 sleeps.
Then try and ditch the dummy. But that's just me, I'm not a passive person, I just don't have the mental strength to ride things out for months on end so this is where I'm coming from with my advice.
It's not passive to ride out bad patches of sleep @A-Squared. It actually can be very exhausting for the parent to go thru a short/long stretch of broken sleep.
It's tiring as you are trying to maintain your parenting ethos whilst running on 2-3hrs total sleep a night.
It's tiring to constantly have to validate your parenting from idiotic health care workers.
It's tiring to get up at 5am after a broken nights sleep to deal with other children and hubby is away again.
But you do it as you believe is the best way of dealing for your child. So please don't call it passive.
Riding it out is having faith in your child to get over their developmental hurdles by themselves. And it's not easy to always have that faith in yourself nor your child.
And this is coming from a very very tired mum who is riding out her almost 7mth olds shocking sleep ATM. This too will pass.
I've ridden it out and I've fought it. Riding it out was better. For us.
Riding it out worked for us too. It is perfectly normal for babies to wake during the night, even if they haven't done in the past. What works one day might not work the next. Cute as they are they do like to keep us on our toes!
Can I add I don't think @A-Squared meant any offence at all by saying she prefers to "do something" and not be passive about sleep issues.
Yes riding it out is tough. Having had 4 kids I've done both and agree BOTH are hard. But sorry if the term is upsetting but doing nothing to actively change a sleep pattern is by its definition passive. It's not a criticism.
Can we have one sleep thread that doesn't turn into a fight between the same people?
I have used teething gels and Panadol before bed, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
Hubby thinks it could be wind pain because whenever we pick her up she instantly fluffs and she fluffs every time I feed her.
It's definitely hard to pin point the problem.
So far we know that it's not the sleeping environment or being cold. I'll ride it out until the leap is over and see if that makes a difference.
But in agreeable with Sonia's last sentence, OP my advice still stands. It is what feels right for me and has worked for me and I don't have any more to add, so I'll bow out now.
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