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    Default 5 month old wont sleep

    Hi my 5 month old has all of a sudden refused sleep he has cut out his day sleeps and sleeping at night. Me and my partner are loosing our minds now in the last 3 days he has slept around 7 hours MAX. We have tried everything but nothing works. he has no temp, but is extremely tired and just screams at the top of his lungs when we try to get him to sleep weve tried walking him. Patting him. Rocking him. Holding him. Leaving him. Going for drives. Everything seems to fail. Please help we are open to any ideas.

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    Google 'four month sleep regression' (it can happen from 3-5 months) combined with 'the sleep site' and also 'ask moxie' they have great advice. Click around the sleep site for advice on settling and age appropriate routines, etc.

    Try not to let him get overtired, sleep promotes sleep and an overtired baby is often harder to settle. Follow his cues and put him down the moment you notice he's getting sleepy (first yawn).

    I feel for you, my DS just went through some sort of regression/developmental phase and it killed! I think he's coming out if it now, hopefully!

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    I started a thread a couple weeks ago about this, here's the link:

    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...d.php?t=521196

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    Also, maybe take him to the GP to rule out anything like an ear infection, etc.

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    Subbing we are going through the exact same thing. He refuses his day sleeps and will only sleep at night - our son is 21 weeks

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    OP, have you recently started solids? If so has bub had any wheat based foods? Sounds like he could be intolerant to something he hasn't had before? - Wheat being the most likely culprit.

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    I have no experience with sleep regression but our baby had a horrible sleepless week when we tried infacol, and a friend had the same problem with dairy. Just a thought


 

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