My son is 7 mos. He has never been a good sleeper, for naps or at night. We have been part-time ECing since 7 wks, full-time during day since 5.5 mos.
The longest he has ever slept since birth is 6 hours (twice) and 4 hours (three or four times). He rarely sleeps 3 hours at a stretch, and even 2 hours only happens in the very middle
of the night. He's up a lot (first 20 min, then 45, then stretches out to 90 min) at the beginning of the evening, and up a lot (every 30-60 min) early in the mornings.
I am wondering if ECing/not
-ECing is interfering with his sleep. Since he is diaper-free in the day, maybe he wakes up a lot at night because he has to pee and doesn't like going in his diaper. But I've tried to EC him at night, and he won't go. So we use diapers, and I just nurse him back to sleep. But then he wakes up again and again.
I read the suggestion about a stack of cloth diapers on the nightstand and a bowl to toss them in, but I haven't figured out the logistics of it. The one time I tried to nurse him and let him pee, the cloth diaper got wet, I got wet, he got wet. I know this photo
is a joke, but I wondered if it would actually work...