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Dd is 18 months and has always been a very happy, easy-going baby and toddler up until recently. She had hardly ever cried, her tantrums had always been fairly mild, teething was tough at night but never bothered her during the day. In mid-April we night-weaned her, which took a couple of weeks for her to adjust to, but she then started sleeping 8 hours at night for the first time. We couldn't manage to get rid of the 5 a.m. feeding, so I try to nurse her then, but she is still hungry and won't go back to sleep. This has left her only getting 8 hours sleep at night and at first she started to become a bit cranky, but nothing extreme. Sometimes now we can get her back to sleep or dh takes her for a walk and she will sleep in the stroller for an hour or so more, but still not enough sleep.

Then a couple of weeks ago we moved to a new apartment. The few weeks leading up to that were a bit hectic planning the move, so I'm sure dd probably started to sense something going on. At first she seemed fine with the move. Then I got a migraine and dh got sick and dd started to get a couple more teeth in.

Now the past week or so she has become completely unbearable. She throws tantrums that last over an hour long. She is very quick to start a tantrum and gets upset easily over things that wouldn't normally phase her.

It has only been a week, but we are already nearing the end of our rope. I try so hard to be there for her through the tantrums, but it is really hard, especially the ones that go on an hour, I end up having to get some things done (like eating dinner). I feel so bad that maybe this transition is causing this, but I don't know how to help her through it. I also know she is not getting enough sleep, but I don't know how to get her to not be hungry at 5 a.m. (she goes to sleep at 8:30-9 p.m.). It seems she is eating and snacking all day long and since this has been two months now, it seems beyond a growth spurt.

I would welcome any advice. We just don't know what to do for her at this point.
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