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allisonrose's Avatar allisonrose 06:37 AM 02-13-2012

DS2 is newly turned one year old and sleep is getting worse not better! We went through a spell of him waking every hour in the early morning (from 1 or 2 till 7ish). He settled back to sleep easily by nursing. I figured it was teething and just soldiered through. Then we all got a stomach flu which hit him during the night of course so that was a very rough night. And since then (two or so weeks ago) there is at least one night waking that is very difficult to settle him down from: nurse on one side, nurse on the other side and after an hour or so I get out of bed and rock him or walk him. He goes back to sleep easily with motion but it's so exhausting for me to get out of bed! (We cosleep.) Hubby sleeps in another room with ds1 so to ask him for help also means getting out of bed,

 

His naps are sometimes a bit tough to get him down. If I'm slightly past the sleep window, crying ends up being involved. I start thinking he's ready for just one nap but when we try it he gets cranky. The nap routine is nurse, walk, rock. I am thinking I need to try laying in bed with him and nursing him to sleep.

 

Any suggestions? I am so exhausted.



Super~Single~Mama 06:44 AM 02-13-2012

Motrin? Have you looked in his mouth for signs of teething? Molars were pure HE!! for us, and sleep was miserable for almost 2 months while we waited for them to come through.


allisonrose's Avatar allisonrose 09:01 AM 02-13-2012

 

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Motrin? Have you looked in his mouth for signs of teething? Molars were pure HE!! for us, and sleep was miserable for almost 2 months while we waited for them to come through.


Last night I did give him some pain reliever on the theory that perhaps it is teeth bothering him but he was up and unable to settle in an hour or two later. He does have a runny nose today so that might explain some of last night.

 

He currently only has four teeth so molars seem like they would be very far away....


Redmom's Avatar Redmom 04:32 PM 02-13-2012

Hi there

 

Sorry to hear you are having a rough time sleep wise.

 

Our little guy also seemed to get worse the minute he turned 12 months.

 

Have you read "The Wonder Weeks"? There is a sleep regression at 12 months.  For us it lasted a couple of weeks and it drove me crazy.  Since then though his sleep has gotten better.

 

Good luck!


allisonrose's Avatar allisonrose 05:56 AM 02-16-2012


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Hi there

 

Sorry to hear you are having a rough time sleep wise.

 

Our little guy also seemed to get worse the minute he turned 12 months.

 

Have you read "The Wonder Weeks"? There is a sleep regression at 12 months.  For us it lasted a couple of weeks and it drove me crazy.  Since then though his sleep has gotten better.

 

Good luck!


No I haven't heard of that book but hearing that there is a 12 month regression makes me feel better.

 

Sleep has been a bit better the last couple of nights. Maybe this is the beginning of a good period of sleeping....
 

 


portlandmama's Avatar portlandmama 07:12 PM 02-16-2012

I don't have  anything to offer but to let you know that I UNDERSTAND!!!  My LO just turned a year and is sleeping horribly.  That being said, she started sleeping horribly at 8 months-ish and we have had few days of reprieve.  I came onto this board to see if I can get some mamas help and came across your post. 

 

I am looking to weed out physical causes. Reflux?  Food intolerance?  She wakes most nights after 2 hours and then every 20 minutes to 45 minutes afterwards.  And now she refuses to take a nap...unless she is held.

 

Anyway.  If you get a good resolution...or a magic wand, let me know eyesroll.gif


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