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(X-posted in Toddlers)<br><br>
I am desperate.<br><br>
We bedshare, always have. He's almost 16 months. He's teething molars, but has been for over a month now. He wears an amber teething necklace. Hyland's tablets don't work for him. He refused the (non-recalled) Motrin we offered (which he generally sucks back greedily if he's in pain). We do a nice relaxing bath before bed, and he has plenty of time outside in the afternoon and evening to run off some energy. No major changes in his life. Same bedtime routine.<br><br>
He slept well from 815 until 11, when he just kept. waking. up. Crying, fussing to nurse. I would nurse him laying down and he would either fall asleep for 5 minutes and wake back up or roll off and resume his irritating habit of standing up in bed, climbing on me, headbutting me, whacking my head, etc.<br><br>
This 18 times is a record, but he has ALWAYS woken up at least 3-6 times at night, and NEVER slept more than 3 hours at a time.<br><br>
I refuse to believe I just have a crappy sleeper and nothing can be done about it. Any advice? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> My DS was a very frequent waker his entire life until we recently did something about it. I would first rule out reflux or allergies as a cause for his waking.<br><br>
We nightweaned about a month ago, using a slower version of the Jay Gordon method. Then last week we moved DS into his own bed and had Daddy take over nighttime (I'm 13 weeks pregnant and NEED my sleep now.. plus once the new baby is here I will be waking up with him/her so DH needed to be the one to take care of DS). This went extremely well, DS was definitely ready. He does have all of his teeth in (minus 2 year moalrs) already, though. I didn't want to nightwean until all of the teeth were in. He went from waking every 1-3 hours, to sleeping 5-7 hour stretches EVERY NIGHT. The past 3 nights he didn't wake up until 4:30! And then went back to sleep until 6:30 when he got up for the day!! I am still in disbelief that this is the same child who would wake hourly or more his entire first year, and would rarely give us longer than 2-3 hours at a time.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> it will get better mama!<br><br>
Have you read Sleepless in America?
 
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