Post # 1
My 8.5 month old baby has had a rough couple of days, sleepwise. He used to nap and go down for bedtime with little to no fuss. He’s slept from 7:30 to 6:00-6:30 for months. Now he cries and fusses for 10 min each time I put him down. his naps suddenly got shorter and he woke up at 5 this morning. Aaaaargh! I tried to soothe him but eventually gave up and got him up at 6:00.
I hope this is a temporary sleep regression! He has learned to do an army crawl recently and he’s gotten more cuddly and attached to me. Developments I love of course. I’m not loving a sleep deprived baby! Or a sleep deprived me!
Post # 2
All I can say is that I envy you….to have a child who sleeps that well…
I seriously never had more than 3-4 hours of uninterrupted sleep for 14 months. A two, she still rarely sleeps in past 5:30am
All kiddos will have changes in thier sleep patterns multiple times as they grow over the first year. Hopefully he falls back to his usual routine soon.
Post # 3
urchin: Oh boy. I am so sorry! You poor mama! i would go bonkers. Do you have a partner who helps out?? You sound like you’ve managed to stay sane!
I type this after he has woken after 35 min of sleep from what is normally a 1.5-2 hour morning nap. DH is on duty for this round.
Post # 4
sept22insf: Ugg sorry! I know how it feels. My little one is only 3 months old, but she went from sleeping almost through the night (6-7 hour stretches) to 2-3 hour stretches the last week. It sucks!
Post # 5
sept22insf: This is entirely normal behavior. Consider yourself lucky that you had such an easy first 8 months.
Post # 6
urchin: My best friend’s son oly slept for about 3-4 hours the first 18 months or so. Now he sleeps from about 8 to 5 am. It’s like a dream to her. Sounds like a nightmare to me!
Post # 7
sept22insf: Normal, normal, normal so my advice would be to just roll with it! Baby sleep isn’t linear and there’s just so much development that goes on in the first two years(teething, talking, walking etc) that it’s no wonder they have trouble sleeping!
Post # 8
I care for an 8.5 month old baby and I have the same problem. She used to nap like a dream and now will cry as soon as she sees the cto. She’s also started to army crawl and is getting more affectionate. It’s tough when they go backwards from what they were doing but hopefully it will pass once the novelty of moving around goes.
Post # 9
Man you’re lucky! My 8 month old only sleeps for 3 hour stretches max at night, and that when she’s bedsharing. She won’t sleep on her own. Count your lucky stars!
Post # 10
sept22insf: The first year of DD’s life I was at home of mat leave, so I did 100% of the night time duty. My DH is an electrician, and I could not have him sleep deprived. It was challenging, but I made it through.
Now that my DD is older, she usually sleeps from 7pm-5:30am, so I absolutely love that now!
countingstars: Hahah.. I can relate with her! Having my DD now sleep from 7pm to 5:30am is awesome..and those few mornings where she sleeps to 6:30 are blissful.