(Closed) desperately seeking sleep

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Aaaaw sorry to hear that!

Maybe she’s going through a growth spurt, it’s quite possible at that age. Make sure to feed her more during the day. 

I personally have no good news to share… from week 8 to week 11, my son was in bed at 7 and would wake up at 2 and then at 7 in the morning to start the day… At week 11, that was out the window and he started to wake up 3-4 times per night until he was 7 months…

Then he started to sleep through the night for no apparent reason. I was going crazy and really needed some sleep but he wasn’t having it.

I tried many different things but none worked for him – he was able to go to sleep by himself, but just couldn’t stay asleep. I’d recommend a book but the only one that really helped us was in French…

You say that you offer a paci and leave when she wakes up – does she go back to sleep by herself after that?

She is still young for sleep training, so if what you’re doing right now gets her to go back to sleep, continue doing this – she will eventually sleep longer.

In the meantime, what really saved me was my parents offering to keep him for a night, and I was hesitating at first but when I finally just couldn’t take one more night I caved and it was really, really good for me. I asked them to babysit for the night once per month. Now our son sleeps, but we still have that night per month to have parent time, and sleep in the morning.

Post # 4
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sounds like a growth spurt. Should last about a week, two weeks tops! You can do it! 🙂

Also would you consider a sound machine? My Dirty Delete loves her white noise and my friend started with her twins and its been a god send for her twins.

Good luck!

Post # 5
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

I would like to say he’ll grow out of it….and he will….but it may take a while.  Our little girl used to sleep from 9-7 and it. was. fantastic.   It is also a thing of the past.  Now she goes down between 7 to 9, wakes up around 3 and won’t go down for another two hours only to wake around 7-8am.  It’s possible your little one is going through a growth spurt, could also be gas or teething, there are just SO many things that could be going on…not necessarily wrong, just going on.  We use an air purifyer which provides white noise for her to sleep to.  We make sure to keep things quiet, calm and dark when she wakes up in the a.m to try to get her back to sleep.  It’s a fight almost all parents have to go through.  Good luck to you!

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