Jump to content

Desperate for sleep help!


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Rsgibbo84

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

My 16month old daughter has gone from being a perfect sleeper to waking 5-7 times per night. I go in and lay her back down and sometimes she will sleep for another half hour - other times she screams and screams until she is given a bottle. She will then have a few sips and go back to sleep only to repeat this again. I also have a 3yr old boy who is woken up by his sister all night so I am lucky to get 3-4 hours sleep a night between them. I am beside myself and don't know how much longer I can keep this up before I snap. I only work 3 days per week and my work is slipping and is starting to be noticed by the boss!
If anyone can help I will be extremely grateful!!


#2 Lyra

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

She is too hot or too cold? Mine always, always woke if they were too cold

#3 Taystee

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

how long has it been going on? What happens if you just (*gasp* hehe) give her a bottle straight up?

she might be hungry- she might need more opportunities to snack during the day

or she might be suffering from separation anxiety? in which case I would try to do "camping out"- sitting with her till she falls asleep, and gradually moving your chair/bed further away from her over a couple of weeks.

ETA if it's only been going on for a short time, could she be unwell- ear infection, UTI etc?

Good luck xx Sleep deprivation is awful

Edited by Stan the Fan Man, 24 January 2013 - 07:54 PM.


#4 Rsgibbo84

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE (Lyra @ 24/01/2013, 08:39 PM)
15267995[/url]']
She is too hot or too cold? Mine always, always woke if they were too cold


That could be possible. It's been so hot here but cooling down through the night. I will keep it in mind and try and adjust. Thanks :-)

#5 SplashingRainbows

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

How long has this been going on? Is she teething? Molars?

My little boy had an awful time getting his molars with very disturbed sleep.

If not hot or cold my other suggestion is to make sure she is not overtired. For my son overtiredness resulted in frequent night waking. Perhaps her routine needs to be re-jigged.

#6 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

My son has done this off and on since he was born - its just him.   We've had gradual improvement due to night weaning, but I've slipped back into BF overnight a few times due to teething, travelling, ear infections etc.  Each time I've cut out the feeds its got a bit better again (1-2 wakes as opposed to 5).  

But if your daughter has only just started doing this I'd be suspecting pain in her ears or teeth.  Can you try a dose of Panadol/Nurofen  before bed and see if it makes a difference. If it does that will give you an answer.


#7 Chelli

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

Hi,
I have merged your two threads original.gif I hope you get some sleep soon.

#8 Guest_divineM_*

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

Assuming no medic reason this maybe the early onset of the 18 month sleep regression. Google it. If it goes on for too long i would consider sleep school or a sleep nanny. Regressions are only meant to last a few weeks.

#9 Rsgibbo84

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (Stan the Fan Man @ 24/01/2013, 08:53 PM)
15268034[/url]']
how long has it been going on? What happens if you just (*gasp* hehe) give her a bottle straight up?

she might be hungry- she might need more opportunities to snack during the day

or she might be suffering from separation anxiety? in which case I would try to do "camping out"- sitting with her till she falls asleep, and gradually moving your chair/bed further away from her over a couple of weeks.

ETA if it's only been going on for a short time, could she be unwell- ear infection, UTI etc?

Good luck xx Sleep deprivation is awful

This has been happening since mid December. She has a bottle at 7 when she goes down and has a good dinner before that so I am doubtful that she is hungry.She had hand foot and mouth when this all started and has just never settled back into her old routine. Thank you for the quick replies. It's nice to know I'm not struggling through this alone :-)



#10 Jjbeanz

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

My just 2 yo had HFM a few months back and was so unsettled for a few weeks, the skin on her hands and feet was peeling and she even lost half her toe and finger nails. I think she was just not feeling herself so not sleeping well
Hope she settles down for you soon




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss, as it involves toilet talk. But it needs to be talked about.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.