April 19th, 2015, 03:55 AM
I really need some help... Don't think I can carry on like this any more :cry
My lo has just turned 11 months old. She was ebf until 6 months, now on a mixture of blw and purees. She slept OKish until 3 or 4 months, but has always been a restless sleeper and was a very colicky unsettled baby. From about 4 months she started waking more and more and more... We co-sleep and bf on demand so to begin with it was survivable, but instead of improving it has steadily got worse, waking every hour, then every half hour, and since having several colds over the winter, she now has long unsettled periods almost every night from about 2am, obviously upset and wanting to feed back to sleep but then waking again 30 seconds later. Her nose has been blocked ever since all the colds, and I'm sure that's partly why she's waking (and finding it harder to feed back to sleep), but we've tried all the usual remedies (saline, snuffle babe, humidifier) to no effect.
As it stands, I usually go to bed with her around 8 or 8:30 and feed her to sleep, sometimes I get up again for a bit of a break but she will often wake again 30 minutes later so it hardly seems worth the effort. So basically I am up there on my own in the dark the whole night, either awake or dozing (DH long ago gave up sleeping with us due to the sleep deprivation, and when he tries to settle her she just screams to the point of hysteria). Sometimes she will have a slightly longer sleep of 2 or 3 hours at some point at the...