Our LO is now nearly 13mths old and still waking very frequently at night. About 3months ago I thought we had it more under control with a few techniques from Elizabeth Pantley, but that was very short lived!!!
I feel like a broken record with these emails (sorry to everyone that keeps reading these emails), but I am seriously struggling with the lack of sleep for more than 12 months now!
The last month LO has woken at least 5 times a night and the last week at least 7 times eg every 1.5hrs.
I still nurse him to sleep at night, then rock him before placing him in his bed. I read lots of people put their baby/toddlers to sleep drowsy but I have never managed to do that
LO goes to bed around 8pm each night and still has two naps during the day. He will wake for the day between 7,30am & 8.30am depending on how difficult the previous night was.
I place him in his cot for naps mostly, sometimes he sleeps in the buggy if we are out. At night I place him in his cot at first then bring him to bed when he wakes.
Lately he wants to nurse EVERY time he wakes and then won't go back to sleep, instead cries and I have to get up and rock him back to sleep. So, I feel "angry" that after co sleeping to make it "easier" I still have to get up any way
He has always been an in arms baby and we still carry/hold him a lot. He started walking at 12 months which has made day times easier eg he can find us himself.
I am exhausted, my husband is severely sleep deprived. We feel like we haven
t done a good job of teaching our son to sleep.
Everyone keeps saying it gets better.....
Last night I tried to rock/pat without nursing but he cried and cried until he had the breast. It's really tough on him and us at the moment.
Does anyone have any good solutions here?????? Have we created this frequent waking by picking him up each time, putting him in bed asleep and rocking /nursing all through the night????