Im a desperate mommy who needs help and sleep. Night waking every hour, and 20 min naps!
How old is your child? 11 months
What’s his/her daily routine?
10am wakes initial feed
1:00 20-30min Nap
5:30 20-30min Nap
9:30 Nightime Sleep
11:30 wakes and crys (nursed to sleep)
Wakes every hour to 2 hours and can only be nursed to sleep.
What’s nap routine?
Every nap has a routine – lullaby music, short book, cuddle, put down awake for sleep, shushed and patted
How long are naps? 20 to 30min
What's bedtime routine? Time?
Bath, music, book, night feed, put to bed awake, patted and shushed.
Time varies between 9pm to 10pm depending on previous nap, I’ve tried 8pm but won’t work .
Do you bottle or breastfed?? Exlusively breastfed
How much? or how long? Breasfed length on demand
If breastfed.. one side or both?? (at each feed) One side is usually more than enough, sometimes will offer other but usually doesn’t take.
How many wakes per night? 5 to 6
What’s your LO like when waking at night? How long is he/she up?
Wakes up crying and is only comforted by feeding, sometimes can be patted down but wakes up after ten minutes or so.
When you go to him/her is she fussing or crying? Or is it a mantra cry?
Crying excessively, especially if I walk away after patting then its wailing cry.
What have you tried to settle??
Tried giving bottle, pacifier, shush pat, walking away in length intervals, lovey (stuffed bear, my t-shirt, blanket), co-sleeping, sleeping in his room on the floor….
What do you do for A time and how long is it?
I’ve pulled all nighters and he’ll just wail for hours on all those above and if he tires himself out hill nap for 2 minutes and start all over again.
Are there developmental issues such as teething or milestones?
This has been going on since he was about 4 months old. So currently he’s not doing anything new.
Have you introduced cereal? Why, how much, and how many times a day? (for LO’s under 6 months) Lots of food, he’s a really chubby baby.
Do they have a prop? If so what is it? Nope, tried and rejected.
Do they have a lovie? No, still introducing
When he was 6 months old, I did the Ferber method of crying out, he cried for about 20 min one night and slept through the night and took 2 hour naps.
Then we went out of town for a month, he got sick and the same thing happened. Now he’s well but…..7 months to now he’s not sleeping. He’s always tired after his naps, rubbing his eyes, cranky, crying. But I can’t get him to sleep. If co-sleeping worked I would even give into that, but it doesn’t. I’ve read everything on the internet, asked the doctor…no ansewers…help.