Anyone's little ones going through a sleep regression. Henry used to have a predictable nighttime sleep starting at 6 weeks he would get his bath at 7:30, I would nurse him, we would read a book and he was out by 8:30 at the latest and wouldn't wake up until 3 or 4am, and a couple of times he slept until 5am.
Well, this whole week, with the exception of Monday night, Henry has been waking at 1, 3, 5 or 2, 4 and 6. I am one tired momma. He also has been hard to get down at night. We put him to bed and then 30-45 minutes later he wakes up. And sometimes he will do that twice, making the whole bedtime process last from 7:30 to 9:30.
I am hoping its a growth spurt and we get back on schedule soon. I have a terrible cold and being sleep deprived is not helping.
Any suggestions on how to get him to sleep longer?
Recently Reid has gotten harder to put down (he was already hard, so I think he is now officially The Worst...) but luckily he is still sleeping through the night. Sorry Mama, that is hard, especially with you having to work too.
We are still all over the place! I know issue is still her bottles during the day but we have been trying to fix that and it's not working so we deal lol... She is going in her room in her crib tonight to see how it goes because she is not even awake half the time that she is making noises and wakes me up
Emma rarely gives me a long stretch, but it is common for babies to go through the "4 month sleep regresion." Maybe Henry's came early??
I don't know what happened, but it continues to go on. I started the bedtime process at 7 tonight and he fell asleep at 8 and has woken up 3x since. Agh. I keep reading that its best to try to get them to bed earlier and that babies naturally want to go to bed around 6:30pm. But we are just getting home at that time so that isn't happening.
Either way,I am exhausted. I would be downing coffee in the morning if I could.
My little guy went through an awful 3 months sleep regression just like that, except he woke up every 45 minutes on the clock ALL NIGHT LONG. It lasted a terrible 6 weeks, at the end of that we were just about to start sleep training out of desperation when things improved and he went back to his normal routine of "just" waking up at 2 and 5. Hang in there... it's awful but most of those sleep regressions don't last that long. I heard a week or so is normal.
Oh geez Elle, 6 weeks sounds rough. Henry was like this the first 5-6 weeks of his life, but week 6-10 was pretty nice as far as nighttime sleep goes. Even when he did wake up, I would nurse him and he would be out in no time. Now he wakes up screaming his head off and I'm rushing to pop a boob into his mouth so we don't wake everyone up (I have downstairs neighbors). And then when I put him back down he is fussing until the next feeding/crying fit. I am learning to sleep through his fussing. Somehow I manage to rock the rock and play in my sleep...and at the 3-4am waking, I end up just putting him in bed with me. But I can't keep my nipples out like all the other co-sleeping mommas, because he is a zombie baby and bites when he nurses in his sleep. Trust me its a very rude awakening.
He is a terrible napper most days so I was depending on that lovely nighttime sleep. I didn't realized they have sleep regressions until a friend mentioned that it typically happens at 4 months. Boo.
Elle you mentioned your first was colicky, when did it end for you? I google this question everyday and have joined a colic support group. Haha. Most people say it ends at 6 months. My pediatrician agrees with that. Really Henry does have his good days/moments, he is just the loudest, most dramatic crier I've ever encountered. His daycare ladies agree with me, they said there is one other baby that was worse. I can't even imagine that. I see you are pregnant with your second, congrats! Hope you get a calm baby this time!!
Elizabeth - T was super colicky and it ended when he was right around 3 months old, so I am hoping that Henry does the same.
Henry is 3 months on Saturday, I keep hoping the colic magically disappears over the weekend, then I would be considered "text book" colic. I keep reading that it lasts 3 months. But for whatever reason, the ladies in the colic support group have babies that aren't text book, because all of those ladies are still dealing with it at 6 months and some at 9 months. Lets hope its 3 and I will settle for 6. Nine months scares me.
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Fingers crossed for you. With T, it felt like it really was "magically disappeared." I expected it to taper off slowly, but I seriously felt like he woke up one morning and just wasn't colicky any more. It wasn't on his 3 month birthday, but I think it was fairly close, like maybe within the week that he turned 3 months. Hoping Henry gets his magic switch flipped in the next week or so too. :)