9 month nap nightmare

(13 Posts)
Seriouslysleepdeprived Thu 17-Jan-13 22:53:54

I completely agree. Having barely napped at all the last few days I had to wake him from his PM snooze....

Always feels wrong to wake a sleeping baby!

teacher123 Thu 17-Jan-13 21:11:46

Well today his first nap was great and then he took about half an hour to settle for his afternoon one... He's so bloody random that baby, I just have no idea what he is doing!

Seriouslysleepdeprived Wed 16-Jan-13 20:57:18

Teacher that's so nice! Gives me hope. Pleased he's feeling better smile

teacher123 Wed 16-Jan-13 20:12:09

Well... Today I had to wake DS from both of his naps!!! Which he went down for without a squeak!!! I think the antibiotics are kicking in and he's finally feeling better, both times he was absolutely fast asleep when I went in to get him. He's not done that for weeks, since before Christmas. I think he felt a lot worse than I realised, bless him. I'd just like to add the caveat that I know that he'll probably be crap again tomorrow, but today he did well!

Seriouslysleepdeprived Wed 16-Jan-13 19:50:52

Thanks mummybare I'm at a total loss on the nap front. He just doesn't seem to want to have any. He's had about a hour in total again today...sireky thats not enough?! its stressing me out.

DS is teething too. Tooth number eight appeared today, they have been relentlessly coming through. Really hoping to get a break (& some sleep) before the molars make an appearance.

He also trying to walk I think. I keep finding him cruising around the cot, banging on the bars & generally not sleeping.

I remember a similar thing during the 4 month sleep regression with rolling. It was almost involuntary. Everytime I put him down he flipped over. That was the longest month of my life, ry hope this isn't a repeat!

Seriouslysleepdeprived Wed 16-Jan-13 19:49:00

Thanks mummybare I'm at a total loss on the nap front. He just doesn't seem to want to have any. He's had about a hour in total again today...sireky thats not enough?! its stressing me out.

DS is teething too. Tooth number eight appeared today, they have been relentlessly coming through. Really hoping to get a break (& some sleep) before the molars make an appearance.

He also trying to walk I think. I keep finding him cruising around the cot, banging on the bars & generally not sleeping.

I remember a similar thing during the 4 month sleep regression with rolling. It was almost involuntary. Everytime I put him down he flipped over. That was the longest month of my life, ry hope this isn't a repeat!

mummybare Tue 15-Jan-13 23:12:40

Yes, this all sounds startlingly familiar... Christmas, illness, learning stuff, 8mo... Sleep up the spout. Sigh.

I'm no help, but we're going to try tweaking DD's nap 'schedule' (it's so long since she did anything with any predictability, it's a little bit of a stretch to call it that...) to see if that helps. If we chance upon any magic fixes, I'll let you know.

Until then, I can't actually help at all... But the good news is, it's definitely not just you, OP.

teacher123 Tue 15-Jan-13 22:42:53

DS's Christmas gift to me was sleeping through for a week. But it's like crack cocaine, once you've tasted sleeping through, you just want more!! And then BAM we had the cough of doom, coupled with shit loads of learning stuff. He woke up last Sunday and had learnt how to make a whole new load of sounds. Overnight. He is also desperate to crawl and keeps flipping onto his tummy and then getting stuck and wailing in his cot with his head pushed against the bars of the cot like a caged animal.

I also desperately want to give up bf but have no idea what I'd do when he won't settle in the middle of the night, and I think he's realised I want to stop as he has started stroking my face when I'm feeding him, and gazing at me adoringly. He's not done that before!

So basically I have no idea what I'm doing, but am ploughing on regardless!

Seriouslysleepdeprived Tue 15-Jan-13 20:34:57

Thanks Mrs. We've had our first wake up already, which I'm sure will be the first of many considering we've had bugger all sleep today.

Hope your LO last longer than mine!

MrsJK Tue 15-Jan-13 20:23:46

Let me join you ladies confused

I have an 8 month old DS who is doing exactly the same. I feel like I'm going slightly delirious from the lack of sleep - going back to night wakings isn't fun hmm everything I've read suggests its a phase & will pass but ahhhhhhhh I'm hoping its going to go quickly!

Wishing us all a good night smile

Seriouslysleepdeprived Tue 15-Jan-13 18:54:31

Our DS sounds the same teacher. Guess I've been spoilt with good naps for the last few months. Nights have been a disaster but at least he would nap in the cot during the day.

DS has been ill too with colds, virus and tummy stuff for months now. Just as he recovers we are enter another sleep regression....cant believe it. Will it ever end...? When do they sleep & stay sleeping?!

At least it's not just me I guess...

teacher123 Tue 15-Jan-13 16:31:11

In a similar situation with DS 8 1/2 months. He was rubbish at napping at the beginning, and would never nap at home, but from 5-8 months he napped really nicely. Now he won't nap in the car or the pushchair... We drove for over an hour at naptime on Friday but he was still awake but getting very agitated. He just seems to be struggling to drop off at the moment. Isn't it prime sleep regression territory? DS is so close to crawling, has been ill for 3 weeks with various viral and chest infections and his sleep has gone from good to bad to worse since Christmas! Am just persevering as I have no idea what else to do really!

Seriouslysleepdeprived Tue 15-Jan-13 14:12:07

Me again with more sleep issues...

Having been a pretty good napper he's now been refusing to blimmin nap for a week or so.

I've extended time between naps & cut the morning nap down to 30 mins but he still fights the afternoon nap. He's chatting away in the cot not sounding remotely tired.

Any ideas why? Is it just a phase? This is driving me potty...

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