Sleep regression

The past week or so Rose has been waking up about 11:30 pm to 1:30 am screaming.  Not every night but enough to really disrupt my sleep pattern.  Steve’s too since he is usually the first to get up and sooth her.  This is one of those parenting moments where I really wish she could talk and just tell me what is bothering her.  Is it teething?  Night terrors?  Separation anxiety?  Indigestion? Have we been getting up too quickly to sooth her so that she is now expecting us to come in?

There has been a few nights that we have been up for an hour trying to get her back to sleep.

We have been learning as we go on what will get her back to sleep the fastest.  We have walked, rocked, sang (me), snuggled in bed, gave binkies and gave Motrin.  Some things worked better than others and some things we didn’t try again such as taking her into the office to say hi to daddy (she woke up for a hour and a half after that) and taking her into bed with us (she rolled ALL over the place, punching and poking and flopping all over us).  In the end just holding a hand on her head while gently rubbing her back seems to work the best.

Here’s hoping that she moves past this phase soon.  I was used to this when she was newborn.  Now I’m used to getting my sleep!

Sleep Regression

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  1. Stephanie

    I feel your pain! My daughter stopped sleeping through the night at 5 months when I stopped swaddling her. Then we resorted to co-sleeping. Now we're trying to sleep training because we're tired of the rolling around and kicking and poking. She still does not sleep through the night and next week she will be 1. I'm at my wits end as to why she won't sleep through the night. Some nights she will sleep for an hour at a time and wake up – every hour! It's maddening! When she does wake up, it's also screaming. I hope your daughter starts sleeping better again and that mine will learn too!

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