Alicia - posted on 01/13/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son Lucas (just 4 months old) used to be a pretty good sleeper at nights. He would consistently sleep for two six hour stretches. As he got older that first stretch would sometimes be 8 or more hours...up to 11 hours!
Then all of a sudden, about a week before Christmas he started waking up only a couple hours after falling asleep, I would let him cry for a few minutes just to be sure he was really awake. I would go in there, and give him his soother, and he'd be asleep instantly. He would continue doing that every hour or so until I fed him at the 6 hour mark. Then he would go back to sleep for only 3 or 4 hours. It's now going on almost 4 weeks, and I am exhausted.
How can I correct his new pattern of bad sleeping? I'm desperate.