Help!!!! Nearly 10mo waking every 2 hours!!!

Carey - posted on 08/19/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My nearly 10mo son is waking 2 hourly and has done so for the past 2 weeks. He used to sleep from 8pm til 1 or 2am, nurse and then back to sleep until 6am or so. I cant see or feel any teeth, he has 3 meals a day plus is BF, can settle himself to nap in the daytime but wont at night. He was sick and in hospital a few weeks back but we tried to keep to his waking schedule when the nurses needed to check him. I am sooo tired and at my wits end (I have a 2.5 yo as well and I am snapping at her because I am so tired)..... My son has Downs but he has never had a sleep issue until now! I try to resettle him and sometimes it works and other times he wont until he is BF. I have stopped rocking him to sleep and am doing the pickup/put down method and also VR. my husband tries to help as much as possible.....what am I doing wrong? What am I missing? I need some help/advice because I am struggling to keep going during the day and I desparately need some sleep!!!!!

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Chet - posted on 08/19/2013

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Sometimes bursts in development can cause sleep problems. All you can do is try to settle your baby as quickly as possible and wait it out. It could be teething even if you can't see or feel any teeth. Teeth can move and push on flesh before they get close to the surface. He may be having bad dreams. Is it possible for you to get a nap at some point during the day?

Chet - posted on 08/19/2013

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It will get better. It really will. My experience is that although babies go through rough patches with sleep, if they were good sleepers before they will be good sleepers again. Sometimes you figure out the reason reason for the sleep trouble. Sometimes it just goes away and you have no clue why it started or stopped. It will get better though.

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