Grumpy Mummy

Kylie - posted on 05/30/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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OK so I want to know if anyone is in the same boat as me. I have a 2 and a hlf y/o boy and a nearly 11 month old boy. My eldest is a great sleeper and also was as a baby however he refuses to sleep during the day but will go to sleep by 7.00. on occasion he will fall asleep in the car and if this happens he wont be asleep till around 11pm. My 11 month old has slept 4 full nights since he was born - so I know he can do it but most nights wakes up at least twice. I have tried absolutely everything and he has slept in his own room since he was born. Its not that he is hard to get to sleep it is the staying asleep part that sucks. He has 2 naps during the day for about an hour each. I have tried cutting it down to only 1 but he then fell asleep while eating dinner. I have also tried the cry it out method. I am exhausted I am on the go all day with my 2 and a half year old (who I do make ahave a rest with book or movie ) and am up a lot of the night with my youngest. I guess I just want to know if I am the only person who doesnt have a sleeping baby and how u cope. Sorry for my long post but the vent was good...:-D

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Christina - posted on 06/08/2009

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Try playing soft quiet lullabys at night in his room, if he heres a comforting sound he might put himself back to sleep....

Jennifer - posted on 06/02/2009

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Kylie, and others,
I was so glad to see your post. I have an 18 month old and an 8 month old. Guess what. My younger one sleeps all night and always has. My 18 month old has never been a good sleeper at night and often I am up with him once or twice. I have learned (as I swore he would not sleep in our bed) that as a stay at home mom, with no days off. I do whatever works. Aidan last night slept with me. My husband goes downstairs as soon as there is a peep of crying in the night so sometimes I am running between the both of their bedrooms if Aidan is so loud that he wakes his sister up. I will share my darkest secret. I lay down everyday during my sons nap. Even if my little one is up I put my feet up and rest. I have too. I have run many days on little if any sleep and I just do whatever works at that moment. For the most part I hope Aidan with teething and all will sleep through the night at some point but for most nights I am in to administer Tylenol and I swear by Hylands teething tablets. Thanks for sharing, I too feel like I should be doing more and feel guilty for being tired. Hope this helps. Take care.
Jenn

Kylie - posted on 06/01/2009

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Oh I feel so bad for you! I only have 2 and I am so tired and exhausted I can't imagine how u feel!! I am hoping for both our sakes that our kiddies start sleeping. thanks for your reply-everyone's kids that I know seem to have slept through the night since they were 2 months old-Its good to know I am not alone :-) good luck and hope u get some sleep soon!!

Tara - posted on 06/01/2009

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I have 4 boys and only one sleeps thru the night. My 3 year old is up almost every night, usually I let him crawl into bed with me because I know I have to get up at least twice with my 1 year old twins (one time with each of them) I get very frustrated and feel tired all the time. I definatley think you should keep the two naps, if you don't he might be overtired and not sleep (although you never can be sure..can you =) You are DEFINATLEY not alone, I maybe get one day a week of 6 hours straight sleep. Other than that I'm up every 2-3 hours..it's exhausting!!!

Kylie - posted on 05/31/2009

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Thanks guys.Alix, I think that is half of Kaydens problem with teeth also -I havn't tried puttimg him in our room and I may give that a go and see how it works. Kelly-LOL I do exactly the same as you with the closet light :-) He has a music nught night that plays when I put him to bed but maybe keeping some lullaby music on for the night may work-Ill let you know how I go, thaks for your help guys :-)

Kelly - posted on 05/30/2009

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I found with my youngest that it seemed to help keeping a lamp lit all night, or now her bedroom closet light stays on, and also leaving her radio playing softly all night. It seems that if she starts to wake up, she can more easily go back to sleep on her own. Of course, she is three, but it seemed to help even when she was younger; she never was a very good sleeper either! Good luck--I hope you soon start getting more rest!!

Alix - posted on 05/30/2009

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my son was starting to sleep through the night but then he started teething and now he wakes up every few hours. you said your son sleeps in his own bed but have you tried to put him next to you so you can get a good nights rest? thats what i do and we both sleep pretty well. good luck!

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