- is my daughter ever going to sleep??
I can hand on heart say that my six month old hasn’t lost me a minutes worth of sleep since being born. She goes down at 7pm and wakes up at 7am! Sorry, I know that’s not helpful – luck of the draw and all that.
I’m hoping she doesn’t make up for it later in life and cause me loads of grief 😀Posted 4 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
My 2.5 year old sleeps really well, goes to bed almost of his own accord at night and sleeps though until 7.00-7.30ish the next morning with only the occasional blip.
The 1 year old, however…. Wakes up at the slightest disturbance, can be a nightmare to get down (regularly 10-11pm) and usually wakes up at 3am. Hopefully he will learn from his brother soon!Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
I’ve done my fair share of 3am drives to get my first born to sleep. She definitely wasn’t a sleeper and nearly drove both me and my misses stir crazy. At 6 months we decided to try controlled crying. It was tough, but we toughed it out for about a week and it worked a treat and she’s been a great sleeper since. Luckily our second born was a sleeper from the go.
As soon as the start crawling our bum-shuffling (whatever they take to), they’ll sleep like a log as they’ll be physically knackered.Posted 4 years agodeludedMember
I do sympathise and I’m not under the misapprehension that her sleep pattern will remain so, but she really does go out like a light. Even through the hot weather we had and more recently the cracking thunder and lightening overhead, which roused me … and I go out like a log.
She’s a very alert baby during the day and quite active, although I’ve nothing to compare her with – being our first. She’s teething at the moment, but that’s not altered anything.
I’m going to make a tactical withdraw now in an effort to evade the infamous STW flames and pitch forks 😀
1 shed, I do mate, I do.Posted 4 years ago1 shedMember
It sounds like you all have happy healthy children and be very thankful for that. Take 5 and think about the parents with children with disabilities or terminal illness. I could share stories about the first but thankfully not the second. Love to all and I hope your little ones have a good nights sleep.Posted 4 years agoadjustablewenchMember
My 2nd child barely slept a whole night until he was at school. He then started sleeping loads this peaked at 17 – but now he sometimes comes in very late/early morning and tries to sleep all day instead . . . . Thats where me and the hoover come in . . . . Payback time 😀Posted 4 years agogeologistMember
My son was seriously ill with feeding/ digestive issus which needed lots of surgery to fix ( valves working back to front) he never kept food down, was continually hungry, and hence never slept!
On the morning of his3rd birthday he slept the whole night so what a present for us. Now he sleeps like a baby 🙂 and we are no longer sleep depraved continually.
So stop whinging and chin up cos soon you wont be able to get the bugger out of bed in a morning 😉Posted 4 years agoBreganteSubscriber
I’ve been up since 3 a.m with my youngest (6) who has dyspraxia and seems to be able to get by on very little sleep*.
He’s currently stood on his bed in the dark, happily rambling on about our summer holidays!
*unlike his mother who seems to be able to sleep through a medium sized earthquake..Posted 4 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
Had a fail at sleep last night myself… urgh.
One day we will have this cracked, and it is almost heartening to hear there are people suffering more (though really – you do have my deepest sympathies!). At one stage I was getting 3 hours sleep a night for months on end – that was in stages too so not actually concurrent and effective 3 hours of sleep. That was what I had last night, and it hurts!Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
I have a 17 month old boy who was an amazing sleeper (7pm – 7am) until he was about 14 month’s old. Now he regularly wakes up at around 12am, goes back off to sleep and then wants to come into bed with us at around 3-4am at which point he spends the rest of the morning kicking me in the head and head-butting and punching my wife.Posted 4 years ago
Look out for him on the classifieds shortly.mrblobbyMember
We were quite smug about our boy’s sleeping and thought we had things sorted until he got to about 6 months but then he started teething and the past 12 months have been bloody hard work. About 2 out of 3 nights he now sleeps through, and when he does wake he just wants to get back to sleep, so having read some of the posts here I really can’t complain!
Not looking forward to resetting the clock to zero months when no 2 comes along in Feb and having to do it all over again 🙁
I honestly believe that it’s the root of most of societies maladies..
Irritability, short tempter, bickering… I’m not surprised so may couples seem to break up within the first few years of having kids.Posted 4 years agoransosSubscriber
I do sympathise and I’m not under the misapprehension that her sleep pattern will remain so, but she really does go out like a light.
Mine was like that until about 12 months. Then she decided to scream continuously until we relented and let her into our bed, she then spent the rest of the night repeatedly kicking me in the nuts.
Enjoy it while it lasts!Posted 4 years ago
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