For 5 nights in a row and at least 4 weeks before that, I've had barely any sleep. My almost one year old gets up 4-7 times a night. It doesn't matter what time I go to bed, he starts the minute I go to bed. When he is up he stays up for at least a half an hour. Last night I was up with him until 12:30 ( his bed time is 8 and he went to bed fine. i had work to do so i stayed up until about 11). He was up again at not quite 2 until 3 and then at 4:30 he was up. My 3 year old turned on all the lights in the main area of the house and then went back to bed. I have no idea what time she did that. While I was trying to get him back to sleep one of the kids was wandering the house and opening and shutting their door over and over. So now we are all up and the kids are hyper and loud and I'm about to cry because I'm so tired. Last night he got up every hour and pretty much does this every day. I can't figure it out. I have tried getting to him fast while he is still half asleep, I've tried changing him frequently at night, I've tried letting him cry ( doesn't work at all he literally cries for hours, nods off for 15 minutes and then cries for hours again.). I've tried letting him fuss for about 15 minutes to see if he will fall asleep again before going in. Dh has tried putting him to bed ( that just makes him hysterical). I've tried making sure he his really full before bed because he always wants to eat nonstop from about 5 pm to bedtime. I've tried warm baths and lotion. All my kids have done the frequent night waking and I have no idea why. They are trying to drive me batty, I guess. :(. I had one night last week where he only got up once. That felt so good!!
on Jan. 11, 2013 at 6:30 AM