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This is getting frustrating! SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
14th Jun '13

I dread putting my 6 month old son to bed every night, because I know...Within 2 hours, he'll wake me up. He sleeps for 2 straight hours and wakes me up....aaaaaall night long. So, I literally never get any solid sleep. It feels like a battle for me.



I'm not even sure why he's waking up. He's not waking up crying for a bottle. He'll flip on his stomach and toss and turn until he wakes himself up. Or he'll get over to the corner of the crib and get his arm stuck or something and start fussing for me to help him. Last night, at Midnight, DH got up to go to the bathroom and when he got back in bed, I was awake....We both looked up and DS was on his stomach with his head raised, staring/smiling at us. So, I get up...turn him on his side, cover him up, and pat him or rub his head until he falls back asleep.



Our box spring creaks, so I'm thinking maybe it creaks and wakes him up...But shouldn't he get himself back to sleep?



He's about to outgrow his swing, so I've been putting him to bed at night without using his swing and he falls asleep easily with a rocking chair and a bottle. But he sleeps so light. Any noise and he's tossing and turning.



He does have a pretty strict schedule. He eats his dinner at 8, has a warm bath directly after, gets lotioned/massaged, and then has quiet time and a bottle and he's usually out.



What can I do!? I feel like I'm going crazy.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22307 posts
14th Jun '13

does he have his own room? Your snoring or something could be waking him up.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting Blythe.:" does he have his own room? Your snoring or something could be waking him up. "


He does, but he doesn't sleep in it. There isn't central AC in the apartment. There's a big unit in the living room and we bought a window unit for our room, so..He has to sleep in there with us or he'd probably have a heat stroke with how hot it's been getting. Plus, I'm still not comfortable with him sleeping in a different room.



I don't snore, but DH does...and he usually wakes me up and I jab him and he turns over. If anything, it's our box spring (buying a new one next week)...I just don't know. He slept through the night for like...2 weeks. And that was it.

Ricky&Emma's Mommy 2 kids; California 5023 posts
14th Jun '13

it's probably time to start trasitioning him to his own room, just get a good moniter and maybe if its to hot a cooling unit for his room, we had heat waves when my kids where young but they where fine in onsies . My kids never slept in our room though, both in their own room from the time we came home from the hospital, I think they sleep with us more now then ever before. trying feeding him dinner earlier and keeping him awake playing longer maybe....then put him down right after play time and a than the bath...

Jenny&Boopy TTC since Jul 2014; 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7356 posts
status 14th Jun '13

I put a white noise app on my iPad and have it on all night. It seems to help if I have to open the door to leave the room (it's old and creaks) or outside noises, etc. It's great.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
14th Jun '13

Could you look into getting a white noise machine or rigging something up on your own? That seemed to work when DD was teething and woke up at any lil sound. She had a lil crib vibration thing that helped a lot, too.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22307 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting SR ♥:" He does, but he doesn't sleep in it. There isn't central AC in the apartment. There's a big unit in ... [snip!] ... box spring (buying a new one next week)...I just don't know. He slept through the night for like...2 weeks. And that was it."


Everyone needs their own space to sleep. We had to put an AC unit in DD's room because she doesn't have a vent in there. You could get a monitor so you can listen to him

Pam mom of 3 35 kids; Reno, Nevada 654 posts
14th Jun '13

Gracie is going through this too. She has always been a good sleeper (goes to bed at 8pm and back up at 7am) but in this past week gets up anywhere between 1-4 am.



http://www.familysleepinstitute.com/2013/02/23/sleep-regression-hmmm-we-need-to-clarify-this-once-and-for-all-amy-lage-of-well-rested-baby/

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting Pam mom of 3:" Gracie is going through this too. She has always been a good sleeper (goes to bed at 8pm and back up ... [snip!] ... Gracie is going through this too. She has always been a good sleeper (goes to bed at 8pm and back up at 7am) but in this past week gets up anywhere between 1-4 am. http://www.familysleepinstitute.com/2013/02/23/sleep-regression-hmmm-we-need-to-clarify-this-once-and-for-all-amy-lage-of-well-rested-baby/"


That sounds about right!



We have an AC unit running and a fan, so it's definitely not silent in our room. He sleeps pretty hard during the day. I ran the carpet cleaner and he never even opened an eye the other day. Reading that article now....

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
14th Jun '13

If he isn't crying let him be. He will wake up at night I realized I was getting more sleep when I stopped getting up everytime DD made a noise. She would whimper for a few minutes and fall right back to sleep. I would only go get her if she started crying or the whimpers lasted for more then a minute or two. Your probably rushing to him a little too quickly he needs to learn how to self soothe in the middle of the night.