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i guess this is just a vent post and i need some reassurance from you ladies. i thought he'd be sleeping better by this age.
sleeping has been worse than ever the past week. waking up every hour, or being up at 2am for 2 hours or more. (i always keep him in the bed, in the dark, no talking)...if i dont get some consistent sleep soon, i'm going to have a meltdown. something has to give.
i wonder if night weaning will even help him sleep better/longer. he still only has eight teeth and i dont know if i could night wean him before he gets his canines or molars. what is taking those teeth so long??
and today one of our best friends who we haven't seen in almost 4 years is arriving for a visit. i know he'll understand my delirium, but i dont know if i'm even going to have the energy to enjoy myself.
thanks for reading.
I was gearing up to night wean Juliana around 17 months and then I noticed she was just barely starting to get canines and it was already affecting her sleep a little. I decided to hold off. It wasn't until a few days shy of 20 months when they had completely come through and I finally night weaned.
I was in your situation at 17 months. Now I'm STTN blissfully, until at least 5:30 or 6 when she gets some milk and then back down for a couple more hours.
I wouldn't wait for 2 year molars. Juliana is almost 25 months with no sign of them.
Ugh, that sounds really rough. He might be getting ready to pop those canines through though and then you may hopefully get a little break. I was getting almost no sleep back before we finally night weaned DS at around 16 months, like your guy, he would sleep in 1-2 hour stretches an ALWAYS was up for a two hour stretch sometime during the night. He also slept so lightly that whenever I would turn over he would wake up. I was tearing my hair out! I had little hope that night weaning would work or that I would ever STTN let alone more that 2 hours at a stretch- DS was just such a horrible sleeper. Thankfully, night weaning was easier than I anticipated and it didn't take long before we were consistently STTN. If you are open too doing it, I definitely think night weaning will help you all to sleep more at night. At 17 months you can reason somewhat with your LO, and I really think that helps the process along. The trick is finding a window in between bouts of teething.