In the last few weeks, my children have fallen off the wagon.
Out of NOWHERE, they are waking up in the night! Sometimes three or four times!
I CAN'T HANDLE IT!!
They have no problems during the day and nap like perfect angels.
At night time, they usually go to bed well, and then wake up once in the middle of the night. If we go in and give them a big full bottle, they usually go back to sleep and sleep through the night.
If we don't, but we let them cry back to sleep, they wake up an hour later. And again two hours after that.
And then they think that they can wake up for the day at 5:45am.
It's like they're 7 months old again.
No, worse. It's like they're 5 months old.
It makes it really hard to decide what to do. I want to teach them to go back to sleep and that I WON'T come in and feed them in the night. But letting them cry is having the reverse effect.
This morning at 4am they woke up and started crying. After 15 minutes, we got up to make them bottles. We changed their diapers, we rocked them a bit and we left the room.
The second we left, they started SCREAMING. So we went back in and rocked them and gave them bigger bottles. While we were standing in the room holding them, Travis pushed the door shut so it got darker and they started freaking out again.
I went and got a night-light for them, which they really liked and helped them calm down.
So now I'm hoping that they're just afraid of the dark or something and with a night-light, they'll be able to play, find their paci, reassure themselves, etc.
Instead of screaming like little maniacs.
Because that makes me want to scream like a big maniac.
Any advice? Did your baby (or babies) go through some sort of night-time relapse around this age, and what did you do to help them sleep again?
Maybe it's time for toddler beds?
Nope. That last one was a joke.
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