Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
Brayjjanna
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 21
No sleep for 5 months

My DD who is 9 months old has not really slept at night for 5 months. She's constantly twisting and turning and banging her head into the side of the crib. She will sit up and lay there slumped over crying. Repeat that about 10 times a night. I am so tired. We have a very brain injured 3 year old who doesn't sleep so my husband sleeps in his room and I sleep with the girls in ours.

She refuses to cosleep. Always has. Just kicks and flails and screams. She hates being cuddled and held. Always has. She had a few issues early on (shoulder abscess, lip and tongue ties).

I just don't know how to help her get sleep. It's obvious she needs it because she spends her day grumpy and crying and screaming. We are always walking on egg shells.

Any sleep tips? Letting her cry will not work. She does not calm down. I normally nurse her back down to sleep and put her back in her bed and then it starts all over again.
I've tried turning her around and resituating her without nursing her and that just angers her.

I have no problem with nursing at night. I just need sleep. If she would sleep on me I wouldn't mind it.

I figure at first it was just a phase but its lasted 5 months now and it's obvious she is so very tired.

Advertisement

Brayjjanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
danimoo43's Avatar
danimoo43
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,576
My Mood:
Re: No sleep for 5 months

First thing I would do is talk to the pediatrician, if they can't help they will refer you to specialists. It could be a number of things preventing her from sleeping.
__________________
Danielle. Mama to 3.
Looking for panda tushies bamboo terry prefolds!
danimoo43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 09:14 AM   #3
l_Kimmie_l
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 12,584
My Mood:
Re: No sleep for 5 months

My son was the same way and ended up having to be medicated to sleep. We ended up sleep deprivated for a year before they would help. Get her into the pedi ASAP. Also, try liquid melatonin. I feel for you. My son also stopped sleeping after the 4 month sleep regression. He now has PDD NOS.
l_Kimmie_l is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
Kätzchen's Avatar
Kätzchen
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,554
Have you taken her to a chiropractor? It may be worth a try?
__________________
Kätzchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 10:05 AM   #5
mibarra
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 8,987
Quote:
Originally Posted by danimoo43 View Post
First thing I would do is talk to the pediatrician, if they can't help they will refer you to specialists. It could be a number of things preventing her from sleeping.
I think so too. Do you think she may have sensory issues and need an OT eval? That seems extreme. Good luck mama!!
mibarra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 10:08 AM   #6
tinyblackdot's Avatar
tinyblackdot
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,107
My Mood:
My daughter was the same way!

We succumbed to using a paci to help her soothe herself back to sleep, not at all what I wanted to do but it was amazing.

Also I second the chiropractor recommendation!
__________________
Melanie-Mommy to my HERO Madeline 1/15/07-8/23/13 Fight For Maddie and our Bumble Bean-jamin 1/19/13
tinyblackdot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 10:19 AM   #7
NotLad's Avatar
NotLad
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: The UT
Posts: 2,436
My Mood:
Re: No sleep for 5 months

I would speak to a pediatrician.
NotLad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 02:06 PM   #8
Ashleah143's Avatar
Ashleah143
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Millbury Mass
Posts: 166
I agree going to see a chiropractor when my youngest acts like this it's because he needs a adjustment.
Ashleah143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #9
mrseum's Avatar
mrseum
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,811
My Mood:
Does she pull her legs up at all? My kiddo slept fine then progressively got so so bad... He has multiple food allergies. I knew of two, but was consuming more of what I thought was ok & nursing him.. He was inconsolable at night & slept 20 mins every he.
__________________
mama to three sweet, rough & tumble boys who always keep me on my feet:
I-4.28.09
C-4.25.11
E-2.1.14
mrseum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 06:52 PM   #10
ChocoMeijin's Avatar
ChocoMeijin
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: ON, Canada
Posts: 659
My Mood:
How does she do with a swaddle? We had swaddled for 4 months then stopped then started again until DS was 11 months old. It was the only thing that worked, we'd swaddle, nurse him down to sleep and then keep him in it until morning. Instead of wakiing up every 15 min it was every hr to 2 hrs. It had to be a super tight swaddle too, had to use 2 blankets, one for the arms and one for everything else. A woombie or sleep sack type didn't work at all.
__________________
Mama to my wonderful little DS April 5th, 2011
VGBeads Get your favourite video game character beaded up!
ChocoMeijin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.