Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sleep Regression! HELP!!

Lexi has slept through the night for the most part since Christmas. However, over the last week or so, it seems she's regressed to waking every 2 or 3 hours. She wakes crying, and gradually that crying turns to shrieking. Until DH or I get up to go to her. Last night, she went down at 7pm...was up at 10:30, 11:45, 1 - 2am and 4:30am. It's brutal. We gave her a bottle at 11:45 and 4:30, but at 1am we brought her in our bed, where she happily played with the remote control and watched the replay of the late local news.

Anyone with babies older than Lexi...please weigh in. What is causing this? Is it a developmental thing?


Mel said...

We have had an occasional night like this here and there but nothing consistent. I usually just let her cry it out until it gets to the point of she is obviously not going to sleep and then I'll get her and we watch TV together until she falls asleep on me. Have you read "Wonder Weeks"? That one seems to have pretty good insight on why sleep patterns and overall behavior can be changed during developmental "hot spots." Could she be teething?

Jen said...

Don't pick her up!! We went through the same thing. You have to just rub her back and let her know you're there. Basically we went through sleep training all over again. But now, they only get up when something "isnt right", like not feeling good or uncomfortable.