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jeromedawg

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Our 15mo old going through major sleep regression
« on: May 24, 2018, 02:49:38 PM »
Hey all,

For those of you who have dealt with sleep regression at this age, what did you do? Our daughter's is really bad - she wakes up at least once or twice at night (if she can even go to sleep in the first place) and will stand and wail until we get it. Her daytime naps are generally awful - you try to nap her and she'll get up, stand and wail and won't go back down. Putting her down at night is a challenge too - most of the time she'll stand back up and wail endlessly.
We've tried the "put her down till she stays" trick which doesn't work. She's so stubborn. This is worse than our son for sure. She's not hungry and is probably overtired but nothing seems to help much. Only way she'll sleep is if we co-sleep OR pat her to sleep, which we don't want to get accustomed to doing.

We think she might be teething a bit and is on the verge of walking on her own. I know the developmental milestones are a huge thing, but this has been going on pushing at least a month now, which just seems kinda long.
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Re: Our 15mo old going through major sleep regression
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 03:49:23 PM »
Maybe it's time to drop to one nap?

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Re: Our 15mo old going through major sleep regression
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 03:52:50 PM »
I would try Tylenol before bed - teething pain can keep them up at night even if their symptoms don't seem that bad during the day.

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Re: Our 15mo old going through major sleep regression
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 12:33:12 AM »
I would try Tylenol before bed - teething pain can keep them up at night even if their symptoms don't seem that bad during the day.

My wife is reluctant to 'drug' her if it's not necessary. She was saying this has been going on for 3-4 weeks now so how could it be teething? At this point I'm more than willing to give Tylenol though LOL


Maybe it's time to drop to one nap?

We've tried this. She fights it. She simply won't nap and has major issues going down most nights. Some nights she'll fall asleep no problem but that's probably because she's so tired from all the nights that she slept poorly as well as all the naps she refuses to take.

The other thing is that sometimes she'll go #2 but I think that's from her probably crying so much that she just does - my wife will say that's why she didn't sleep. However, I don't think it makes a difference whether or not she goes - she just doesn't seem to want to sleep, period.
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Re: Our 15mo old going through major sleep regression
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 01:48:32 AM »
Tried putting her down at 10pm (we put our kids down late). She wouldn't have it. Wife had to nurse her around 11:30pm and finally she went down closer to 12am. She woke up about 10 minutes ago and is wailing and standing again. This is how nearly every night has been for the past 3-4 weeks.

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Re: Our 15mo old going through major sleep regression
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 02:15:40 AM »
Kids are different, waking up once or twice a night isnt abnormal. I know you donít want to do it. But if co-sleeping works, whatís the harm or providing other soothing support.

Like your wife, Iíd rather use physical contact over drugs.

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Re: Our 15mo old going through major sleep regression
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2018, 01:45:20 PM »
My 19 month old son also goes through phases exactly like this (including for the past few weeks) so I can sympathise. We do cosleep with him on nights when it gets really bad and weíre exhausted. I donít mind cosleeping but my husband doesnít get a great nightís sleep so weíre trying to get him to sleep in the cot after he wakes up during the night with not too much success so far! He also does #2 when heís wailing and I do think itís because of the crying and not the reason why he wonít go to sleep.

Sorry I donít have any sage advice but to keep myself sane I look into the future and tell myself that 15 year old teenagers donít sleep with their parents or wail in the middle of the night so it must sort itself out at some stage!

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Re: Our 15mo old going through major sleep regression
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 02:10:50 PM »
When either of our kids went through changes - teething, colds, major growing and learning, their sleep was disrupted.  We had to re-sleep train.

Well, we did that with kid #1 a million times.

Kid #2 is almost 6 and he falls asleep in his bed with my husband there with him every single night so...

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Re: Our 15mo old going through major sleep regression
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 02:56:32 PM »
I would try Tylenol before bed - teething pain can keep them up at night even if their symptoms don't seem that bad during the day.

My wife is reluctant to 'drug' her if it's not necessary. She was saying this has been going on for 3-4 weeks now so how could it be teething? At this point I'm more than willing to give Tylenol though LOL


Maybe it's time to drop to one nap?

We've tried this. She fights it. She simply won't nap and has major issues going down most nights. Some nights she'll fall asleep no problem but that's probably because she's so tired from all the nights that she slept poorly as well as all the naps she refuses to take.

The other thing is that sometimes she'll go #2 but I think that's from her probably crying so much that she just does - my wife will say that's why she didn't sleep. However, I don't think it makes a difference whether or not she goes - she just doesn't seem to want to sleep, period.
I mean, Tylenol's not a sleep aid, so if you try it and her sleep problems aren't from pain, it won't make a difference, and you'll know to stop giving it. As far as teething lasting for that long...has she gotten new teeth in the past month? She's at the right age for molars and/or canines, which can take a while to come in, and which both of my kids have gotten back to back, resulting in several weeks of continuous teething.