I am desperate for help with my 6 month old boy.
For the last 8 weeks, he has been waking 5-10 times a night, sometimes 10-15 times a night. It can be hourly, half hourly, or every 20 minutes.
I hear him fussing, this can go on for 15+ minutes, then eventually he starts crying. I go into his room, I don't speak to him or put the light on, but I put his blankets back over him and give him his dummy. Sometimes this is enough and he will go back to sleep, but at least 5 times during the night, I will have to wait outside his door as he is wriggling, fussing, sometimes talking, wrestling with his blankets. I wait for a good 5-10 minutes before going back in and repeating the process.
Things have become so bad that I've gone back to giving him a bottle during the night, which we had phased out about a month ago. Sometimes this helps, and he will sleep for around 3 hours afterwards. But more often than not, it doesn't work and he continues to wake frequently.
Sometimes when it gets too much, I bring him into our bed, just so I can get a little more sleep.
I did try to let him just cry one night, which he did for 30-45 minutes, and he showed no signs of calming down, so I went and comforted him. I am not comfortable with letting him cry for long periods of time.
I have gone past the end of my tether. I am managing to get sleep in hourly or half hourly times in the night, but that's it. I feel so low now, I just do not know what to do. I cry every night as I feel I just cannot handle it anymore.
Rocco is generally a very good, calm and chilled baby through the day. He mostly goes down for his naps well. I put him into his cot awake and leave him there. He does go to sleep within a few minutes usually, but sometimes he can be wriggling and talking for up to 45 minutes. He will then start crying, at which point I go up and put his blankets back on and give him his dummy, and he will then go to sleep. This applies to when I put him to bed in the evening as well.
We started weaning a few weeks ago which he has taken very well to.
I did presume that this was just a developmental stage he was going through, but we're getting on for 2 months of this now, and it is showing absolutely no signs of improvement whatsoever.
I feel like I cannot cope with the lack of sleep anymore, and am absolutely desperate for help and advice.
I will appreciate any help you have to offer.