Hi all...I've not written on here in quite some time, but I'll be honest I feel totally on my own with this one and at a loss of what to do 😫
My baby has never been great at napping during the day. Even from birth she seemed very alert and interested in the world around her. I have to now fight to get her to nap (I try to do this before she starts rubbing her eyes as I know that by then it's too late!). When she does have a nap she's only asleep for about 20 minutes. I have started to dread every night time as about 2 weeks ago Her patterns completely changed and she went from her lovely 6-8 hour sleep to 1.5 hours at a time. Last night she woke every hour. It's not always for food, but I feel like she just needs comforting back to sleep. She is exclusively breast fed and I think she uses me as a dummy (and Yes. I have spent over £30 on dummies trying to find a teat she likes but she won't take to any of them!)
I think what makes it worse is that my husband has a bad back and has for some time so he has slept in the spare room for about 7 weeks so I feel completely alone and exhausted. I've tried so many different things, along with more frequent 20 minute cat naps during the day. She has a bedtime routine that I stick to religiously at the same time, but still this horrible night time cycle she seems to have got into.
I'm not expecting anyone to have a miracle cure - I think I just needed to write this all down and get it off my chest! My NCT group all have babies that sleep from 8-4 and then from 4.30-8ish and I just feel like I'm doing something wrong!
Sorry for the ramblings xx