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Let me start by saying, we have tried it all and I have zero interest in advice. Every time someone gives me advice it ends in me just staring blankly at them because the person truly believes I have never heard of such a wonderful thing that worked for their kid. I am glad you’re sleeping, but you’re not helping me.
I just want to complain.
My 13 month old is still not sleeping. He wakes on average 3 times a night.
We have tried everything. I have read 5 books, and nothing works for Bubs. We bed share (save your comments for someone else) and it’s the only thing that has helped him sleep for at least 5 hours straight a night without waking. I know he’s been a little sick lately, but I haven’t slept in well over a year. Thinking about another baby just means less sleep. How do parents function?!?!
Coffee only does so much, let’s be honest with each other. It’s not a cure all unless you drink it all freaking day and then you can’t sleep at night (which is when the angels sing and the heavens part and your child sleeps a solid 8+ hours before waking.)
Speaking with other parents, most aren’t sleeping. That’s comforting. Knowing we’re all just exhausted and faking this awake business. I know I wake throughout the night, so why wouldn’t my son? It’s rare that I sleep more than six hours without waking, even if Bubs doesn’t wake me.
I know I should try to put Bubs back in his crib soon, but if I want to sleep at all (and I do) he stays with me. Or maybe he’d surprise me and sleep all night undisturbed. His naps have been much better lately at day care by himself.
I’d really like a nap.