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  1. Casie says:

    My son is 7 months old. He has been a pretty poor sleeper since we brought him home. We transitioned him from a family bed to his crib at about 5 months old because he had become so restless sleeping with me that I thought he may need his own space. He was waking every hour or less and needing to be repositioned constantly. After putting him in his crib he seemed to be getting 2-3 hour stretches of sleep and did well on a consistent bedtime and nap time routine. Book, white noise, nursing, then lullaby. Over the last 3 weeks he has suddenly become impossible to get to sleep for naps and bedtime. Taking up to 3 hours to get to sleep most nights. We have been to the doctor numerous times and there appears to be nothing medically wrong, however he seems so uncomfortable. He seems very restless all though the night and I feel like he has accumulated such a sleep deficit that it is affecting his behavior throughout the day. He alternates between fussy and wired and never just calm and content. My husband and I feel helpless at this point. Any advice?

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Casie,
      Thank you for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource. I’m so sorry to hear about your family’s sleep troubles. Many babies do have extra trouble around this age, as there are several physical and mental milestones, as well as teething, that can cause a sleep regression. We have an article on this regression here that I hope will help: https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-regression-2/the-8-10-month-sleep-regression-survival-guide/

      I’d also like to encourage you to consider a sleep consultation package with one of our expert sleep consultants, because the issues you describe are exactly the types of things we work on in the consultations. We can help develop a gradual, personalized sleep approach to work on your son’s schedule to make sure it’s age-appropriate, to help him catch up on his sleep deficit, and work on naps and sleeping through the night. We can talk with you about which package might be the best fit for you if you’d like to email us at contact@babysleepsite.com, or see all of our package options here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-toddler-sleep-consulting-services/
      Hang in there!

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