My name is Karen and I am a first time mum to Emily 41/2 months old. I am going insane. Emily goes down for her daytime naps after crying for 5 mins then only sleeps 40mins, I know that she needs to sleep an hour minimum to get her deep sleep but I can not resettle her, when she has had enough sleep ie in the morning, she wakes up playing and talking not crying and rubbing her eyes like in the day. Ive tried going in every fifteen mins not looking at her just patting,rocking ,ssshhhing( I almost hyperventilate ) but that just made her worse. I then tried only going in when her whinge cry turned into screaming, but she will keep crying. The longest she has gone is 11/2hours and still doesn't stop until I pick her up, it also feels like she is in bed all day long, but if she only takes small naps she is grumpy all day. She only lasts an up time of 11/2hours and then shes ready for sleep. At night she goes down awake and drifts off no problem, wakes at 1am for a feed then up at 7am. I just dont think I can cope with letting her cry it out, it doesnt seem to be working after weeks so I need someone out there with a miracle cure, PLEASE HELP!!!!
Karen,WA,Emily born 4th June