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My Baby Has Never Slept For More Than 2 Hours At A Time

by Jordan Hurburgh
(East Sussex )

My son is 1 year old, and has never slept for more than 2 hours at a time. I'm constantly up all throughout the night, he has his dinner and plays and a bath and bed around 8pm every day, and he wakes at 10.30, then 12, 1, 2.15, 4, 5.50, 6.30, 8 and then up.


He doesn't cry when he wakes up he whines and moans until I get to him, then he will have a few sips of milk and bed again. I have tried water and he screams, his never liked a dummy it makes him gag!! I have tried the crying and that makes it worse as then he is wide awake wanting to get up.

I'm so tired its been like this every day since he was born. I feel more tired in the morning than i do when i go to bed in the night. He's so happy in the day time he never cries and is always smiling, and doesnt sleep a lot in the day so it cant be that either :(

It's really getting me down to the point im crying every day. Please help!

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Sep 09, 2014
I understand! NEW
by: Anonymous

My 1 yr old has never slept well. Injured during the csection, he screamed incessantly for the first six months. Development is off the charts (above normal) so the medical community has blown me off. He started having seizures a few months ago. Focal seizures, petit mal, absence seizures... looks like "zoning out." Seeing a neurologist, but not much help. I asked if it was possible he was having seizures in his sleep and he said absolutely not. Then in my research I find nocturnal seizures are commonplace. :/ My Yahoo messenger is amyred75. I would love to keep in touch. I understand the desperation and near insanity the sleep deprivation causes you! I am on prescription meds for fatigue, anxiety and depression. It's been a rough year!

Sep 09, 2014
I understand! NEW
by: Anonymous

My 1 yr old has never slept well. Injured during the csection, he screamed incessantly for the first six months. Development is off the charts (above normal) so the medical community has blown me off. He started having seizures a few months ago. Focal seizures, petit mal, absence seizures... looks like "zoning out." Seeing a neurologist, but not much help. I asked if it was possible he was having seizures in his sleep and he said absolutely not. Then in my research I find nocturnal seizures are commonplace. :/ My Yahoo messenger is amyred75. I would love to keep in touch. I understand the desperation and near insanity the sleep deprivation causes you! I am on prescription meds for fatigue, anxiety and depression. It's been a rough year!

Jan 12, 2015
I feel your pain! NEW
by: Tiffany

My son is 16 months and has not sleep for more than two hours at night. He wakes up 40 minutes after going to sleep, and then every two hours until morning. He is also a very happy and playful baby. He is just a terrible sleeper-since the say he was born! I was just wondering if you received any help. I would love some advice! Thank you!

Feb 14, 2015
Same boat. My 11 month old wakes a lot NEW
by: Anonymous

My son is 11 months old and in that time he has managed to sleep twice that I can remember from 2-6 am. Typically he goes to bed at 8:30. Wakes at 9:30,10:30,11:30,2,4,6 and he is ready to get up and eat breakfast at 6 am. My husband or myself go in and pat his butt for the wake ups before 2 am. After 2 am I nurse him in my bed but after nursing he fusses in our bed so I put him back in his bed. Pretty much he fusses anywhere he sleeps. He doesn't nap much. Today I tried all morning to get him to nap. Finally I gave up and went to the store. He fell asleep while sitting upright in the cart. I'm a zombie at work. My husband and I argue about it a lot. Who's turn is it to get him. We are so tired. Can anyone help?

Apr 07, 2015
My daughter is the same... NEW
by: Anonymous

My daughter is up every 45 mins and has never slept more than 1.45 hours. She is 16 months. She is very bright, funny and laughs a lot but also very highly strung, short tempered and hard work! She began life by sleeping only ten mins at a time so am relieved that things are improving. In breastfeeding too which helps her get back to sleep but means I've never had an hrs sleep since before she was born!! I'm past worrying about how it affects me now and just really worried about how it is causing stress for my daughter. I'm sure she has a problem. Professionals don't listen. Help!!

Jun 02, 2015
same same story NEW
by: Anonymous

Hie.. my son is 1yr he still dosent sleep. He wakes up every 40mins.. he is terible sleeper.. please help me..

Aug 08, 2015
Desperate for answers!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm on the same boat and have researched so much my son will soon be one and wakes every 2-3 hours at night. I've become almost depressed from the sleep deprivation and with the thought there may be something neurotically wrong with him. Ie: autism. His development seems normal he just seems hyperactive and a terrible sleeper!!

Dec 03, 2015
similar situatuon NEW
by: Anonymous

Course since my son was born he woke 3 times in a nite but as time progressed it got a little eaiser and was waking less and less 2 n 1 time a nite. But now he is a year old and hes being put down at 8 830 pm wakes 2 hrs and falls back with wase wakes btwn 1130 and no later than 430 am for a bottle abd will sleep til 730 8 am. If he wakes fairly early for a bottle then i no its gon b a long night. I try not to give gim a bottle right away i try to rock sing turn the tv on ( without sound) for sum light ( it works sometimes) but lately npne of that is as effective any more. Im hus gon wait and see how this plays out. i no he has potential to have better sleep patterns i guess i need to be a little more patient.

Apr 09, 2016
Help please NEW
by: VINICIUS

My dear daughter is a 17 months years old baby and me and my wife to do love much her. She has some sleep difficulties and we don't know what it'll can be. She wake up every 2 hour, crying a lot, sit on you baby bed and can't return at sleeping by herself. Please anyone, help us

Jul 09, 2016
My 2 year old daughter NEW
by: Taylor

My 2 year old daughter has never slept more than two hours at a time. My husband works nights so I'm always the one getting up with her. I never get sleep and then I homeschool my older children all day..I have tried talking to doctors and they can't ever seem to help me. Has anyone ever been helped? I don't know what to do, I know I'm exhausted so I can only imagine how she is. Since birth the longest she has ever slept at one single time is 2 in a half hours. Can anyone help me

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