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My Kids Won't Sleep Or Stay Asleep

by Ashley
(York, PA, USA)

I have three children, 2 of which are girls who spoiled me and my husband in the the first 5 months of their lives. They would only wake up to eat and then would go back to sleep and when they were old enough that they were up during the day they were very happy.

With my now 1 year old son he has never slept through the night, even as a newborn in the hospital he would sleep about 15 minutes and then wake up which I kinda expected but it had gotten to the point I was having to pump and wake my husband to feed him because I was so tired I would fall asleep sitting up nursing him and that scared me.

After we moved him from his basinet to a Pack N Play (home is too small for crib) for sleeping he still woke up every hour. At first I though it was that there wasn't as much padding as in the basinet so I put a few blankets down and put a tight box sheet over to make a sort of mattress still woke up every hour.

Now he is in a toddler bed. For the first week he slept through the night and now he is waking up about every 2 to 3 hours. My youngest daughter (2 yrs old) for the most part sleeps through the night but my oldest (4 yrs old) will go to sleep at bedtime which used to be 8:30 and now is 9:30 will sleep for about an hour and will wake up and be up until anywhere from 3am to 6am and then will want to sleep in till noon.

This has been going on for about 2 months now with me only getting anywhere from 4 hours of sleep to 6 a night. My 1 year old will take one nap a few times a week but my other two don't. I am concerned that this could affect them in the long run. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?

My one year old still won't go to sleep unless he is being held or rocked to sleep. I am at a loss, I don't know what to do anymore. I have tried melatonin 5mg gummies with them and even those don't help them sleep through the night.

I have also noticed a change in their attitudes my oldest has gotten very nasty and mean to her friends where if she did something even by accident she would apologize and be upset and now she almost acts like she doesn't care. I don't know if the two are connected or not. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

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