I am looking for advice/suggestions from ANYONE/SOMEONE!!! My 2nd and 3rd children are 17 months apart, younger, 11mos. They are both poor sleepers and have been since infancy. My 2nd, (daughter 2 1/2) developed speech very quickly and we finally figured out from her that she woke up at night because her mouth was dry, she sleeps with her mouth open. It made her throat hurt. I suspect this same problem with my baby.
Each night, my daughter and my baby boy awaken between 2 and 5 times. My daughter cries/screams/kicks/is mad and wakes the whole household. My husband and I have both tried talking to her (no use), asking her to say or point to something that hurts, do you need hugs, etc. She can’t or won’t answer to anything! I have no idea why she is still waking, because she gave up drinking at night a long time ago. Plus she knows how to point or say that her throat (or anything else) hurts.
The way our house has to be set up, I am sleeping with the 3rd baby in the same room as 1st and 2nd child. He nurses from 2 to 4 times per night. He pees accordingly and I change a diaper once sometimes twice. I am in the slow process of weaning him from night nursing and drinking at night from a water cup. He of course is not happy about this and also cries and wakes the whole household.
I am pregnant with our 4th child and in the first trimester the inevitable exhaustion has set in with a vengeance. Especially after a night of waking to pee and baby-tend at least 6 times. I’ve no family near and no friend to relieve me in the daytime to let me nap, so I have to rely on getting all three to nap in the same timeframe, except my daughter wakes during her nap kicking/screaming/mad and wakes the baby early, so the whole process starts again in the naptime, and I am PERPETUALLY EXHAUSTED AND GROUCHY.
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY HELP TO OFFER??