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HELP---2.5 month old sleep regression?

I need help!

My little guy had been doing SO good. He would go down at 10:30ish and would sleep until between 8 and 9. He did this for WEEKS...we were thrilled and assumed he was sleeping through the night. (Before this point, he was sleeping about 6 hours at a time, and then another 3-4 after that, and that was going on since about 1 month)

Well, this past week all hell has broke loose it seems. We put him down at 10, and he's up at 12:30. I feed him or rock him back to sleep, and he wakes up as soon as I put him in the crib. He finally falls asleep about an hour later...but then he wakes up at 5:30-6ish, if he doesn't wake up again in before that.

I go back to work on Tuesday and I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm just exhausted all over again from being up with him so much at night. I was actually excited about going back to work when he was sleeping well because I didn't think we'd have any issues..but now it seems like he is just regressing.

Anyone else have something like this happen? Any tips or advice??

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Re: HELP---2.5 month old sleep regression?

  • My LO had recently had a few nights where she woke up much earlier than normal.  I think she was about the same age as your LO.  Someone told me there's a growth spurt around 10 weeks. 


    If it's any consolation, my LO slept 8 hours last night which she has never done before.  Before her sleep got screwy she was sleeping about 6 hours a night.  So maybe your LO will got back to normal in a few days. 



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  • I was just about to post this same exact post today!  My little guy is 10 1/2 weeks right now.  He has been STTN since he was about 4 weeks old.  He slept through the night for the first time Christmas Eve (like 8 hours-no joke) and then continued that whole week.  Then we were back to 4-5 hour stretches and gradually worked our way back up to 6-7.  2 weeks ago, he started sleeping 8+ hours again and I thought we had finally gotten it.  The past 2 nights, he's been up every 3!!!!!  AHHHHH!!!!!  I need my sleep back! 

    My little guy is huge.  At his 2 month check up last week, he was already over 17 pounds (he was 11-10 at birth).  The pedi is having us add cereal to his bottle to keep him from eating too much formula and to help with his reflux.  I'm thinking he's ready for a little more in the evening to help him stay fuller longer.  If that doesn't work, we'll go back to straight formula.  I hate the thought of giving my 2 month old cereal, but he IS that much bigger than other babies his age.  His brother was this size when he was 10 MONTHS OLD!  

    So, I have no advice.  I'm curious to read what others write.  Just know you're not alone! 

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