Spencer’s sleep diary…

Some of you may have seen my previous posts regarding the cry it out sleep method I had to do. I tried absolutely everything else and was left with no other option, in my eyes, then to try cry it out. This was a horrid week but the best thing I ever did. 

However, months later and we got into real bad sleeping habits again! This was due to Spencer catching tonsillitis firstly, then teething and then rota virus!! (What a few months it’s been!)

Now he is finally back to his usual cheeky, mischievous self, I was desperate for some sleep again!! We had got to the point last week where Spencer was back in bed with me and Daddy was on the sofa!! It was time to get stern again…

As you will see from the below sleep diary it went so much better than I had expected!! First night was horrid but that was it, literally one night!! Phew! Night 4 was horrible with a 3.40am get up!! Last night was a different story and one I would like to forget about!! I suppose a few hiccups every now and then are expected! 

Night 1:
18.05 – 18.53: cry it out (horrible!!!)

18.53 – 20.20: sleep 

20.20 – 20.23: little cry 

20.23 – 1.15: sleep

1.15 – 1.20: little cry

1.20 – 3.05: sleep

3.05 – 3.10: little cry

3.10 -4.45: sleep

Total: 9hr 45 (no need to go into him)



7.40 – 8.15: straight to sleep  

9.30 – 10.15: slept on walk

12.35 – 12.50: fidgety no tears

12.50 – 15:05: sleep

Total: 2hr 15

Total: 12hrs

Night 2:
18.35-18.50: fidgety no tears

18.50 – 23.25: sleep

23.25 – 23.30: little cry

23.30 – 00.45: sleep

00:45 – 1.05: screaming, nappy change & drink of water

1.05 – 5.20: sleep

Total: 10hrs (had to go in once)



8.20 – 10.20: sleep (no tears)

14.30 – 15:05: sleep

Total: 2hr 35

Total: 12hr 35

Night 3:
18.40 – 5.50: sleep 

Total: 11hr 10 (best night we’ve ever had ever!!)



8.45 – 10: sleep

3 – 3.30: sleep (in the car)

Total: 1hr 45

Total: 13hrs

Night 4:
18.15 – 3.40: sleep

3.40 – 4.20: after 10 mins cry it out, nappy change and bottle, cry it out some more.

4.20: Got up 

Total: 9hr 30



6.15 – 7.15: sleep

9.30 – 10: sleep

Total: 1 hr 30

Total: 11hrs

Night 5:

18.30 – 5.30: sleep (2 five minute wakes ups) 

Total: 10hr 50

8.05 – 9.40: sleep

12.25 – 1: sleep

3 – 3.30: sleep (in pram)

Total: 2hr 10

Total: 13hrs

Night 6:

18.45 – 6.15 (15 minute wake up during this)
Total: 11hr 15

9 – 10.15: sleep

1.30 – 2: sleep 

Total: 1hr 45
Total: 13hrs

Night 7:
18.40 – 5.00: sleep (2x 10 minute wake ups)

Total: 10hrs



7.15 – 8.40

2.20 – 3.20

Total: 2hr 25

Total: 12hr 25

Night 8:
18.46 – 6.15: sleep

Total: 11hr 30

9.45 – 10.45

2.20 – 3

Total: 1hr 30

Total: 13hrs

Night 9:
18.30 – 5

Total: 10hr 30

7.45 – 8.15: sleep

8.15 – 8.35: awake

8.35 – 8.50: sleep

12 – 1: sleep

Total: 1hr 45

Total: 11hr 45

Night 10:

19.30 – 22.00: sleep

20.00 – 20.35: hysterical crying

20.35 – 12: sleep (in my bed!!)

12 – 1.30 – wide awake!

1.30 – 5.40: sleep (back in his bed!!)

5.45 – 7.30: sleep

Total: 10 hrs

I’m not sure what happened last night for us to have to give in and let him in our bed and then for Spencer to be wide awake for so long in the night!! Hopefully tonight we will be back on plan again and we can make this his usual sleep pattern now!

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