Lisa-Marie - posted on 05/23/2010 ( 38 moms have responded )
My 9 month old boy still wakes up all night. He has never slept through. We have a set bed time routine and he is in bed at 7.30. He has 2 naps during the day - 9.30 til 10 and 1 til 2. He has a big dinner about 2 hours before bed and then a bottle of formula before he sleeps. He wakes up around 10.30 then 12.00 then 2.30 then 4.30 then is up about 6.30am.
He will not take a dummy and lately won't even take a bottle to get him self back to sleep. I have tried letting him cry (going in every 15 minutes and laying him back down) but that went on for 2 hours each time he woke - every night for 3 nights with no change.
He is teething but I give him teething gel and panadol and even though it works to get him back down faster he is still awake 2 hours later.
I have made sure he is comfortable (not hot, cold, I have elevated his bed, given him a blanket I use with my smell on it, make sure his nappy is not to wet/dirty, ect)
All I do at the moment is offer him a bottle and stand next to his cot rubbing is back while he tosses and turns and crys for 1/2 an hour or so til he falls back to sleep.
PLEASE HELP ME!!! I am so tired and I am due to have another baby in two months and I also have a four year old - I have no idea how I will be able to do it if he doesn't sleep better at night!