9 month old not sleeping through the night!

Amanda - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 251 moms have responded )

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Anyone else have a baby who isn't sleeping through the night yet? My son is 9 months old and still gets up once or twice a night regularly.

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Carissa - posted on 01/09/2010

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Ohhh thank goodness we are not alone... I thought my son was the only one (well out of my friends) not sleeping thru the night. He wakes up about 3 times during the night (hes 9 months old) and I try rocking him in my arms instead of nursing, but he cries louder. He seems like he wants to eat throughout the night. This could be so, he doesn't seem to eat very much during the day, so I think he is getting his feedings at night. Any suggestions? Good luck everyone... one day, one day! LOL

Bridget - posted on 01/08/2010

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My almost 9mo old use to sleep through the night but all of the sudden (in the last month in a half) he has been waking up 3 or 4 times a night, either crying and wanting to be held and rocked or just what i call sleep crawling, where he crawls around the bed and keeps snuggling up against me until he falls asleep again. it's so strange, but i 've read that at this age babies are going through 2 things 1.seperation anxiety, so he could just wan treassurance that your there and 2.they are learnig a lot of new things and sometimes get up to practice them...hopefully we all et our sleep back soon :)

Jeannitte - posted on 01/25/2010

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My son is 9 month's old and not sleeping through the night either! Every once in a while he sleeps really good and but most of the time I'm up a few times with him

Amanda - posted on 02/18/2013

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***UPDATE: This was my post from 2010, and my son (mentioned in the above post), is now almost 4. We tried everything, to no avail, and when he was around 2, he just started sleeping great. No issues since. I have another little boy now, who is now 1, and still doesn't sleep through consistently, but I know it'll only be a matter of time, and he too will sleep fine. All I can say is HANG IN THERE! It gets so much better!

On a side note, when I say I tried everything, I did TRY, but I could not let him cry it out. I know he would have probably slept through sooner if I had been able to stick with it, but it all turned out fine in the end anyway.

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Rebecca - posted on 03/07/2014

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my baby is 8 month old and doesn't sleep through the night I tried for two nights to let her cry but it got me so upset I had to give in and she still doesn't sleep through the night and still sleeps with ne I have tried everything but I just cant hack the crying it out

Amenda - posted on 01/12/2014

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wishing u some luck here, i hope your baby stays cozy and warm in his crib, you may use some soft and warm sleep sack so that he feels cozy as in ur arms. There are a few in the market with shoulder snaps you might like to try. My son slept better after i switched to sleep sack.

Charlotte - posted on 12/04/2013

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hello im glad im not the only one that has a lil one that does not sleep though the night he gets up 3/4 times a night for a bottle and bum change he has breakfast lunch and dinner along with pudding pots he cant have normal finger food due to him not having milk or soya so find it very hard to find bits any way i cant think of the last time i had a good night sleep dont get me wrong he sleeps when he is in my arms as soon as i put him down for the night he crys his head off good knows what people think that can hear him i have tried every thing from letting him cry it out which takes any thing from an hour to all night i have tryed to give him water instead of a bottle with no luck its just every one i speak to say "my child sleeps all night" and all i can say to that is well good for you im glad for you. i dont know what else to do i rock him sing to him and belive me my voice is well what my boyfriends says is glass cracking so i know im that good at singing lol ive tryed putting him to sleep in my bed and then when he is in a deep sleep moving him but as soon as i do he wakes up and the whole thing starts again. sorry i know i have gone on loads but got to let it out some how well there he goes again crying so im off to see what i can do and do a bit of rocking and singing x

Janine - posted on 02/20/2013

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Yup all but 1 of my 4 never slept through the night. My youngest 6m, slept through the night for 2 weeks. It sucks believe me.

Bethany - posted on 02/19/2013

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Yep! My almost 9 month old will wake up once a night often. My other babies were sleeping 12 hours at a very young age. Its just one of those things. When it happens, I tuck him back in and give him his pacifier without talking to him or making eye contact. It will stop eventually.

Venice - posted on 02/19/2013

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My grandson is 3 and still gets up 2-3 times nightly. With my grandson, it's a security thing. He has to know we are still here.

Ania - posted on 02/18/2013

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once or twice is normal at this age. Don't worry at 12 months he will get it :)

Crystal - posted on 02/18/2013

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She wakes up crying; doctor tells me to leave her but after 15 minutes I'm tired of listening to her cry. We made a new bedtime routine (with doctor's help) she did absolutely wonderful for a week but now she wakes up every hour. I'm tired and Daddy is getting frustrated with no sleep through the night.

Yolandi - posted on 02/18/2013

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my son now nearly 4 years also did the same. When he cries for milk dont pick him up at night and give him a bit of water and he will start to sleep through.

Lena - posted on 02/17/2013

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I have 9 month old twins who also wake up once or twice during the night I feel like its because I'm nursing and breast milk is thinner! I nurse them and they go right back to sleep hopefully when they start eating more foods it will get better!

Emma - posted on 02/17/2013

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I'm afraid some babies are just like that - my eldest is 3 and a half and still doesn't sleep through, neither does his 18 month old sister. I've been told they'll sleep through once they start school - I hope so!

Laura - posted on 01/29/2013

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Ha. I'd love it if it were only once or twice a night. My son gets up 4-8 times a night. Nothing helps :(

Stacey - posted on 01/05/2013

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YES! My son still wakes up at least twice a night since hes been born...hes goes right back to sleep if i give him only 2oz ...but i cant break him of it!! HELP!

Shereen Mohsen - posted on 12/22/2012

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i have two babies twins they are two years ana a half and they still wake up at night in need for a cup of milk.

Shereen Mohsen - posted on 12/22/2012

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i have two babies twins they are two years ana a half and they still wake up at night in need for a cup of milk.

Kara - posted on 12/21/2012

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"my daughter is nine months and I read that this is a difficult time for sleeping. The up all night, sleep 6-8 hours during the day schedule we have seems unhealthy and is the opposite of what is convenient for me and good for a routine for her. I feel guilty for not being able to change it around and for her not seeming to get enough sleep, but every baby is different and she is teething and she is hungry at night. I can't ignore her or refuse to feed her. She's growing so quick and I'm a stay at home mom. I want to attend to her promptly and I feel that her knowing I am there to comfort her is most important, and I don't really think I should force her to lay in her crib and cry unconsoled when she is wide awake or needing attention. I guess I feel like I should just take it gradually and put her down as soon as she is rubbing her eyes and fussing and wake her a little earlier everyday. It's hard because I'm trying to balance what I should do, and what makes her happy, and then hopefully what makes me happy too. Sometimes she wakes up as if right out of a nightmare, screaming and seemingly still very asleep. It worries me a little, but I'm sure it's common and eventually I will calm her by rocking her and nurse her back to sleep. I have tried the bottle with water in it, but she isn't interested, I've also tried just rocking but she needs nursed back to sleep most of the time. I know everyone has a different opinion, but any comments or advice?"


I can offer no advice, but only empathy. My daughter is also 9 months and has never slept through the night. I am in the exact same position as you, stay at home mommy, want to keep her comforted because I am hoping that one day not letting her CIO will pay off....Some days I get to a point where I may break. The only way my LO will sleep is by "teddy bear nursing" until she is completely out and even then is a light sleeper (my husband is a very loud person) needless to say she is woken up a lot. Also, she has only ever slept in our bed and currently due to military circumstances we share a room with her crib :) which is only ever used for playing. Even if I tried to create a routine, the room sharing will interrupt any quiet for her. It's very wearing. I often worry that I am doing her a disservice by not letting her cry herself to sleep, I worry that she'll never be able to comfort herself....my husband worries she will be too dependent of a child...On the other hand, I fear if I let her CIO that she will be forever effected negatively by that as well because the handful of times we've tried it, she can go for hours and hours (very active, persistent girl) She doesn't ever, EVER relax not even when she is tired, she becomes almost psycho at night when she is over tired, and she's not a cuddler, she only cuddles when she is nursing to sleep, and all throughout the night (she wakes up 7-10 times for comfort nursing). I know there will be an end to this someday, you don't see many 16 year olds still needing to sleep with their mothers! ;) I am still holding on the the hope that when she weans off of nursing that she'll be able to recognize that she is tired and be able to relax on her own. Wish me luck as I wish you all the best and wish you all hope and strength. How is any couple supposed to go on a date with an infant who doesn't sleep without mom? :)

Carmen - posted on 12/16/2012

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Hi mine is 9 months 2 weeks.... he has only slept all night long for 2 nights..... which is awful since when he was born he only woke once at 4am because he had cold hand and feet...so i tuck him in bed with me.... this was the way for a month...until he started to get hungrier and just tucking him in bed wasnt enought and he wanted milk... he would breastfeed until emptied both breasts.... and well ever since...he has wake up every couple of hours since 730 to drink drink and drink.

Nutriologist told me he would wake up because he was hungry and needed solids...so we started them on his 5th month... he would start sleeping better...waking only twice, slept at 730 wake at 11-12 then until 3-4am and then at 6am since that was the hour I was leaving him to go to work.

And that seem nice... but lately he has been waking up every couple of hours....at night. And Im guessing is not hunger anymore, since, he wake at 6am breastfeed, and childcare 9am he gets cereal and fruits and 5oz of breastmilk, and 1pm cereal, fruit, meat and veggies and 4oz of breastmilk at 2pm he will join us at table to start eating the family diet just a couple of bites, then at 3pm get breastfeed, ant 6pm get cereal and fruit, at 7pm breastmilk and the put into sleep, used to wake at 9, 11, 1, 3, and 5... to "nurse" but actually just for comfort...so I started to shift his breastmilk from 7pm to 8pm... now he will sleep from 8pm straight to 11-12am some lucky times to 1am... he does make a little cry sometimes but goes back to sleep...but from 11pm if he wakes...he would start waking every couple of hours and want to be nursed (even though he is not eating just sucking) when I separate him he would cry like it s his worst nightmare... I have to rock him, pat his back in the bed and the first time is fast...15min tops...but the ones coming after..become longer and longer...at 3am he wont get back to sleep after and 1.5hrs of a mixture of everything to soothe him... Im really tired...his father left...so I am a single mom... and well Im just 5'1'' and 100lbs with a 30'' and 24lbs and 8 full outgrowth teeth and 2 more cutting their way...baby boy.... which I am feeling horrible...since I tried everything and my patience its starting to run out... and I have started even to tell him to stop crying which of course is stupid... but... im so tired...

Also I have recently noticed that he has started to demonstrate separation anxiety toward me... I dont know if it is because of the bad night we had, but he was a perfectly secure and comfort baby around everyone, and since last week that my patience just broke and decided to try the cry it out he has been more anxious around other when his father visit he wont even give him the arms like other times... I just dont want him to become insecure because of this situation.

I have think it is because of teething...as I already told you... we has 4 full teeth up and down, and 2 more finishing the gum cutting process in the upper jaw. But as he has never sleep through the night...dont really know if I can blame it on that... but he had his first teeth by the 5th month... and starting with excessive drooling in his 1.5-2nd month.

Help.... help help!!! pleaaase...

Rachel - posted on 12/14/2012

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Mine is 4 months and still gets up at least twice. Sometimes even five times. My sister in laws 9 month old still gets up 3 times at night and his longest stretch is 3 hours so it could be worse.

Katie - posted on 12/14/2012

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yes!!!!! my sons nearly 6 months and hes never slept through the night, wont even sleep in his own bed :/

Amber - posted on 12/10/2012

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and, one last comment. She really is the happiest, sweetest, most good natured baby almost all of the time. The only time she ever fusses is when she is tired, and most of the time when she wakes up at night. Sometimes she doesn't fuss at all and just falls right asleep and wakes up happy and occasionally she will sleep for a 4 or 5 hour stretch but typically it's 2 or maybe three, sometimes one! Sometimes she doesn't nap at all during the day, but she usually does for an hour or two.

Amber - posted on 12/10/2012

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oh and I do try to put her down when she's tired and fussing, but most of the time she isn't ready and gets more upset, and screams. Also, I try to wake her up earlier, but it doesn't help. We've gone from getting up at 6 am to falling asleep at 6 or after. I'm still awake lol.

Amber - posted on 12/10/2012

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my daughter is nine months and I read that this is a difficult time for sleeping. The up all night, sleep 6-8 hours during the day schedule we have seems unhealthy and is the opposite of what is convenient for me and good for a routine for her. I feel guilty for not being able to change it around and for her not seeming to get enough sleep, but every baby is different and she is teething and she is hungry at night. I can't ignore her or refuse to feed her. She's growing so quick and I'm a stay at home mom. I want to attend to her promptly and I feel that her knowing I am there to comfort her is most important, and I don't really think I should force her to lay in her crib and cry unconsoled when she is wide awake or needing attention. I guess I feel like I should just take it gradually and put her down as soon as she is rubbing her eyes and fussing and wake her a little earlier everyday. It's hard because I'm trying to balance what I should do, and what makes her happy, and then hopefully what makes me happy too. Sometimes she wakes up as if right out of a nightmare, screaming and seemingly still very asleep. It worries me a little, but I'm sure it's common and eventually I will calm her by rocking her and nurse her back to sleep. I have tried the bottle with water in it, but she isn't interested, I've also tried just rocking but she needs nursed back to sleep most of the time. I know everyone has a different opinion, but any comments or advice?

Hana - posted on 12/09/2012

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I thought i was the only person with this sittuation.my boy is 9 month and he was fine he was 5 minth.he sleeps 8 hour a night.some times i woke him up to feed him.and now he wokes up 4 or 5 times anight.and i have to feed him and make him sleep.he wont sleep by him self.if i put him in his bed he crys.day time i he takes two naps for 1 or 2 hours but that dosn't help.i try cry it out but he wont sleep.i realy need to sleep,his dad not helping me anight,im 24/7 mom,and i so tired.i dont know what to do with him.i dont know when he gonna start sleeping by him self and sleep anight time too.well ladies god help us

Hana - posted on 12/08/2012

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Can some one give me adivce how can i make my 9 month old baby make him sleep night time.cause he wokes up 4 or 5 times and i have to feed him at least 3 times.i dont know what to do.he takes anap twice a day.but that didnt help.so please help me.

Beth - posted on 12/02/2012

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There is a growth spurt at 9 months it's not uncommon for a 9 month old to eat at night.

Roxanna - posted on 11/28/2012

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Feed him more solids during the day..and when he wakes DO NOT FEED HIM...if you give him pacifier through out the day, use that instead rock him back to sleep...because babies are soooo smart..if you keep feeding him everytime he wakes, he will always wake up at night because he will know you will feed him not necesarily because he is hungry. Even us adults if we start snacking at night we create this cycle where we will then get hungry every time around that time because you will have gotten your stomach use to it...goodluck!

Janaye - posted on 11/27/2012

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My son is 9 months he goes to bed at 9 and wakes up one time i feed him then he goes back to sleep but the second time he wakes up he wants to stay up and play and its like 4 in the morning

Rizwana - posted on 11/14/2012

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I am also facing same problem. My daughter wake up 2/3 times at night. can any one help us? How we can make our baby sleep whole night without wake up?

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My two older ones (almost three and one) did that for the longest time it sucked at one point I had two screaming baby's every night that seemed to feed off each other I was pregnant with my third and had a partner working night shift.So I played the only card I had left lol which was the "cry it out" one it was so hard to not give in and having to sit there and hear my baby's cry out for their mummy's but it was so worth it I'm sitting here right now with my 3 mo watching tv in silence because my other two are sound asleep in there own rooms haven't woken up once so that should give u a indication of the result.It is hard it takes many hours and a bunch of patients!! But in the end you will get a result now I still don't sleep but that's down to my 3 mo lol I got about a few months of silence now I have to do it all over again :( haha



Good luck :)

Rimpi - posted on 11/08/2012

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yes,my baby is 9 month and 1 weel still not sleepinng.she play upto late night and she sleep with me after every 2-3 hours demand breast feeding.in january i have to start my college,give me suggestion

Angelic - posted on 11/08/2012

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Uuugghhh my boy is nine months and will wakes through the night. Sometimes to eat sometimes wants to be rocked. Tried the cry out thing but he ends up going into complete panic attacks and becomes inconsolable.

Aubree Del - posted on 11/01/2012

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Nope, my eight month old has been ever since he was 2 months. Is your son on solids?

Brook - posted on 10/25/2012

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Both my children (2 years old and 9 mo. old) have went back and forth on sleeping through the night and then all of a sudden waking up. With my 2 year old We realized we had to up his bed time, find an object that soothed him and stay consistent with what we did when he would wake up.



Here is what helped him, gave him a sippy cup of water (never anything other then water) for some reason that seemed to make a huge difference for him. Along with that we wouldn't pick him up we would just rub his back and not talk to him. then leave the room and let him fuss. Not gonna lie sometimes he'd fuss for an hour but it wasn't more then a fuss if it ever got to the extent of a bad cry then obviously I would go in there again.



Now with our 9 mo. old she's doing the same thing and using the bottle as a soother which we don't ever give our child a bottle in bed and b/c I know she should be able to sleep through the night with out a feeding we are doing the same approach with her now too. Letting her fuss for 15 min the first night and then 10 min. longer each night there after. Then going in and soothing her without picking her up.



One more note. Our little boy we found out was having ear infections allot so that is one reason the water helped b/c the swallowing motion soothes an ear ache. So the thing that made the huge change was him getting tubes and adenoids taken out. He Immediately started taking longer naps and sleeping through the night.

Crystal - posted on 10/23/2012

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My little one just turned one and she has spells.. She'll sleep all night for a few nights then she wakes up in the night. Sometimes only once but sometimes more. It gets stressful because not sure how to get her back to sleep and I don't want her to cry because she'll wake up the entire house.

Kristi - posted on 10/21/2012

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Hello! I have a 5 month old who goes down every night about 8:30 sound; I try and keep her up but she will not. She gets up hourly from 2:30 am on talking, screeching and yelling. We have not had a nightly feeding in about a month because she drinks almost 28 oz and eats cereal, veggies during the day. Any advice on how to get her to stay asleep...we are exhausted? My first daughter; now 3 1/2 slept through the night at 6 weeks and still sleeps great. I know every child is different and this may just be her. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Robyn - posted on 10/19/2012

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mine is 6 months and now for the past week has started sleeping through the night , my problem is I am stuck on his old pattern so I'm still waking up periodically through the night lol I cant win.

Brittany - posted on 10/12/2012

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my daughter is three and has never slept all night. she usually gets up about eleven and then lays back down.

Haley - posted on 10/05/2012

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Yes but I am trying to wean him off, because 1. He is biting. 2. I am wanting to get pregnant again so I want to get my period back so I know my cycle a little better. 3. Hoping he'll start sleeping through the night lol but he isn't taking formula very well.

Katie - posted on 10/05/2012

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I wouldn't mind at all if my son only woke up 1 or 2 times! My son is 10 months old and he has been waking up 5-6 x a night, for the past 5 weeks, EVERY night, I am exhausted! Is your baby breastfed?

Hazel - posted on 09/28/2012

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Move the bed around until you find a place he sleeps thru the night. I am not sure how you feel about feng shui but it really works. just give it a try. does the child like covers? if so make sure he is swaddled, if not then he is getting cold after he kicks off the covers and it wakes him. Or his is wetting his diaper and he will be very easy to potty train.



you will also think i am crazy but put sea salt and regular white rice in a small bowl under his bed at the head, it will absorb the negative energy in the room. change it out once or twice a week, make sure you take the mixture out to the dumpster or out of your yard.

Hazel - posted on 09/28/2012

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Move the bed around until you find a place he sleeps thru the night. I am not sure how you feel about feng shui but it really works. just give it a try. does the child like covers? if so make sure he is swaddled, if not then he is getting cold after he kicks off the covers and it wakes him. Or his is wetting his diaper and he will be very easy to potty train.



you will also think i am crazy but put sea salt and regular white rice in a small bowl under his bed at the head, it will absorb the negative energy in the room. change it out once or twice a week, make sure you take the mixture out to the dumpster or out of your yard.

Haley - posted on 09/26/2012

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Can anyone help me,



My 9 1/2 month old isn't sleeping through the night yet. He will not sleep alone, once he wakes up i put him in bed with myself and his dad. I know its wrong, but thats the only way I'm going to get any sleep. He is very stubborned. He is breast feed, could that have something to do with it? I'm trying to get him off the boobs, but he REFUSES to take a bottle from me of formula!! In that case he won't take it at all!! Not even in a sippie cup. He will not nap in his crib/pack and play. I have to lay him down in my bed for a nap and stay with him so he doesn't fall off bed. Then when it comes to bed time, I have to put him in my bed, feed him then once he is fully asleep, I move him. And hopefully he stays asleep. Now he HATES being alone, so could that be also why he's not sleeping through the night? I have tried to let him "cry it out" but that isn't working, so on top of that I'm still not getting any sleep. Please someone, help!!! I want him to start taking naps in his crib and sleeping there at night!! Any suggestions?!?!

Samantha - posted on 09/25/2012

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My dd is 9 months and goes to bed after a bath and warm milk at 7:30 she wakes at 3:30 by the clock every night for a bottle of milk. I know shes hungry as she whoofs it down then goes straight back to sleep. I tried switching to water she wont have any of it lol. And tried leaving her to cry for a bit but she ends up waking the whole house and will only settle after a feed so there we go. My first daughter slept through from 3 months i was extremely lucky I know. There all different like adults some sleep better than others xxxxxxx

Maria - posted on 01/26/2010

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My 9 month old is not sleeping through the night either...URG. I try and keep him up as late as I can so that he won't wake up until like 4, but it is hard.

Hope - posted on 01/23/2010

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I have same problem with my 9 month old daughter not sleeping through the night . Sometimes she also screams and fights sleep at night! Help!

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My 9 month old baby boy is not sleeping through the night too but its ok. I breastfed him and he sleeps with me. My 2 oldests sons did the same thing, they slep all the night when I stop breastfeeding completly.

Charlotte - posted on 01/23/2010

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Hi, my 9 month old is not sleeping through the night too. And over the last week or so weve made it so that she has one long sleep during the day and a possible one hour nap depending on how grissly she gets in the morning if she wakes up about 7 but she'll only sleep for an hour or so then around 11:30 is lunch shell go to bed at 12 and get up about 4, dinners at about 6 then bath is at 7-7:30 and bed at 8. But she is also teething atm. So it's understandable. But that is her general routine and it seems to be starting to work. Good luck and hope that you get some sleep :)

Zahra - posted on 01/21/2010

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yes! My 9 month old gets up 2-3 times. We would love some ideas for my 9 month old not sleeping through the night.

Hilit - posted on 01/21/2010

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Yes, sounds familiar. I have a 9 month old daughter and ever since she was born I didn’t have a gooooood night sleep because she wakes up sometimes twice at night sometime more. The other night she woke up at 2A.M and got confused with her hours, I had to stay with her till 5A.M! Then on 6A.M I woke up to go to work :(…

Vanessa - posted on 01/21/2010

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I have the same problem- my 9 month old girl wakes up 2-4 times per night and wants to nurse. Driving me crazy!

Also to get her to sleep at night (and naptime) is a disaster! She used to fall asleep with her Winnie the pooh story (iPod) but now she will crawl around, sit up continously and take 45 minutes to fall asleep. And that is on my bed with me laying next to her.

If I put her in the crib she plays for a few minutes and then screams like nothing else.

Any advice on how I can get my 9 month old to sleep through the night?

She also gets up between 5 and 6 every day. My husband will not get up at night or in the morning so it's all up to me and I am finding myself getting frustrated to the point of yelling at her :(

Meaghan - posted on 01/19/2010

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My 9 month old son is not sleeping through the night as of recently. He's been sleeping through the night since he was about 4 weeks and it's been about 2 months now that he has been waking up every night. I asked the doctor about it at his 9 month check up and he said babies go through different sleeping patterns and that he's teething right now. He said if my son can get back to sleep right away( with little to do on my behalf) then it will eventually stop. He said I can try and let him cry it out or just do what I've been doing which is rocking with him in his chair till he falls asleep again. It feels like it's been forever with him not sleeping through the night again and very tiring but I have hope that it is just a stage and he will start sleeping through the night again.

Alexis - posted on 01/19/2010

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Well well well, it is soooo good to not feel alone anymore....my son is 9 month's old and not sleeping through the night...he is up sometimes 2-6 times a night....he also started this sleep crawling thing and ooohhhh my he just needs to sleep through the night...He is also not a big napper I can get 2 naps a day and they only last 40min unless I am in the car then he will nap for an hour or so...many sleepness nights and I have also tried the cry it out method and well he got very upset and threw up...so we botched that idea very quickly...seems like a rather mean method....we have tried a bottle, soother, stuffy or lovey, sleeping with mom's shirt, rocking to sleep....I feel like we have tried it all....if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them......

Virginie - posted on 01/19/2010

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My 9 month old does not sleep through the nights. I can count the number of times he slept more than 6 hours in a row, and most of them were as a 3 month old, in the swing.

He is finally down to 2/3 times a night, on a good night, which is a great improvement from waking up every 2 hours (that still happens). He shares a bedroom with his big brother, so we've started to put him in the dining room to sleep. This way, we can let him cry a few minutes without having both kids awake!

Tracie - posted on 01/19/2010

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my 9 month old is not sleeping through the night! its a nightmare ive tried everything extra food at bedtime soothing baths and everything. nothing seems to work i even tried just offering water to see if he would lose interest in waking up for feeds but none of it works to be honest im at a loss feel like a complete zombie!

Amanda - posted on 01/18/2010

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I have 3 kids all breastfed and my youngest is 9 mo old now. As I'm sure you have figured by all the wonderful posts, you are definitely not alone when it comes to sleeping troubles lol! My oldest 2 always woke up like clockwork every 2 hours to feed and I thought that was bad at the time. My baby now wakes up every HOUR on the dot all night long though so I find myself missing the 2 hr sleep I used to get haha! If nothing else just know that if he is only getting up a couple times per night it could be much much worse! The best advice I have is...this too will pass, it won't last forever, that I promise. Good luck with your 9 month old's not sleeping through the night!

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