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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Polina - posted on 01/15/2010

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to Dana:
WOW. That sounds awful. Perhaps you can just keep her in bed with you? Maybe she needs more comfort and will sleep better in your bed...If nothing else worked out, why not this? Maybe you and your husband with get more sleep, even having her in bed with you.

Polina - posted on 01/15/2010

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to Dana:
WOW. That sounds awful. Perhaps you can just keep her in bed with you? Maybe she needs more comfort and will sleep better in your bed...If nothing else worked out, why not this? Maybe you and your husband with get more sleep, even having her in bed with you.

Polina - posted on 01/15/2010

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According to doctors, most babies are supposed to sleep 11 hr though the night by the age of 8 months. We did cry-out and that's the only thing that worked.

Dana Lynn - posted on 01/15/2010

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HAHAHAHAHAHA Thanks Lacy for your sweet advice you have a GREAT BABY!!! BEEN THERE DONE THAT. I have stayed up many of nights listening to her cry and so has my husband but he works and we can't do it anymore. We both got sick trying to beat her at this game but can't do it anymore. When she cries she cries for 5-6 hours straight!!! Get it? Oh an not for 3 days, try weeks!!! We don't think that is healthy and can't do it anymore. We tried going in at the Ferber schedule, we tried "cry it out", we tried 3 day sleep solution we tried "no cry Sleep solution" we tried it all!!! YOU have it easy you have no idea what some of us have to go through!!! I am so happy for you that doing that one simple thing worked for you. We have been at this for like MONTHS. We are so tired and we are 39 and 52 so don't have the stamina to stay up every night for MONTHS. We are tired of getting sick as she wears us down. We basically gave up and have had to go at her speed. I just recently was able to put her down and she falls asleep on her own for naps but she just won't do it for the night time. Sometimes when people give me "simple" advice I wish they would just come over to my house and try what they did with their babies on mine. YOU WILL BE HERE FOR MONTHS!! WITH NO SLEEP I GUARANTEE!!! So I am going to hire this expensive sleep consultant next. Thank God you have a moderately easy baby. I am so jealous you have no idea. Can we get back to the moms now who REALLY HAVE DIFFICULT BABIES? THANK YOU. Oh ya and we don't feed her at all during the night and have not for a month. We thought that would help but guess what? NO CHANGE SHE STILL WAKES UP EVERY HOUR. We don't pick her up either but we do have to pat her head its that or we all get sick and my hubby might lose his job so we have to tough it out for now.

Lacy - posted on 01/15/2010

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LISTEN I HAVE A SOLUTION!:

my son is 8 months, and was getting up in the middle of the night every night for like the last 6 months. i thought he was still hungry, so i would breatfeed him. NO, hes not hungry, as long as he goes to bed soon after dinner and gets a good bottle, your baby should NOT BE WAKING UP! ;Just becuase babies cry, doesnt always mean they need to be comforted. They dont know that they are OK in their crib. SO wat you have to do, is spend one or two nights of no sleep and a little stress. Just as when your baby crawls and you tell him NO YOU CANT HAVE THE GLASS PRETTYS ON THE SHELF...and you move him away and he cries...same cry in the middle of the night. he gets up, because he KNOWS you will get up! get it? there is no reason, if your baby is healthy and well fed, that he should be getting up. EVEN IF HES TEETHING..you can sleep through a headache cant you? I too, had the same concerns, until someone woke me up and was like...YOU CANT DO THAT...you have to set boundaries at night just like you do during the day!...so what i did was...put him to bed with his usual routine. Bath, then changed then nurses and rocks to sleep. Then i lay him in bed. Usually he will sleep till about 1 am. well the first night was rough....but all i did was go in there give him his pacifier (if he has climbed the side of the crib, lay him back down), then say "Its ok, its nuh night time, go to sleep) i check his humidifier, and his CD player...and then i leave the room. The first 3 nights....he whaled himself back to sleep. No he sleeps till 6 am. then i do have to get up and nurse him for a minute, but then he goes right back in his crib and sleeps till 8 am. TRY IT! it works...YOU NEED YOUR SLEEP, and he does too. Babys still getting broken sleep at 9 months, is not healthy for them. They need more sleep than a couple naps. K? Try it n let me know.

Dana Lynn - posted on 01/15/2010

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THere is like a million posts here on this. This must be a common problem. And YES I HAVE IT TOO!! She is 9 months old now and slept great for the first 3 months of life then started teething and then she wolk up a few times more. Then about a month or two ago she started getting up every 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. The doctor showed me how now she is starting the teething process on her cuspids and molars so maybe this is the problem? I don't really know either. I finally got her to go to sleep on her own for nap time but not for night time. She needs head patting which that in and of itself took me a month to get to that from breastfeeding in middle of night. I am celebrating each tiny milestone and am brainwashing myself that I will keep getting another little one until finally when she goes to high school she will sleep through the night ahahah just kidding... I think by the time she is 2 or sooner. I PRAY!!!

Sharon - posted on 01/14/2010

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My almost 9 month old daughter wakes up at least 2-3 times a night and sometimes she is just wide awake and won't go back to sleep. She shares a room with her big sister so I always go in there to get her to quiet down just so my four year old won't wake up. I feel like she is newborn all over again. I just hope this is a phase.

Lisa - posted on 01/14/2010

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I have a 9 month old, and he's been doing this for about a month now. I feel so much better, that it's not just me going thru this. Does anyone know what's the solution, and how long before we get our sleep back?

Rachel - posted on 01/14/2010

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My daughter sleeps with us and wakes up several times a night also. I think it is normal. I'm hoping that she just grows out of it.

Rachel - posted on 01/14/2010

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My daughter also has never slept through the night... i feel better knowing i am not alone.

Yakina - posted on 01/14/2010

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Like the majority of the parents who've posted, my daughter London used to sleep through the entire night. At about three months she started sleeping in the crib and I only woke up once or twice for feedings, but all of a sudden she's getting up at the same times, 12:30 am, 4:30 am and 6:30 am every night. Even when I feed her a hefty dinner, she's still waking up. It starts off as a whine, then when she realizes that no one's coming to her rescue, it turns into crying and bouncing up and down. I hope it ends soon, because my husband and I are tired.

Lisa - posted on 01/14/2010

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My son has never slept through the night he is almost 9 months and still wants milk to get back to sleep. I think that I will wait till he is eating properly before I start to help him sleep through. I have heard of two ways of helping your child to sleep, either the disapearing chair routine, where you sit on a chair next to them till they fall to sleep then sneak out. Eventually you are ment to move the chair closer and closer to the door ever few nights. Or the controlled crying, where you let them cry for a few minutes or just before they hit the cry that takes them ages to clam down from, go in comfort them but try not to speak or give eye contact then when calm place back in their cot. You have to do this every time they wake and cry. The other thing to think about is are they waking the same time ever night? If so is there a paticular thing that is happening at that time such as are you going to bed, is the heating going off, etc... I hope this helps!!

Rebecca - posted on 01/14/2010

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Zachary doesn't really get up, he just wants a bottle about 4 am every night. Unless he is wet, then I wake him up to change him, then he wants to play.

Chasity - posted on 01/14/2010

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Wow, you are all hearing and feeling my cries of desperation. My beautiful baby girl has the worst sleeping patterns I have ever seen in a baby. She was colick her first 3 months and I thought that would kill me. She started sleeping and waking up only once from months 4-6 and from 6-9 months this kid won't stop crying....I don't know what the issue is but it's really exhausting.
I think as a baby it must be exhausting for her because she doesn't get what I think is restful sleep at all!!!! I can bathe her, feed her, massage her and put her to sleep and in literally half an hour she is crying hysterically. I am going for her 9 month vaccinations tomorrow and I am going to speak to her pediatrician about what could be the cause of this problem. I don't think either one of us can take this anymore. I can barely function at work, I'm dead by the time I come home and I still have a 5 year old to take care of.

Brenda - posted on 01/14/2010

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My daughter still gets up once or twice a night.I try to keep her up til about 9:00pm. and give her a bowl of cereal before bed, this normally helps push the next feeding to around 4:00am.

Nerida - posted on 01/14/2010

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yep mine too. He is just 9 months old and gets up maybe 4-5 sometimes more times after 12 at night. It's not uncommon for them to get up to be comforted back to sleep. most times I have bf him back to sleep. I don't believe in crying it out and just do what is necessary at this stage. Eventually they sleep.Forever exhausted xxx

Danica - posted on 01/13/2010

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yes, mine is also 9 months old and gets up once or twice a night regularly. I have tried everything, from cereal for dinner to letting her cry, to giving her the pacifier to changing her diaper...did I mention that I have fed her as well?? She is exclusively breastfed but the milk shouldn't be an issue because she is growing well (19lbs 8 oz @ last check up). This week, I placed a low lit lamp with a picture of Mommy underneath and she seems to be soothing herself back to sleep. Hope this helps!

Jeni - posted on 01/13/2010

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my baby is 8 months & she dont sleep though the night either. she goes to bed around 9:30-10 & wakes up to eat at 2am & then back up to eat at 5:30am & then up at 8am.

Tarah - posted on 01/13/2010

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My nine month old used to sleep through the night with no problems until she started on solids. Now she wakes up between 3 to 5 times a night. He doctor says to fill her to the top with food before bed time... but that doesn't seem to work.

Carissa - posted on 01/13/2010

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Quoting Magali:

I'm on day 5 of sleep training (letter her cry for 15 to 20 min before going in there, telling her I love her, rubbing belly). She never slept through the night, I think once she did 8 hours, but that was a fluke. I'm breastfeeding and had hoped that starting solids would help, but nope. I think she wakes up because of gas (she's a farter) and is unable to fall back asleep. I really didn't want to let her cry, but we've tried every other methods since she was 5 months... If I don't see any improvment in another 5 days, I'm stopping the "cry it out", it's just to draining on me...



Let us know how that goes, seems rough on the both of you.

EMMY-JO - posted on 01/13/2010

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I am so glad to hear that there are other mothers out there experiencing the same thing! I have a 9 month old who use to sleep through the night and ever since a month ago he's been getting up because he wants to be comforted. Hope he gets out of this stage soon...mommy needs her sleep!

Cordelia - posted on 01/13/2010

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Mine too!!! I thought I was alone in this. My son is 9 months as well, and he doesnt sleep through the night either. He usually wakes up twice for only about 10 minutes and I put him back to sleep, but once he wakes up... I'm up for atleast 30 minutes!!!! My oldest was the absolute opposite. He was sleeping through the night at 4 months!!

Misty D - posted on 01/13/2010

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Mikah was sleeping trough the night up until a month ago! Once every night about 3:30 just when you hit your deepest sleep.Please girl let Mommy sleep!!!!!!!!

Traci - posted on 01/13/2010

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my lil boy does the same thing but the only way i can get him back to sleep is laying down with him he freaks out if he cant feel my arm face hand or even hair i tried putting his monkey in his arms till he passes back out and nothing its killing me

Magali - posted on 01/13/2010

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I'm on day 5 of sleep training (letter her cry for 15 to 20 min before going in there, telling her I love her, rubbing belly). She never slept through the night, I think once she did 8 hours, but that was a fluke. I'm breastfeeding and had hoped that starting solids would help, but nope. I think she wakes up because of gas (she's a farter) and is unable to fall back asleep. I really didn't want to let her cry, but we've tried every other methods since she was 5 months... If I don't see any improvment in another 5 days, I'm stopping the "cry it out", it's just to draining on me...

Erin - posted on 01/13/2010

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my little one will be 9 months old next week and she rarely sleeps through the night. She usually wakes up once or twice for a bottle... we finally had her sleeping in her crib again but lately I've been too tired to keep getting up and going into the nursery so she's back to sleeping with me. :(

Ingvill Helen - posted on 01/13/2010

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I have a 9 month old boy that wakes up every 2-3 hours... Had enough, going to the doc on the 15th to check for allergies and whatnot.. He goes to bed at 630pm but wakes up at 830pm, 1130pm, 3am, 5am and we give up at about 630am. Am trying to get him of breast-feeding, but he doesn´t seem hungry, more like tummy-pain.

Becky - posted on 01/13/2010

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hi there, my baby is 9 months and is a terrible sleeper, it drives u mad doesn't it x

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same here. she occasionally will sleep through the night, but it's rare. we usually have at least 1 night feeding if not 2. I'm still not sure what to do about it and hoping to talk to the pediatrician about it at our upcoming appointment. I do not like the cry it out method personally, so I'm at a lost at the moment.

Mandy - posted on 01/12/2010

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OK ... so I don't want to sound mean or cold, but if the baby is 8-9 months old, they need to learn to self soothe or you will never sleep! When my son turned 7 months old and was not sleeping through the night I searched and searched for an answer because I work during the day and have 2 other kids to take care of ... One thing that was suggested was to give the baby a bottle of water when he wakes up rather than a bottle of formula. They will eventually realize that the water is not worth waking up for. Another thing is, I don't wait until my baby is too tired to put to bed. I have a set bed time for all my kids, the older ones slid a bit ... but for the baby he is in his crib at 830 whether he seems tired or not. Even if he lays there and plays, he eventually falls alseep. Hope this helps!!!1

Jennie - posted on 01/12/2010

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ok...read a bunch of other peoples ideas and I am going to really try to give him a snack, story, oragel,and semi-routine bedtime and see how it goes....will have to let him cry a little more too i think and work on nap times during the day...yes , i like to cuddle with him at night, but I've got to get up and get my other kids off to school ! And yes, I know 6 hrs in a row is technically sleeping through the night, but he really needs to take longer naps in the day(not a bunch of cat naps) and learn to either soothe himself back to sleep or be happy in his crib after short time with mum to reassure him and make sure he is dry. not hungry so that i can function the next day! I guess this too shall pass!.....

Jennie - posted on 01/12/2010

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It looks like there is a lot of company out there with us in the middle of the night! My son wants to eat real food during the day and nurse all night! He used to sleep for 5 or 6 hours , nurse and go back to sleep. Now he wants to play, snuggle, nurse and nurse somemore....I find myself falling asleep and letting him stay in bed with me (I know, I know, a bad habit!) . So lots of us are thinking of taking up nightime hobbies, but is there anyone out there that IS getting any sleep ???

Madison - posted on 01/12/2010

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trust me that is way better than my son. he turned 9 months on the 10th of january and sleeps maybe 4 hours in a 24 hour period... usually two 1 hour naps during the day and then 3-4 hours a night if i am lucky!! the dr just gave him an herb called melatonin i have to give him an hour before bed...but they only do things like that for extreme cases!!

Carissa - posted on 01/12/2010

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Quoting Erynne:

I don't know if I can stress this enough.

IF YOUR BABY WILL SLEEP 6HR TOGETHER, THEY ARE CONSIDERED TO BE 'SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT.'

It is not biologically 'normal' to sleep 10-12hr without waking. Asking that of an infant is RIDICULOUS.

PLEASE educate yourselves: http://www.askdrsears.com/HTML/7/T070200...

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YES, you are right 5 - 6 hours is technically sleeping thru the night for an infant, BUT I think most of us don't even get that. I know my lil man wakes every 3-4 hours, if I am lucky I get a 5 hour stretch. I feel things will change as he grows, so for now we just go with the flow. And perhaps make little changes one at a time.

Heather - posted on 01/12/2010

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Yup! My son just turned 9 months on the 5th and he hasnt slept through the night ever. He atleast wakes up once or twice for a bottle and then goes back to bed.

Monique - posted on 01/12/2010

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my sons 8 1/2 months and still wakes up at least once a night but technically sleeping thru the night means sleeping at least 6 hrs, so if your putting little man down at 8 for bed and he wakes up 2am that's still considered sleeping thru the night! you can try to readjust his feeding schedule or try swaddling him. My son eats on average every 4 hrs and hes put down to bed between 830(which is the earliest) and 1030 and usually wakes up for a feeding anywhere between 130(which is rare) and 530am and then he'll go bck to sleep until about 8-830 am. but adjusting his feeding schedule and setting a routine that you can keep consistently may make a huge difference! good luck :)

Tessa - posted on 01/12/2010

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my daughter just turned 9 monthes and she is doing the same thing... she just wants to cuddle or eat... i was thinking its from teething but i dont know anymore... anyone found anything that works for getting their baby to sleep through the night?

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Yes my son is 9 mths old and he gets up like 2 or 3 times a night to get changed and have a bottle and goes back to sleep.

Barb - posted on 01/12/2010

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True what Erynne said - 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep is considered "Sleeping through the night"...though it sounds like many of you don't get that.
Here's what we've been trying and seems to already be working.
Last night we did our normal routine of bringing her to her room, night diaper, PJ's, read a short book, sing a song and prayers, put on soft music and rock in chair/nurse...as she was done nursing and still awake but drowsy, put her in her crib. Said night-night, love you, left the room. She cried / 'yelled' in protest intermittently from 8:15p until 9:00p...yes, a long time, but she was never in distress. Today for her morning nap I did similar routine...book, rocking (no nursing) and soft music - placed her in her crib when she was 'settled' and not squirmy. Turned on her Seahorse (like a gloworm) that plays music and left the room. Again protest 'yelling' at first - then more bouts of quiet...then intermittent crying and this time it took her 15 mins less to fall asleep than last night. In fact, other than the usual rubbing eyes sign, she actually laid down on the floor for a minute for the first time, as if to say "Momma, I'm tired".
Anyway, I'm using a method suggested by another Circle of Moms user that is essentially the Cry It Out method, but with cry interpretation...this helps keep my husband and I from running to her assistance at every cry.
Here's the deal - if your baby has pausing to her crying/shouting, she is okay - she's just protesting. She may sound then like she's almost growling/gurgling as she gets more sleepy. As long as she's still pausing for about 5 seconds or more, she's not in distress. Obviously before putting down for the night you want to ensure they are not hungry, have a clean diaper and have provided perhaps any teething gel or tablets if they're teething. You've then provided to their needs and the crying is just a reaction to being mad you left and then of confusion because they're unsure how to go to sleep on their own --- this is what you're teaching them in this process. Or, rather, what they figure out works best for themselves to fall asleep on their own. I wish we had the mental strength to have started this process sooner - but feel confident this is going to work -- already improved reaction in one day!
If you'd like more specific details on what to try as well as a couple no-cry methods (we tried one of them for a short time-didn't work for us), please send me a message -I'd love to pass along the info for you all to decide for yourselves what may work best for you and your family. Here's to better sleep for baby and you soon!! :)

Erynne - posted on 01/12/2010

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I don't know if I can stress this enough.

IF YOUR BABY WILL SLEEP 6HR TOGETHER, THEY ARE CONSIDERED TO BE 'SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT.'

It is not biologically 'normal' to sleep 10-12hr without waking. Asking that of an infant is RIDICULOUS.

PLEASE educate yourselves: http://www.askdrsears.com/HTML/7/T070200...

- E

Louise - posted on 01/12/2010

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Quoting Helé:

Hey, i must be the odd one out..... My twin girls slept through the night since 8/10 weeks old. at that point sleeping through the night meant last feed at 9:30pm and then they woke only at 4 for their next feed. As time progressed the 4 in the morning became 5 in the morning and also the late night feed were moved "forward"
They are now 9 months old and go down at 7 in the evening and wakes at 5:15/5:30 in the morning for milk, and then take a further nap until 7:30.

My secret has always been a strict routine. How much does your children sleep during the day.... at this age they should not sleep more than 2 or 2&half hours a day. According to "the book" they should still have a morning nap and an afternoon nap.... Good luck all!



i have just read what you said about the sleeping during the day my 9 month will only sleep up to a ten to half an hour if im lucky a day what should i do

Helé - posted on 01/12/2010

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Hey, i must be the odd one out..... My twin girls slept through the night since 8/10 weeks old. at that point sleeping through the night meant last feed at 9:30pm and then they woke only at 4 for their next feed. As time progressed the 4 in the morning became 5 in the morning and also the late night feed were moved "forward"
They are now 9 months old and go down at 7 in the evening and wakes at 5:15/5:30 in the morning for milk, and then take a further nap until 7:30.

My secret has always been a strict routine. How much does your children sleep during the day.... at this age they should not sleep more than 2 or 2&half hours a day. According to "the book" they should still have a morning nap and an afternoon nap.... Good luck all!

Rachael-Lea - posted on 01/11/2010

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oh also dont try keep your baby up so they will sleep longer ... it doesnt work ... my daughter sleeps from 7 until 7 or 8 in morning has a sleep from 12-2:30 and 4-5 .. anytime she used to make the slightest whinging sound i would put her straight to bed... that way she was never over tired and went down very easily

Rachael-Lea - posted on 01/11/2010

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have you tried letting him cry it out?? with my daughter i let her cry for five mins went in gave her a cuddle put her straight bak dwn walked out... if she continued i would wait ten and so on... then eventually she wouldnt cry as long and then stopped waking up ... took about a week make sure you fill his tummy before bed :)

Jessica - posted on 01/11/2010

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My girlfriend's little one went through the same thing. Lessen his daytime sleep and increase his food. She put her little one on a schedule, and it took within 4 days. Bath then bottle then bed at 8:00. Morning nap of no more than an hour and afternoon nap of 2-3 hours- then awake until bedtime. Good luck!!!

Heather - posted on 01/11/2010

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yes-my daughter slept through the night better when we first brought her home from the hospital! now-she's getting new teeth, she is close to walking and she is still breast feeding. she gets up several times to nurse. we just end up with her in the bed 1/2 way through the night.

Jessica - posted on 01/11/2010

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Glad to see I'm not alone. Our son has only slept through the night twice since he was born (9pm - 5am) and both those dates are marked on the calander!! Still consistantly wakes to feed twice a night, once between 12-1am, and once between 4-5am, and sometimes cries in between for a pacifier or cuddle. It is exhausting.

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Wow! I am amazed at how many ppl all have 9 monthers that aren't sleeping well. That gives my crazy, sleep-deprived self a little something to hold on to. I'm not alone in this. Honestly, I don't remember my son having this problem at all, but each child is different.



I am getting so little sleep w/ Lillian that I have tired just about everything. Last night, we did the gas drops before bed and then got a larger than normal blanket and swaddled her up, then held her until she dozed off. Once she was limp and asleep my husband gently laid her in her crib. When she got up 2 more times, which is an unusually low amount of times for her, I did the same thing. I swaddled her back up real nice and snug, held her for a few to console her, then laid her back down when she dozed. BEST sleep I've gotten, and the most, in weeks. We did the same tonight, so here's to hoping!

Crystal - posted on 01/11/2010

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If they were sleeping through the night prior to 9 mo. range, they are going through the separation anxiety and realize that you are not right by them now. I did the cry out method on my 3rd who is now 9 mos. she has been doing great the past 3 nights. People have a 90 minute cycle, which if you catch them at the right point you can lay them down and let me fall asleep (maybe cry it out). It takes time and they will try to test you again.

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.

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

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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