My daughter is almost 11 months old, why does she still get up at least once at night? On the rare occasion she will sleep through the night.

Erin - posted on 11/09/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




My daughter will be 11 months old on the 14th and she still wakes up at least once in the night. I give her a bottle and change her diaper and then she goes back to sleep. And she usually sleeps then til around 7am. On a very rare occasion she will sleep through the night, but it doesn't happen anymore frequently as she is getting older. Is this typical...I always thought by this age she would be sleeping through the night most of the time.


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Ann - posted on 11/17/2010




I agree with the habit responses. Our Dr. actually told us that from 2 months on she doesn't need bottles at night so we just would give her the paci when she was really little. At 6 months, we realized she was crying just to get us to come in to give her the paci back so we stopped that too. Now, she might let out a little cry once in awhile, but we do not give bottles, diaper changes or anything at night, unless she is sick , teething etc. She knows the routine and knows that we are serious. Sometimes it gets alittle off and she gets 'spoiled' if she has been sick, but after a night or two she has the hang of it again. She goes to bed around 6:45 or 7pm and sleeps until 6 or 6:30am!!!

Samantha - posted on 11/16/2010




I'm not sure but my daughter is the same way. turned 11 months on the 10th. she wakes up once threw the night. Give her a bottle and diaper change she goes back to sleep. Hardly ever sleeps threw the night.

Dusti N Amanda - posted on 11/15/2010




My daughter wakes up during the night and i give her a bottle and she goes back to sleep or she will wake up if she looses her ninny! she is still young! she's going to wake up during the night!

Amber - posted on 11/14/2010




We began the cry it out method with our daughter at 8 months!! she had slept through the night since 5 weeks old and then starting 6 months she would wake up! since we started laying her down awake and letting her cry to sleep (in a reasonable amount of time) she has not woken during the night since!! (give or take a night)

Lara - posted on 11/14/2010




ok i know this is going to sound cruel but it works!! my health nurse told me this when my lil miss turned 6 months old..... right... no more milk during the night... it may be hard not to give it but she will eventually get over it... i swapped the bottle with some water and after 2 nights of having sips of water when she woke, she started refusing the water but still waking so i just re wrapped her and gave back her dummy and she fell back to sleep that lasted about another 2 days then since then we get full nights of sleep!!! i wouldnt have done it but it was advice given by my health nurse as she was already drinking lots and lots of milk and already on solids so the night feeds were just out of habit... you may have some screaming but hey whats a few nights of screaming when its gonna give you full nights of sleep after a few days?

Jo - posted on 11/13/2010




i agree with Heidi that it may be a habit. baby's do have body clocks, just like we do, so she may automatically just be waking up at night cause thats part of her routine.
my 11mth old son dropped his nightfeeds himself at 8mths. i thought i'd never see the day, and i had contemplated whether to do the cry-it-out method and just stop giving them to him, but i didn't have the heart - and he just all of a sudden didn't need to drink. he still woke up but my hubby was able to resettle him. and then a cpl wks later, he started sleeping right thru. sometimes he still may wake 1 or 2 times but he just wants the dummy and keeps on sleeping.
maybe if someone else goes in when your daughter wakes up and tries to resettle her?? but then if she starts screaming, i guess its up to you whether you want to go ahead and do that cry-it-out method and really teach her that she doesn't need the bottle - or then you just give it to her and try again later :)
as for the nappy change, we put a bigger nappy on our son for the night and he's good - most of the time! sometimes he wakes up about 4am, really wet!! that sucks when that happens.
good luck with it all! :)

Belinda - posted on 11/12/2010




My daughter is the same only most of the time she will wake around 9-10pm which is tolerable. I just change her bum and put her back to bed and normally she sleeps till round 6 or 7. Shes normally sopping wet when i change her i think that must be why she wakes. Sometimes during the night she might wake i just give her dummy and she goes straight back to sleep. They shouldnt be having night feeds at this age

Heidi - posted on 11/10/2010




I've been lucky and my son has slept thru the night since 5wks old. he will wake once in a while during the night, but I don't dare feed him. I check on him, will hold him/rock him if I feel he's had a nightmare or is teething ... but will put him back into his crib for him to sleep. I gently tell him it's still sleepy time and then leave the room. he may begin to cry at that point, but it only lasts 5mins or so and then he falls back to sleep.

I would thinnk that your daughter is just used to the routine that she wakes up, and you feed her and change her diaper. She may not even really be hungry. Babies have an unbelievable inner clock, and I'm sure this is why she still wakes. I don't have any real advice, but maybe try to just calm her down when she wakes and refrain from feeding her if you can. This may eliminate the wakings.
Best of Luck

Tiziana - posted on 11/10/2010




My son is 11 months also and just started sleeping thru, he was waking up anywhere between 2 and 5 for a bottle, now he wakes up around 6 has a bottle and goes back to sleep for an hour or so. I do hear him moan around 12 but he doesn't totally wake up. I have been giving him a little more solids during the day, so I dont know if thats what helped. I'm more of the opinion that babies will do things when they are ready. They crawl, walk and sleep thru when they are ready. It's a skill they have to learn.

Stephanie - posted on 11/09/2010




Every child is different. My girl is hit and miss on this. My husband and I decided to stop getting up with her during the night unless she's screaming her head off and then usually only rock her back to sleep without a bottle. It was bad at first, but last night she only woke up once and babbled for a little while before going back to sleep.

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