10 month old waking up crying

Michelle - posted on 02/08/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My almost 10 month old has been waking up crying in the middle of the night. If I go into her room and try and soothe her she just gets mad that I'm not picking her up out of her crib. I do not want to start this pattern of taking her out when I know there is nothing wrong.

I have started to just not even go into the room because it just makes her more mad and she cries even louder.

I feel awful ignoring her but within 10 minutes she stops crying and goes back to sleep.

Has anyone experienced this and have you done the same thing? I understand there will be mixed reviews since some parents do not agree with letting your child cry.

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Gladys - posted on 04/27/2013

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My baby is 10 month old and still won't sleep through the night. She wakes up crying about every couple of hrs every night, I would go to her room try to comfort her, without picking her up, fix her blanket, finding her pacifier, change her diaper, or feed her a bottle. Whatever I can think she might need. But she still keeps on waking up. I need help, I am exhausted!!!

Racheal - posted on 02/10/2012

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I don't have any advice but my 10 month old still wakes up two times a night and wants a bottle. I've tried letting her cry but I guess I'm not that strong of a mom to just listen to her cry. All I can say is if she does go back to sleep after 10 minutes I would just let her cry and hopefully she doesn't wake up anymore. Good luck.!!

Kris - posted on 02/15/2012

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My daughter does the same thing! She's standing up in her crib when I look in there to check on her..still crying. I do lay her down with me..sometimes I will put her back but most of the time I fall asleep..lol I don't want to make a habit of her sleeping with me cuz my 3yr old refuses to sleep in her bed..she screams saying she's scared.

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Javette - posted on 12/27/2012

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My son is 12 months and he started back to waking up in the middle of the night. Most of the time it's because he wants a bottle. Sometimes I'll ignore him because i'm too tired to get out of bed to get it because I'm also 8 months pregnant. My husband usually does not him crying because he is out cold and i got to get up early to go to work so my rest is very important to me! Sometimes he get the message and goes back to sleep. But this last time my husband was very upset with me because he wouldn't stop crying and that made me feel very awful! Does that make me a horrible mother?

Nicola - posted on 09/06/2012

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hi, my nearly 10 month old has started waking up in the nite to, i do go in and just give him a bit if water which he does not want so i put his dummy back in and stroke his head until he falls back to sleep, but within half hour he is crying again , i know he is not hungry as he has a massive meal at around 6pm then a 9oz bottle at about half 8 , i then put him in his cot at 9 and he will fall asleep with no trouble.i really dont want him to think if he starts crying i will go running to him , i think i will try just leaving him to cry and just hope he gets the msg that im not going to keep getting up to him , i do wonder is it maybe that he is cold as he kicks off his blankets and sleeps with his legs in the air. but sometimes i have fed him at 2am as there is a different cry and i know he will not go back to sleep but even after that bottle he wakes up, he is a very big baby for his age i got him weighed 2 weeks ago and he was 24lb and 76 cm long am i feeding him enough? please any suggestions on this .

Tarah - posted on 04/11/2012

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My daughter just turned one last week and we've had this same issue since a little after 10 months. She wakes up at the same time every night. She's had multiple check ups- and she's doing fine, so they don't seem to think it's because she's uncomfortable. I asked if it could be growing pains or pain caused by her new baby teeth and they said it wouldn't be either of those things. I was told to let her cry it out...self soothe...and in a week or two she should be sleeping through the night, like she used to. It upsets my daughter too when I go in to reassure her, so now, I make my visits very brief- every 20 minutes or so. It breaks my heart to hear her cry.I keep telling myself that I'm doing what's best for her...and she won't remember this when she's grown. So far I've done this three nights, and truly...it seems to be getting better and better. She still wakes up 3-4 times a night, but she cries less and less each time. I'm thinking it's half because she's too tired to continue crying, or she realizes she doesn't get to come to mom and daddy's bed every night. I really hope this helps.

Trelanie - posted on 03/12/2012

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i have experienced the same thing with my daughter..it only happens on occasions tho.i think the teething will cause her not to sleep well sometimes..she tosses and turns and eventually goes on back to sleep..some nites i have put her in the bed with me and immediately she's ok lol...hope everything works owt for you :)

Cs19862 - posted on 03/12/2012

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My daughter is doing this at 11 months but her molars are coming in, did you check if she is okay health wise? and my daughter if just crying will go back to sleep i leave her alone, she doesnt cry that much though :( hope it worked out for you.

Loren - posted on 03/07/2012

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I have been experiencing the same thing with my 10 month old daughter. She was recently sleeping quite well despite cutting her top two teeth. All of a sudden the past three days she wakes up and struggles to self sooth and go back to sleep the way she has in the past. I have caved in and picked her up which I believe had made this issue worse. It's important that I allow her to cry herself to sleep although it breaks my heart because that will indeed help her to understand how to self soothe and be a better sleeper in general. I'm happy to hear that I'm not alone in this situation or how I'm feeling about it. The book "the sleep easy solution" is really a wonderful tool in helping me to work through my guilt and sadness when I hear her cry. I recommend it to all parents whose kids ages four months to five years who have little ones who struggle with sleeping. I'm going to have to go back and read it some more to help prepare me for tonight. Crossing my fingers that she will sleep better for her sake (and mine). Sleeping well for parents is especially important so it's a significant topic of discussion. Good luck moms!

Kristina - posted on 02/27/2012

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My son is the same age and also wakes up occasionally at night and cries. I do the exact same thing as you do! I know that he doesn't need to nurse during the night at this age, and he doesn't cry when he's pooped. So I leave him alone, and he goes back to sleep on his own. He woke up a lot more when we put him to bed late, but we have started getting him down around 5:30-6pm (he is tired at this time), and he wakes up a lot less during the night.

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