No longer sleeping through the night

Crystal - posted on 04/28/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My little girl was born on Sept 3, 2009 And was quite a good little sleeper since she was 1.5 months old she would usually only wake up once during the night. But recently we have moved to a new place and it just so happens that our daughter caught a bad cold AND was having some teething pain. So she was waking during the night either in pain or because she was coughing. But now that she is feeling better she is still waking ever hour and a half through the night. She is waking quite upset and it takes me a while to calm her and get her back to sleep. Please help I am at my wits end. This is way more tiring than when she was brand new. Has anyone else had this problem or have any tips on how to break my girl of these bad sleep patterns.

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Stacy - posted on 05/03/2010

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I talked to a mom at the mall last week, she swears by some all natural teething tablets that you get at the pharmacy. Has anyone tried anything like this? She said they work great and her daughter didn't wake at all after taking them!

Jaime - posted on 05/03/2010

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oh my goodness YES! the same exact thing happened to my son! he was born september 8th and about a month ago he got a nasty cold and was miserable. he's been over it for over a month and literally wakes every hour and wants me to bounce him back to sleep. sometimes this takes me an hour, then i put him down and he's up again! i too am at my witts end! if you hear any good suggestions, please tell me! so sorry you're going through this too. hang in there mama. i know this is no help but you are NOT alone.

Crystal - posted on 05/03/2010

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Well after going and buying the book the Baby Whisperer we were about to try the Pick up Put down method and that same day I noticed that my daughters two EYE TEETH had popped out. She has her bottom two teeth and that's it. She doesn't have her top ones yet. So I find it kind of weird that the eye teeth have came in already. Have any of you ladies ever heard of this happening? But now that those teeth are through the night wakings seem to have slowed down. She is now only getting up twice through the night, There was even a night that she only woke once (which I can handle it is ALOT better than the 4,5,6 times she was getting up. I have also started to implement the pick up put down method when she does wake-up. Some times she goes down no problem and the next time it takes a few times. But I am going to keep trying so that hopefully I won't have to go into her room at all during the night. I also do not go into her room every time she wakes. I wait and see if she can "fuss" herself to sleep. I only go to her if I can tell that she is going to get worked up and not be able to get herself back to sleep.

Stacy - posted on 05/03/2010

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Okay, just an update -- after a week of letting him 'fuss' in his crib (unless of course it actually reached a 'cry') he now only wakes once or twice during the night!! (Midnight, and 5am - and goes right back to sleep after a bottle and a snuggle) Hopefully we are over this obstacle and you all will be soon!! Oh....and at least an hour of 'outside time' seems to really help too (at least for us.)

Heather - posted on 05/02/2010

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I'm not happy that yall are going through this, but it is nice to see that I'm not the only one! My son slept FLAWLESSLY since he was only a month old. However, he wakes at least a few times a night now. I have no advice though. :( I don't know why he is waking up. He doesn't even open his eyes. He's just crying. Teething doesn't seem to bother him during the day, so I don't think that is what it is. :( Let me know if yall figure out what it is

Holly - posted on 04/29/2010

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I know how you feel! My daughter slept through the night consistently since she was 2 months old however, she started teething at 5 months and night times were a nightmare for us. She is 7 months and still can't go through the night. For a month and a half we were up constantly throughout the night. The doctor suggested we buy the 'ferber' book and follow the strategy. I read the book against my better judgement and it isn't as horrible as I thought but I have yet to implement even the mildest form yet. She goes down for her naps fine, and usually goes down for the night fine but when she awakes during the night she needs help getting back to sleep. Now she only gets up once or twice so I don't know if she is regulating back to normal sleep patterns naturally or what. I do know that sleep patterns are important and if she doesn't start sleeping through the night soon I will have to consider a mild 'ferber - like' strategy. You might want to do some research and see if you agree with the 'ferber' approach....at least be aware of possible solutions........Good luck!

Stacy - posted on 04/29/2010

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We had the SAME issue. As soon as the teeth started - sleeping went to heck! My little guy would sleep from 7pm to 6:30 am and maybe wake once for a bottle (since about 5wks of age) but now wakes every 2-3 hours. The teeth have come through (bottom 2) but still waking. i suspect that it has become a habit, so this week I've tried to ignore the nightime waking and just let him 'fuss' and only go in to get him if it becomes actual crying. I think its starting to get better - or maybe I'm so tired that I'm losing my mind and can no longer tell.

Good luck to everyone!

Karrie - posted on 04/29/2010

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I found that my little one (born 2nd September) started doing the very same thing when she started teething but that went on for a month before i seen any teeth. I bought a teething necklace, lathered her gums in bonjela gave panadol but nothing seemed to help me or her except the teeth coming through i hope you have better luck i remember feeling the same way (I would have paid nearly anything for it to have gone back to normal). Two teeth and 3 months later shes starting to settle back into sleeping through again thankfully but now i can feel the next two coming. Hope you find a solution!

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