9 months...awake every 30min at night.....HELP!

Tenille - posted on 11/11/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Ok my daughter has been an awesome sleeper since she was 2 months old, she has been sleeping through the night for between 10-12hours! Well I cant even get back to sleep before she is up again now...Help! Ill explain how the last 6 nights have been around my house, and im single so im getting worn out lol!

8pm: bath time

8:20-8:40: bottle and cereal-8oz bottle, 2 tbsp rice cereal

9ish: in bed, falls asleep first try and fast

11ish: awake screaming, wanting her soother

every 30 min after: awake screaming wanting her soother or to know someone is there

5am ish....by this point I havent slept and im on the verge of a breakdown lol, I let her cry it out and self soothe

5:15ish: falls back to sleep and sleeps straight through untill 9:30ish



During all this im checking diapers and trying to feed but she is not interested, she doesnt have a fever, or doesnt seem sick at all, I thought teething so i gave some tylenol...that doesnt work, ive tryed rocking her that doesnt work, i have tried everything and i am slowly running outa energy!! This is night 6 of this! During the day other than being tired she is eating 8oz every 4 hours with lunch and supper in between that and is happy...she naps at around 11:30 for about an hour and a half and again at 2:30ish for about an hour...She has 2 teeth and is really close to crawling!!..Has anyone else been having this problem or can anyone please help me???

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Leanne - posted on 11/13/2009

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If it's teething, my pediatrician suggested Motrin. Works better than tylenol since it's an anti-inflammatory. You may also want to put a small pillow underneath the matress to elevate her head a bit. This can ease the pressure of new teeth cutting through. Other than that, I'd say let her cry it out. That's what we did for our son. Every now and then we'll use Ferber's progressive-waiting approach. I'll go in, talk to him but not pick him up. Usually he gets madder when I leave, but eventually understands that the crying wont get him anywhere. I'll go in after 5 minutes, then 10, then 15, etc. But as long as he's had enough to eat and has his Motrin, I know he's ok. It's so incredibly hard to let them cry, but it works. Just know that you're helping her in the long run. Hope this helps!

Dawn - posted on 11/13/2009

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They also say that starting now seperation anxitey hits and they will often awake in the night just to know you are still there. If you are finding there is no reason for the waking, this may explain that.

Dawn - posted on 11/13/2009

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Same as Nicole I will finally feel like we are on a schedule and BAM another tooth, or he is consitpated or he is sick. This week he has a horrible stuffy nose and I think he is waking up when he starts choking. This is all perfectly normal and unfortunatly will be the case for many more months to come (the things people don't tell you about being a parent!!!). It does get very difficult for me sometimes but then he will give me his big smile and snuggle my neck and I forget how tired I am. I just try to keep it in perspective: a few bad days will be followed by a few good days followed by a few bad days; they will only be this age once so as crazy as it may be I try to enjoy the good moments and get through the bad ones as best I can. Good luck and know you are NOT alone!! :) :)

Nichole - posted on 11/12/2009

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She is probaby cuting teeth. I always know because she wakes up MAD and screaming. Im def thinking less bottle and more snacks. Yougurt melts, cereal bar, chicken sticks, yo baby yogurt. Most 9 month old should only be eating 24-26 oz of formula a day. Everytime ive got her to sleep thru the night she will cut teeth or catch a cold or something will mess it all up. Still dreaming of a full night of sleep :) Hopefully this will pass soon.

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We've been going through the same for the past 3 weeks. We'll be going on 4 weeks this Sunday! We went to the doctor after a week and she said it must be a phase. The screaming got worse and when we went to his check-up he has an ear infection now.
He also went through a 2 week period right before crawling and right when he learned of waking up a lot and crawling around. I hope it passes soon because I know I feel like I am going to go crazy!!!!! Good luck!

Jolene - posted on 11/12/2009

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My son went through this similar stuff for about a week. He was teething, two teeth came through and now he is sleeping his 11-12 hours at night again. I tried tylenol, teething tablets, tylenol on the gums. Nothing helping with it. He just cried and woke every 1-2 hours a night. He did not want a bottle, he would just cry if you held him or put him in bed with his pacifier. Some nights we would hold him, others he would cry in his bed. Hope this brings hope and helps. It will also soon pass for you, I hope.

Shellena - posted on 11/11/2009

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I had about 2 weeks straight with my daughter waking every hour. I just let her talk to herself until she was crying. I mean wailing crying. I just placed her back in the same position I left her at her bedtime, stroked her head and left. I also thought it was teeth so I put teething gel on her gums. She just stopped after 2 weeks. It was hell because I was so exhausted and she was exhausted and fussy/clingy during the day for those 2 weeks.



I'm not sure how long you are in the room with her but I reckon try and limit your time. No lights, unless a very quick nightlight flick or use your cellphone light to check what she's up to. Don't take her out of the bed, just place her back where you normally put her at bedtime. Give a kiss or stroke of head and leave.



That's all I got hope it helps in some way

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