Help wont sleep at night!

Susan - posted on 03/26/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son refuses to sleep threw the night as of 2 weeks ago. He will sleep four hrs then wake up and wont go back to sleep for another 3-4 hrs then sleep until his normal wake up time. Ive tried everything i can think of to get him to sleep threw the night again. No nap, feeding supper later and more, music, no music, light, no light and cry it out NOTHING is working! Anyone else having this probelm or advice on how to get him to sleep at night again.

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Susan - posted on 03/31/2011

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Thanks for ther advice/support guys and since this has been posted he has gotton better finally found the right combo of things to get him to sleep. Dinner after a bath (i know sounds kinda counterproductive), no radio and humidifitar on. Its been working so far.

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Christina - posted on 03/31/2011

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Crying it out is the best method! It is so hard but they have to learn eventually! If you give in after 2hr then you should have just picked them up in the beg. bc it will be harder when you are serious! Just dont let them think that you have left them! Go back in there every 15 min pat on the bottom leave and dont say anything or turn on any lights... It is so hard and I cried when we tought our daughter but its well worth it!
http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-sleep-t...

now with that being said...my daughter keeps waking up also! I read that they begin to dream again
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Infants 3 to 5 months old dream much more than infants 6 to 12 months old do. 18-month-olds dream almost twice as much as 3-year-olds do. By age 3, the amount of time spent dreaming per night is in the same range as that of young adults. As the wheel of time turns throughout life, each year we dream a little less (Science, 1966; 152:604)."

http://www.drgreene.com/qa/truth-about-d...

So they havent really dreamed that much for the last few months and now it can frighten/surprise them a little!

I think you are doing everything you can! Just keep doing what youre doing! And we all will get some sleep again some day! :)

Lisa - posted on 03/30/2011

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I have been having the same problem with my son. I keep saying he's adjusting to life without a bottle and teething, but hope it will soon pass. Right now i am just going with the flow. Although tonight i did let him cry it out to go to bed. If i didn't, he will stay up till 11:00. He used to sleep great, not sure what the deal is lately. I don't know if you work or not. I am lucky to stay home with him, so i get to sleep when he sleeps. I am sure he will out grow this....soon...at least i hope so too. GOOD LUCK

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