Is enyone elses Jan 2008 baby still struggling to sleep through the night

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Misha is still not sleeping through the night.She sleeps from 8pm until about midnight then wakes up and I struggle to get het back to sleep after that.She only falls asleep again around 3am!!!
I'm so exhausted that any advice wil be helpfull!!

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Anne - posted on 10/29/2010

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sounds like she is just in the routine of waking up. This will take a toll on both of you. Unless she is napping too much, she should be sleeping at least 10 hours at night. Talk to your family doc about this if you are still having an issue. Little ones learn early that if they can get mom to party with them at night, they will. She needs to learn to put herself back to sleep. The longer you wait, the harder it will be. Shorten the trips you take to her room at night and only go if she is really in need of something. I slept with my first child and she could not sleep without me therefore until she was about 5. I learned my lesson, and my second child is a dream sleeper. It is really something they learn to do on their own with the correct guidance. You mean well when you go in her room to comfort her but you are actually doing her more harm than good if she is this old and having such sleep issues.

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Danette - posted on 01/18/2011

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My daughter is a horriable sleeper too ! wakes up at least 3 times a night.. she'll be 3 in few weeks and still drinking milk out of a bottle but thats the only way I can get her back to sleep and not fight with her at night when Im soooo tired and her baby sister is sleeping. She doesnt go to bed until almost 10pm , I've tried No naps and shorting them nothing has helped. She has to be held to fall asleep too. Someone told me to try Melatonin ?? but everything I've read online is that children under the age of 12 cant take it . BUT it's A all natural pill???? so just wanted some feed back on any other ideas on sleeping through the night ! thanks

Alexis - posted on 11/25/2010

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Sounds obvious, but is the bedroom too warm or too cold? Is Misha having a nap after 4pm in the afternoon?

Toni - posted on 10/21/2010

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I'm in the same boat as u Sue Wright. My daughter is my seventh child and she is over 2 1/2 now. We established a routine early too,..with seven kids you have to...Skyler too is potty trained, no bottle, never had the numnum and sleeps all night. She does nap at daycare and when we get home its supper, play, tub, read story, sleep and thats usually round 830-900. But like Sue said establishing a routine is the most important thing...then the child knows what to expect and when. Skyler will even say tubby time after her brothers all get done. Then I fix her hair and then she grabs a book and we read. She usually does wake up til round 830 900 on weekends, we have to be gone by 800 during the week though. Good luck.

Katie - posted on 10/16/2010

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I have the problem of she does not want to go to sleep unless i hold her or she is in my bed.....or i have to sleep next to her bed....it is getting better but it is a struggle.....my December baby is the same way...

Jessica - posted on 10/13/2010

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My son does the same thing! Ive cut my sons naps, he no longer gets a nap and ive started to put him down about 9pm now, and that has started to work. We are only in the first week of doing this. He does get upset and cranky about 6 but atleast i can start to get alittle more sleep. Good luck.

Sheena - posted on 10/07/2010

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Mine too! It must be the multiple child thing. Reading this I was wondering if something was wrong with her. Thank you so much.

Heather - posted on 10/06/2010

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once in a while my daughter will wake up in the middle of the night but thats usually if we are somewhere other than home or she is sick...I struggled to get her to sleep well but found that a bedtime routine helps...kids love routine....every night she has dinner around 6 watches cartoons and plays takes a bath around 7 then gets ready for bed...after her bath we cuddle and read then she goes to bed between 7:30 and 8. it usually only takes her about 30 min to fall asleep at most and most nights i read to her until she falls asleep.....once she is out she is good until about 6am....just try to find the routine that works for you and stick to it...it really will help

Margaret - posted on 10/05/2010

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Hannah woke up twice or three times last month in the middle of the night but i think it was bc she was sick. Other than that she only naps at daycare and goes to bed exactly at 9:00 every night. she has been since she was 8 months.

Kerry - posted on 09/22/2010

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My advice would be stop struggling to get her back to sleep. Pop in, shush her, and say time to sleep, then leave. If that's too harsh for you, have a look on the web for the gradual withdrawal method of sleep training. I used a mix of that and controlled crying when my son was just 1 and he immediately dropped his daytime nap and slept (and still does) 13 hours a night. Good luck - you must be shattered. xx

Sue - posted on 09/22/2010

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im lucky chloe is my 7th child is 2 1/2 and goes down about 7.30-8.30pm and sleeps till at least 6.30 am sometimes much later. she is potty trained, dummy/pacifier free and is an independant little lady! i would say a good bedtime routine that they get to recognise each night is important and doesnt take long to establish. ie dinner, playtime, bath,drink. story and then tell them its bed time works wonders. u have to keep going and not change away from it or they wont recognise bedtime. cut out daytime sleeps too and keep them busy as u can to wear them out! sticker charts are good too. if they wake in the night and get up and refuse to go to bed then play tough. no tv on, no toys etc and they soon realise its not fun anymore! good luck everyone!

Sheila - posted on 09/20/2010

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oh my gosh!!! sounds good, but i am tooooo stingy to give up nap time yet ;) alec keeps having bedtime and naptime issues, i will have to forgoe the naps.... but he just gave up the binky(late, i know), so Im hoping he will adjust!!! great job, mama!

Michelle - posted on 09/09/2010

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I have twins and one of them is constantly waking through the night. It sounds tough but letting them cry it out a couple of nights will do the trick...

Brittany - posted on 08/29/2010

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my daughter Layla wakes up 5 or 6 times a night i try to make her take a nap during the day but she dont allways take one and if she dont get a nap she will fall asleep like aroung 9 or 10 and sleep till 11 or 1 and then will get back up and wanna be up all night long and when she dont do that she will wake me up 5 or 6 time for a cup at night and it cant be water if she dont get juice she will throw the cup at me and scream will i give her juice and then she dranks so much at night that she wets threw her diaper and then gets up and gets in my bed i think it is her cup that is the problem i am going to take it away and then she can just cry it out and after that bye bye bo-bo

Melinda - posted on 08/18/2010

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my daughter wont nap:( which i hate try putting her to bed later my daughter goes around 11pm and sleeps twelve hours ! GOOOD LUCK

Marline - posted on 08/05/2010

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Is she sleeping during the day perhaps maybe too much? Or maybe she is thirsty - Reece Hayden does that but then I discovered that he wants a bit of water perhaps and now he has a bottle next to his bed, he wakes up and drinks then goes back to sleep. Maybe give her a gentle massage every night.

Jena - posted on 08/01/2010

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My daughter is having some huge sleep issues too. She used to sleep through the night, but within the last few months getting her to sleep has been a challenge. She doesn't take nap so she is super tired and cranky all day. After months of battling to get her to fall asleep and stay in her bed, we found reading her super long boring stories at night does the trick. However, now she wakes up several times a night. First we tried just going and comforting her. That didn't work. Then we tried crying it out...that was just horrible and she woke up her little sister. Now I feel hopeless and tired. I have resorted to going in there and sleeping with her. Ugh...I wish I knew of what to do!

Louise - posted on 07/30/2010

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My little one only recently started being really bad at settling before she would go down at 7pm and not wake till 7am, Now she wont go to sleep till 9-10pm so i stopped her naps during the day and she had to have one then i limited it to 20mins it seems to be doing the trick :0)

Harini - posted on 07/29/2010

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My daughter is yet to sleep through the night since she was born. She wakes up 2-3 time each night, but falls right back asleep if I pat her down. I dont know how to break her out of this habit either!

Lyanna - posted on 07/27/2010

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We struggle too. My little guy hates going to bed. He stays up until about 11-1130pm, than wakes once or twice a night for a cup. I think he is addicted to his cup :( I feel exhausted in the morning and not sure what to do. I think I am going to try and get him into a more consistant routine for bed a little earlier and try to get rid of the sippy cup. I am hoping it will only take a few night for him to get the idea. I will let you know how it works. I plan to start next week while two of our older kids are out of town so they don't have to suffer while I try and work this out. Good luck to you too.

Angela - posted on 07/26/2010

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Hi, i thought i was alone here, my daughter goes to sleep around 9pm sometimes i can't get her down before 11pm and she is back up by 2am and i've been saying this is going to go on when she is three yrs old because i'm seeing no signs that it will stop soon and she will sleep through the night

Brandie - posted on 07/23/2010

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i find that it helps not to give my little girl a nap because then she goes to sleep around 8:30pm and she sleeps all night and she only gets up to go to the bathroom or for a cup!

Pcheliyan - posted on 07/22/2010

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my daughter is doing the same except she goes to bed around 7 pm and wake up at 11pm . if i don;t force her to bed she loves to stay and watch TV all night. If i force her to go to bed she will come around 1 or 2 am to bed . otherwise she will start crying and make everyone wake up in the house. I think if we take them for walking or playing with ohter kids until 9 pm they may sleep around 12 pm. i tried sometimes it is working but i could not find children for her to play with at that time

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