10 Month old waking at night

Megan - posted on 05/27/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Any idea's on how to get my 10 month old daughter to stop waking every night at 11pm and 3am.

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Shannon - posted on 02/21/2014

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My son also wakes 2-3 sometimes even 4 times at night! We tried the CIO method for over a week and every night he would cry for 2 hours easily. (I would go in and let him know that mommy is still here by rubbing his back etc. and then leave and repeat this process ) but it didn't work. We tried that at 9.5 months. And in fact, he became worse! Before when he would wake up, we could get him back down quickly only for him to wake up another 1.5-2 hours later. After starting the CIO method he would cry the moment we put him down.
He almost 11 months old and I haven't had a good sleep since he's been born. My husband and I are loosing it. He eats well in the day and has about 24-28 oz of formula a day and eats 3 solid meals plus a snack. My son is extremely stubborn. So I'm curious if there are any other parents who are going thro what I'm going thro. How have u been able to get your child to sleep through the night??!!! So desperate!

User - posted on 05/31/2009

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crying it out is a great method i used it lots but their was times when my son would scream so loud that i thought their was something wrong when their wasnt turns out its ither a night terror or something i usually let him cry for a cupple min go in rub his back say mommys here and let him know that im not far away and make sure its not a night terror and then let him cry it out because i know when he gets terrors hes still sleeping when he wakes up and he needs something to sooth him i also make sure he has his soother and then i jsut let him be

Bridget - posted on 05/30/2009

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lol, my daughter wakes 4-5 times a night, every night. It doesn't worry me, she self settles in between the times she needs me. My brother and myself didn't sleep through until 2, I just put it down to - if she needs me, she needs me. Be it for food or comfort, I'm there for her. Because there will come a day when somebody else holds her after her nightmares...

Shanna - posted on 05/30/2009

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My daughter was waking up 3-4 times per night at 8 months old to nurse, I knew she wasnt hungry but she got into the habit of waking at certain times, knowing that I would nurse her back to sleep. I did the controlled cry-it-out method. I would only let her cry for 15 minutes. During those 15 minutes, I would go to her crib, give her a pacifier, touch her face to let her know I was there then I would lay back down in my bed. The first night I ended up nursing her back to sleep, the next night she cried for about 10 minutes each time, the third night - 5 mins and now, she wakes once at 5am to nurse then she goes back to bed until 7am. My doctor said to give her at least one feeding because she might need it, but she didn't need more than that. The first 2 nights were bad but, those 2-3 nights were totally worth it!!

Bethany - posted on 05/28/2009

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I did the same thing as Emily and it totally works!!! We have used it alot (I found for a while every few weeks my son would pick a random new wake up time) and it worked every time. I'm certainly not against crying- but this is MUCH easier and worked for me! Why put yourself through that if you don't have to?!?

Emily - posted on 05/27/2009

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If its at the same time every night it's habitual, not hunger. Kylan did this too but we tried the Baby Whisperer method.

Half an hour before he usually woke up (in your case 10:30 and 2:30) we woke HIM up. Just enough to get him to stir, not actually getting him up. He always went straight back to sleep after a little whine.

I know it sounds crazy, but if you do it for 3 nights in a row it's supposed to break the habit. We've used the Cry It Out method for a few other problems but didn't find it necessary for this one.

Hope it helps!

Christine - posted on 05/27/2009

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It's hard and it's sad, but crying it out it is worth it in the end. Yes it torture when you have a good day then you have 30 mins of crying at night time but it's all forgiven and smiles in the morning. Tough LOVE is hard but makes for a good sleeps and you are well rested to be a good mommy in the morning.

Erin - posted on 05/27/2009

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we let our daughter cry when she slips back into waking up in the middle of the night-- which happens everytime she gets a tooth or the sniffles or anything else that throws off her schedule. we live by the motto "short term pain for long term gain" and it's worked for us.

Ldoo - posted on 05/27/2009

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Yeah, no one sets out to do the Cry it Out method. But it almost always is necessary. And it's not as hard on them (generally) as you'd think.

Gwen - posted on 05/27/2009

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My daughter is also waking up at night twice a night. I will try the cry it out method this weekend. I haven't had a full night sleep in 10 months!

Christianne - posted on 05/27/2009

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I tried the cry it out method (let him cry until he would fall back asleep) and it worked miraculously. I was very reluctant, and didn't do it until he was 9 months old. Even now, after 2 weeks of some serious teething, waking up everything hour or so, I just tried it again 3 nights ago and he cried for a while, but went back to sleep. Last night he barely made any noise.

I know it hurts, and it is hard, but I recommend (never thought I would say that).

Good luck!

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