My 1 year old STILL gets up 2-3 times during the night!! Please help!!

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Denene - posted on 07/29/2010

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I started my baby on the Johnson's Bedtime Bath/Lotion when she was about 5 months old...she is 1 now and sleeps through the night with no problems. It's magic lotion I think, lol. The temperature of the room made a difference to her too, she likes it to be warm, and HAS to have a bottle before bedtime. Do the same exact routine every single day, and put him/her to bed at the same time every night. I found that helped a lot. Babies like routine, and they notice differences more than we would.

Andrea - posted on 07/28/2010

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My son doesn't sleep through the night yet either. He will wake a couple times and generally only has one bottle during the night, sometimes 2. They are still growing and need the nutrients at night too. He does eat a lot during the day, but that doesn't make much of a difference. He'll sleep all through the night when ready!

Marissa - posted on 07/28/2010

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My son is one and still gets up a couple times a night sometimes. He usually only gets up once or sometimes not at all. He always just has a bottle and goes right back to bad. He settles himself to sleep in his own bed and if very routine with his nap. He takes at least a 2 hour nap around 12 or 1. They'll sleep through when they are developmentally ready.

Julie - posted on 07/28/2010

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watch what time they get up if it is the same time every night it is habitual waking but if it is not consistent they are probably hunger and need to eat more during the day. My dr. also said to make sure they are sleeping properly during the day because if they don't they will be over tired and wake frequently. hope this helps. My daughter didn't sleep through the night until she was 2 1/2 but she also had reflux issues.

Lindsay - posted on 07/17/2010

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If your not, have your baby put herself to sleep in her crib.
My baby did the same as yours up until a month ago. Now instead of me nursing her to sleep every night and 1-2 times when she would wake up. She falls asleep on her own and if she stirs she will put herself back to sleep ( she sleep 12 hours with out me even going in her room).
She has been sleeping through the night ever since my husband put her down awake and let her cry for 40 minutes ( checking in every 5). It was that easy we did that with my two year old when he was around the same age and he is still the best sleeper.
good luck! I hope you figure it out soon, it is so nice not getting up with a baby at nights.

Janet - posted on 07/16/2010

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Are you feeding your baby every time he/she wakes up? If so try offering just water instead and if there isn't a food reward for waking he may just stay down for a little longer....also make sure he's getting enough to eat during the day and having at least one good nap too, that helps with sleeping at night. my daughter has always been a good sleeper, but for about a week she was getting up and wanting a bottle....i gave it to her the first 2 nights but realized that maybe we were starting a bad habit, the 3rd night it was just water, she took some and settled back down and the 4th night she wanted nothing to do with it, but i didn't pick her up or talk to her, just laid her down and held the bottle of water for her and after a couple of minutes of rubbing her head and her squirming, she settled back down, without drinking any water. Been sleeping through again ever since...KNOCK ON WOOD lol.

Olivia - posted on 07/16/2010

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My son will be one on the 20th and he still gets up about that many times a night too. He doesn't go to bed til about 11:30 (i dont lay down until late either, im a night owl) and he sleeps with me and I breastfeed, so that may be a reason, but i think that is normal. They are still pretty young, and as long as he is getting enough hours of sleep then I don't think there is much you can do to change it. Does he sleep in his crib or with you? I know my son likes my warmth.

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