Sleep help!!

Heather - posted on 04/26/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 10 months next week and we no longer sleep at night or nap. When she does lay down I'm lucky if it lasts 45 minutes. This wasn't a problem until recently. Any suggestions??

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Sara - posted on 05/12/2010

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I had that problem when my daughter was about 8 months old. now she's 10 months.. She is probably teething so maybe try giving her a little motrin or tylenol but make sure they're not the recalled ones so I just play it safe and get generic. I also give her teething tablets at night.. they're 100% natural so she can have them whenever she wants. as for bedtime...have you done anything recently that has disrupted her schedule? try giving her a little bit of oatmeal or rice cereal about an hr before bedtime and and give her a bath in bedtime wash and bedtime lotion...then get her ready for bed and give her a bottle or breast whichever you use..and put her in her bed.. if she cries just let her cry it out..she will evventually go to sleep..same thing for nap times..just put her in her bed and walk away. I had to do this same thing for my daughter and within a couple of days she was fine. Now when I miss a single night of either the cereal or lotion she wakes 3-4 times per night until I get up with her and put the lotion on in the middle of the night and she's back to sleep for the night.

Kelly - posted on 05/11/2010

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Like Genia suggested you can try the book, No Cry Sleep Solution or my personal favorite was Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. This book overviews sleep problems and suggested solutions from infants to adolescence. GREAT book!

Tanya - posted on 05/07/2010

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My daughter used to sleep through the night until just before christmas. Then she started waking at around 3am for a feed. At first I was ok with this but then I put my foot down and convinced her she wasn't hungry and she could sleep through til morning without feeding. It was hard at first but worth it in the end. I went ahead with our usual bedtime routine and then put her in her crib. She fussed and whined for about 15 minutes at first but then every night she fussed less and less. I just had to stop myself rushing in to her as soon as she started crying. I have found that she can fall back asleep by herself quite quickly. Hope this helps.

Genia - posted on 04/27/2010

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is she teething? she doesn't sleep at night at all? you could try reading the No-Cry Sleep Solution and getting a sleep plan going. It wouldn't hurt to make sure there's nothing wrong...did you start a new solid right before she stopped sleeping? it could be a hurt tummy keeping her up.

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