my 19mth old son hasnt slept through since birth

Lisa - posted on 02/02/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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my son tyler hasnt slept through the night yet and hes now 19mths old. he wakes regulary through the night, anything form 2 to 8 times for a drink, he usually goes streight back off 2 sleep (most of the time) but i was wondering if there was anyone else out there with the same problem and have had this problem with previous children and how they over come it?? just baby number 3 is due in april and gettin up with 2 children through the night is goin to be a challenge. any suggestions greatly welcome, thanks

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Lisa - posted on 02/12/2009

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he has very watered down juice he wont drink water, never has he dunt like it i duno y, lol. he does have formula and hasnt since he was 12mth old, he refuses to drink cows milk to, he is a very fussy child with eerything he eats and drinks, he only eats and drinks certain things, hehe. anyway we had another full nites sleep last night, from 8pm until 6am which is great. tonight he was asleep by 7pm and im hopin he doesnt wake up til 8am but i wont hold my breath, but as long as he sleps through again without waking us that fine.



thanks jenni



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Hi Lisa, you must be so exhausted, that's a long time to be having disturbed sleeps. Some babies/kids are just like that no matter what you do. What type of drink do you give him? Do you give him Milk? Have you tried giving just water? This worked with mine to break out of the habit of waking every night. Now she sleeps through mostly but some nights she'll wake and want a drink then she settles again.



I hope you get this sorted, it's so hard.



Take care and best wishes for your third little one.



Jenni

Lisa - posted on 02/11/2009

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well thanks for all your advice, but i think we are finally winning. he apparently takes after me as my mum said when i was little i did exactley the samething, waking all the time through the night for a drink. there is nothing wrong with him, he is genuinley thursty on a night as he gets very hot and sweaty when he sleeps at night. he understands that its bedtime as he goes up to bed at the sametime as our daughter (whos 3yr), they kiss and say good night on the landing and then they go their separate ways and i put our son to bed and hubby puts daughter to bed. he goes to sleep fine, no problems it was the constant wakin for a drink.



anyway we are finally winning we have had about 4/5 nights now where he hasnt woken up at all so we are able to get a full nights sleep which is greatly welcomed after nearly 20months of broken night. i put his juice cup in his bed with him at the side of the pillow in exactley the same place every night. hes now used to it being there so when he wakes he helps himself to a drink and goes streight back to sleep with no need to wake us which is great.



thank u everyone for ur suggestions and its always great to no that im not the only one with a child that doesnt sleep through, anyway we are keeping our fingers crossed that we have now finally finished with the sleepless nights but we shall see. sorry about the long post, thanks again mums for all ur help, advice and suport.



lisa xx

Vanessa - posted on 02/11/2009

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My first post here - so excuse me if I cover off already discussed topics. On the question of sleeping, a Finnish friend of mine suggested giving Gilles - our 20 month old son - porriage and milk, at the table, in his PJ's before bed. It works great. He wakes now because of dreams and when having a major growth spurt! I was also advised to give him water if he is hungry - no chance - he pints at the door and says "moo" (cow = milk) and looks at me as if I am mad.

Nekreiea - posted on 02/11/2009

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well mon you need to feed him  around 8 pm at night and then let him go to sleep like that are you breastfeeding him? I am breastfeeding my daughter and she lay there and suck on the breast in the middle of the night but she be sleep so that is my only suggestion

Aoife - posted on 02/11/2009

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Glad to hear that my monster is not the only little 19mt old who is not sleeping though, but my excuse is that due to overcrowding (my elder step daughter is in his room) he is back in our room!  A three bed house, with me & hubby, baby eddie and two girls of 26 & 20!  Oh yeah, and only one bathroom.

Kimberly - posted on 02/10/2009

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I fell so bad for you!! Being a mama of two, one one the way, and no sleep!! My BEST advise for you? Give the bottle(cup, or whatever) RIGHT before bed.. brush teeth, read a book, or whatever it is that you do for bedtime... Make sure you say 'Night' and mean it... if he wakes.. my guess is it's for your attention, not b/c he's thirsty. Let him cry.. it will be AWFUL, for 3 nights.. then he will forget that someone comes to save him every night. Someone gave me this advice when breaking my daughter from the binky and I was scared to death to try it.. but, it WORKED! Only other suggestion.. has he had any trouble w/acid reflux? It sounds almost similar to symptoms my little one had. Constant waking. Does he have hiccups alot? How about coughing in the middle of the night? I hope SOMETHING I've said helps!!! GOOD LUCK!

Sarah - posted on 02/08/2009

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I found it funny and had to share after I posted my comment last night my daughter slept until 6:30 then had some water and went back to sleep till 9:30 maybe I should make a post every night:)

Lisa - posted on 02/08/2009

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last nite for the first time ever he slept through, from 8pm until 7.20am, but i only let him have a 45min nap yesterday afternoon which may of helped. he has his juice in his juice bootle at the side of him in bed so when he wakes he can help himself to a drink, but up until last night he still woke up. anyway i have done the same thing with him today and only let him have a 45min nap and he went up 2 bed at 7pm but im not holdin my breath that he will sleep through again tonight. thanks

Sarah - posted on 02/07/2009

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My daughter is 19 months and is yet to sleep through the night sometimes she does and she went for a couple of weeks of sleeping and we thought she had finally grasped it.... but no! She just wants a bottle. She goes to bed at 7:30 and before I go to sleep I go in and change her then put a bottle of water in there so when she wakes up the first time she grabs it. It works sometimes but she gets up sometimes 5 to 6 times. It is insane she is our third and our other two never did this and now she just wants to sleep with us.... ugh! Good luck;)

Michaela - posted on 02/07/2009

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your not on your own my son is 19months old and has just started to sleep through the nite, i have had two solid nights sleep so far, i was cruel to be kind and took is bottle off him, am not getting my hopes up but things are getting better michaela

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Lisa - posted on 02/03/2009

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im a stay at home mum too, but i also ave a 3yr old daughter at home so i cant go bck to bed to sleep, tut. controlled crying hasnt worked and he just wakes his sister up which causes more problems. so all we r doin is givin him a drink wen he wakes, but i need him 2 sleep through asap, well deff before baby is born, lol. thanks anyway

Abby - posted on 02/03/2009

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Hi, I'm in the same boat with my daughter, born 16th of June. she wakes up for a bottle once or twice and goes straight back to sleep. It doesn't bother me too much as I'm a stay at home mum so I can go back to bed when she naps. However it does sound like you want to sort it out. The only thing I can think of is the controlled crying method or else try just giving him water.

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