Jamie-lee - posted on 04/14/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
Jamie-lee - posted on 04/14/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
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Jay - posted on 04/29/2010
my little boy has been sleeping right through since he was about 3 months. What i did when he started waking in the night again was i just went back and forth to his room till he settled. It's exhausting but it does pay off go through cuddle till they've settled and back down and leave. I only gave him a feed if i had been up for a few hours with him. Hope this helps good luck x
Lacey - posted on 04/29/2010
My daughter was sleeping through the night (for about 2 months) until a week before her first tooth broke through. Now she gets up at least 2-3 times a night. This has been going on since January. My daughter sleeps in her own crib and were moving next month so she will then have her own room as well. She goes to bed so well. Just wakes for feedings. I have tried just letting her go. But she becomes completely hysterical and starts having a hard time breathing. She turns red and gasps for air. So when she gets like that i cant just let her go. However we are going to try this again after the move. Cause I have no idea what else to do. Good luck, I hope you get your little one sleeping through the night soon.
Chelle - posted on 04/29/2010
my daughter is one next week and has only just started to get into a good full night sleep routine. the last 6 nights shes slept the whole way through 8pm-7am. shes never been a bad sleeper really...she slept all night until she started teething then after that its bin a bit hit and miss if shes gunna sleep all night for me..... i never give her juice or milk at night....i know i sound like a meany but if i do i know she will start to expect that from me every night
Rosey - posted on 04/28/2010
I tried the cry it out method and my son is a very difficult one to get to sleep in any normal fashion. He still has to cry himself to sleep. He would do it even when I rocked him or walked him so I just put him in his crib and he cries for a bit and then sleeps. He wakes maybe 1 time in the night and I give him a bottle and put him back to bed. Some nights he doesn't wake until 5 or 6 in the morning. Teething has a lot to do with when he wakes too.
Ayalani - posted on 04/18/2010
I agree with Aubrey. This is the only way. And yes it will be harder for YOU than your child. It breaks my heart to listen to my son cry however I know that ultimately it is the best thing for him. You need to remember the BIG picture and if your child knows that crying will get them anything they want this will carry right on through their toddler and school years. (not a good lesson to learn) You need to teach your child to sleep through the night, this is not something they will learn on their own.
If you cannot bear leaving your child all night in one go then may I suggest you leave him/her for half an hour longer each time. At present your child believes they need to be fed every few hours and they need to learn to train their brain (and stomach) to stretch it out longer at night. Your child may be like Aubrey's and learn this in one night or they may be like my little boy who too just over a week. It was the most heartbreaking week ever for me however after 9 days we were BOTH sleeping through the night. Finn has just passed 11 months and has been sleeping through since 7 months (8pm - 6:30am).
If you cannot bear to leave your baby in a different room then I dont believe you have too (however I believe it will be easier) but you must have the willpower to say no to a feed when he/she is asking for it. If you dont believe you can do that then another room (even temporarily) is the best move.
To answer your initial question though.... it is not abnormal for your child to wake! Every child is different..... and you need to work out what works best for you and YOUR child.
Diane - posted on 04/16/2010
My daughter is 11 months and still wakes up twice through the night. She goes to bed at 8pm has a feed at about 11pm then 5am and wakes at 8-9am.
Aubrey - posted on 04/15/2010
Well Ladies.. here's the best advice you're going to get. Put your baby in his own room, for one whole night. Do not go in to soothe him/her. (Trust me, you will loose more sleep they they will.) I promise - at 10 months old, your baby does not require feedings at night - for his or her health. Your baby loves you! And nursing is so cozy and delicious! Of course, if your baby knows it's readily available - they're going to cry for it. Your baby is more than capable of soothing her/himself back to sleep, but it's a skill that must be learned. Give them an opportunity! I'm a 27 year old mother of 4, and at about 8 months, when I've had it with no sleep - this is what I've done, and it works usually in just one night! It will be a very difficult thing for you to do, but parenting is filled with a lot of lessons that will break your heart to put your foot down, but in the end it's better for you AND for baby. Trust me - give it a try! Good luck!
From a rested (exclusively breastfeeding) mother.
Elizabeth - posted on 04/15/2010
My little man is 11 months old & still wakes up about every 3 hours to nurse. It is exhausting because I haven't gotten a full night sleep now since I was about 8 months pregnant!!! I do co-sleep & I'm sure that has something to do with him waking up so often but I would rather have him next to me! The way I see it is they are only this small once and I'm never going to look back & say I wish I had spent less time with him, so I'll keep him close for now! Best of luck to you, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my little man starts sleeping thru the night soon!! :)
Jamie-lee - posted on 04/14/2010
he sleeps in his own crib and goes down quiet easliy he just wakes for feeds quiet often and its very exhausting for me not to get a full nights sleep
Raina - posted on 04/14/2010
My daughter is 11 months and she didn't start sleeping all through the night until she was almost 10 months. I think a lot of it has to do with whether your child sleeps by themself, if they fall asleep on their own, and whether or not you still feed them during the night or not. Putting our daughter in her own room and letting her fall asleep on her own made sucha big difference. She now sleeps from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next morning. I would highly reccommend getting your baby to fall asleep on her/his own in her/his own crib and bedroom.