Stays awake

Kelly - posted on 07/20/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My wee girl (18 months) wakes up during the night several times and will self settel after a couple of crys or we sit with her and she goes back to sleep quickly. Then once (or on a bad night twice) a night will wake up and stay awake for up to 3hrs. We can sit by her bed and she just lies there eyes open sometimes wriggling but not sleeping its the same if we take her to our bed. I night weaned her from being rocked and breastfeed about 2 months ago as I am now 31 weeks pregnant with our 2nd. She still gets two breastfeeds a day to help her settle for afternoon and night time sleeps. I have tried about everything,nappy changes, drinks, snacks, cuddles and even crying although this is not the way we want to go. She was doing so well, we had moved her to a bed rather than a cot and would get a visit from her some nights but she had started sleeping through as well. We are more than happy for her to come to our bed if she needs to BUT to sleep not to lie there keeping us all awake! Has anyone eles got similar problems?

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Holly - posted on 08/27/2010

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first put them to bed at one time and try to keep them up all day only one nap than at bed time lets say 9 put a jar of baby food like bannana or baby cerel rice warm and if you can play toller music a little than again around 12 or 1 or 2 if you see they are getting a wet diaper and need a change soon make a bottle than get a diaper and give the baby the bottel again less food a 25% of it and change the baby in the bed try not to get them up and moving that wakes them than play some more music softer and leave they should go back do this for a week and you got a bed time baby and your mood or how you do this must be sweet and never get upset they read off your moods.now when you start this it will not be fun I know and if your other is helping you make sure they do what you do and one more thing if they wake up for a diaper change them first than make a bottle.the food things is whatever you feel like but when your hungry you can't sleep so think of them as little you's.I hope this help if you pass it a long every mom doesn't know everything and the bed time try to keep it with in 1or 2 hours from the time you pick if you start a 9 than go to 11 it will not work.

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