Britt - posted on 05/21/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 15 month old is having sleeping issues :( (she always has) She will go a couple of nights sleeping through the night no problems than she'll revert back to waking 1-2 times a night. Most nights I have such a hard time even putting her to sleep in the first place. She screams and kicks and makes me hold her hand till she falls asleep (which can vary btwn 10-25 min) It's gotten to very hard to do this, slouched over her crib! Now during the night when she wakes she's usually hysterical and I have a hard time calming her. I try to soothe her in her crib first (by holding her hand) sometimes that works but very rarely. Or I will give her a bottle which I am not too fond of because of the milk pooling around in her mouth to increase chances of cavities plus I think the bottle is just comfort for her not because she's really hungry. OR I will have to take her out altogether and put her in my bed (last resort). I should mention she's also 2 weeks paci-free (that was her big security "blanket")
So needless to say I need some ideas on how to help my daughter sleep better :) Thanks in advance!