Help! HELP! My 9 month old still will not sleep through the night!

Toni-Leigh - posted on 03/29/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son still wakes up at night and as much as 5 times and will scream for hours until I give him another bottle! We live in a small 1 bedroom apt so crying it out doesn't give any of us much sleep. I need other suggestions

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Amanda Spring - posted on 03/18/2013

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my 9 month old will not stay asleep through the night. he wakes up screaming his head off until I put him in bed with his dad and I and give him a bottle he doesn't want to be cuddled or anything. But he will continue waking up and crying every hour to three hours anyone have any advice?

Margo - posted on 03/29/2010

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Didn't see the part about the bottle, you may try feeding him more solid foods at dinner time. He may have a higher metabolism and is waking up hungry. Are you feeding him jarred baby foods? I would move up a little bit to soft vegetables, and pureed meats. Dont buy jarred meats, puree your own, it is so much better. And in the event it might be colic, try leaving a staticy radio near his bed turned on low. That or one of those womb teddies that makes heart beat and womb noises.

Margo - posted on 03/29/2010

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I went through this with my oldest. We were living in an apartment and the neighbors complained when I let my son cry it out. So, instead I held him till he fell asleep in my arms. A lot of times I would fall asleep on the couch with Jon on my chest. We would sleep like this. So then instead of neighbors complaining, my inlaws were constantly in my face telling me HOW BAD THIS IS. Well they werent me, they werent in my shoes. Eventuallly Jon began to sleep through the night. It just took resolve, and the awareness, that my son Will Not be sleeping in our bed at the age of 5, or the age of 2 or the age of 1. They get over it. My motto is, you can never love your kids too much. Do what you have to do to get the sleep you need so you can be the parent you need to be (I dont mean slipping them cough syrup) If this means putting them in your room, or moving his bed close to yours so he will sleep, then that may be what you need to do.So you know, although you can not diagnose ADHD before the age of 6, problems sleeping as an infant can be an indicator. So be prepared to address this later if he has problems in school. My son is now 21, a college graduate, Private First Class in the USMC, just out of boot camp, getting married to a lovely young woman this summer, and a cuddler. So I must have done something right..

Jamie - posted on 03/29/2010

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Both of my boys did that to. They didn't start sleeping through the night until the age one. My two year old still gets in the middle of the night and gets into my bed. I also think they go through stages when they sleep really good and then the next month they wake up in the middle of the night. Don't worry your doing a good job! It's just apart of being a mom. I hope that what I said will help you.

Tabatha - posted on 03/29/2010

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he could be colic. try switching to whole milk (vit D). he is old enough and should make a world of difference. my mother had to with the three of us, she said we were all different (happy happy) babies afterwards...good luck

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