IS anybody else's baby waking up at night my 16 month is nearly every night

Jamie - posted on 11/29/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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my 16 month old is waking up every night and its so hard to get her back to sleep sometimes it taked me hours

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Gwen - posted on 12/01/2010

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Use your own judgement. If you are comfortable letting her cry, try it. I (personally) would not leave her cry for more than 15 minutes. Babies go through so many phases that it's hard to say what's bothering her. I assume you've tried dressing her more warmly. Maybe she needs a night light or some soothing music? It could be a growth spurt or teething (molars). My daughter has a few books in bed. If she doesn't want to lay back down, I tell her to look at a story and then go to sleep. Lately, this is what works. At this point, it's really a guessing game. Soon she'll be old enough to tell you what the problem is.

Jamie - posted on 12/01/2010

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thank you all for your comments, this has been going on a month now and i am so tired, i think it could be the cold weather doing it. a lot of people are telling me to leave her cry trouble is i dont no how long to leave her cry for and was a great sleeper before this.

Gwen - posted on 12/01/2010

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My daughter is 2 1/2 and we are going through the dream/night terror stage. She will be in there yelling things or kicking her legs and screaming. I've finally figured out that she's really not awake and the more I try to help her, the worse I make it. The last week or so, I haven't gone in her room (unless she's yelling for me) and within about 5 minutes she's quiet again.

Iysha - posted on 11/30/2010

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My daughter did that too at 15 months. I was pissed! lol. She had ALWAYS been a great sleeper. She would wake at 2 am and not want to go back to sleep. She would play...She just stopped all of a sudden. We all sleep in the same room at the moment and she was sleeping in her own room until 13 months when we moved to a different house. I couldnt just let her do whatever since she ould come to me and poke at my eyes and pull my hair, go to her toys, etc. It was irritating. lol. I think the waking up lasted like 2 weeks, for no reason that i can think of.

Adrienne - posted on 11/30/2010

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My middle son is going to be 2 1/2 years old in December and he is now starting to sleep through the night.

Kerri - posted on 11/30/2010

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My son wakes up and i don't go in the room cause that is what it sounds like your 16mo wants you to go in the room and soothing just know that your child is safe and let him or her scream it out i hope this works for you

Candice - posted on 11/29/2010

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At this age, all you can do is leave her to it, make sure she in bed. But you cant constently be with her. you got to let her know that it is bed time and leave her by herself. If your constently with her she is not gonna wanna go back to sleep. She gonna want to stay up. Once that she see that you are serious then she will got back to bed without a problem. its gonna be a process She will cry a lot probley in the begaining. but this really is the only way. Just make sure that she is changed and fed and there is nothing eles the matter.

Chelsea - posted on 11/29/2010

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My daughter was doing this to ans still does everyonce in awhile, do you have a nightlight in her room, we had one in our daughters room and soon as the light bulb died and we took it out if she woke up she fell right back to sleep without me even going in her room. I thought it was strange but its worth a try

Ashley - posted on 11/29/2010

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i wish i could give you good news my oldest is 3 and still wakes up at night but she goes right back to sleep if she cuddles with me.. and my youngest is 18 months and does the same thing as your little one

Jen - posted on 11/29/2010

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my 2 year old is waking a couple of times in the night ive just solved the sleepless nights now the cold weather is here its waking him up.

Katherine - posted on 11/29/2010

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Yep. My daughter is 20mo and still doesn't sleep. I don't know what's up with them. My first never slept either.

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