Cyn - posted on 10/18/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Advice to help get 1 yr old to sleep though the night -- SLEEP (consistent, but broken schedule... at most 4 hours straight, then up screaming every 2-3 hours; drinks 4-5oz each time; She is (seems) hungry through the night, but I can't get her to eat much during the day (she drinks just enough so she can play/wiggle off my lap); at night wakings there are no lights on & I don't talk to her; Worst is her spoiled attachment because after a 2nd or 3rd waking, she doesn't want me to put her down, she fusses/cries (temper, kicking - which if I let it go, she gets worse... even to the extent of throwing up everything...)so I must either walk/bounce her for a long time (like 30-40 minutes) or sit and bounce her; if I try to lay her down or hold her and for me to lay down, she throws a fit. I am exhausted; -- NAPS (2-3 naps during the day @ approx. 15 min each, unless I drive around town in the car for 40 minutes+); -- FOOD (3-5 oz bottle preferred per feeding every 2 hours during the day, most with 1-3 tsp of rice in them; enjoys self feeding Puffs; 1-2x per day 1-2 tbsp pureed foods, never solids). At 7 months, she slept through the night; since 9 months, she wakes about 3x during the night. More food intake. iron levels are good. She is overall a happy baby and at a good weight. I think she is normal, but I would like some improvement for both of us. Suggestions or criticisms? Thanks!.