Kortney - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a 9 month old who refuses to sleep in her bed. She will fall asleep in her pack n play, in our bed, on the floor, on the couch...but she wont sleep in her bed. The minute we put her down in her bed she wakes up and screams. She wont sleep thru the night and hasnt since she was about 5 months old, and at times i blamed teething and now she is getting her top teeth, i can see one of them, barely. So at the moment she is still sleeping in our bed with us. I hate it. She only sleeps about 5 hours then wakes up then wakes up about every 2-3 hours after that then at 6am decides its time to wake up and stay up. I see people with their babies sleeping from 7pm-7am... how do they do that? I wouldnt even mind if it was 10pm until 7am or anythinig like that. i just cant do this schedule the way its going now. She sleeps everyday around noon for about 2 hours then thats it. she is up the rest of the time with an occasional nap for about 20 min around 5pm. I know shes full, cuz she eats a lot and doesnt want food when i try to feed her. I dont know what to do and i need advice BADLY.
What can i do to help her sleep at night? what time should i try putting her down? Any good teething medicine that lasts most of the night? orajel for her doesnt work... ive tried the teething tablets and they work somewhat but only a few hours. This is my first baby and from how its going lately its going to by my one and only. Please help me in any way.