I am desperate for some help on getting my 11 month old son to sleep through the night in his bed.

Heather - posted on 11/23/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son for the last 2 months has woke up at least 4 times through the night. when he does sleep through the night it is in our bed. I know that him sleeping in our bed is bad, but I did it so I can get sleep. If you have any ideas please help. Thank you.

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Amy - posted on 11/23/2009

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I had a terrible time getting my daughter to sleep through the night. First off I made the choice to have her sleep in bed with me up until she was a year. ( as I was still nursing her and I found this easier) Well now the daunting task of getting her to sleep on her own. This is what worked for me .... I found that if I fed her as much formula or baby cereal right before I laid her down she slept better. it seemed the fuller the tummy the longer she would sleep. Occasionally she woke and I just let her cry herself back to sleep, heart wrenching I know, but eventually after 2-3 days it worked and she starting sleeping through the night on her own.

Heather - posted on 11/23/2009

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My son Mason was sleeping is 11 months old and probably wakes maybe once a night now, but he just whines now for about 5 mins then falls back to sleep on his own. We got him to this point by doing the cry it out method...it only too about a week and it really does work. I still kept a monitor by the bed though, just in case...even though the screaming go pretty loud...there is a volume botton!! When the crying got bad I would go get him and I did it less and less every night. Now.. I rock him to sleep and put him to bed around 9:30 he sleeps untill 7:30 and hes already weaned off bottles!!

Adriana - posted on 11/23/2009

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something that i did with my 14 months girl, when she used to be like 3 months i just dont let her go sleep in the afternoon at all she used to cry a lot but i used to go outside, play with her doing everything i can to keep her up, but really work she used to sleep all night she wakes up ones for milk, but is not the same and now i sleep very good.

Kerriann - posted on 11/23/2009

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im having the same problem... only my daughter is 18 months and hates her crib it may be time for a bed soon

Erin - posted on 11/23/2009

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Just be consistent. My son used to wake up repeatedly for his pacifier and start crying because it fell out. The more I would get up and get it the longer he would cry when I would not go in right away. Kids train us very well. Just let your son cry himself back to sleep. Make sure that there is nothing else significantly wrong with him first then let him soothe himself back to sleep. At first he will cry a it becuase he thinks that you will come in. The emore days that you put your foot down and not go to him, he will realize this and the crying will get shorter and shorter. He will sooth himself back to sleep. It is easier written then done believe me. My Dad always reminds me one thing when I think about my son crying in his room. He says " It doesn't kill them to cry". I used to tell him it might not kill him but I sure feel like I want to die. Hope this helps.

Kerry - posted on 11/23/2009

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my son is almost 11 months, and also doesnt sleep through the night. some nights he wakes up for 1 bottle, and some nights hes up 4 times, fussing and wanting a bottle. i know he would prolly sleep the whole night in my bed, but then i think i will have trouble putting him 2 sleep at nap time. so my opinion is that u keep him in his bed, and hopefully one night soon, he will sleep the whole night. my friends kid just starting sleeping the whole night at14 months. good luck, and remember ur not alone lol!!

Melissa - posted on 11/23/2009

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yes i have same problem with my son ..he wouldnt sleep in his own bed he stil came in to our bed few times a week! and he is 3 i find that johnsons lavender is great for babies to give in a bath as its made for bedtimes to relax babies to sleep! so i gave my son a bath nearly every second night! (no harm) and he drifted off to sleep great! i think u have to be very persistant in leaven them in the bed! he goes to his own bed and stays in it until morning time! i wil never give in if he screams to be put into our bed. sing to them or tell them a story before bed and if u have any of those lights that shine on the wall are great too for helpin to sleep.. i hope this helped ...

Claire - posted on 11/23/2009

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my son was simular to this from very young,i used to let him sleep on my chest like you just for a peaceful life,but eventually i said enough is enough and put him in his room,with a stairgate across the door,so i could see him and knew he would be safe, i know its abit of a pain and sounds mean because more then likly he'l probabaly just keep crying but you have to bare with it,because children do get in bad habits,my sons nearli five and as we speek,im havin trouble with him staying in his room and sleeping through the night to this day because from young i let him sleep with me,
id suggesr you nip it in the bud now while your childs still very young,and you can be in control to some degree.

Jenna - posted on 11/23/2009

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We got our daughter to sleep through the night a month ago (she is eight months now)... and also got her to fall asleep by herself in her bed... without a soother, bottle, or me rocking her.... Check out the book by Dr. Richard Ferber... called "Solve your childs sleep problems".. Its a great book.. he explains why children need to learn to fall asleep on their own.. and how that will help them sleep through the night... he suggests a form of crying it out.... but he gives you guidelines... and explanations as to why it works... I didn't like letting my daughter cry... but she didn't cry much... and in 3 days... she was sleeping 12 hours and falling asleep on her own... Its worth checking out the book.. I found it very informative... even if your not comfortable letting your son cry... there is still a lot of interesting and useful things in the book... Hope that helps!

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