Stay asleep at night!

Lisa - posted on 08/10/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi Moms,

I need advise on keeping my 19 month old asleep all night. He gets a bottle of milk when he lays down at 9 but then is up at midnight and one or more times a night. Sometimes he just wants water (we dont give anymore milk till a.m.) or Daddy changes his diaper. We have tried the "let them scream" way but just drives us nuts. We have cut back on the fluids so we dont have to change as much but he still wakes up. He cant seem to comfort himself or just go back to sleep. Any suggestions?


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Jennifer - posted on 08/20/2009




I know how you feel I am going through the same thing with Sean ( who is 19 months). I can't just let him scream because he sleeps in the room with his holder brother who is in kindergarten so he has school. Does he have a favorite stuffed animal or blanket he might sleep with. That is what I did with my older son when he was little. Hope this helps.


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My 3 older kids did not sleep throught night untill they were 3 years old. I thought I was going to die. I had to lay down at night with the last one and sneak out after she fell asleep, that is if I did fall asleep first! My 19th month old now has been waking up for the past week like that. I think he is getting night mares. SOme kids go through that phase. Unfortualty there isnt much you can do ecpext let the work it out. Go and Comfront them let them know its ok than put them back in bed. Its pain full for you....but I promise the kid will survive. Thank God they cant hold gruges yet!

User - posted on 08/12/2009




I must say that I have had to deal with this with all but 1 of my 4, and each responded differently. Timothy is almost 5, and he will still wake up once a night and ask for a drink...actually he yells for me, which is un-nerving. Evea who is almost 3, was sleeping through the night, but now that she is potty trained, she wakes up atleast once to go potty...but that I am not comlaining about, I had a hard time traing the other three to not wet the bed (some still do). My advice is to wear ear plugs and let him cry it out, that is how my doctor told me to handle Alexis, and it worked, after about 3 nights, she stopped waking up.

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