restless sleeper

User - posted on 03/24/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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my little girl keeps waking in the night, some nights several times! she doesnt always cry and usually once i give her her dummy she goes back to sleep although sometimes i have to cuddle her till she drifts off !but then im wide awake! she's 8 1/2 months. any advice would be greatly apprecited

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Krista - posted on 03/29/2011

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That's awesome! You're going to get sleepless nights, unfortunately, as your child learns to do more things. One thing that helps us is to put our daughter in a sleep sack. Not only does it keep her warm, but rolling over is a bit harder to do so she doesn't often try.

User - posted on 03/28/2011

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well im on night 3 of a new sleep routin! we have put loads of dummies in her cot with her and have not been going to her each time she wakes up and so far so good last night she only woke once at 5am then went back to sleep by herself till 7. sometimes she cries but only for a minute or 2 then finds her dummy and goes back off! if she rolls onto her front and goes up on all 4s i pick her up without talking lay her on her back and leave her! fingers crossed we have another good night tonight seems shes a fast learner my little princess. ill keep you posted

Annaleigh - posted on 03/28/2011

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have you taken her to a chiripractor for an adjustment? My son wouldn't sleep yesterday & I took him for his appointment this morning and he was out like a light!

Krista - posted on 03/26/2011

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Kim, she's at the age where if she can roll over, she won't suffocate unless something is in her face that she can't move. Well, actually, I should say she SHOULDN'T suffocate because you can't rule these things out. However, at this age, they already have the fight or flight instilled in them so you're pretty safe.
Another thing I've heard of is instead of taking her out of her crib, sit beside it and tap the mattress for a few minutes until she settles down and then go out of the room.
My son was pretty bad for waking up and staying up at night, but my daughter doesn't do it. If she wakes up, she usually goes back to bed on her own. Sometimes I have to give her a small bottle, but not usually.

User - posted on 03/26/2011

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thanks guys i try not to go to her but when she wakes up she rolls onto her belly and sometimes she falls asleep face down and i have to turn her over cause im worried she cant breath!!she can put her own dummy in her mouth and does it a few times so i leave her but then she wakes again and cries. i think it is becoming a habit now more than anything!

Melanie - posted on 03/25/2011

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my daughter autumn doesnt ever want to sleep these days. she will stay up until she cant stay awake any longer and then sleep for a half hour and then start all over again. when u find something that works let me know!

Natasha - posted on 03/25/2011

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soothers in crib is a great one my son has one in the mouth then i put at least another 2 usually in total he'll have beteen 3-6 in there and i put one on each side then a few scattered has hekoed ALOT. but it depends if they can put it in thems selfs i know a few babies at this age who still cant do it them selfs... good luck but if she isnt crying leave her. my son is a restless sleeper with toss and turn and wake talking for a little but i dont go in unless he crys but he will only wake maybe once a night

Kristin - posted on 03/25/2011

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my son started waking up in the middle of the night for the past week.
without fail, everynight between 1230am and 1am he wakes up screaming. i go to him cuddle for a few seconds then put him down and he goes back to sleep.

then at either 330am or 530am he wakes up and screams and i can not comfort him so i nurse him but when i try to put him back in his crib, he screams and won't stop. so i've been falling asleep with him in my bed after that.
i don't like doing that but my body won't stay up. but he won't settle down if he's not in bed with me after he wakes up the second time

Susan - posted on 03/25/2011

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if she's not crying i would just let her drift back to sleep on her own i also have a 8 1/2 month old and she wakes up at around 1 or 2 every night but she never cries she just kind of talks to herself for a few minutes then goes back to sleep if you always go to them when they wake up they get use to it and it becomes a habit for them. so i always just listen to her from my room (right next to hers) and if something is really wrong with her she will let me know otherwise i let her soothe herself back to sleep

Krista - posted on 03/24/2011

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Unfortunately, kids that are dependant on a soother usually DO wake up quite a bit when they lose the soother. My son used to do it all the time. We finally started scattering a few soothers in the bed so that when he woke, there was a good chance that he'd be able to stick it back in his mouth. It didn't always work, but as he grew older and was aware that if he reached around, he'd fine one, the wakings were fewer and farther between.

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