My baby doesn't sleep alone anymore! :(

Gianina - posted on 10/02/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone,

My little Nia, used to sleep all night long since she was 6 months old, but 2 weeks ago everything changed, she wakes at the middle of the night screaming and unless you go to bed with her she doesn't sleep and cries, and believe me she can cry unstoppable for like 2 hours (because someone told me, just let het cry and she'll get tired) but no.
The peditrician told me, we should see a therapist and we are gonna, I just wanted to share this...maybe I can get some adviced about it!

Thank you so much for reading this!

Gigi

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Jesse - posted on 10/02/2009

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hi my daughter is 21 mths old she was sleeping all night until we moved and she had a new room she was up and down for hours at a time we tired eveything. she was in a full routine and that went out the window, we had to start from scratch again.

i found putting some relaxing music on and a small night light in her room helped her to understand that it was ok to go to sleep in there.

at first she was still unsettled but i just walked it but her dummie back in her mouth and tucked her in and walked out, it took bout 3 weeks and now there is no problems going to bed and sleeping til 8am.

Olga - posted on 10/02/2009

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My daughter would wake up at random hours of the night and cry her face off like that too. It was hard and very exausting, but my husband and I stook to Our plan. We would put her up back to sleep and sometimes put the tv on for her. her Nap time during the day and what time she goes to sleep at night could have something to do with why she is waking up like that. You may have to change them times. Also if u guys r still sleeping in the same room with your baby, U have to try ignoring her. After having 2 kids, one that's 7 and one that's almost two, I see a pattern in them. Babie are really smart. Pretend to be asleep, don't let her see you r awake, cause if they see you up, no mater if its dark or not, they wanna get up to. Don't let her see you open your eyes, or move around too much, or talk. She has to get used to the fact that when it's night time and it's time to sleep, we can't stay up. My daughter has about 4 or 5 different stuffed animals in her crib too. So now if she does wake up, she'll talk a little, look around, grab one of her stuffed animals and go back to sleep. But you have to be consistent with it!!!!

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