Hey Just need some advice

Natalie - posted on 08/05/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hello everybody hope all is well with all you mums and children!!! I was just after some advice. My daughter is 10 months old and has slept through the night since she was 3 weeks old. unfortunatly me and her dad split up 6 weeks ago and now my daughter wakes up every night between 12 and 2am. She is still tired when she wakes up so i try to put her back down in her cot but she refuses to go back to sleep. So i rock her in my arms and she falls back to sleep, as soon as i go to put her in her cot she wakes up. So now she goes in my bed and i want to stop it but findit hard to be persistent with making her sleep in her cot!! Can somebody please help!!!

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Kylie - posted on 08/05/2009

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It could be teething or maybe shes picking up on your stress or sadness. Try giving her some pain relief when she wakes or maybe she just needs that extra cuddle and comfort from mum. Baby wearing or holding her lots in the day can help with the night waking. You guys will get through this....just try to enjoy the night time parenting as it doesn't last forever.

Casey - posted on 08/05/2009

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Hi for my two cents i would put the cot in your room as well, that way if she wakes you can talk to her and reassure her, mummies here etc. she'll grow out of it.

Ashley - posted on 08/05/2009

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I dont know if her cot is right next to your bed but if not.....try putting it right next to your bed and if you can reach in then and hold her hand while she is trying to go to sleep that might help.

Natalie - posted on 08/05/2009

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Thankyou for the advice, the only problem is that she is only 10 months old so she doesnt understand why daddy isnt here. Also me and my ex partner are having big difficulties at the moment when it comes to him having access to her and him also trying to get me into trouble with allegations of child abuse!!!!

Mishalla - posted on 08/05/2009

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Right now she needs extra comfort when a parent becomes absent it's a big change for a child keep ensuring her that daddy still loves her but that mommy and daddy are'nt going to be living together and that daddy has his own home that she can visit.all the while make sure you are telling her daddy still loves her,for a while she will like i said need extra attention.also explain to her dad what is going on and that he to needs to reassure her. IF U CAN WORK THINGS OUT FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR CHILD.but if u cannot explain to her she has 2 houses now 2 rooms and double the gifts on special occasions this normally gets them excited.good luck mum....

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