My 11mth old baby boy still is not sleeping through the night

Kim - posted on 06/24/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a 11 month old baby boy and he had not slept through the night since he was born. I am averaging about 3hrs sleep a night and finding it very difficult to deal with my other three children aswell as the day to day house chores as I am always tired and never have the energy to do anything. Has anyone got any tips or pointers in how to get your baby to sleep through the night and how do I keep my energy up on just a few hrs sleep a night? My baby is still sleeping in mine and my husbands bedroom in his cot atm as the house is too small for him to have a room of his own which does not help.

Thank you for taking ur time to read my post and hope to get some answers.

Kim x

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Jessyca - posted on 06/27/2011

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make sure he isnt hungry maybe feed him about 30 minutes before you put him down., if you know he isnt hungry or wet or dirty let him cry himself back to sleep so he can learn mommy isnt going to come run everytime . I had this problem as wel. my son was 10 months old before he finally started sleeping through the night.

Amanda - posted on 06/25/2011

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i gave my son baby rice mixed with formula before bed. i started it hat 5 months and he has slept therough the night since

Nicole - posted on 06/25/2011

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I was having the same problem. The more I went to him though, the more he would wake. Now I don't go in there right away and he always lays back down and falls right back to sleep. It might be a little trickier for you since he is in the same room. I also found this article on the babycenter.com and it helped. http://www.babycenter.com/404_my-22-mont...

Kim - posted on 06/24/2011

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Thank you for responding girls. He seems to just wake full of energy and just wants to play which of course by then I do not have the energy to do anything. When he is sleeping in our room it is dark and no lights on or tv or anything. My husband snores sometimes but that does not seem to bother him it is just that he is constantly full of energy. Through the day he never stops moving and is always very vocal he likes to make you aware he is still there lol. Even when I was pregnant with him he never stopped moving. I have no idea why he is so full of energy, he has about an hours nap through the day which is the only time I get to do the housework tbh. Before he goes to bed I give him an 8oz bottle of milk and plenty of cuddles to reassure him we are still there for him. It has got to a point now though that when he is wide awake I take him downstairs and put him in his travel cot and he seems to settle more by himself. Really wish we had space for him to have his own room but just do not have the space or money to find a bigger house :( I am at a loss atm tbh.

Kim x

Noelle - posted on 06/24/2011

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My sons pediatrician recommends when the wake up to feed them, and lay them back down. No middle of the night diaper changes or any of that. No music, no talking, no tv, and no lights. I also try to give my 10 mo old son an 8 ounce bottle of formula before bedtime, and that generally holds him until about 6am, then he wakes up to eat again, and will go back down for about 3 hours

Gemma - posted on 06/24/2011

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i feel for u here! my first child didnt sleep through the night till she was 15months old! well it was patchy! then i tried the 'leave them to cry!' it was bloody hard but it started to work!! but she is 3 in september and its different every night sometimes she still gets up during the night up to 6 times and others she sleeps through till 6ish! and we now have a 12 week old and i get no sleep between them! lol. patients is key here! is there any reason he could be waking? could he be hungry? do either of u snore? i found it got better when she went into her own room! but as u dont have space this isnt an option for u!! just tell him, 'mummy would like you to sleep tonight!' as he gets older it will sink in and if he wakes, will put himself back to sleep!! is he waking to feed? or just waking an crying? as for energy...im still working on that one myself!! i hope some of these help you!
gemma x

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