Sleeping Tips NEEDED

Amie - posted on 08/26/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a 9 month old who literally doesn't nap throughout the day, and is waking up at least 4-6 times a night, sometimes for long periods of time. ANYONE have and suggestions or advice on how to get my little girl to sleep and nap throughout day??? PLEASE HELP!!

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Tiffani - posted on 09/06/2012

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I figured out with my daughter that she NEEDS consistency and boundaries. You as the mom need to set up a schedule for her to sleep and try your hardest to stick to it. Naps during the day will affect her sleep at night. They need sleep during the day to have good sleep at night. Your daughter WILL protest when you begin her on a schedule, but it's best for her. It affects her health and everything else for that matter. :) After a week or two, she will begin to fall into the pattern. Hopefully it will affect her sleep at night. My girl is 8 1/2 months old and sleeps 2-3 naps a day and about 11-12 hours at night. It wasn't always like that though! I had to crack down on it for it to happen, even though it was difficult in the process. . . Good luck!

Angie - posted on 09/03/2012

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Hi Amie, my 6.5 month old daughter was the same way then i discovered tht she likes to sleep in the dark, make sure his room is dark enough that no light is shinging in his face. also is he eating enough, maybe he's hungry..

User - posted on 08/27/2012

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try to do stuff during the day to stimulate her. try to keep her on the same schedule every day do things at night that she will associate with bedtime. if she does wake up in the middle of the night and she wants to eat turn on minimal lights and try to get her to go back to sleep as far as play time my sons doctor told me to just go in his room and tell him its bedtime and to walk out of the room. sometimes you just have to let them cry it out and prove a point to them. My son is the same age and he is at the age where he is going to try to see what he can get away with and he is going to know if he cries me or my husband will come get him so we had to prove the point that we wouldnt come get him if he pitches a fit. i know its going to be hard to hear her cry but if not she will keep doing what she is doing. also try adding some rice cereal or oatmeal to her bottle before bed. 1 tablespoon per ounce of bottle and cut an x in the nipple so she will be able to get it out. Hope some of these tips are helpful

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