Sleeping Troubles.....HELP!!!

Lacy - posted on 09/17/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daughter was born Dec.1. She is still NOT sleeping through the night! For the past 3 weeks she has been very crabby in the evening. She usually goes to bed at 9:00/9:30, and wakes up 2-3 times through the night, and finally wakes up for the day around 7:30. I have been feeding her usually once through the night, but she is still crabby when she wakes up in the night! Sometimes it takes up to an hour to get her back to sleep. I think she might be teething!! Any advice????? I am working and I NEED some sleep!!!!!


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Jamie - posted on 09/18/2009




When my daughter started teething, I was told about a wonderful little product called Hylands Teething Tablets. You just the baby two tablets. They dissolve almost instantly. They help numb the gums and they are made from all natural products, so no worries on whether they are ok or not/no worries about overdose. I coupled that with infant tylonal. You can get them at Wal-Mart for around $5 or so. Also, Ashley is right about the amount of sleep infants need. Good luck!

Ashley - posted on 09/17/2009




Put her to bed much earlier and she will rest better. Think of getting her down before 7pm. If she naturally wakes up around 7:30pm she needs to be allowed to have 11-12 hours of sleep at night (sounds long, but it's what they need). Once you do that you may not have any more trouble but if she continues to wake up and you want to give her the chance to fall back to sleep on her own you could leave her for a little while and see if she will go back to sleep. I put my daughter down between 6-7pm every night and she doesn't wake up until 6-7am the next day. She's 10 months old and doesn't wake up even though she's teething too. You baby is waking up so much at night because she's awake too long past her natural bedtime, or the time her brain signals to her that it's bedtime (for most babies it's 6-7pm). It sounds weird but it works. It may take a week or two but she will sleep better with a much earlier bedtime.

Rachael - posted on 09/17/2009




9 mos old? Im sure she is teething. Invest in some sort of teething medication. I honestly do not suggest orajel but to each their own. Also make sure that they are comfortable, dry diaper, pjs fit right, get a warm bath, and have a full stomach. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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