Trouble with bedtime and me time.

Amber - posted on 06/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 9 month old still gets up 2-3 times a night. I have tried cutting down on her naps but nothing seems to work. She is also attached to me every waking hour. I have 2 other kids and never had this problem. Her dad is pretty much the only other person she is comfortable with, and it's not liked shes been sheltered. I have only spent 2 hours away from her since she has been born, I am nursing and she won't take a bottle. Any advice???

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Angelique - posted on 06/05/2009

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oh and maybe you should try my routine, i have my 8 month old in it. When she wakes in the morning i let her play or fuss a bit first and then feed her at around 7-30am(some cerelac and a bottle of regular milk) she then has a small helping of scrambbled eggs at around 9-30am and goes to bed with a little warm milk at 10am, i wake her at around 11-30am and feed her fruit purity and some rooibos tea(no sugar added) then she plays until around 1pm and then goes to bed with a little warm milk and wakes again at around 3pm when i give her a bath and then some yoghurt. She then stays up until 6pm when i feed her some veg purity and put her to bed with some warm milk at around 7pm. Sometimes she doesnt sleep at this time but i leave her to play or cry in her cot. She is up at 8pm and plays until around 9-30pm when i give her a full bottle of milk with a full scoop of cerelac in it. She then sleeps through the night.



It can really help to balance their bottles, put the baby in the cot with a pillow behind him to keep him on his side, put a material nappy slighty under his head, balance the bottle and take another material nappy to wrap around the bottle to tuck it tight and the the amount of lifting of the bottle necessary. Lots of people dont do this because they say your child can choke but my doctor says it is perfectly safe as the child is old enough to move away from the bottle when he needs to. Hope it helps.

Angelique - posted on 06/05/2009

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hi, i know what you are going through but let me tell you, you might feel bad but the only way to fix this problem is to be strict. At 9 months old they can drink regular milk or formula, if a baby is hungry they will eventually eat what ever you give them. Try taking a teat from a bottle and placing it over your nipple as he will still get the breast milk but will become used to the feeling of having his last feed from a teat and once he is used to that, give him a bottle of regular full cream milk and add a scoop of cerelac to his last feed. This must be warm as it soothes them and fills their tummies helping them to sleep through. I had the same problem and my mid wife told me to do this and it worked wonders. hope it helps.

Courtney - posted on 06/04/2009

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Oh, also cutting out/down naps can cause the little one to be "over tired" which would prevent them from sleeping well at night. If you want to do something, cut out her morning nap, if she is still taking one, but keep her afternoon nap normal. Also, when she wakes, let her fuss for a bit...don't just RUSH right in. Give her the chance to fall back asleep on her own.,

Courtney - posted on 06/04/2009

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Well, my daughter was the same way!! Her doctor told me to just let her cry it out...it sucks because you want to BE there for them, but he explained that she was not hurt, hungery or dirty...ergo, she was just being stubborn and she had to then learn the "hard way". I did that for a few nights and she has been fine since!! Hope I've helped!

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