Bad Sleeper

Kathy - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am not really looking for solutions. I think I have read and heard every suggestion under the sun. My daughter is getting better. But now she sometimes gets up every 3 hours or 5 hours. I really never know how well she will sleep at night. Both me and my husband and child are sick and have been sick for a week. So needless to say we are all tired. Also my daughter is teething and she is whining and just grumpy for most of the day. What is worse is she prefers me most of the time. I think this frustrates my husband. We are both losing patience and getting mad. Just curious how do you moms that have bad sleepers or grumpy babies let off steam and relax yourself. Oh thanks for listening to me complain. Sometimes I just need to get things off my chest. I love my daughter very much and I know this is just a phase.

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Lenka - posted on 05/07/2013

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omg, i have the same problem. my son (i year] is such a bad sleeper. he wakes up 5 times per night and cries. Sometimes its so hard to make him fall asleep again. I get so frustrated. I have two jobs and I am exhausted. I dont want him to sleep with the nanny because i want to be with him at least a night but what should i do? oh, and he sleeps in my bed. thank u

Jael - posted on 11/16/2009

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My daughter sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night whe she is startled awake at night ans just wants comfort. I bring her into my room and she lays next to my husband and I for about 5 or 10 minutes while sucking her thumb. When she feels safe and secure I put her back to bed and she goes back to sleep no problem. She also has a cold right now and wakes up more. It is frustrating. Sometimes she wakes me up screaming in the middle of the night and I am just like "REALLY? I just want to sleep" but I have to remember that so does she, she just needs help. Not trying to say anything that works for me will work for you but you are nowhere near alone in the frustration and sometimes hearing other peoples stories helps.

Mistie - posted on 11/09/2009

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you just have to find what makes you relax. for me it's a book and a hot bath. my daughter still wakes in the night still too so i feel your pain. i'm a single mom so everytime she wakes it falls on me. what helped me was to just let her cry it out. i used to pick her up to comfort her when she woke up but now i just let her cry herself back to sleep. now even if she does wake up (which doesn't happen a lot anymore) if i dont let her see me she goes back to sleep in just a couple minutes. it took a long time to get to that point though. good luck with everything!

Teresa - posted on 11/09/2009

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yoga, muay thai kickboxing, walking with music (and baby in buggy), shopping, and i got a weekend job for "me time."

Lori - posted on 11/08/2009

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So you ask how do some moms let off steam.....I work out and if I don't feel like working out I go and sit in the steam, sauna, and hot tub at the YMCA. They have daycare that is virtually free and will keep your child for 2 hours but you can't leave the premises. This always give me a boost.

Jodie - posted on 11/07/2009

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my son was the worst sleeper ever i swear i used to get so frustrated i put him to bed with a bottle cus i couldnt take it everyone told me BIG mistake but not really because hes been off the bottle since he was 11 1/2 months lol and i only put water in it so his teeth wouldnt go bad so i didnt think i was doing nething wrong but i found that once he was broke from the bottle he slept so much better he hardly ever wakes up nemore in the middle of the night as for the fussiness ya just gotta wait it out i know its hard it drives me crazy but it gets better eventually i hope lol just make sure u take a few mins to urself every now and then i know it keeps me sane

Kathy - posted on 11/07/2009

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Thanks for the suggestion Caryn, but that is one rule that my husband and I made that we would not do the co-sleep. For us the bedroom is a area that we like to keep our time. Also co-sleep I have heard is hard to break. For us co-sleep is just not what we prefer to do, but I know it works great for others.

Caryn - posted on 11/07/2009

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I know you said you aren't looking for suggestions but have you tried co-sleeping? Since she wants to be by you all the time she may sleep better if shes cuddled with you...

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