HOW CAN I GET MY 11 MONTH OLD TO SLEEP THOURH THE NIGHT SHE WAKES UP AT LEAST 4 TIMES AND SCREAMS

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Renae - posted on 12/17/2009

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Quoting Connie :

My sisters daughter woke up through the night till she was 13 months. Starting at 10 months she just made sure she was happy by just giving her a sippy cup, trying not to change her or pick her up ( but sometime you have to to calm her down) and sitting in there with her every night for like 30 min. to an hour till she fell asleep, then slowly leave earlier and earlier till she left when the baby was still awake, till the baby knew she was there and would come if she called and then started putting her in there alone, gave her a kiss and said "nigh night" and closed the door, with a night light. Then eventually she stoped crying and went to sleep and started sleeping through the night and thats through like a 1 or 2 month period. Your baby is probably scared when she wakes up all babys are. Good luck! I hope I helped.
-Connie :)



Amanda (you wrote this right?) what you are talking about is very similar to the gradual withdrawal method I often recommend. Well done for coming up with something most of us have to learn from a sleep consultant on your own. There is a slightly more structured way to do it which works a little faster, but still, fantastic job!

Renae - posted on 12/17/2009

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To teach her to go to sleep and sleep through the night you have several options. No-cry methods and crying methods. Crying methods are most effective, have higher success rates and work quickly. No cry methods are gentle and require some time and patience.

If you use a crying method I recommend you use crying it out with cry interpretation. I am not an advocate of control crying or any method where you go in and check on them as each time you go into them, you must leave again, and when you leave they go through the initial distress of being left all over again and it makes the baby more and more distressed. If you use a crying method and leave her to figure out she is supposed to go to sleep and do some research on cry interpretation and listen to her cries so that you know if she needs you, you can cry it out without distressing your baby. This method is very effective and is usually not nearly as bad as mum's expected.

The most common no-cry option is gradual withdrawal. This is where you gradually withdraw the baby from needing your help to go to sleep. This has an 80% success rate and takes 2-4 weeks.

Another no-cry method is that of UK baby whisperer Tracey Hogg, called Pick-up/Put-down. She has a website with a support forum for people using the method.

Lots of people swear by the book "Save Our Sleep" by Tizzie Hall, it also has its critics among the experts but millions of mums love it.

Another good book is Elizabeth Pantley's "No Cry Sleep Solution".

There is lots of info out there if you google any of the above methods. You are also more than welcome to contact me for info or instructions on anything I have said (if I include it all this post will be too long).

Amanda - posted on 12/16/2009

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Actually, I'm Connie's sister and I'm the one who wrote that. I really hope it helped because, I know how stressful it is to go through that but, it passes.

Connie - posted on 12/06/2009

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My sisters daughter woke up through the night till she was 13 months. Starting at 10 months she just made sure she was happy by just giving her a sippy cup, trying not to change her or pick her up ( but sometime you have to to calm her down) and sitting in there with her every night for like 30 min. to an hour till she fell asleep, then slowly leave earlier and earlier till she left when the baby was still awake, till the baby knew she was there and would come if she called and then started putting her in there alone, gave her a kiss and said "nigh night" and closed the door, with a night light. Then eventually she stoped crying and went to sleep and started sleeping through the night and thats through like a 1 or 2 month period. Your baby is probably scared when she wakes up all babys are. Good luck! I hope I helped.

-Connie :)

Dora - posted on 12/06/2009

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I am wondering if you have talked with her Pediatrician about this? My daughter did this when she was a baby. It was always at the same time and a scream like she was in terrible pain. It turned out to be night terrors. They told me to wake her every night for about a wk just before the time she was waking up. Just wake her enough to change her and get her back to sleep. Sure enough ....GONE! No more night terrors and waking up. You might give it a try. Hope it helps!

Natasha - posted on 12/06/2009

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I she something not scaring her??? I found if my tot sees dragons in books or kiddies tv she start making up stories that thereare monsters in her room! She will not go to bed in a thunderstorm and will wake up when there is one! try to find out what is bothering her....when she wakes up ask her straight away while you comfort her...what the matter is as it is fresh in her mind...then deal with it straight away!!!



Hope that this helps...I know it is not fun it is quite worrying!!

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