I have been having trouble getting my just turned one year old daughter to sleep through the night.

Sonja - posted on 07/13/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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This started about a month ago, when she is normally a good sleeper. She wakes up atleast 4-6 times a night, wailing and have tried to re-settle her without picking her up but it doesn't work anymore. She can have up to 3 hours worth of sleep during the day. It has begun to wear on my husband and I as we have not had much sleep in the past month. She has been teething and have added milk and yoghurt into her diet. Does anyone have any ideas to help her sleep during the night?????? Sonja

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Sleep problems are so hard! I'm sorry that you're going through this after she's been such a good sleeper! Jana brought up a good point that it might be a lactose issue. I would rule out the lactose thing before you try being too strict with just letting her wail. I mean, if she's in pain, you'd hate to be ignoring that. Motrin worked well for my little girl when she was teething, but I'm not sure teething would wake her up so much at night. I hope you're able to rule out a few things. Oh, and be easy on yourself when you're not getting much sleep. It's hard enough, so don't stress about keeping the house clean or being a supermom until you get the sleep thing resolved. If you're feeling better, everyone will feel better.

Dawn - posted on 07/14/2009

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my son is 13 months and still wakes up once a night. what i do is get him up, change him and get him some water and it's straight back to bed. he cries for a minute and then settles down. this seems to be working although i'd rather he not get up at all. he wakes everyone up including my poor daugher who is sooo tired. i've tried not giving him his naps but that makes it worse and he wakes up more often and refuses to settle back down. i'm sorry i really don't have any advice for you.

Jana - posted on 07/13/2009

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My daughter would wake up in the middle of the night with a horible scream at around 14 months. She was having really bad gas pains. Turned out that she was lactose intolerant. As soon as we switched to lactose free cows milk, she was fine and starting sleeping through the night. (she didn't start sleeping through the night until she was 14 months old and fully weaned from breast feeding) After some expeirmenting, I found out that she could handle yogurt and cheese, but not milk. Maybe that could be the issue. It only took one day of lactose free milk to make my duaghter's gas pains go away. good luck and I hope you find something that works.

Jenn - posted on 07/13/2009

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DRUGS!!! Only kidding! try cutting her naps shorter during the day.......and keep her awake later at night.

If she is getting a night time bottle try giving her some cereal in it to help keep her belly fuller.....

Tylenol is a 4 to 6 hours pain relief, you can mix that with Motrin which is an 6 to 8 hours pain relief. For the teething, what i used to do was give the tylenol about dinner time or bath time, then motrin with her last bottle...that way u get a longer period of time with no pain.

The only other option is letting her sleep on u! Which is not a good habit, but I had to do that a couple times with my youngest and she sleeps in her crib now.

DOes she sleep better on her belly, she might be having gas pains....try a warm towel on her belly and then let her lay on u.....tht will help the gas pass...how are her poops since u started the milk....is she is a little stopped up.....Kayro Syrup in her milk will help the poop be a little loosers.... just a drop, or a little prune juice...but is she is having gas u don't want to do the juice!

I will try and think of anytthing else that may help!

Good luck! I hope she sleeps for u!!!

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