My 11 month old wakes up like a newborn now!!!

Sarah - posted on 11/04/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have a 11 month old little boy. He has slept 12 hours straight from 2 months on. But, when he was 7 months we moved. He would wake up at least 4 to 5 times a night. I've tried everything. We thought that may be it was his ears, since he has had a lot of ear infections. But, he had tubes put in both ears 2 weeks ago, and now its even worse, he wakes up every 2 to 3 hours screaming his head off. His crib is the same way it was in his old room, and he has a cool mist humidifier blowing for noise that he has always had, too. I have also tried letting him sleep with me and my husband, and he still wakes up. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do, or what the reason is for this?

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Leah - posted on 05/25/2013

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My little girl was doing really well.We did controlled crying at 6 months & it saved us,UNTILL NOW.Now she is 11 months old.Goes to sleep fantastically on her own,but now wakes up a couple of times a night,sitting up & crying,turning into an eventual scream!.I have tried everything & she will not go back to sleep,unless I pick her up & cuddle her,or put her in bed with me,which I am dead against,yet Im doing it as Im exhausted.Has anyone got any any suggestions at all?What I could do? or what Im not doing?.Im completely lost here.Any ideas would be appreciated.

Ashley - posted on 11/05/2008

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I don't have any big suggstions- I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone - my son slept through the night for exactly 3 months - from 3 to 6 months. Then he started waking again. He is now 23 months old and still wakes about 4-5 times a night. I got some great tips from a book I have used, and it did help us some - he has gone down to 2-3 times a night now. We have had several disruptions to our normal schedule over time - including other people having to help take care of him since I have cancer, going to Russia for a month to visit my in laws and having him sleep in our bed, moving, and other things. I just figure he will sleep when he sleeps - meantime, I'm exhausted of course.

I will give you the name of he book, though - it is pretty good, and you might find something that helps. It's called "Sleepless in America" by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. It's not one of those "let them cry" books, so it fit into our life well.

Good luck

Angel - posted on 11/05/2008

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My son broke out in horrible hives that required benadryl after we moved. My son sleeps through the night, but in my bed. I can't get him to be on his own. He is 3 and is afraid to sleep on his own. I realize he's manipulating me, but the alternative is to get up every two seconds when he screams, crying my name in the middle of the night and wakes up the babies with his behavior. My pediatrician said either I put up with the behavior or I get tough love. I get so little sleep now. If you figure it out, please let us all know. I am at a loss. Sorry.

Samantha - posted on 11/05/2008

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As Kristy stated he could be cold. Try warming a blanket and his pj's in the dry and then putting him to bed. Even a warm bath might help. Hope the little guy gets a good sleep soon.

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Jennifer - posted on 11/05/2008

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I hope you get some answers on here, My pedi cant answer my ?s either... My osn is almost 2, and is waking up a fe times a night crying and coming to my room..I let him come to bed w/me few a while and put him back to bed, but while he is in bed w/me, his legs twitch..I think it's the time for growth pains.He also cries in bed w/us...Plus, he is drooling alot more,and the molars areon their way in.. MAYBE this is what you are going thru also???Goodluck!!

Meagan - posted on 11/05/2008

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Could he be teething? My son is 11 months old and doing the same thing. He's having trouble sleeping, wakes up confused and crying, has congestion/runny nose...Is your son doing any thing like that? Do you have him in long sleeve footed pajamas? He could be getting cold now that the weather is changing. I would suggest not letting him sleep with you and your husband, as to not make that a habit for him to get into. I know how tempting it is on those sleepless nights!

Kristy - posted on 11/05/2008

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My daughter started to do this, too, when she was 18 months. She would scream like something was hurting her and was inconsolable. She has always been a great sleeper since she was tiny. So, I looked online for some answers. I found everything from separation anxiety to environmental changes. Finally, I put some fleece footy pajamas on her and she has been sleeping fine. When the weather got even cooler(we live in WI), we put a small space heater in her room. If we forget to turn it on she wakes more in the night. This was an easy solution, I hope your solution is just as easy!!

Sarah - posted on 11/05/2008

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If it is his ears, have you looked into a chiropractor? While I was pregnant I read an interesting article on chiropractors & babies ear problems. It suggested that adjustments to the baby help the fluid drain, thus relieving pressure on the ear drum. My husband & I have a chiropractor that we use & once we had our son we took him as well. It is really pretty simple what they do. There is no pressure applied or 'snap, crackle, pop'. Very safe & could help. Babies get out of alignment too. Good luck!

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