Need advice on a baby that doesnt want to sleep.

Allana - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My cousin's baby is 10 1/2 months old and just recently she has decided she wants to wake up in the middle of the night and play and she has a ton of enegry. Got any advice to help her get some sleep, along with the rest of the family. Thanks Allana



I have three children but none of them ever did this.

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Bettiann - posted on 10/06/2009

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if she is napping during the day try to cut the naps shorter. do not entertain her when she wakes use a soft voice. try to feed her a hardy dinner nice warm bath before bed if she does wake up and has a messy diaper change her then put her right back to bed. do not engage in singing,playing ect... it"s bed time. keep doing the same thing she"ll get the hang of things and realize mommy is not playing it"s bedtime! she might cry the first few nights but I bet it will work! all 3 of my children slept!! routine routine routine! :) good luck!!

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Venessa - posted on 10/06/2009

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Maybe the baby is sleeping to much during the day, but if she insists on waking up in the middle of the night i would just give her some milk, read her a story and lay her back down if she starts to cry just let a few mins go by and lay her back down do this every few mins she will eventually get it or tire her self out either way she will go to sleep. If its a fight for a while let her fight your in controll. Your Cuz might loose out on sleep at first but eventually she will get more later.

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