what to do??

Lisa - posted on 11/17/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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emily is 1 this month and has never slept through the night any ideas on what to do or where im going wrong ??

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Ebony - posted on 11/17/2009

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Try to keep her up in the morning and give her a warm bath and bottle at the time you want her to go to bed and do that daily she should sleep through the night.

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My only advice is to be persistant with a schedule. same every day.. I have a 4 month old who has been sleeping 12+ hours uninterrupted since 1-1.5 month old. He will sleep through a bomb i am sure, but thats thanks to a radio on in his room constantly and us never shading him from noises. We keep his bedroom dark 24/7 and the heater on 20. Close his door over and anytime he does in he knows it's sleep time.. the sleep time after a bath and eats he came to realize is the long sleep. If he does wake up during the night, dont pick them up.. give them a pacifier, go in and see them or anything but do not pick them up. If my son wakes during the night giving him back his pacifier puts him back to sleep within 3-5 mins.

Good Luck!

Stefie - posted on 11/17/2009

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My 14 mo. is a difficult sleeper. I have found that I have to lay her down before she is all the way asleep. She always cries a little (and yes it breaks my heart). She will still wake up a little at night, but I never get her unless she is standing up screaming. When she wakes up a little and sobs laying down, she settles back in after only a few mins. However, she often has issues with dirty diapers at night, but lets me know by standing up and screaming. We also give her white noise with a vaporizer. That seemed to help even more.

Flora - posted on 11/17/2009

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my daughter does not sleep well at night since she was born...now she is 9 months old...still always wake up every 3/4 hrs of sleep..eat and play for awhile...then sleep back for another 3/4 hrs..i have tried many things to make her sleep through out at nights...still not working :D

Ericka Lyn - posted on 11/17/2009

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You're not doing anything wrong:)I've raised 7,all have had different sleeping habits.Some will easily sleep thru from early on,others are more challenging..my youngest being one of those..lol.As PP's have mentioned try shortening day time naps,keep her busy during the day.Try keeping baby's room a little cooler at night,if she's getting too warm it might be waking her.Eventually she will sleep thru.My 2 yr old is an extremely light sleeper and will wake up at a feather drop,every child is different so there's no right or wrong kwim?.Good luck:)

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The way I did it wasnt easy but it worked after the first night. When my daughter woke up my mom told me to leave her for 5 minutes. Those 5 minutes felt like forever, it takes alot of will power to leave her to it. She cried for 5 minutes then grumbled for another 5. After 20 minutes she had settled down completely. Try it. Its really hard but worth it when you get a full nights sleep.

Deborah - posted on 11/17/2009

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have you attempted keeping her up more - lessen her naps - may take about a week and alot of patience from you - however in the long run you will reep the rewards

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