15 month old who still wakes through the night

Theresa - posted on 05/27/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone,

I have a 15 month old daughter. Some nights she sleeps great 8-5 and other nights well she wakes for a bottle about 2am or so. If I don't give it to her she stays up if she gets it she goes right back to sleep. Any suggestions? I've tried the CIO method a few times and it just doesn't work.

Thank you :)

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Amanda - posted on 05/27/2013

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She may just be going through a growth spurt and needing that extra something in her tummy. If it's putting her right back to sleep i would personally keep doing it! Is she by chance teething? My 14 month old usually sleeps amazing through the night but for the past month or so she has been very restless and wakes up screaming at the top of her lungs until i go in...and like you i give her a bottle and she's back to sleep most of the time. However the past 2 weeks she has been getting 3 molars in at once....she is up and i can't get her back to sleep. No matter what i try! You just need to keep trying a few different things until you find what works....People say not to put them in bed with you, but if it's going to let her sleep I would do it. Maybe she needs just a little snack. have you tried playing some nice soft music. I also find that helps my daughter....she may cry for about 10 mins or so, but she calms down after a while. Its tough i know. Sorry i don't have too many suggestions, but i hope what i have given you hleps! All i know is that when she wakes up, i'm willing to do anything i possibly can to get my sleep as i have a 5 year old, 2 year old, and prego as well. So I need my sleep or they aren't going to have a very happy mommy!! Good luck!

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Jun - posted on 06/02/2013

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Same problem. My son is almost 2yrs old, still need to be fed around 2am. I tried last night, giving him some snack and ice-cream which his likes before he slept, then he slept through 5am for that mid-night meal. I'll keep trying, may give him more before he sleeps. It really does help. U may wanna give a try.

Renata - posted on 06/01/2013

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Hi Theresa,

My son was the same way at that age. The cry it out method didn't work for him and quite frankly I didn't like it either. If she goes right back to sleep after the milk I say keep doing what your doing, its obvious to me that she is not playing games. My son naturally changed his sleeping habits in time, and there was no struggle.

My son used to have really bad night terrors a few times a night, but now he sleeps right through the night. He still suffers with the night terrors but they are few and far between.

Does your daughter get a bottle before bed? If not, then that might help her to be satisfied enough so that her hunger or thirst doesn't wake her up.

I hope this helps a little

Jun - posted on 06/01/2013

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Gash, my baby is almost 2yrs old, still needs to be fed around 2am in the morning. Same problem.

Deilis - posted on 06/01/2013

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Hi there all baby try to get milk in the middle of the nite! Mine did it to I gave my baby water in her bottle and put her bottle with water so she could grab it and give ur baby few days she won't wake up no more trust me it works gud luck!!! :)

Amanda - posted on 05/31/2013

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My son was three when he started to sleep through the night. But when he was three months old he would wake up six times to eat. First would be a four once then and eight ounce then two ounces from that point on. My mom told me to give him rice cereal before bath time, the warm water helps their tummy to digest it. And it worked he ate it a 7, eight ounces at 7:30 sometimes only 4, went to bed at 8 slept till 4 am ate an eight ounce and slept till 7 or 8. She may need more in her belly. If you aren't giving her rice cereal before bed try that. Just a small amount to start with and slowly increase it over a month. If you are giving it to her already, my friend would give her son a bottle of watered rice cereal at 12am when woke up and he started to sleep better.

Ashley - posted on 05/31/2013

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I have a 11 month old daughter and she is still doing this to me too until now. I finally figured out its a snack for them at night..(2am) you need to let her go...let her self soothe herself. Ever since I put over night diapers on her and have fed her more during the day and I give her about a good 8oz-14oz at night she sleeps better. I have read also more food for baby if they are more active because they are burning calories so they need there calories to sleep. Could be a growth spurt too or teething... hope this helps. Trust me I have been sleep deprived since she was born. Over night diapers, more food, and letting her self soothe has saved me. :-)motrin too if the little one is teething.

Angie - posted on 05/30/2013

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I have three kids. The first was a great sleeper! The second started sleeping through the night at 7 months old. My third just turned 2 and still doesn't sleep through the night! My third never took a bottle, I breastfed until he was just over a year old. CIO never worked with him either. They're all different with different needs. When he wakes I let him sleep with us, that way we all get sleep!
I would say you could either keep giving her a bottle at night or maybe give her a little something to eat before bed to help keep her full through the night.

User - posted on 05/30/2013

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My son didn't start sleeping through the night until he was almost two. It is very exhausting and stressful. I tried everything. Finally, I just let him cry it out until he went back to sleep. I was consistent and continued this for a little more than a week. It was hard bit worth it. He now sleeps great and has no problem going to sleep at night. The trick is to throw out ALL the bottles so yur not tempted to give her one. Try feeding her a large meal to keep her nice and full. Mayb give her a sugarless snack b4 she goes to bed.

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