Daughter still not sleeping through the night!!! help please!

Stacey - posted on 12/14/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter is a 19 months and is still waking up in the night. She is able to get out of her bed and if my husband or I do not come in when she wakes ups she gets out of bed and starts screaming her little lungs off. Even if we break down and go in she still has problems settling down. Can anyone help???

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Michelle - posted on 12/15/2009

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it is every possiblity she is having night terrors, they recommend you don't wake them, just coax her back to bed, if she is hysterical then hold her til she is calm. I read the other day that only 30% of kids under 3 sleep right through the night, my son is a terrible example, he wakes sometimes 3-4, we also went through a stage of screaming his lungs out and not wanting to be in his room by himself, i would just sit for about 5mins til he was back in REM sleep, we are getting there. reassure her that she is safe, talk in a calm confident voice, because it will turn into a routine as well. just knowing you are not the only one that this happens to is comforting. hang in there

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Jessica - posted on 12/15/2009

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Don't feel so bad, I have a three year old that still chooses not to sleep through the night . Face it they are their own individuals and will sleep through the night when she is ready to

T - posted on 12/15/2009

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My daughter did the same thing until she was 18 months, however; I was making the mistake of nursing her upon waking up as it became habitual. So breaking that was tough. So to answer your question, when she wakes us, you could put her back into her bed and then with a dim nightlight on sit in the room until they are asleep to add comfort and reassurance that you are there. I know that the crying and screaming can be very trying that you just want to give in, but as hard as it is, try to be consistent everytime..

Shannon - posted on 12/15/2009

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keep track of her sleeping habits ( what time does she get up in the morning, how many naps does she take, how long are her naps, what time does she go to bed at night). My son still wakes in the middle of the night, but usually goes right back to bed. I wake him up with my other son at 7:00 in the morning to start the day, he usally take a nap in the afternoon. But he is in bed at 9:00 everynight.

Try getting her into a routine if she is not already in one and keep her occupied through out the day to try to tire her out at a decent time at night.

Once she has a full and active day, she may start sleeping better at night.

And in turn you and your husband will also start sleeping better at night.

Ashley - posted on 12/14/2009

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My daughter is 17mnths and she can crawl out of the crib now too...they sell tents to go over the crib to keep them in...its mesh I cant remember the name right now. Do U know why she wakes up...like r u still giving her a bottle or does she want to get in bed with you. When my son was having that problem i would give him a nice warm bath before bed read him a bedtime story make sure his diaper was dry and put him down...if he did wake up in the middle of night I wouldn't pick him up I would just lie him back down and rub his belly or back to soothe him. Sometimes u do just have to let them cry it out....shes old enough that she doesnt need to be fed at all during the night and to start learning how to comfort herself.....Try having white noise on in her room to keep out outside noises or soft quiet music depending on what she likes. Hang in there eventually if you stick to it and dont give in she will get the point and stay put! Hope this helps

Tykeshia - posted on 12/14/2009

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Try to keep her awake half of the day and she will sleep at night girlfriend

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