How do i get my 13 month old baby girl to stay asleep at night?

Brittney - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my 13 month old wakes up about every 30 minutes to an hour every night and she sleeps in the bed with me and i need some advice on how to keep her asleep longer or tell me why she might be waking up so much during the night.

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Jody - posted on 03/08/2010

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what time are you putting her to bed for the night? do you have some kind of routine going with her? I agree full - she needs to be in her own bed for sure.just do the same thing every night and hopefully she will crash out and have a good sleep - maybe you might have to try and keep her awake all day for a few days so she sleeps better at night for you.

Michelle - posted on 03/07/2010

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Erin's suggestion to have her sleep in her own bed is a good one. My son shared my bed until he was about a year old. We still share a room (no choice there for the moment) but he has his crib. Honestly, he sleeps longer in there than he does when he's in bed with me. Unfortunately he STILL doesn't sleep through the night but it's only one wake up at 0100 rather than every hour. I'm guessing he'll sleep through the night once he has his own room. In my opinion they wake up because they know we are there and we may shift, snore, who knows what. If you breastfeed then your little girl will wake up frequently because of that although she is old enough to be cut back. Not sure about the particulars of your situation but I hope you find some answers (and some sleep!!!) soon. :-)

Erin - posted on 03/07/2010

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Has she always been a tough sleeper, or is this something new? I would first try making her sleep in her own crib or bed. Start with a bed time routine, for example: Dinner, bath, bed. After about a week she will get used to the routine and know "this is bed time." As for the waking up go in, let her know you are there, but don't pick her up. Check on her every 5 min or so until she gets to sleep. That's what I did when my son used to wake up. Eventually he learned to get back to sleep on his own.

However, if this waking up so often is new she may be teething or not feeling well.

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