I need help ! My 1year old son just wont sleep at night I have tried almost everything any suggestio

Melanie - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )




Ive tried so many aproachese and nothing seems to work, he will fall a sleep in my arms or beside me then i put him in his crib and boom he is awake, or he is so tired at put him down to bed in his crib around 730 800 pm and he just wont sleep he will cry and cry till i get there in his room. I can be up till 2-3 am some nights till he desides to sleep. So I hape some of you mom that have gone threw this can give me some advice that would be great thanks you so much !!

P.s I am not sure if maybe he sence that I am pregnant with baby number 2 and maybe that can be the problem !!


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Sheila - posted on 04/12/2010




My son would not sleep in his crib at all.. so he sleeps with me and my hubby and we all sleep all night now...

Tylana - posted on 04/11/2010




My son cried for hours when we put him in his room...but the best thing that I learned to do was to let him cry, I checked on him every so often to make sure he was ok and he was...eventually he fell asleep. If you do this long enough then he will realize that you are not going to go in the room and get him and he will go right to sleep, or stay asleep. The best thing by this age though is to let him go to sleep on his own, in his own bed and then he wont be so attached and you and him can get a better nights sleep. I cried for the longest time because I hated to sit and let him cry but I knew it was best for him. He will wake in the morning and be perfectly fine and not even think about how you left him in the room. I hope I could help a little.

Melanie - posted on 04/11/2010




Thanks everyone for the Help I am gonna give it try and see where it brings me, Thanks so much for your time take care !!

Jascinta - posted on 04/11/2010




there is a similar approach to control crying in the book 'save our sleep' by tizzie hall that i prefer, just to give you some more ideas.... good luck

Roxanne - posted on 04/10/2010




I had the same problem with my son when he was a little younger he is now 13 m and sleeps like an angel.My answer...controll crying. This can be very hard for parents to even concider,as i found it really hard myself.As trish says above it doesnt hurt them to cry only us! If you do try this approach you have to be strong and time the minuites with a clock otherwise you will find yourseld going in to calm him too frequently.This is a power struggle as it was with my son logan.Go in 1st time after 3or 4 min then 5 then 10 each time only petting and conforting quietly without turning on the lights or picking him up.This approach is not preffured by all but as you have, i tried everything to no evail.

Theresa - posted on 04/10/2010




My daughter had that problem too. I started giving her Benadryl (actually the off brand) about 1/2 hour before bed. 1/2 Tsp. It helped make her more sleepy. I only had to do it for a couple weeks and she got used to going to sleep at a certain time, in her room, then I quit giving it to her. Good luck.

Trisha - posted on 04/10/2010




My son sleep with me till he was 3 yrs old and at the point of getting him to sleep in his own bed i had simular troubles. Here are a couple suggestions: you could try putting a chair in his room and when you put him in his crib you sit in the chair quietly and when he stand up in his crib tell him in a calm voice to lay down and go to sleep. If telling him doesnt work get up and just lay him down in his bed and tell him its time for him to go to sleep. My other suggestion is when you lay him in his crib you tell him its time for him to go to sleep and you will see him in the morning then walk out of the room and close the door without latching it. If he starts crying give him bout 5 mins then go back in and lay him back down and again tell him its time for him to go to sleep. Extend the time before you go in each night to the point that you just talk to him thru the door so he realizise you are there even though he cant see or touch you. Both these will take some time but it will work. Be patient and calm. It doesnt hurt them to cry, just us.

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