my 17mth old still dont sleep throughthe night anyone else have this with there child or children?

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Kathryn - posted on 04/06/2010

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My 2 1/2 yr old daughter wont sleep through the nite. in the middle of the nite she will come in my bed

Melanie - posted on 04/06/2010

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My daughter was an terrible sleeper till she started school sept.She wud get up 3-5 times a night!!!My 2 yr old son is excalty the same but less often.

Louise - posted on 04/06/2010

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Try and make a schedule for your child. My daughter has a regular schedule I get her up at 8am if she is still asleep and she has her breakfast and free play all morning. She has her lunch at 12.15 and goes for a nap around 1pm. She normally sleeps until 3.30pm or I get her up and she has her snack and dinner around 5.30-6pm. She has a bath at 8pm and goes to bed. She sleeps right through until the next day. Maybe your child is having too many sleeps in the day. A child of 17 months needs 14 hours sleep to grow mentally and physically. If your child is sleeping more than three hours during the day they will not sleep at night.

Trisha - posted on 04/04/2010

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My baby woke up every two hours until he was a little over a year. Every time he woke up I would give him milk. My dr told me that once they reach 11 lbs, there is no need for them to wake up during the night to eat. She recommended that I read, "Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child" and it's the best information I could have ever received for my child. It's amazing how much it has changed our lives. He was such a hard baby, but once I got his sleeping habits under control, everybody has been complementing me on how good and easy my baby is. It's a MUST read book if your little one has unhealthy sleep habits (wakes during the night) or even if you have questions about naps. One little piece of information that I received from the book is that if you try to keep your baby up by taking away naps or keeping them up late at night, your baby's body will start producing more adrenaline and your baby will have a hard time going to sleep and/or wake up a lot during the night. It is very bad to deprive your baby of sleep, because their brains are developing so much that they need all the sleep that they are asking for. The reason that your baby might be taking so many naps during the day is probably because he/she wakes up so much during the night, so he/she really needs those 2 long naps during the day. Once your teach your baby to sleep during the night, the naps will become less and less. Every person wakes up during the night a few times (whether you remember it or not), but we have taught ourselves to self soothe ourselves back to sleep, so we don't fully wake up. There are multiple different techniques on how to teach your baby to self soothe and that is why you have to read this book to see what technique works best for you and your baby.

Donna - posted on 04/03/2010

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oh no you too bless i can remember when i first had to go back to work it was really tough but im pleased to say i got through it eventually lots of tears so glad to have moved on wish u all the best .

Donna - posted on 04/03/2010

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thanks for the reply its as if she is checking were still around hopefully she will sleep a bit better soon ill cross my fingers lol.

Jen - posted on 04/03/2010

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yes me i feel ur pain my 16 month old son stil wakes through the nigth n cums in our bed in the middle of the night

Justin - posted on 04/03/2010

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I have 2 little girls a 4 year old and 2 year old, my 4 year old has never been my sleeper, she still wakes up 2-3 times most nights, I usually just put her back to bed and climb back into bed my self. My 2 year old, was sleeping through the night and then all of a sudden stopped, come to find out she was going throw some growth spurts and was looking for something to eat/drink, she needed/wanted the calories, she had grown 3 inches between her 15 & 18 mo. check ups. Also with her we found that she was taking 2 1 - 1 1/2 hour naps at day care, we had to have 1 of the naps taken away, she was sleeping to much during the day. I am assuming that you child still naps, try shortening the naps or make them earlier in the day so that they are more tired when it is time to go to bed.

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