My 18 month old is not sleeping through the night...any suggestions?

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Marie - posted on 01/18/2009

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When does she eat dinner, have you tried night lights? Many things could be the reason. My daughter had a bedtime of 8pm and she would sleep all night. Control her sleeps during the day if you can. One sleep at 12pm for no longer then 3 hours should be enough. Make sure you turn the TV off at least half an hour if not earlier then her bedtime to get her into quite mode. Check her room at night to see if anying looks frightening, as she could be sub-conscious about it. Best of luck

Nicole - posted on 01/06/2009

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When my son was about 4 months, he started sleeping through the night, and he slept even better when we put him in his own room. We let him cry himself to sleep, and now he is an awesom sleeper. He'll sleep from about 8:30-9 til around 10 the next morning. It was hard to just let him cry, I think I cried just as long as he did the first night, but it is so worth it when he knows he doesn't need me to get back to sleep. Hope everything works out for you!

Niki - posted on 01/05/2009

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I had trouble with my son waking at night and we finally had to just let him cry it out. We started at bedtime... I would put him down while he was still awake and let him cry a bit to go to sleep. the first few nights were really hard and he cried for a while. he still woke up some but we just kept with the "let him cry it out" thing. after about a week/ week and a half he started going right to sleep on his own without a fuss. Its tough to do but it is worth it.

Stephanie - posted on 01/04/2009

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try cutting back on naps durning the day. put her to bed a little later at night. is she in her own room your in yours? if she's not hungry, i'd say just go in lay her back down, and walk back out. do not say anything to her. see if you can get her to soothe herself. i'd let her cry for about 5-10 mins then go back in and re lay her down, and walk back out. hope this helps.

Tricia - posted on 01/03/2009

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What have you tried? Are you feeding them when they wake up? Have you tried letting them cry it out?

Amanda - posted on 01/03/2009

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Has she ever? My first son slept through at 7 months and then around 2 years started waking up at night again. Without really knowing the details, it's hard to help. In general I would say don't expect to be getting much good sleep till your kids are in school. Reality is, sleep with small kids is a roller coaster. It comes and goes and sometimes you never know why. Without knowing more, that's all I can say. Try the book on sleep by Richard Ferber

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