Pleas help 22 month old waking up all the time!!!!

Karrie - posted on 03/06/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 22 month old son still wakes up 2-4 times every night. I have started the crying it out and I have been doing it for almost 2 weeks... Sometimes he will go right back to sleep no problem and other times he crys for a little while... Its driving me crazy I have started sleeping on the couch when he wakes up so I don't have the monitor on in my room while my husband is trying to get sleep to work the next morning... When I go in the room I give his binki sometimes I will pick him up for a minute and hug him but I put him right back in bed. If anyone has any advise please help me... Its driving me crazy

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Karrie - posted on 03/08/2009

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no i don't think your crazy i just don't know if i can do that to him right now!!! lol..i should because i know its going to be a fight but i don't think i can..

but trust me i have thought about it.. lol....

i try to only go in if he is trying to gag himself.... i have gradually stopped going in as much... thank you though...

Devon - posted on 03/08/2009

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I know you're going to think i'm crazy but if you're already dealing with him waking up and you're going to be taking his soother away in the future anyhow do it now. kill two birds with one stone. He could very well be crying so much if he can't find it etc. put him to bed give him a kiss shut the light off and walk away. the more you go to him in any way the more he'll cry FOR you.

Karrie - posted on 03/08/2009

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wow... i don't think that i could handle that... i have sooo much that i do when my kids go to sleep..... your a very patient women.... i might try it .. i want to stick with the crying it out thing for a while... ihave made it through the hump where hes not doing it for as long and as horrible as this seems its gotten a little easier listening to him cry... but thank you sooo much and if and when i give up on this i will def. try that... lastnight i gave him my shirt to sleep with (andreas suggestion) and that worked pretty well.. we will see... i do really apprectiate all of the suggestions..



and to estelle.... he does take a bath everynight right before bed and we cuddle and read a story withsisters.... he is just really really stubborn... lol... but thank you....

Liisa - posted on 03/08/2009

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This works and i got it from the show "Supernanny".  When they wake up (or trying to put them down) put them back into bed and tell them it's bed time, sweet dreams and just stand/sit off to the side of the bed and wait until they go to sleep.  If the child get's out of bed or stands up put them back into bed lying down and tell them 1 more time it's bed time and that's it and stand/sit to the side of them again.  If it keeps going on keep putting them down but now don't say anything and sit or stand until they go back to sleep.  I've done this and it works.  The frist time i did it, i had to put my 18 month down serveral time (it might take and hour but it works) but eventually she got the idea that i'm not going to pick her up and she went to sleep.  I couldn't belive that it worked...worked for my husband to. 



Hope this helps...



 



Liisa

Estelle-Samantha - posted on 03/08/2009

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maybe he is having bad dreams they tend to wake screaming ,

Try cutting his day sleeps shorter . give him a lavender bath (johnsons and johnsons baby bath)then a bottle and bed . try that , my 3yr old wakes sometime 4xs plus but i cut it out , good luck

Karrie - posted on 03/08/2009

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Quoting Karrie:



Quoting Andrea:

I would say to not pick him up when you go in there, Which will suck since thats your baby and he is cryin and all. If its not the death cry and you think he hasn't pooped or anything then just keep doing the cryin it out. Do you think its that he misses you or daddy? If so give him like the shirt you were wearing that day so he can use it as a blankie and it will have your smell on it!

Good luck girl!






that is an awesome idea.... and i honestly try not to pick him up.... i think i only do that when dad is home cause dad hates hearing him cry... and sometimes when i go  in there and hold him for afew minutes he will go right to sleep... i don't know its sooo hard ya know.... but i am super proud of myself for not bringing him in our bed... that is relaly hard....






 






thank  you so much though.. i think i will try the shirt thing... my husband works alot and i know that he does miss his daddy






so i gave billy the shirt i was wearing yesterday and he did wake up  acouple of times but he never cried he would just go back to sleep... so thanks so much.. hopefully it will work again tonight

Karrie - posted on 03/07/2009

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Quoting Andrea:

I would say to not pick him up when you go in there, Which will suck since thats your baby and he is cryin and all. If its not the death cry and you think he hasn't pooped or anything then just keep doing the cryin it out. Do you think its that he misses you or daddy? If so give him like the shirt you were wearing that day so he can use it as a blankie and it will have your smell on it!

Good luck girl!



that is an awesome idea.... and i honestly try not to pick him up.... i think i only do that when dad is home cause dad hates hearing him cry... and sometimes when i go  in there and hold him for afew minutes he will go right to sleep... i don't know its sooo hard ya know.... but i am super proud of myself for not bringing him in our bed... that is relaly hard....



 



thank  you so much though.. i think i will try the shirt thing... my husband works alot and i know that he does miss his daddy

Karrie - posted on 03/07/2009

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Quoting Andrea:

I would say to not pick him up when you go in there, Which will suck since thats your baby and he is cryin and all. If its not the death cry and you think he hasn't pooped or anything then just keep doing the cryin it out. Do you think its that he misses you or daddy? If so give him like the shirt you were wearing that day so he can use it as a blankie and it will have your smell on it!

Good luck girl!



that is an awesome idea.... and i honestly try not to pick him up.... i think i only do that when dad is home cause dad hates hearing him cry... and sometimes when i go  in there and hold him for afew minutes he will go right to sleep... i don't know its sooo hard ya know.... but i am super proud of myself for not bringing him in our bed... that is relaly hard....



 



thank  you so much though.. i think i will try the shirt thing... my husband works alot and i know that he does miss his daddy

Andrea - posted on 03/07/2009

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I would say to not pick him up when you go in there, Which will suck since thats your baby and he is cryin and all. If its not the death cry and you think he hasn't pooped or anything then just keep doing the cryin it out. Do you think its that he misses you or daddy? If so give him like the shirt you were wearing that day so he can use it as a blankie and it will have your smell on it!



Good luck girl!

Karrie - posted on 03/07/2009

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Quoting Dawn:



I had a problem like that too...My son is 2 1/2, when he was 19 months I didn't let him have a afternoon nap, when it became time for bed, he would be so sleepy and that he slept through the night...and I did make him very active in the evenings so he would burn himself out...I turn the music up and dance with him or I took him out for a evening walk...then after his bath he would be out for the night!






 






o goodness i don't know if either one of us would be able to handle that...  he was taking 2 naps a day and a couple of months ago i cut out his morning nap ..... but that is a really good idea... i just don't know if i could handle it.. lol.. thank you ... i might try it after i give this cryingit out thing a little while longer towork

Dawn - posted on 03/06/2009

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I had a problem like that too...My son is 2 1/2, when he was 19 months I didn't let him have a afternoon nap, when it became time for bed, he would be so sleepy and that he slept through the night...and I did make him very active in the evenings so he would burn himself out...I turn the music up and dance with him or I took him out for a evening walk...then after his bath he would be out for the night!



 

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