10 month old nightime hell!!

Amie - posted on 07/14/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )




Hi! Can anyone help! My 10 month old has never slept through the night and is up for the day at 5am and im exhausted! Ive tried all sorts of methods, pick up put down, gradual retreat, controlled crying (worked for 9 days) and nothings sticking. He can wake anywhere from once to 10 times.... hes not hungry, wet, cold or hot!! Any tips?


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Dove - posted on 07/16/2016




Not sleeping through the night is still completely normal at his age. Some babies do sleep through fairly young... some don't sleep through for 2-5 years. I don't really know about not waking hungry though... all of mine woke to nurse and that put them back to sleep.

Co-sleeping 'might' save your sanity and get you some sleep.

Sarah - posted on 07/16/2016




Is he getting enough daytime naps? An overtired child will not sleep well at night? At 10 months he should still be napping at least twice if not 3 times a day. My kids woke at this age too but usually only one time. Just to be nursed a bit and settled right back down. Learning to fall asleep and return to sleep is a skill and it is not always easy.
Have you checked out this site?
There is a section of "what you need to now about sleeping thru the night, part 1, 2 and 3. It has some good information.

Ev - posted on 07/16/2016




He is only 10 months old. He won't really start sleeping much through the night until past a year of age up to two years old. How much is he really up and down at night. He may still need those few feedings a night. Trying to get him on a schedule now is not going to work as his sleep patterns change. It won't last that much longer and take naps when he does if you can.

Marica Petrovska - posted on 07/15/2016




Would co-sleeping be an option for you? He might just want his mom, you could both sleep. These days you can buy a crib that is an extension of your bed. It's got 3 sides and butts up against your bed. Once he is asleep just roll him over into his crib. When he stirs pit your hand over to comfort or pull him in to be close to you. It worked for me.

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