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What am I doing wrong?
on Jun 30, 2016 (Read 631 times | Comments: 6)
Okay so my daughter is 10 months old and has never been a great sleeper but I had hope that by this age she would at least be waking up less during the night! She is still waking up at LEAST 3 times a night, sometimes even more! The thing is she also has stopped napping during the day! Some days she might if I'm lucky take a 20 minute nap but that's it. She only sleeps a total of 7-8 hours a night too so you'd think she would NEED a nap! Aren't babies supposed to be sleeping much more than this? Any suggestions or input would be GREATLY appreciated!
shortsweetmom
shortsweetmom


on Jul 01, 2016 Quote  »     Reply  »

My munchkin is almost 17 months and is a really random sleeper too. I am also holding out hope that she will sleep better at night.
IvoryOcelot
IvoryOcelot


on Sep 19, 2016 Quote  »     Reply  »

Hi there, I'm a stay at home mom of 2, working on a third one. My oldest is nearly 3 and my youngest is 1. Barring any medical issues (reflux etc), your 10 month old is old enough to cry it out. Make sure she is well fed and watered about an hour before bed and change her diaper before you put her in her crib for the night. Just let her cry for 10 or so minutes before comforting her and puting her back to bed. As long as ask her physical needs are met (i.e fed, changed, teething discomfort) she will start to get the hint and learn to put herself back to sleep. This isn't a one size fits all solution but in my experience (I live in a place where practically everyone has 4+ kids and every woman is a SAHM) babies at that age are very capable of self-soothing. My first has been sleeping through the night since 6 weeks old. My second didn't do it regularly until closer to 4. You can always ask your pediatrician for more personalized advice.
IvoryOcelot
IvoryOcelot


on Sep 19, 2016 Quote  »     Reply  »

*realized this is a couple of months old. How is she sleeping these days?
rowangriffins
rowangriffins


on Dec 30, 2016 Quote  »     Reply  »

Sorry if I'm late to the party on this but have you asked your pediatrician about it? I'm a SAHM to a 3 year old and 18 month old and the cry it out method has definitely worked for me with a little resolve after making sure they are comfy and we'll fed before going down for the night as said above.
revunlimited
revunlimited


on Jan 30, 2017 Quote  »     Reply  »

Hi Mommy I completely understand your need for rest and the eratic sleep cycle of the child. My kids were never great sleepers..but i realised a few things in the process : a) Give them a good body massage either with warm oil or baby moisturizer before they go to bed..it helps. b) Make the gap between nap time and night nap longer. Some times i had to wake up my kid by putting water to his face when he would doze off at 6pm..!! c) Get them tired before hitting the bed...make her/him run or crawl more. If the baby is walking take her to the park in the evening or a stroll or swimming...any activity what so ever...It really works d) Read a book..it really helps the child sleep. e) Lastly make sure the child stomach is full. Generally when kids are hungry they tend to wake up. Based on the food pattern feed them solid food before night time. I hope something helps and both of you can catch your beauty sleep and wake up refreshed!!
jterry
jterry


on Apr 19, 2017 Quote  »     Reply  »

I know this is an older post, but thought I would add my thoughts just in case someone else is reading this because they are having similar issues.I have 2 daughters, the oldest is 11 years old, the youngest is 2 years old. Both of my children have sleeping issues. Here are suggestions that we have tried and or do for our girls, also some possible causes of sleep issues. My oldest never slept and when I say never I mean never, even as a baby she never slept more than an hour at a time. We were told to let her cry it out, didn't work she just screamed for hours and hours, we did a bedtime routine, didn't help. When she was 5 years old, a doctor suggested Melatonin, from that point on she finally slept 8 hours a night. She was Diagnosed with ADHD at that age and recently with Autism.My 2 year old, wakes up crying a lot, and has since she was young. She has recently been diagnosed with swollen adnoids. So I would suggest bringing it up to your child's doctor.