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My 9 mos. old daughter is not sleeping through the night? Any thoughts?

I read that a child can go through sleep disruption when they are just about to crawl, which she is. But she will be awake and cry for 1-2 hours sometimes on and off. Of course I check on her and sometimes rock her back to sleep but I am very sleep deprived and I need some advice and what I can do to help her sleep through the night. Any thoughts and experiences or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Asked by DansinQueen2 at 1:03 PM on Mar. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My little one was sleeping through the night also she was eight months old. She got up once or twice and i would feed her. i couldn't take it any more so i let her cry. i know its hard but i just let her cry i would wait a few mintues go in don't pick her up don't say a word just lay her back down and walk out. it took a few nights and that worked for us.
    Good luck

    Answer by pattyogreen579 at 1:17 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • We did the cry it out method too, it was recommended by our peditrician. He gave us some reading on it and we decided to try and it worked. It took a few days and he was a much better sleeper. But every so often he has his moments where I have to go back to this method. It's heart breaking at first but once you and the baby are sleeping you'll see it was worth it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • I didn't know that about when they are getting ready to crawl. I have just started NOT feeding my 6 month old whenever she wakes up, I was pretty slow at learning that. She would have plenty to eat and not need to be fed, but just want the comfort. So I started going in there and patting her on the back or rocking her and getting her back to sleep. It took a little less each time and she'd go back to sleep. Good luck, I know it sucks and you feel like you are going nuts from sleep deprivation.

    Answer by Indygirl18 at 3:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

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