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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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DansinQueen2

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
    pattyogreen579

    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.
    Anonymous

    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.
    Indygirl18

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

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