My baby, 9mos will not sleep thru the night, still takes a bottle. I know I'm "rewarding" him for waking but its the only way I can get him to sleep. I have tried the cry it out. Last night it took him 40 min of sreaming before he went to sleep. We started the process at 730. Then at 345am he was up, I gave him a bottle (I had to get up at 5 to go to work, I was tired, I gave in) put him in his crib and he started screaming right away. I listened to him scream for about 30 before I gave up and rocked him to sleep. Any other suggestions?? He has never been a good napper, only takes two 30 min naps, refuses to nap longer. Now that he has started crawling he will sometimes take one 2-3 hr nap. Between him & his older brother (3.5yrs) I'm going try w/not much sleep. Older bro takes an hr or more to get to sleep- see other question I posted today :)Answer Question
Answer by danielp at 2:30 PM on Dec. 17, 2009
There is nothing wrong with waking up to eat, or pee, or when in pain or uncomfortable or lonely. WE as adults do that. The difference is that we can take care of ourselves. Babies do not sleep like we do. A sleep though should be considered 4 hours (5 or 6 is icing on the cake.) Nine months is a time of growth spurts, more teeth, and milestones...all reasons that babies will wake up.
Parenting doesn't stop at sundown, kwim?
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