Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

My 14 month old will not sleep at night!!!!

We lay her down by 8 or 830, she will sleep for 1-2 hours then she is up. She is screaming and won't go back to sleep. She is not wet, just changed her, she is not hungry, ate alot tonight. What can I do to make her sleep? She will sometimes wake between1-3 in the morning as well. What can I do to get her to sleep? She has never been a good sleeper to begin w/. I'm tired!!!!!

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 11:08 PM on Jul. 23, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

Answers (4)
  • Give her a bath right before bed with lavender and chamomille in it. Then gently rub her back and shoulders and that SHOULD put her out. Make sure she isn't sleeping more than 2 hours during the day.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 11:10 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • .. and make sure she has lots of time and space outdoors. nothing makes a kid sleep more than lots of exercise in the great outdoors ;)

    Answer by kidnappedbylove at 12:39 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • If you don't have one already, establish a bedtime routine - - for example, my kids brush teeth, put pj's on, read 2 stories, say their prayers, kiss goodnight, go to sleep. Also, a lovey to help her self soothe - - if she doesn't have one, help her pick a special blankie or stuffed animal that she can carry with her everywhere - or even one of your shirts that you have worn and not washed (so it smells like you). earlier bedtimes are good - having a kid to bed before 9 (which you do) is ideal, as they tend to sleep better and longer. Spend time in the afternoon running around and using energy - but then for about an hour before starting her bedtime routine, have quiet activities to help her wind down sot hat she's relaxed enough to sleep.

    Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 3:04 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • I have just posted the same thing. My DD is 15 months and is doing the exact same thing almost everynight! I am exhausted! Good luck to you hopefully we both can find something that works for them!

    Answer by Tiffany237 at 3:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.