Ok so I exaggerate .... BUT my DD won't sleep through the night. She is almost 14 months old and wakes everynight usually once, but sometimes twice or more. She goes to bed around 9pm and wakes around 2-3am, I have been told by my pediatrician all I can do is let her CIO. So, I tried that with much resistance and of course it was horrible and it didn't work. Does anyone else know what to do? Should I stop giving her a bottle in the middle of the night? What worked for you? AND on top of everything, now she refuses to go back into her crib at 2am so I have been sleeping on the loveseat in her room with her next to me. We cannot co-sleep because my hubby is a heavy sleeper. Any ideas welcome ... I'm about ready to move a full size bed in her room and give in ... I'm tired and my back hurts, PLEASE HELP!
Answer by SoniaL at 10:49 PM on Jul. 26, 2010
I had the same problem!! We tried a lot of things.... eventually settled on doing this... we wouldn't talk to my DD, just place a hand on her back until she fell back sleep - it was the quickest way to get her back to sleep. She eventually grew out of it!!!! But it was a long haul!!
Answer by Morgain at 10:27 PM on Jul. 26, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 9:51 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
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Answer by coala at 10:39 PM on Jul. 26, 2010
Try having her fall asleep initially in bed... not rocking her to sleep. Even if you have to sit with your hand on her back or hold her hand. She may just not "get" how to put herself back to sleep. Oh I forgot to mention... for my son we got a music/motion/light thing that goes on the side of the crib (made by fisher price)... that we would put on to help him fall asleep buy and then as he got older when he woke in the night he could turn it on him self. We also got my DD a CD player and once we put on music for her at bed time all I had to do when she woke was play that and I got back to my own bed faster!! Hang in there Mom... she will out grow it! ;o)
Answer by Morgain at 11:59 PM on Jul. 26, 2010