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My daughter is a 13 months and still wakes up at night what should i do to make her sleep through out the night?

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Asked by mgonzalez1989 at 11:36 AM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My 3 year old daughter still wakes through the night.

    Answer by August07Mom at 11:39 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • My kids are 3 & 4 years, and have never once slept a full night. Children, like adults, can have sleep issues. There isn't anything you can do, just try and help her learn to self sooth when she does wake up.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:41 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Once researchers stopped asking parents and started videotaping children in the night, it was firmly established that while parents may believe all kinds of things, children routinely and regularly wake through the night until they're at least 4.

    If she didn't need anything, when she woke at the end of a sleep cycle, she'd naturally return to sleep without making any sounds. Since she's very likely to be hungry in the middle of the night because she's burning almost as many calories growing in her sleep as she does roaring around all day, you can't make her sleep anymore than you can decide not to feel hungry on Tuesday because you're going to be eating on Wednesday.

    She may also be frightened, lonely, in pain, thirsty or finished resting for a while and bored. It is not possible for a child that age to meet her needs on her own, so she calls for you.

    Answer by LindaClement at 11:50 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • i put on a continuous classical music cd, lulls him back to sleep:)

    Answer by ajcsmom911 at 1:57 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • You can't MAKE a child sleep through the night. 5 hours IS "through the night". Some kids won't sleep 10-12 hours til they are older. One of mine woke up at least once a night til 2.5 years. There is nothing you can do but deal with it. If it's affecting your sleep, go to bed earlier.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:10 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

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