9 Month Old Not Sleeping Through the Night, any tips? Please ladies!
My daughter is 9 mos old and still wakes up every 2 hours, on a good night. On a bad night, it can be 30min-1hr and a couple times of having to completely rock her back to sleep like a newborn. She has been dealing with teeth trying to come in for months, and initially I thought that had some to do with her behavior.
However, I have tried gels, teething tablets, nothing seems to help her sleep any longer. I understand this is the stage where separation anxiety often comes into play.
As for other tips I have been given already, such as rice cereal in a bottle, she does not take bottles at all. She is ebf besides her solids.
She eats her dinner of solids, then takes a bath, breastfeeds to top her off, every single night. The routine and the solids in her tummy also make no difference in her ability to stay asleep.
I am at my wits end here. I know some people just deal with their children not sleeping until into toddler-hood but this is killing me, especially the nights where she is awake after a half hour or hour. There are nights where I don't have time to fall asleep before she wakes up again. During the day when I attempt to rock her to sleep for her nap, I often find myself falling asleep sitting up from sheer exhaustion.
She has been nursing on demand throughout the night still because at times if I do not choose to feed her, she refuses to go back to sleep.
Tips, tricks, anything. Before I go crazy.