13 Month Old Still Wakes Up 3 4 Times

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rohan - September 13

Yes, it has been some 15 months since i have had a full night sleep. So, please help. My son wakes up 3-4 times at night. First he use to have milk (2-3 ozs everytime he woke up) and then 2 months ago I started giving him only water. So, he wakes up for a few sips of water. For past one wk - I don't pick him out of the crib I just give him eh water bottle in the crib. when he has had a few sips he just rolls over and falls asleep, and sometimes he rolls over and cries again after few minutes for some more sips. I think he might be using the sucking to fall asleep everytime he wakes up. But, he never sleeps with bottle in his mouth. he drinks milk at night and then we read a story and then I put him to sleep usually half in my arms and the rest he falls asleep in his bed. He has two naps in the day time each one hr long. he is awake for 4 hrs before he goes down for the night. he wakes up between 3-4 from his afternoon nap and then he sleeps at 8.00 for the night. it's a tough task putting him to sleep at night. it takes about an hour of feeding and then pat in arms - he likes to go to his crib while he is still awake, but in his crib he takes half an hour to settle down ( we are absent from the room at this point), but then he cries for us to come back and pat him to sleep either in his crib or in our arms (that tkaes some 5 minutes). what are we doing wrong?

 

lissica - September 13

Hey, I'm sorry i don't have an answer for you but i just want you to know you're not alone. My 11mo old wakes up the same amount of times and sometimes water in his sippy will suffice and other times he screams till i give him a b___b. Do you think your son wakes up so much due to gum pain? I think that might be my sons problem.

 

MsMonet - September 13

ROHAN-You and I are in the same boat although I have twins that are 7 months old. I can't recall what its like to sleep through the night... Tonight I will try the cry method. Hopefully, I won't give in and give them a bottle. For me, that is the easy way out. Will post tomorrow. ;O)

 

woebketwin1 - September 14

rohan-I have 6 1/2 month old twin girls who have been sleeping thru the night since they were 2 months old and now they are sleeping 12 hours straight at night. The only way I was able to get them to do this was to let them calm themselves by crying it out. I would check on them but not pick them up when they started to cry, and then I would leave the room. Sometimes they would cry for over an hour, but once they learned I was not coming back in to pick them up they stopped. There was only a few nights of this and then they learned that they had to calm themselves. One of them started taking a pacifier and that helped also, but the other one still to this day will not take a pacifier or a bottle, she just calms herself. I think your best course of action would be to let your son cry it out for a couple of nights. I know this is very hard, but until you do your sleep pattern will remain the same. Good luck!

 

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