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5/7/15 3:28 P

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My daughter is 9 months old and has her days... some days she will only wake up once or twice a night but other nights she is up every hour. Is there any recommendation out there to get her to sleep longer?

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4/24/15 11:28 A

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Glad you both are able to get some rest! That is awesome. My girl is almost 8 months and shes doing pretty good. Up until a month ago we were still getting up every 2-3 hours to breastfeed. She was really good tho and would fall back asleep easily so it wasn't really rough. My body got used to it. She now wakes up about 2 or 230 and then goes back down. She sleeps in her own room now too. Last night she got up twice though.. midnight and 330.... but that's okay. Still waiting for the day where she sleeps through the night although I'm sure my body won't know what is up to sleep that long!

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3/25/14 10:31 A

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I just wanted to update this in case someone who has the same issues came across it. Hard to believe my baby girl turned 2 on a few days ago and that must be her magic number because it wasn't until now that she has learned to sleep through the night. about 3 months ago we moved her out of the sitting room that was in our bedroom to her own room. she got her toddler bed and she still would not sleep. she would go to sleep fine but wake up by 12:00 and come toddling into our bedroom. and even in our bed she did not sleep. we just keep putting her in her room for bedtime and naps and just like a infant falling asleep for the first time they just do it on their own. we didn't do anything different . so after 2 years of sleep denervation I finally can get some sleep and so does she.

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12/13/12 5:54 P

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just wanted to update still not sleeping last night was awful i was up 8 times with her. But that day i took her to the doctor for a follow up ear infection and i asked him about her not sleeping. he just looked at her and was like now you know you can sleep and not have to eat or wake up and play with toys. more or less saying there is nothing i can do about it. I sure hope she gets it soon but dosent look that way.

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12/10/12 3:25 P

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I guess there just is going to be kids that dont sleep but now im wondering when will she. I plan on taking the bottle away at a year I hope she will be sleeping by then. she has started eatting more at at time we are up to about 4oz at a time . so i know she is not hungry during the day and trying to make up for it. she dosent eat that much at night but has to have it. we have put her in the bed the last few weeks around 1am trying to get some more sleep. she still gets up but goes back to sleep faster. we have tried soothing music as well but it dosent work.

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12/10/12 1:58 P

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I feel for all of you. My little one is 11 months old and he still wakes up all night. And unfortunately he is a screamer. I found that if he eats a little later like at 530 or 6 instead of 4 or 5 he does better at night. Also, I make sure to give him Rice/oat cereal and fruit or vegetables together at night. He stays full longer and he sleeps better. I am by no means getting as much sleep as I need to run around all day. Sometimes I am grateful for peace and quiet in my office. That has to be sad, right? emoticon

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11/29/12 10:13 P

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My daughter is almost 9 months old. About 6 months we moved her out of our room and into her own room in a crib. Before this she was sleeping from 11pmish to 6:30/7am. I wasn't getting any sleep and I was putting her in bed with us. I didn't want to start a bad habit, but I was not functioning well during the day on 5 or less hours of sleep. I knew she wasn't hungry b/c as soon as I picked her up she settled right down. She's very attached to me so I just summed it up as she needed to be close to me(she had been right next to my side of the bed before we moved her out). She still ends up in bed w/us from time to time, but she's usually asleep by 8pm or so and wakes up to eat between 9-10:30pm. She will sleep til 7/7:30am or sometimes longer if her big brothers don't wake her up. If my husband is home I can let her sleep but if he has to leave early for a job I have to wake her up to get the boys to school. I wish I could get her on a better schedule but having to get my oldest to school for 8am and my younger son has preschool M, W, F from 8:30 to 11:15(2 trips out instead of 1). So I guess I don't have much for advice, but I feel your pain. It sounds like she just has a small stomach and needs to eat more frequently.

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11/28/12 3:14 P

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I have a little one who will be 9 months soon and she goes back and forth--I think in her entire life she's slept through the night only 4 or 5 times, but last week she woke up 6 or 7 times a night, sometimes once an hour and sometimes every 45 minutes or so...

So when she only woke up 3 times the other night, it FELT like i'd gotten a lot of rest. LOL

But there have been a few weeks here and there where she wakes up once or twice a night, and that's it. What I feed her during the day and how many naps she gets doesn't seem to make a difference.

My older girl started sleeping through the night at 8 months... I had her sleeping with me, but then I had a surgery and had to put her in her own bed in her own room. This time around, I would be putting the little one in the same room as my older girl, and at this point, I'd rather wake up a few times a night than have the baby start crying and wake up the older one.

So, I guess I'm saying I don't really have any advice for you... but I want to give you another post to let you know you're definitely not alone. I've tried cutting back on my caffeine, I've tried letting her cry it out, I've tried just getting her back to sleep, and my husband has tried comforting her so I could get extra rest, but it always comes back to me feeding her. She knows what she wants and she will not rest until she gets it.

It never ends, either... lately, my almost 3-year-old has been waking up once or twice a night, too. At least I've been already awake when she starts crying.

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11/20/12 8:37 P

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Doctors like to think all babies need to fit into a neat little box but leave you to figure things out when the babies do things that aren't in their ideas of normal. Each ones different and you've gotta go with your gut instincts on what works best for you and the baby. Most of the time it goes against doctor orders or ideas, but you gotta go against the grain so to speak sometimes too. Id go with what works for the baby, there are some nights with my little guy that he will be up 4 times too, that's how you know the tooth is getting closer. He gets real cranky, fussy, very clingy and won't even go with his grandma sometimes. It makes me feel like I can't do anything and I get frustrated because I have 2 other kids, my hubby and other stuff to take care of. But I sit with him for a little bit till he wants to go play again and then go about what I was doin. Its hard I understand completely. I also don't get any extra hellp from dad either so I'm alone in this day and night. Drop me a line sometime I'm here for yah!

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11/20/12 7:57 P

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thank you for the replys its good to know its not just me. she has been eatting baby food solids since 4 months she does really good she now eats stage 2 normally she will eat about 1 oz of food 3 times a day sometimes one of the 3 meals she only eats a few bites. I dont push her to eat but i can tell when she is hungry v/s wanting a bottle. she has never drank more then 6 oz at a time and that is rare normally she drinks 4 oz. when i brought that up to the doctor they said after 5 months she should be drinking 6oz but she can not hold that much .
and yup i cut her back at night i was told to slowly decrease the amount .In hopes she would drink more during the day that backfired started out good then got horrible instead of her waking up and fussing and i feed her 2-4 oz she went back to sleep now she was wide awake and up for over a hour so i went back to giving her the bottle and letting her have the amount she wants.

I just didnt want to start a bad habit I cant seem to get the doctor to say hey thats normal its ok all i get is she is old enough to sleep through the night.

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11/20/12 7:29 P

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Hi! My little guys 11 months and still not sleepin thru the night either, so your not alone. It could be a combination of a bunch of things. With mine as each tooth gets closer the more he's awake at night. He's just gettin number 7 now. With my other 2 I got atleast a week or 2 inbetween each tooth, but this ones teeth are comin in fast and furious. I only get a day or 2 inbetween each tooth. You might be pushin solids too quickly too, she might not be ready for it yet. Kind of depends on the baby. How many ounces is she taking in her bottle? I always found that with mine if they were up to 8 oz every 2 to 3 hrs they were ready for solids. My 11 month old is just experimenting with whatever we eat he seems to want to try. I keep offering baby food but he doesn't want it to the point where he cries when I give it to him. I hope this has helped some, try n take it easy on yourself and the baby teething and new food introduction can be rough on you both, take it slow start maybe one solid meal a day instead of 3. Might be too much for her system to handle and what you're percieving as hunger may acyually be a tummy ache from too much solids. Let me know if it helps n if you need a shoulder I'm here! Megan

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11/20/12 4:37 P

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I have two little ones and my first (3) slept through the night by 4 months. The second one (1 1/2) didn't sleep through the night until after she turned a year. It was probably closer to 14 months. I know that probably doesn't make you feel better, but I think some kids just need that extra loving. It drove me crazy too and I didn't know what to do. My health nurse said to try to give her water instead of milk, but that just kept her up longer. So I tried to just put her back to sleep, but that would take hours and then I would just give in and give the milk. All I can say is maybe you'll just have to ride it out. Are you breastfeeding? Or is there someone who could help you out. Maybe you can take turns so that you're not up all night.
I know that probably didn't help very much, but I hope everything works out for you.

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11/20/12 2:31 P

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What kind of foods are you giving her for her 3 solid meals? Maybe she needs closer to what adults eat if you're not already doing that?

Sorry I can't be of much help but I'm sure someone will have some good advice for you.

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11/19/12 9:32 P

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I think I have been very patient but its getting thin. my older 2 kids slept through the night by 4 months just magicaly it happened this one she goes to sleep just fine but wakes up 4 times a night to eat. she goes right back to sleep so its just night feedings. I have tried cutting her back at night to make her eat more during the day. That did not work in fact it made her worse. I have tried feeding her more I think she eats pretty good during the day she takes her bottle and eats solids 3 times a day. she dosent sleep a lot during the day she takes 2 naps . she just got her first tooth on the bottom I thought maybe once her teeth started to come in she would sleep. I am so tired of being tired

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