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Sleeping tips needed: BriAnna Crosby 2 kids; Doerun, Georgia 15 posts
28th Aug

I have an 11mth old baby girl who refuses to sleep for us. We can put her to bed at 9pm and she will sleep until 12am and then will be up the rest of the night until about 7am when she finally falls back to sleep. Then again waking up between 10-11am. I am currently 4ths pregnant and as it was already hard enough to work with my daughter's sleeping patterns I can really feel Tue toll it is having on my body now. Does anyone have any ideas other than the usual warm baths bottles and soothing sounds because those are not working. HELP ME......

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
28th Aug

Have you tried cosleeping? That was the only way I ever got sleep with my LO. He just turned two and is finally staying in his own bed most of the time.

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
28th Aug

Either co-sleeping or the Ferber method. I hated the idea of CIO but it was the only way to get my second to sleep outside of our bed. He took to the method much better than I had expected.

BriAnna Crosby 2 kids; Doerun, Georgia 15 posts
28th Aug

Yes we have and it makes it even harder she will stand up in the bed and crawl and scream hit and cry.

BriAnna Crosby 2 kids; Doerun, Georgia 15 posts
28th Aug
Quoting Inc0gnitus:" Either co-sleeping or the Ferber method. I hated the idea of CIO but it was the only way to get my second to sleep outside of our bed. He took to the method much better than I had expected."

Explain this please.

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
28th Aug
Quoting BriAnna Crosby:" Explain this please."

LOL. CIO=Cry it out. Basically you put your child in their bed and let them cry for a specific amount of time, say 5 minutes, then you go in comfort them without picking them up and leave again this time for 10 minutes. Each time the amount of time you leave is longer. It's called the Ferber method, there is a book out that is more detailed, you should be able to find it on amazon or ebay. It worked miracles on my son.

BriAnna Crosby 2 kids; Doerun, Georgia 15 posts
28th Aug

Oh yes we have tried that but she never really cries she sits in there and plays in the drak with no toys or anything its almost like my 11mth old plays with an imaginary friend all night. LOL. ..

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
28th Aug
Quoting BriAnna Crosby:" Oh yes we have tried that but she never really cries she sits in there and plays in the drak with no toys or anything its almost like my 11mth old plays with an imaginary friend all night. LOL. .."

Have you tried just leaving her in there until she goes to sleep? Do you have a flashy mobile or nightlight in her bedroom? That can make them stay up longer.

BriAnna Crosby 2 kids; Doerun, Georgia 15 posts
28th Aug

No we don't my family told us to remove everything fun and attractive. My biggest concern for her sleeping is that it can't be healthy for her to sleep the way she is if its not healthy for me.

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
28th Aug
Quoting BriAnna Crosby:" No we don't my family told us to remove everything fun and attractive. My biggest concern for her sleeping is that it can't be healthy for her to sleep the way she is if its not healthy for me."

She will sleep as much as she needs to. Some kids just sleep less than others. If you're drained then you should sleep while she should be sleeping, she will probably fall into a schedule much easier if she's able to follow her own sleep pattern than she will if she has mom or dad coming in to "put her to sleep" and further stimulating her. I'm not trying to be rude lol, that's just the way infants and toddlers are.

BriAnna Crosby 2 kids; Doerun, Georgia 15 posts
28th Aug

So if I'm understanding correctly. If I'm ready for bed at say 10pm and she's still up I should just put her in the drak room and leave her and she will start to follow my pattern?

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
28th Aug
Quoting BriAnna Crosby:" So if I'm understanding correctly. If I'm ready for bed at say 10pm and she's still up I should just put her in the drak room and leave her and she will start to follow my pattern?"

She should. Either that or she will eventually cry, and that's when you'll need to start with cry it out. After making sure that she's not thirsty, hungry, or has a dirty diaper (If it's a middle of the night waking).

BriAnna Crosby 2 kids; Doerun, Georgia 15 posts
28th Aug

OK thank you.