Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Sonja | 2010-08-12


14 month old awake for 3 hours EVERY night

My 14 month old wakes just about every night at about 2 o''clock and then is awake for an average of 3 hours. She is not unhappy during this time, just wants to sit by me and play with my hair / pajamas or whatever she can lay her hands on in the dark. This has been going on for about 5 months now. Please help.

Expert's Reply



This sleep pattern has become a habit with your baby girl.It all appears to be very peaceful but it is extemely tiring for you to lose so much sleep every night.Also you do not mention whether your daughter is in your bed or not. If she is then this is what she is aiming for every night.If you want to break this pattern there is only one way to do it and that is with a controlled crying programme. This is hard on the nerves but if you can stand it and if you realise that it may take more than one night to get right,then you will succeed.

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