Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anna | 2010-02-11


another no sleep request pls doc!

HELP! My 10 month old will not sleep through the night.?
My daughter wakes up 4+ times a night, and wants to be held while she sleeps. She has better nights (wakes once or twice wanting to be fed), but most of the time I am up and down all night with her. Some times I give up and bring her into bed with me, where she still is restless, but sleeps somewhat better. She she is bottle fed and she eats 3 solid meals a day, so I know she is getting enough to eat. What can I do? I need my sleep! If I could even get her to sleep one 5-6 hour stretch I would be alright getting up a few times a night, but this is crazy.

Expert's Reply



Your daughter is still rather young, but if you are certain she is getting enough to eat you will need to try the controlled crying method. Do not let her sleep in your bed because this is one of the main reason for her frequent waking and wanting to be held while she sleeps

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