Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Bigmamma | 2009/07/08


Need sleep!!

My daughter is now 14 months old on the 5 of July, she’ s a God send and we love her dearly!! The problem is that she’ s not sleeping during the night! If I could explain:
The day starts at 7am, then mommy and daddy goes to work and Miandre stay’ s (at home) with the nanny who I love to death, she looked after me when I was young, so anyway, at 8 o’ clock she eats her “ pap”  just regular “ mielie pap”  and she’ ll be of to sleep around 9.30am till 10.15am (this happens almost every day), then when she wakes up the nanny will give some yogurt or something nice. She then plays with her toys and she’ s a very busy toddler, during the day she’ ll make you tired just looking at her!! Hahahaha
Then between 1pm and 2pm (I’ ll give her, her cooked foods like chicken or beef with veggies and then I’ ll give her breast milk (I’ m still breastfeeding, I trying so hard to stop, but nothing works for me, the lack of sleep makes me CRAZY)but anyway, then at 2.30 she’ ll sleep till 3.15pm, yet again following with a snack of some sort. Then when mommy comes home from work, we’ ll play and laugh till around 5.30pm, then at 6pm its time for her bath, its regularly a peaceful event in our house, we try keeping things calm, but as you now toddlers and water, it’ s too much fun to just sit there quietly, so we let her enjoy her bath, shame, she enjoys it very much!!! Then it’ s time for sleep around about 7pm and 7.30pm. (Now that’ s its winter, she sleeps with me and hubby in bed) Now the FUN starts, I’ ll give her breast milk and then she’ ll fall asleep while she’ s drinking on my breast, then an hour later she’ ll wake again, just for me to give her breast milk again, and again she’ ll fall asleep while drinking, again she’ ll wake at 12 O’ CLOCK at night (mommy is by now mad/tired/frustrated and very sleepy) where I again will give her breast milk just to quietly try to get her back to sleep, she will go back to sleep and an hour or so later the whole thing will repeat itself over and over again till 7 O’ CLOCK the next morning!!!
Could you please advise me on what to do! If tried everyone, from Dr’ s from Health24 to my Peaditrition in my home town, and no one was able to help me!!!
Thank you in advance.

PS: If this is teething, what can i give her any red or blue medisyne makes her hyperactive? Please help?

Expert's Reply



The issue here is that your bab has got nboth you and your husband exactly where she wants you. She is sleeping in your bed and every hour or less she demands a feed and has a ready audience. She is already 14 months old so she does not need to demand feed like this anymore.She is not hungry and this constant demanding for a feed is unlikely to be due to teething. So you need to get her out of your bed and into her own bed. You have little choice but to go through the controlled crying method which is hard on the nerves but will work if you do not give in.Look this up on Google or on previous posts.

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Posted by: Mommy to 11 month old | 2009/07/08

I have the same problem! But I don' t breastfeed!

My baby does not sleep at all well during the night! I am so tired! She is fussing and crying the whole night!

I also want to see the doctor' s answer.

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