Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nel | 2008/06/27


No more sleeping through - HELP!!!

Hi there

My LG turned 1 on the 18th June, she has always been a great sleeper and slept through the night from about 5 months, the last week has been a nightmare, she started waking only once at about 2:30 and then twice at about 12 and then again at 3, the weird thing is she cries when she wakes i try and calm her down by stroking her back and picking her up and soothing her, but as soon as i put her back in her cot, she starts all over again.

The only way i can get her to sleep is by giving her a bottle which is the last thing i wanna do cause i really dont want her to start back into the night time feeding, could there be a reason for this?

Or is this part of the 1 year old changes????

Your help will REALLY be appreciated!!


Expert's Reply



This behaviour is very common at her age. Your little girl is probably having night terrors. You are correct to go to her, re-assure her and then you must leave her room. Do not give her a bottle as you will start up another problem. Put a night light in her room and see that she has a comforter of some kind such as a teddy bear or similar toy.

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Posted by: Nel | 2008/07/02

Thanks so much i am going to give it a try and NO MORE BOTTLES!!!!!!

It also helps to know im not the only mommy going through this!!

Thanks ALOT!

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Posted by: Sue | 2008/06/27

Hi Nel

This is like deja vu for me. By liitle girl is now 17 months old. She slept through from 7 months, and then at about 12 months she started waking up at 2am. I also gave her a bottle! She now is waking up 2 times a night - at 11:30 and 2, and honestly, i really believe it's because she can't get back to sleep without that bottle. My advice would be to keep comforting her and putting her down and not giving her a bottle - but i know how hard it is especially when you're so tired!
Hope it gets better


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