I am a full time mother to my 15 month old boy whom I love dearly and adore.
He isn't sleeping through the night and I feel guilty when my partners siter and her family have him every other weekend.
So can anybody give me any ideas of what I can do so he does sleep through the night.
I would try taking him out for a walk shortly before bed time, hopefully the fresh air will tire him. Then, if youre still giving bottles, get him to take as much milk as poss so he wont wake up hungry. Then finally, if he'l let you, use baby massage techniques so hes completely relaxed before going to sleep.
Many thanks for your really good idea.
The thing is he goes out for a walk every day in his buggy so he is getting plenty of fresh air and he has a bottle of milk before he goes to bed but I haven't tried the baby massage technique so if he wakes up tonight I will try that tomorrow night.
My other half and I are having the same problem with our son Oliver, he`s 18 months old and no matter how hard we try always ends up in our bed sometime during the night. I really do sympathise. It was suggested to us that we try a wind down routine with him. You need to start late afternoon with not having excited play, reading and cuddly toys instead of running around and hide and seek games are only for the mornings. A bath every night, then pjs on a drink and a story that he`s chosen (if he can`t chose for himself offer a choice of 2 and see which he picks). Oliver has a favourite book of fairy tales, but it`s usually the sound of your voice reading at a calm steady pace that helps them doze off. I hope I haven`t sent you to sleep, good luck.
I am glad I am not the only one having the problem.
Alex is now 15 months old I don't know where the time has gone to.
That is what I do every night that is bath sleep suit then book but it hasn't worked.
I had one good night the other night where he did sleep through the night.
Do you know why he`s waking up? Is is habit, not being active enough during the day, night terrors? Just a thought but maybe if you can pinpoint a reason then you can look at sorting that out? Ours just likes to be cuddled, and wants the comfort of mum and or dad whilst he`s nodding off and when he`s asleep.
Then there`s the controlled crying technique..... It does work but I don`t like doing it, whilst I`m counting the minutes I have to be doing something or I just go in to Oliver.
Its all worth considering, but at least you know you aren`t the only mum who has been through this.
Oh another thought how many people have said its just a stage and it will pass? I throttled the last one that told me that. It was after 4 weeks of not sleeping through.
My partners sister had Alex last weekend from Friday to Sunday and he slpet through the night for her so we will see how we go tonight.
Its not nightmares caue I have asked my health visitor and she says he is to young to have nightmares.
As for being active he is on the go all the time and he goes out for walks so he is getting plenty of fresh air.
I've not got any advice, but just wanted to say that my 12 month old boy still wakes several times in the night so you are not alone! I've spoken to lots of people whose children didn't sleep through until they were 2 or even older so whilst it's not much comfort, our little ones are perfectly normal!
If you find a method that works then please pass on the secret!
I am glad Iam not the only one but yeah as soon as I know the secret I will pass it on.
My little boy woke up twice in the night.
How have the last few nights been Julie? I've had a couple of good ones and a couple of bad ones. The good news is that I've been strict with myself about the evening routine (tea, quiet play, bath, breastfeed, story, bed) and it's really working, he's usually down by about 8.30pm now which is a huge achievement.
We're moving house in a couple of weeks and will have space for him to have his own room so he can have his own bed and hopefully that might help him sleep a bit better, although it will mean I actually have to get up in the night (he sleeps in our bed at the moment).
Keep in touch and let me know how you're getting on
Yeah I had a good night last night where he slept all the way through the night.
So we shall see what happens tonight.
I have got him in a strict rountine where 5.00 is tea 7.00 is bath then 8.30 is bed time and I don't stay in his bedroom and wait til he falls of to sleep anymore I come out of the room.
Yeah I will keep in touch to let you know how I am getting on
I have a three month old and she sleeps from 10ish to 6ish every night. I give her a dummy if she wakes up before six znd she goes back to sleep. I have noticed that she is more likely to go to sleep if she is in a darkened room. Hope ths continues and best of luck to you all.
haha well since my last post Krishan has had lots of late nights and now has had a cold for about a week so hes been sleeping badly. I'm moving house this weekend, so will try a new routine when we get settled in. How are you getting on Julie?
Alex does sleep through the night but not every night the nights he doesn't sleep through the night he wakes up for a drink but that is now only once
I am sorry to hear that your little one is waking up at 4am, my little one isn't that bad.
The good news is he only waking up once a night and sleeping the rest of the time so its a lot better now cause before he was waking up 2 to 3 times a night.
As for the sleep service I don't think there is anything around my way.
last night he slept through again so fingers crossed
he is still up now though full of beans but waning fast
I am glad to hear he is sleeping through again, I will keep my fingers crossed for you
My little girl is just starting to sleep though @ 1 year. I still dream feed her and this seems to help. I have done the cry it out thing and I have to say that did the trick to be honest.
good luck with the sleep thing X
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