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#1 of 11 Old 11-07-2006, 07:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Here is the deal!
Our 3rd DS has been waking and needing to nurse,and be patted all night! He seems to never get comfy. Tossing and truning and wining! We have tried everything I can think of but letting him cry in a bed. I cannot do that and I know he would never fall asleep!!!! All our sons were very difficult to get to sleep through the night. Ohhh I just need sleep. Could limiting my sugar intake help??
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Mabey I should try the co-sleeping thread?
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...just a thought...
do you know of any foods that he might not be able to tolerate?
The tossing and turning sounds like it could be discomfort of some kind.
Maybe try playing with his diet, or at least making sure he's digested food from dinner (2-3 hours before bedtime)
Good luck!
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...just a thought...
do you know of any foods that he might not be able to tolerate?
The tossing and turning sounds like it could be discomfort of some kind.
Maybe try playing with his diet, or at least making sure he's digested food from dinner (2-3 hours before bedtime)
Good luck!

p.s. my ds#2 tossed and turned and i have been laying round a lot with diet stuff, jus don't have time to write it all, but PM me if you think it might be food related.
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Well, I never though food unless it is the food I eat? He rarely eats and if he does it is at least 4hrs before bedtime. i have tried everything to get him to eat but he just spits it out!!: He grabs me and wants to nurse ALL THE TIME!: We tried cereal before bed and he spits it out and smacks the spoon away from him!!
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this could have been my post. my ds wakes up several times a night too. i could use about three days of sleep right now. i have no advice. just wanted to offer support. if you figure it out, let me know.
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THANKS!: DH says it is a phase. Yea!! He is sleeping through this phase!:
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My dd is the same way. She's also a year old. I am leaning toward a food intolerance, so I'm limiting what we are both eating. It seemed to work for a week, but then this past week she's back to waking every hour. I don't know what to tell you. It's tough though....

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There are definitely food triggers in our case, corn being a biggie (start looking at ingredients and be WOWED at the corn in everything...). I am actually VERY reluctantly starting a wheat/dairy free diet to really figure out if these things are an issue too (and very sad, because it would seem ALL I eat is wheat or dairy based). That having been said, both my kids also began waking a lot at a year because of those big honking molars coming in. I found that Camilia (a homeopathhic remedy from Boiron) or just plain Chamomila helped a little but nothing was a sure fire works every day cure. I am usually a happy camper if I get three unbroken hours in a row these days.
I am so feeling for you. No sleep is really the pits.
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Could it be food related if he used to sleep better and for 2 weeks he slept almost through the night? He naps ok and does not stirr like at night.
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Could it be food related if he used to sleep better and for 2 weeks he slept almost through the night? He naps ok and does not stirr like at night.
Yes, it definitely could. Have you tried eliminating the common offenders such as caffeine & sugar? How about dairy products?

My dd still has difficulties but we found her to be highly allergic to wheat. Once that was out of my system (and hers) she started sleeping a bit better.
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