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OK OK I know there is probably tons of posts on this, but I just can't dig for them right now. I am about to have a breakdown, I have the urge to puch walls! I won't of course, I'm just that frustrated.<br>
My LO still won't sleep through the night, and she constantly wakes up.<br>
Today she went to bed extra early because she skipped her nap. (yes I know this could be a cause, but bear with me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> )<br>
I am trying to do homework, which I can't comprehend, stuff I can't do during the day because I can't concentrate with "momie, hi hi" (means she wants to role play with the pencil, hot wheels, stickers, dolls, pieces of grass, anything handy) or "mommie I want clay, Mommie I want to eat food, I want to go caca outside" (she has some strange habits yes, but I lover her even more for them, anyways. You all know you can't concentrate with your toddlers, so I try now. BUT, she has gotten up 8 times in about 2-3 hours. 3 times she said she wanted num nums and the rest she wanted water.<br>
I try putting her to sleep in other ways, but no matter what she'll wake up and keep asking for num num, and I can't spend all night everynight walking her to sleep for two hours everytime she wakes up. Plus once she gets it that she wants it, she just wails until she is wide awake, and that's another story. She just started fussing again, and I don't know why.<br><br>
I think I have tried everything, but is there a WHY? maybe if I know WHY she wakes so much it will be easier to accept and cope.<br>
Sometimes when I have a midnight deadline for work and she keeps waking up I feel like just letting her wake up and watch Blues Clues, I know, shame on me, I haven't done it, just an urge.<br>
I have done the usual stuff, set nap times, set bed times, quiet time before bed, we eat healthy and no sugars, check all ingredients in food, tried different sleeping methods like the car, stroller walks, etc<br>
I just keep hoping I am missing something obvious that will help.
 

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Sorry! That sounds frustrating!! Someone posted on the family bed forum that when she put her toddler to bed earlier (by 7pm, based on Waldorf ideas about childraising), that he started sleeping much better and less night waking. Just a thought.
 

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DD is the exact same way and I also try and work at night after she goes to bed (writing my thesis). I don't really have any good ideas, I just always end up nursing back to sleep. The only thing that helped us was to soften up DD's crib (where she sleeps before we go to bed at night) because it was too hard and she'd wake up almost immediately after being put in it. But I'll be watching out for any other good ideas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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For us nighttime sleeping improved when - a) we were on a consistent routine and b) we nightweaned. Not to say that there isn't leeway in the routine, just that it is pretty much the same every day (naps, meals, bath. . . everything) and they know what's coming. I know nightweaning doesn't help every dc to sleep, but it helped mine.<br>
Some other causes (didn't see how old your dd is) - teething, developmental milestones, too cold/hot, needs background noise.<br>
It sounds frustrating. Hope it improves soon.
 

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Have you read Sleepless in America? It really gave me a lot of insight in to the "why" of sleep issues, and some great ideas to improve things.
 

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food intolerances?
 
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