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My ds is 11mo and is waking so much at night. It's not even 10pm yet, and he's been up 4 times now since he fell asleep at 8pm. We put him to bed around the same time every night because he is tired, cranky and ready for sleep.<br><br>
His 2 naps are much better than night, and generally range from 1-2hr stretches. He rarely goes for 2hrs in a row at night.<br><br>
I just can't keep going like this, with him waking after 20min. I can't even get to sleep before he's up. He'll only nurse to sleep at this point and is just comfort nursing through the night.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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Hugs to you. I went through this with Lily from 4 months to 6 months. Hope it gets better for you soon....Thats what I had to keep telling myself!
 

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My dd was like this until she was 17 months. Then about once aweek, she'd go to sleep and actually stay asleep for an hour. Then it started happening more frequently. She's 19 months now, and she still wakes up after 30 minutes at times. All I can say is that we tried everything, short of CIO, and nothing worked. It just got better on it's own. I dont know what it was that helped her sleep better. I know its hard though. I used to get sooo frustrated and I could not see an end to it. It does get better mama.
 

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My daughter did this around 9 months; it nearly killed me to wake up over and over but it got better on it's own after about 4 weeks and she now sleeps soundly most nights, anywhere from 8 to 11 hours at a stretch without waking (she is now 14 months.)<br><br>
I don't know what to suggest to help, for us it was always a matter of waiting it out. Can you sleep when he naps during the day and/or get some help from family, friends or a sitter so you can nap when he is awake?<br><br>
Take care of yourself and here's hoping that he starts sleeping longer soon.
 

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My dd is 11 mo. and most nights she wakes every half hour after I put her to bed. It gets better once I join her, but it means I can't go out after she is in bed at night. I have experimented with Bach rescue remedy at bed time and "Hop to Bed" tincture by Avena Botanicals. Sometimes they help...let me know if something else seems to work for you.
 

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Does you DS have his 1 year molars? My DD was having a hard time sleeping for a couple weeks but then all four molars showed up a week before her 1st birthday.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Does you DS have his 1 year molars? My DD was having a hard time sleeping for a couple weeks but then all four molars showed up a week before her 1st birthday.</div>
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I'm thinking maybe this is what's happening. Ds usually wakes after 30min, then hourly until I come to bed. Last night he started with every 20min for a couple of hours, and then he was awake within 5min of falling asleep, crying, until midnight. That's not normal for him so I know that something was bothering him and we figure it must've been teething. I hope all those molars come in at once and then not have to worry about them again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I have experimented with Bach rescue remedy at bed time and "Hop to Bed" tincture by Avena Botanicals. Sometimes they help...let me know if something else seems to work for you.</td>
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Unfortunately, I haven't really found anything that helps. Ds consistantly wakes in that 30min-1hr pattern until I come to bed. We've tried everything (white noise, teething necklace, early/late bedtimes, bedtime routine, ...) and nothing has made a difference. Dh has tried to get him to sleep but it never works and I can't stand ds getting so upset so I just nurse him to sleep every time.<br><br>
Oh well, hopefully things will eventually get better with time. Thanks for your replies, mamas, it's always so helpful to hear others' experiences.
 

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DD did this for ever and it really did almost kill me but then she started sleeping two or three hours at a time around maybe two. I can't believe I survived but I did and the other night she did a nine hour stretch! I found that the only way I had a hope in hell of getting any rest was to go to bed with her or keep her on me. It's very inconvenient but it was what she needed and responded to. Just take one day at a time and before you kknow it it will all just be a bad memory!<br><br>
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have you tried putting ds to sleep earlier? DD is now going down at 6:30 (we start her routine at 5:45 or so). i never thought i would do it, but she does fall asleep. we also allowed her to 'cry in arms,' which i believe has helped her with some tension issues, but that's a judgement call on your part (there's a current thread on this 'the aware baby').<br><br>
anyway, i found that she really was tired about 5:30 or so, but i just didn't believe that she should go to bed that early and i didn't want dh to not see her at night since he comes home at 6:30 or 7. but, she would start becoming cranky and even more clingy, start cluster nursing (still at 13 months!), or eat a ton of food. so, now i feed her at about 4:30-5:00 now (of course inbetween nursing!), and start her routine at 5:45. surprisingly, she has fallen asleep by 6:45 every night. although she has begun to wake earlier (5:15 this weekend). but she is sleeping better which i attribute to her more relaxed state, as well as the early bedtime.<br><br>
good luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My ds is 11mo and is waking so much at night. It's not even 10pm yet, and he's been up 4 times now since he fell asleep at 8pm. We put him to bed around the same time every night because he is tired, cranky and ready for sleep.<br><br>
His 2 naps are much better than night, and generally range from 1-2hr stretches. He rarely goes for 2hrs in a row at night.<br><br>
I just can't keep going like this, with him waking after 20min. I can't even get to sleep before he's up. He'll only nurse to sleep at this point and is just comfort nursing through the night.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:</div>
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Are you talking about my dd???? She does exactly the same!!! I am sooo sleep deprived and moody....<br><br>
I am reading all the posts...
 

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just adding another "me, too". ds is 9 months and driving me freaking insane at night. he's always been such a good sleeper. i don't know what the deal is. maybe teeth? maybe growth spurt? i threw a tantrum at about 1am. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> i found myself wondering about babywise last night it got so bad. i couldn't and wouldn't ever do it, but just saying that i was that desperate and the thoughts coming into my mind were not pretty. anyway, hang in there, mommies. and i will, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm thinking maybe this is what's happening. Ds usually wakes after 30min, then hourly until I come to bed. Last night he started with every 20min for a couple of hours, and then he was awake within 5min of falling asleep, crying, until midnight. That's not normal for him so I know that something was bothering him and we figure it must've been teething. I hope all those molars come in at once and then not have to worry about them again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">.</div>
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I ended up giving my DD Tylenol. I don't normally giver her med unless she has a fever.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">: I just felt so bad for her and it really helped her sleep. Also I have friends that love the natural Hanson’s teething tablets but when my DH read the back (better then I did) he found they had caffeine in them. However I have friends that say that is all that worked for them.<br><br>
Hope they all come in fast. Unfortunately my DD is 13 months now and is working on getting two more teeth (front side ones). BUT she has been sleeping well so maybe these aren't so painful.
 

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I do the Tylenol or Motrin before bed if teeth seem to be really bothering my DD too, and it helps.
 

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This is funny. I just wrote a post about this and then I read this one. I guess I just have to roll with it for now. Maybe it will last a few months or a few years. I guess when they are all grown up I will look back and possibly miss this, but not the horrible lack of solid sleep.
 
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