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My daughter is 9mths old. she's always slept in bed with me, except maybe 5-6 times she's slept in her crib which is in our room.<br>
Around 9pm she gets really cranky and won't let me put her down until i go to bed. I usually go to bed at 10:30pm. I feed her laying down and lately she wants to roll over and play. She will finally fall asleep, then i put her in the crib. Last night she slept in it until 2:30am, i feed her and from that point on she will wake everytime we move. If my husband farts she'll wake up. She use's me as a human pacifier all night long! I don't know what to do. I'm very tired and this has been going on since she was 3mths old.<br>
My dr. says there's no reason for her to get up anymore, she should be sleeping through the night. She wants me to put her to bed awake, and when she wakes up to let her cry herself back to sleep.<br>
I have 3 other kids and never dealt with anything close to this before! Help!
 

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This post may do better in Nighttime Parenting..?<br><br>
I feel your pain--my DS is a crummy sleeper, but we get by. But there are some non-cry-it-out strategies which may help improve your situation. Please don't let your Dr. pressure you to nightwean and let your little one CIO if that feels wrong to you--trust your instincts.<br><br>
Elizabeth Pantley has good ideas in her book The No Cry Sleep Solution. Also check out the articles on the Dr. Sears website: <a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T070100.asp" target="_blank">http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T070100.asp</a><br><br>
You might try working toward an earlier bedtime--a lot of times if they are overtired they will not go/stay to sleep very well. Do you have a calming bedtime routine in place? Also be aware that growth spurts, teething and developmental sleep regressions can make things worse for a while & 9 mos is one of those times.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to you. Good luck!
 

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This post may do better in Nighttime Parenting..?<br><br>
I feel your pain--my DS is a crummy sleeper, but we get by. But there are some non-cry-it-out strategies which may help improve your situation. Please don't let your Dr. pressure you to nightwean and let your little one CIO if that feels wrong to you--trust your instincts.<br><br>
Elizabeth Pantley has good ideas in her book The No Cry Sleep Solution. Also check out the articles on the Dr. Sears website: <a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T070100.asp" target="_blank">http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T070100.asp</a><br><br>
You might try working toward an earlier bedtime--a lot of times if they are overtired they will not go/stay to sleep very well. Do you have a calming bedtime routine in place? Also be aware that growth spurts, teething and developmental sleep regressions can make things worse for a while & 9 mos is one of those times.<br><br>
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Im new here- but yes it should have been written in "night time parenting" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Anyway- our bedtime routine isn't really very good right now. We go to bed late. 10:30-11:30pm. She was better before, didn't play after i nursed her etc..i think she may be going through a growth spurt, as well as teething. Thanks for the links and advice!<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My dr. says there's no reason for her to get up anymore, she should be sleeping through the night.</div>
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No reason? Really? Then why do I still wake up 2 or 3 times at night? When I'm about 40 times older than your baby? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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I don't know what your feeding approach/schedule is, but I have an 11 mo who just went through something like this. We increased table food (w/o giving up any nursing) during the day, and now he sleeps more during the night.<br><br>
He still likes to use me as the pacifier<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">! It's just that he wakes up once or twice in the night, instead of every three hours.
 

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My DD used to do that and I was getting no sleep. DH started taking "1st shift" until btwn 3-4 am...and no boob during that time. When she's not sick or hurting she now sleeps 6-8 hours in one stretch!<br><br>
My ped wanted me to practice "tough love" and make her CIO..."it worked for my kids! My son's threshold was 20 minutes (of crying) and my DD was 45!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: How can someone listen to their baby cry for 45 minutes and not do anything about it?
 

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My son doesn't sleep through the night & he is 10 months old. He nurses every 3 hours 'round the clock. Well, except he gets 1 bottle of breastmilk while I am at work.<br><br>
I feel ya sweetie & I hope it gets better soon for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DD used to do that and I was getting no sleep. DH started taking "1st shift" until btwn 3-4 am...and no boob during that time. When she's not sick or hurting she now sleeps 6-8 hours in one stretch!<br></div>
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My DS's sleep patterns were so fluid especially at that age. I would suggest doing everything to be with her and BF on demand. You'll be surprised how things will change so soon and you'll be back to your preferred schedule before you know it!
 

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Drs and baby books can sure make you feel crummy as a new parent sometimes. Almost every single baby book I have is telling me that DS should be STTN at this age. He's totally not. The books say that nursing during the night is primarily for comfort and non-nutritive.<br><br>
Um. Not my son's nursing -- he gulps that milk down like there's no tomorrow.<br><br>
Whatever.
 
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