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I really have no idea but it's starting to feel like it. DD just turned one. She sleeps like crap at night. She naps fine. She nurses to sleep most of the time and if she gets too full to continue to nurse until she's asleep she has a screaming fit for quite a while while I rock and sing to her. She just gets PISSED if there's no boob in her mouth for falling asleep but she eventually gives up her fit and settles into sleep. I realize I am going to have to do some darn sleep thing like NCSS but that's not the actual main issue at hand. She wakes frequently during the night in addition to the 3 times I try to limit her nursing (although we often nurse 4 times in her 11-12 hour night). I don't know what to do to keep her from waking during the times she's not actually hungry. She often wakes herself from sleep because she is SO active and sometimes sits up in her sleep and then wakes up and cries. She also sometimes wakes while trying to roll over in her sleep and getting caught up in a blanket or something. She gets put to sleep for night in her crib (which is also where she naps fine) until I go to bed and then she comes into our room. Our mattress is on the floor and then her bed is sandwiched between our mattress and the wall so she has her own little nook about 4 inches lower than our mattress. So....she also pulls up on our mattress while sleeping sometimes and then wakes and cries. If anyone thinks to mention food intollerances as a potential culprit that isn't it because she does have intollerances, we've done the whole ED thing and eliminated her waking due to GI discomfort. I am totally fine with her nursing a few times/night but we're about to die with the other wakings (probably averages 7 wakings per night). So, any other info I forgot to provide? Any thoughts as to how to keep her asleep unless she is truly hungry? FWIW, she has never been left to CIO, I am home FT with her and she is still 90% BF for calories so it's not like she's waking to "make up" time with me or anything. She is a very sweet, easy going girl in the day. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I feel for you, I really do. Read my post from the other day " WHY is she waking UP so much?!" and you'll see why ! My 17 month old DD is exactly the same, truly exactly. I am totally wiped out. I hear you mate. It's tough.<br>
no ideas for you, I'm hanging out to hear other idea's too.
 

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I have to say I have been there mama, I also have had DD not nap, not sleep at night and I nearly went insane. To be honest my DD only recently sleeps all night and she is almost 2. If you child is only 1, I am not the least bit surprised that she's not sleeping, it doesn't sound like a sleep disorder, it sounds completely <i>normal.</i> I wish I could offer some magic bullet, but the only thing that helped us was time.<br><br>
Between 13-16 months I really thought I was going to go CRAZY!!! You wan to know why, <i>teething</i> that's why many toddlers cannot sleep and want the boob in the mouth ALL night long. Ugh, I swear I didn't remove my breast all night for months. I really think that it is teething, it sounds like it to me. Teething can(and probably will) last months, that's unfortunately the reality. The waking and crying, it's because her mouth is probably hurting. DH and I spent many night wondering if she was having bad dreams, night terrors??? Then we realized it was her teeth, especially her eye teeth those little buggers took 3 months(13-16 months) and my DD was constantly waking and a bad sleeper for those months. She also would not nap unless I wore her in the Ergo, so she napped there for a few months on my back.<br><br>
You may not want to do this, but I resorted to getting her an herbal calming blend for babies and kids. On really bad nights we broke down and gave her ibuprofen and it really helped(still does). You may not want to do that, but if your DD is in pain and cannot relax it may really help. Anyway there are LOTS of kids who don't sleep well, no one ever tells you that because nobody wants to hear that, sorry<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">, actually many people said I'd never sleep again, we have gotten some, and it's turning into more every day.
 
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