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I Don't know... I read and am re-reading the NCSS and it makes sense. But I must be doing something wrong. My baby is almost a year and still wakes up 2-3 times throughout the night. He only nurses to sleep, which is not easy now that he has 8 teeth and wants to nurse 40 minutes +. He also spralls across the bed and my husband and I are smashed against the wall. We laugh about this but its not ideal. He is just getting so active. We love sleeping with him but I thought by now he would sleep better.<br>
WHat do I do!<br>
Oh NO... He is waking up right now.... Done... 15 minutes of nursing and he is back to sleep.<br>
Exactly my problem, he went down and 1 1/2 hours ago he should not already be waking, should he? Hes 11 months old.<br>
I know I'm venting, but does anyone have advise? Or is this just the way it is for the first couple years. You know they say how each baby is different is mine just a light sleeper.<br>
Okay, I've vented I feel better, I guess I'll go to bed now and find that happy place between my poor smashed against the wall hubby and the little dictator.<br>
Also one more question. What seems to work best for you all as you transition to a bed? Putting a mattress on the floor next to one another seems the most cost saving, functional and practical. Any other ideas?
 

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my son is also just shy of 11mos and is waking horribly. I know some of it is teething. he only has 4 teeth and he's gnawing and biting, so we're being more accepting that we'll prolly not sleep well for the next few months.<br><br>
that said, we're trying to implement our own modified version/combination of NCSS and Dr.Jay Gordons 'changing sleep patterns in the family bed' (without the 'don't pick him up and let him cry and be mad stuff)<br><br>
Some nights are better then others. Dh sometimes joins dd in her room on the mattress on the floor in there when Roman is having a particularly bad night. We're into this three weeks now and it is getting a little better. But i'm guessing to do this gently will take a few months.<br><br>
We start with a good bedtime routine and then i nurse him for about 15 minutes. Then he flops and flails and i tell him "shhhhh" and "night night" (our keywords) and when he starts to either try to play, or gets really tired again we nurse again for another 15 mintues till he's finally asleep. Sometimes , like your son, he'll wake 45 minutes later and i'll nurse him back down for five minutes, pop him off and use the keywords to get him out. When he wakes next (used to be 10pm, now we're at 12:30am which is...yes... a 4 hour block.a miracle).. sometimes i can back pat/rub and use keywords to get him back to sleep for another 2 hours. sometimes it doesnt' work and i nurse 2-3 minutes, pop off and try again. i pop off repeatedly in 2 minute intervals till he falls back asleep. Two nights ago he went 12:45-4:30am which was incredibly. last night it was 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 and up for the day at 6:30. So yah, some nights are worse and some nights are better. We're going to keep at it tho. I'm not letting him cio per se, but i do let him fuss and flail a bit and try to pat/keywords instead of nursing. I do limit the night nursing in the hopes of getting him to selfsoothe back to sleep when he nightwakes. My son is also a thrasher, turning and kicking and getting into the good ol' H position. I've been gently repositioning him and patting and hoping that he'll figure it out.<br><br>
that said, with my dd we moved her to a mattress on the floor at this age. I'd go in and nurse her there, sometimes sleep with her there , sometimes return to bed. We're moving the end of july so we'll be putting the two mattresses on the floor with the kids on one and me and dh on the other - to try that for a bit. Then we'll be getting bunkbeds in the hopes of transitioning them when he's 18mos and she's 4 1/2 to bunkbeds in our room. Then move the bunkbeds to zoeys room. i dunno. all iknow is i'm right there with you sister.. i'm tired! LOL
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Exactly my problem, he went down and 1 1/2 hours ago he should not already be waking, should he? Hes 11 months old.</td>
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Is this a nap or is this down for the night? I will assume down for the night.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> DS at 13 months he still wakes 2-3 times the night. Latley, its been 1-2 times the night. We co-sleep also and he takes up the whole bed, too :LOL After our night time routine he can wake up every 20 mins before I go to sleep or wake up 1 1/2 to 2 hours later. It varies.<br><br>
Sorry, I have no advice but to tell you its normal. I am sure other ladies will have better advice for you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I am going to let him do what he wants because he only has 6 teeth so he will be waking more when the other teeth come in. I am too lazy to change things just so he starts waking more because of teeth :LOL I'll just wait out the stage thing.
 

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Well, for the crowding I think you have a good idea with the two mattressess next to each other on the floor. We have a double and a single side by side and they work realy well.<br><br>
As for the waking, well, my Samantha, who is almost 16 months old, still wakes up two or three times a night. I have heard that it is totaly normal and can continue for a few years, though most ease up between 1 1/2 and 2. I find that getting to sleep in on the weekends realy helps me recharge my batteries, just sprawling and knowing no baby is going to wake me up. Would something like that help you? I know it is hard but it realy does pass pretty quickly.<br><br>
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