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I have a 16 month old daughter she is my second child. She has never slept good. I am reaching my breaking point. She wakes up more then 10 times a night. No patteren to it at all. Sometimes every hours, sometimes will sleep 2- 3 hours before she starts sometimes it starts an hour after being put down. I now can put her down for bed and nap with no bottle she goes down ok. Sometines goes right to sleep sometimes cries for 5 mintues then sleeps.She goes down for bed at around 7pm. She does not last any later the 7pm. When she wakes sometime giving her a bottle puts her back to sleep for 30 minutes to any where to 2 hours. Sometimes she
lies there bottle in mouth just crying. Letting her cry it out does not work she can cry for over 20 minutes. No one in my house can get any sleep due to the baby. Please help with any suggestions !
In the big scheme of things, crying for 20 minutes is not long. If you wish to CIO, then you've got to let her cry until she does go to sleep, no matter how long that takes. I understand no one is getting any sleep, but after a few nights of this your situation will probably vastly improve.
Have you spoken with your doctor about this? If there is nothing health related with this I would agree with dingdong there. You have to break her by letting her cry. I know 20 minutes is miserable to listen to, but in the long run after a couple weeks your situation will improve. I'm a mom, I've been a nanny and a preschool teacher. I have spent the night as a nanny to try to break 3-7 year olds of their bad sleeping habits. If you don't break it now this can keep going on for years (I'm not joking, I have a four year old in my class now who still doesn't sleep through the night).