Posted in Sleep, Teething, Toddlers

HELP!!

LONG POST AHEAD. My little girl turns one in just a few days. She shares a room with my husband and I in our one-bedroom apartment. She’s always been pretty okay with sleeping in her crib by herself, she would always wake up consistently throughout the night like once or twice a week(when this happened, I’d bring her to bed with me, put her back to sleep, and put her back in her crib), but for most of the week she’d sleep throughout. HOWEVER, the past couple weeks she’s been waking up every few hours every single night, without fail. And usually I’m able to cope okay, but I’ve been having to get up every single time to try to calm her(with same process as written above) but because of my lack of sleep from the past few weeks I’ve been falling asleep with her because I’m so tired. So we basically just end up co-sleeping every night for a few hours at a time. It’s an endless cycle of her waking, me bringing her to bed with me, co-sleeping, and me waking up to put her in her crib. ANYWAY, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas that could help me? She has been teething lately so maybe this is just a thing I have to wait out?

  • Michelle
    Dec 05

    Maybe try soothing...light butt tapping or rubbing her back without picking her up a few times. I used the Ferber Method on my son and I keep going back to the book if other issues arise. The book is called “Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems” by Richard Ferber and I paid like $10 for it? Maybe less on Amazon and I waited two days for it (longest two days of my life) and had my 4 month old sleep trained in 6 days. (You’re not supposed to sleep train that early but I couldn’t wait and I tried it and was going to stop if it didn’t work after a week). Best thing I ever bought. It helps you understand children’s sleep patterns and understand why they wake and if they have sleep issues or if you’re forming bad sleep habits, etc.

  • Ashlie
    Dec 05

    Well I had the same problem 1)stop laying down with her I know it's hard but if you're tired and lay down with her your going to fall asleep 2)life saver kid you not popsicles and for night time there is a all natural way to numb the number mouth it's at Walmart that are little tiny tablets that dissolves in her mouth on contact put 2-4 tablets in her mouth bam it's numb or teething gel

  • Ashlie
    Dec 05
  • Anonymous
    Dec 06

    Give her ibuprofen. Safer than the tabs and will help her teeth. But also agree that you might need to stop lying down with her, or embrace co sleeping fully. You’re getting the worst of both worlds.

  • Laura
    Dec 06

    Our daughter didn't consistently sleep through the night until we gave her the bedroom (also a 1 bedroom apt) :(

  • Elle
    Dec 09

    Give her her own space - even if it's in your room. Can you make an alcove for her where changes in the room's lightinf won't reach her? Is there a closet you can convert or book shelves you can build (and secure to wall) to make an alcove?