Posted in Sleep, Toddlers

Sleep training 13mo

I recently posted about my LO having issues sleeping lately. She’s been getting up almost 2hrs after going down and will be up for 2+hr screaming and crying. We will cave and bring her into our bed so the rest of the house and her get some sleep. She’s never slept in our bed or room until just recently when all this happened. I would like to nip it in the butt before it gets really out of hand. I would like to start sleep training but it just seems so impossible with a 13mo who likes to stand while she cries/screams in the crib. We’ve let her cry for 10-15mins straight before and she NEVER sits/lays down. Does anyone have any experience sleep training an infant at this age or one that is able to stand and walk?

  • Anonymous
    Aug 13

    We re-sleep trained around then. Just let her cry for however long you’ve decided. She’ll sit down. Or try a gentler method. But every time you take her to your bed you make it harder

  • Jackie
    Aug 13

    I do want to try the Ferber method but if it gets to be 2+hrs what do you do? She needs sleep and I don’t want her to sleep longer in the day.

  • Anonymous
    Aug 13

    Have you tried Motrin before bed? Is she teething? Also- maybe for the sake of her screaming try keeping her up a little later for the first few days to make sure she’s REALLY tired and ready to pass out.

  • Jackie
    Aug 13

    She is teething. Her bottom molars are starting to cut. We have tried medicine before bed or even during the night when she wakes (if it’s time) and that doesn’t seem to help. I’m just wondering if she’s going through separation anxiety.

  • Momof1
    Aug 13

    We hired a sleep training consultant. The way we got him to sleep was 5 mins patting him on back. 5 mins leaving him alone and continue until he falls asleep. Then you wean him off the patting and just lay him down every 10 mins or so. Then eventually make the time longer until they are sleeping on their own before you ever get there

  • K
    Aug 13

    Molars are a nightmare. It will pass. I’m no expert, are any of us? My son, 4, still needs us to sit with him as he falls asleep and wakes at night up to 3x’s a week. But, I also have twin 21 mth old twin girls that have been sleeping 11-12 hrs through since 12 mths, unless they are teething. So, I understand when people say be careful not to spoil, but I also understand that every baby is different. She may just need you right now. Do what is best for all of you. My girls still wake up sometimes, it’s usually due to being overtired. Make sure she is getting 2 day naps and if it doesn’t add up to about 4 hrs, put her to bed no longer than about 3 hrs after last nap. It will change around 15-18 mths. A great resource for sleep is Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. Wishes of sleep....😴

  • Pad
    Aug 13

    Try turning off the television or anything overly stimulating two hrs prior to bedtime