Help!! DD is 11 months old and used to sleep through the night. For the last couple of months her sleeping pattern has been all over the place. We have tried watered down feeds, leaving her to get back to sleep herself, giving her dinner later and giving her a bottle before we go to bed. She tends to wake at about 3.30am and nothing will get her back to sleep for an hour, all she wants to do is play. Any advice please?
I don't mind at all getting up to her in the night and getting her back to sleep but it just takes ages and can get frustrating.
Hi there. I maybe suggesting something that you have already thought of - but incase not. Our DD was getting tricky around 11 months having been a great sleeper. At this time we had not cut out her morning nap and she was still sleeping well at lunchtime. I was loathed to give it up as it was the time that I would get dressed and have a shower - but the night times were getting so exhausting. I cut back on the morning nap and it soon sorted itself out. However, I think i cut the morning nap out too quickly, make sure you do it gradually otherwise it could cause problems with being over tired. At the same time I also noticed that I had become really lazy with DD's food and I was giving her a lot of jars and ready made food - I had read that fresh food could help and went mad making loads of food for the freezer. I don't know if this helps, but it did mean that DD ate more in the day which may have helped sleeping at night. Sorry if you have tried these already - but Good Luck.
Thanks Mots for the advice. DD seemed to cut her morning nap out by herself over the last few weeks and was sleeping for about 1.5hrs round 11.00am but then not having an afternoon nap hence she was grumpy until bedtime. Today she has had an afternoon nap and went to bed an hour later so we will see what happens tonight. DD is off her food at the moment but this maybe due to her teething.