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16 mth old started waking in night

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Gonzo33 Sat 30-Jul-11 06:19:25

Up until a week ago my dd was sleeping from around 9pm until 6am. Since we have had her DSB to stay she has been getting up at 1,2 or 3 am and coming into our room, then falling back asleep. Every time we go to put her back in her room she has absolute hysterics until we allow her back into our room.

I am wondering what the best thing to do is. Tough love? Leave her to cry? I have tried going into her room, giving her a drink (we live in Cyprus, so she needs to drink a lot) and putting my hand on her tummy so she knows I am there (used to soothe her) but that is no longer working.

Anyone have any idea's?

Gonzo33 Mon 01-Aug-11 10:04:10

Shameless bump - it is getting worse

TryLikingClarity Tue 02-Aug-11 09:32:27

My 18 month old DS did this at your DD's age!

I put it down to a mix of the lighter evenings making them a bit off, teething, their minds might be racing thinking of all the new things they can do now the world is more exciting to them.

Same as you, all the usual methods of soothing DS seemed to stop working when he got himself into a state at night.

Sometimes we let him cry, but usually this made him get into a tantrum rather than make him sleepy.

In the end he stopped it himself, but when it was bad we just kept the house quiet and walked him around to soothe him.

Does your DD's DSB sleep in the same room? Or make noise that she can hear from her room? She might just be a bit out of routine having someone new around.

Try not to panic, she will get better!

Gonzo33 Tue 02-Aug-11 09:58:00

No DSB sleeps next door with her DB. They might be making noise that keeps her awake. Might have to take their TV away whilst he is here. Last night I tried a bit of tough love and left her to tantrum in her room, every time I went in she stopped so I know she is not in pain or unwell. She eventually went off (did not remove her from her cot) at 0030 (she went to bed at 2130, and woke at 0530, so an improvement. I am going to put her down much earlier tonight and see what happens.

TryLikingClarity Tue 02-Aug-11 11:41:29

Seems like she's wakening up for whatever reason and maybe getting a bit scared and wants her mum's attention - hence why she stops crying when you enter the room.

I think keeping her in the cot when she wakes up is a great idea, but I know it's hard to do!

Is the early waking a new thing? Do you think it's cuz of the heat and the bright mornings?

It's def hard to know what goes on in their little minds!

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