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nearly 18 month old - waking for couple of hours in the night

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An0therName Fri 05-Aug-11 08:50:52

As title says he is has been doing this for at least a month. He has had some teeth coming through but it feels like he just can't settle once he is awake - and he is generally happy - apart from when tired - and not clingy in the day - any thoughts - ready to try anything!

missmakesstuff Mon 08-Aug-11 08:28:26

Don't have much helpful advice but didn't want to leave you hanging!

I am just up after being awake with out 16month old for 2 hrs last night - woke, happy as soon as being held, then just would not sleep. chatty and happy to play, but as soon as in the cot (or even bent over to put her in it!) she started with the screaming ab dabs.

The only thing I have found to work is to take her downstairs, give her a drink and something to eat, calpol (mucho teetho at the moment, think we have had 4 molars in 3 weeks) and then let her play, in the dark though, with no talking. Then back to bed, usually in her cot with whatever she was playing with and a cup of water. Eventually then, she drops off, although generally I think she plays and chatters to herself for a while. Goes against everything I thought I would do, but you do what works! If we stay in the bedroom, or I leave her to cry, she just gets so worked up, it's pointless.

I am just hoping it will pass for us eventually, I am just assuming that the teething pain isn't a problem when she is distracted, or being comforted, but as soon as awake and alone, it bothers her - which makes sense really, so I have to snap her out of it by distracting her until happy to go back to bed.

Hope you get some sleep soon!

An0therName Mon 08-Aug-11 12:23:05

missmakesstuff - thanks for replying - think teeth is part of the problem here too. Trying leaving him for 10 min then going in - seems to be helping a bit....

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