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9mo frequent night wakings - don't know where to start!

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WestYorkshireGirl Tue 11-Oct-11 21:13:17

My 9mo DD typically wakes 2/3 times between 6.30pm and when I go to bed around 10/11pm, then a further 1/2 times before 5am when she wants to get up. I try only to feed her once (she's EBF) after midnight as I think she could reasonably be hungry, but sometimes she won't settle without it before or after then. We try calming her in her cot, but mostly she needs picking up and rocking. She has fallen asleep in her cot twice, but mostly when I try it she screams. I know that I need to get her to sleep on her own without rocking and am happy to feed her once in the night, but am so tired! The HV says to consider CC, but I'm not sure about it. I tried the 'No Cry Sleep Solution' but had no luck. Any recommendations/ideas about where to start to avoid CC? Thanks.

waspandbee Wed 12-Oct-11 11:32:25

Hi West Yorkshire Girl,

I could have written your post. I am in exactly the same situation and was so tired yesterday I felt dizzy. I ended up pushing DS around in his pushchair in the afternoon because I was so tired I didn't know what to do.

I cannot, will not, do CC. I am fairly sure it is a phase do do with development. He is cruising around, babbling like mad, and is also teething. I am just trying to prioritise my own sleep, going to bed as early as poss, napping when he does, and hoping it will pass.

No advice, just sympathy

zimm Wed 12-Oct-11 19:52:03

DD went through this at 9 months. It was horrible. Torture. It's to do with a developmental leap and it does pass. Just do whatever you can to get more sleep - early bed, lie in at weekend whatever. Or getting DP/H to take night wakings from 2am onwards or something. It will pass. Promise!

zimm Wed 12-Oct-11 19:52:28

She's now 14 months and has been sleeping through since around 11 months.

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