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19 month 2 hourly night waking

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solitudehappiness Sun 18-Jan-15 08:27:48

In the last few weeks, won't settle at night unless I'm in the room until she's asleep.
During the night is waking every 2 hours for milk, and won't settle until she has it.
Feels like having a newborn again. She used to settle at night no problem, and was just starting to sleep all night.
Any advice please, and not leaving her to cry.
Thank you.

katsnmouse Sun 18-Jan-15 11:02:11

Growth spurt? This sounds like my 14 month old gets when she is growth spurting. Clingy and unsettled, guzzles milk, sleep pattern off kilter. Is she like it every night, or sporadicaly? Do you have a DP who could take it in turns with you to settle her and just go with it?

solitudehappiness Mon 19-Jan-15 08:11:24

Yes, I think it may well be a growth spurt. Thank you katsnmouse I'll just go with it.

Digestive28 Tue 27-Jan-15 22:44:12

Our 19 month old is doing this now. Never slept brilliantly tbh but the last three nights every two hours shes up. She's in a bed and we sit by the bed...I think she's asleep so leave but she cries and we start again! Am exhausted so have lying with her so I can sleep a bit but has had no impact on her sleep but I am at least more comfy. She's also looking a bit rounder and eating loads, learning lots (body parts, a few words etc) so am guessing growth spurt too. Fingers crossed it will settle for us both again soon x

solitudehappiness Wed 28-Jan-15 21:56:04

Thanks digestive28
Dd is definitely going through a growth spurt, and cutting more teeth too. A friend who is a nanny suggested the cuddle method for settling to sleep. Settle dd in bed with a cuddle and a kiss, walk out-of room without eye contact. come back in 30 seconds, pick up, cuddle and kiss and put back down. keep going and increase every 30 seconds.
dd went straight to sleep tonight! no crying and didn't have to do cuddle method. and last night only woke once.
let's hope you have some joy with your lo x

nottheOP Wed 28-Jan-15 21:59:19

Milk shouldn't be happening at night at 19 months. It's bad for teeth and nutrition should be from solid food.

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