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Did learning to walk make a difference to your bad sleeper? Give me hope!

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Tinkjon Thu 04-Sep-08 16:56:20

Did anybody have a baby who was still waking lots in the night and was very unsettled, but who started to sleep through once they learned to walk?! Common sense tells me it wouldn't make much difference but I'm nothing if not stupidly hopeful

ljhooray Fri 05-Sep-08 14:09:55

Hi Tinkjon,

For some children it really makes a difference, once they are confident on their feet and they get plenty of opportunity to run around, they do appear to collapse into bed. Don't underestimate the importance of day time naps though, for most little ones, sleep encourages sleep. With my dd it's always the case that if she doesn't nap properly, she'll have an unsettled night or wake early.

alittleteapot Sat 06-Sep-08 23:23:39

Yes, definitely. She's still bad but not quite as bad as before.

JustineMumsnot Sat 06-Sep-08 23:26:50

no sorry

TrinityRhino Sat 06-Sep-08 23:29:09

<decides not to contribute as it wont help the op feel better

grin
sorry

suwoo Sat 06-Sep-08 23:29:44

Ha, no!! Not the remotest bit of difference. He has been walking for 9 months ish and still not showing any signs of sleeping through. Last week we had a night of waking every 15 minutes shock, but we have also had a night where he has slept until 3am, so all is not lost hmm.

Tinkjon Sun 07-Sep-08 15:13:51

LOL, TrinityRhino!

Thanks, everyone. I'm fine with him waking up for food in the night, it's the not settling in between feeds, and the screaming for hours that drives me crazy. DD slept once she learned to walk but I wondered if that was a fluke or whether other people experienced that too. Well I'm going to listen to those of you who said it helped and ignore the rest of you

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