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7 month old 10/11pm waking every night.

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mmmmchocolate Wed 30-Mar-05 22:28:09

Hope someone can help me? My dd has sleep through from 7-7 since she was 9 weeks old, she is now 7 months, and last 2 weeks she has been waking at between 10pm-12pm and refusing to go back to sleep unless i cuddle her, and as soon as i put her back down again she screams until i repeat the process. The last few nights i have tried my hardest to ignore her and leave her as long as i can, but at some point she has ended up sleeping in our bed, and i'll add she sleeps very soundly till about 8ish. She isn't hungry, wet, cold or too hot i don't know what has caused this and would welcome any advice or why this has happened or how i can stop her doing it. thank you x

mmmmchocolate Wed 30-Mar-05 22:39:47


mmmmchocolate Wed 30-Mar-05 22:47:21

can anyone help please

debs26 Wed 30-Mar-05 22:53:19

some babies get separation anxiety at about this age. if you rock her to sleep she may wake up wondering where you have gone and so not go back to sleep naturally like normal. or she may just be waking up and thinking she is alone so gets upset. when this happens (as it has with all three of mine) i have given them a worn t shirt to cuddle so they can smell me and then stroke or pat their back whilst they are still in the cot so they know i am there. i sometimes get ds3 (10m) out and cuddle him to calm down but then put him back in cot and after that if he stands up i leave the room, then go back after a minute, lay him down and continue stoking him - making quiet shhhh noises sometimes helps so he can hear you are there too. its not that they dont want to sleep, they just dont want to be alone. totally normal (unfortunately) but they do get past this stage

mmmmchocolate Wed 30-Mar-05 22:58:12

She goes to sleep between 7-7.30 awake and will fall asleep naturally. I will try the t.shirt thing tonight when she wakes. i hate to see her cry and just want to cuddle her. Thank you for getting back to me x

debs26 Wed 30-Mar-05 23:03:14

is so hard, i know. i feel bad cos i think awww.. he just wants to know mummy is there. it can be done while she is still in cot tho, think that is the key point, especially if they go back to sleep once in your bed (must be tired). good luck

mmmmchocolate Wed 30-Mar-05 23:05:44

thank you. just waiting for the little alarm cloack to go off right now...

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