Posted by VanessaG on January 13, 2003 at 15:09:44:
In Reply to: Miss Hannah wants to stand in her crib at 3am posted by Steve (Hannah's Dad) on January 13, 2003 at 00:02:23:
: Just when everything was going along swimmingly, my angel learned to stand on her own. I've heard of this causing trouble with sleeping and it appears that's what is happening. After three really good nights of sleep, we woke to Hannah crying/whining at about 3am. My wife went in to check on her and the little one was standing in her crib holding onto the bars. She's been pulling herself up for a couple of weeks and is becoming an expert. That's pretty much all she wants to do, though, and now it's manifesting itself at night. My wife picked her up, comforted her, and put her down. Within 5 minutes she was standing up again and whining. This went on for more than an hour. I understand this isn't unusual. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this? We can tell from the tone of her cry if/when she falls. Should we just let her stand there and hope at some point she sits down? She's sure as heck not going to put herself to sleep while she's standing up.
Steve, I can't remember who posted it but someone said they had to practice sitting with their child in the daytime so they could do it at night. Have you thought of or tried that? You or your wife could guide her through the motions when she isn't tired and see if that helps.