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Re: baby sleeping problems

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Posted by Shana on November 24, 2003 at 17:25:54:

In Reply to: baby sleeping problems posted by Michelle Holland on November 24, 2003 at 17:00:40:

: I have an eighteen month old son, and have yet to have a night where he has slept through. I don't have a problem in getting him off to sleep, but he wakes every night anything from three to six times per night. What concerns me most is the way in which he wakes. He always wakes with a scream and is always upset. There is no warning of him beginning to stir, just full on screaming. I have had him checked out medically, but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong physically. He is quite a grumpy child with a bad temper, but is also very bright with excellent speech. Does anyone have similar problems or ideas of how we can all get a full nights sleep

My son was the same way... and what helped us a lot was when he came off the bottle which I am sure yours already has done. Start timing before going in to him. Go in 5, 10, 15 min intervals. This eventually worked for us... but did take some time. Our son was a screamer too, so I know just how hard it is! He is finally sleeping through the night since 14 months of age. Good luck to you. Also we have begun to play music in his room, this seems to help a lot. And we put a toy in there that he will often play with if he wakes up.

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