Need some advice..14 month old not sleeping..

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Registered: 12-11-2007
Need some advice..14 month old not sleeping..
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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 11:56am

Hi ladies.. this is my first posting on this board and I could really use some advice. We have 5 kiddos..Ages range from 12 years-14 months.. Most of my kids are in bed, asleep by 9pm.. and sleep good through the night. My youngest dd doesn't..she's the 14 month old and I don't think she has slept through the night since she was born!! It doesn't seem to matter whether she has taken one or two naps during the day.. or whether we had a busy day or a lazy day.. She seems to wake up at the same timing during the night, from close to midnight on.. and at 4:30am she is wide awake and ready to go. She will typically fall asleep around 8pm. She still nurses quite a bit and wakes up to nurse during the night then wants to sleep with us.. I am starting to feel like a human pacifier..

We have tried let her cry it out (she cries so intensely that she makes herself sick), pacifiers, bottles, picking her up to calm her then putting her back down, rocking her...

To make matters worse, I am currently about 7 weeks pregnant, so..with her being up during the night.. I feel like a zombie during the day....

Oh, additional info.. we have the crib in the room with us, I have a 4 yr. old at home during the day, so naps for mommy are non-existent, oh and she has had some breathing issues in the past, but seems the be good now..

Oh, and my peds only advice is to possibly slip her benedryl.. :smileysad:  

Any advice would be appreciated.. TIA..

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 10:27am
My youngest, who is 3 now, didn't sleep through the night until he was 18 months old. He was breastfed as well. As frustrating as it is, I know that it isn't totally uncommon for breastfed babies to wake at night until they are much older. I'm pretty shocked that your ped would advise Benedryl at such a young age!

You mentioned that her crib is in the room with you. Is there any way you could move her to another room? I'm sure that when she wakes and sees you, she wants her mama. Maybe moving her to another room would help encourage self soothing?

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Registered: 10-06-2012
Sun, 10-14-2012 - 5:46am
May be he has some problem you should take the help of counselor or doctor.