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My 9.5 month old has recently started waking up at least once a night crying/screaming. She used to sleep from 8pm till 7am but now it’s a struggle to get her down before 8.30pm. When she wakes during the night she is really hard to settle and most times I have to end up co-sleeping with her so we both get some sleep. I’d love my sleeping child back as I’m struggling with the multiple wake ups. Please help.

Posted by Bec, 15/7/2013

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  • Another thing what could play is separation anxiety, which is normal around that age.


  • My first thought would be teething or a growth spurt too. I would be careful going into the habit of co-sleeping unless you want this yourself. A habit is easily learned and hard to unlearn.


  • My little man is the Sam and he is 9months I think they get hungrier quicker so I fail him up before bed. And keep all lights off when he wakes and try to soothe him without co sleeping. In my tired nights I give in I must admit!


  • Don’t let her get used to sleeping with you or it will never stop. Maybe teething or a growth spurt is giving her a little discomfort.


  • perhaps put her to bed a bit later!


  • i hope its going a bit better now :)


  • Hope she is sleeping better for you now.


  • Wow – 8pm til 7am! Mine won’t go down till between 10pm-midnight, is up 2-3 times and up between 6-8am most days. Worse still is when she sleep in until 10am. During teething times she up every 1-2 hours through the night!


  • How are you going now?


  • Make sure that they have a full tummy and warm


  • Hope you found some advice that has helped.


  • Sounds like she is less tired, maybe you should try and stretch it to 9pm for bed.


  • Did you find a way to make her sleeping through the night?


  • My kids both did this around the same age, and it looks like a common thing reading through the comments here. I’ve found with my kids while they were little they really go through a lot of sleep changes. Sometimes you just have to be patient and go with it. Do what works for you.


  • That’s a tough one I am not sure


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