Terri B wrote:
My 9 month old had been sleeping all night from about 8-8:30 on, until 6:30-7AM. That is, up until about the last two weeks! All of a sudden, she is waking up about 1-2AM. I can usually rock her and get her back to sleep fairly quickly but then within 10-15 minutes of putting her back in her crib, she is tossing and turning in bed and is awake and crying again. I have spent 2 hours in this cycle some nights! She is fine if I'm in the room with her, even just rubbing her back. The problem starts when I leave the room. I have also given her a bottle sometimes, which helps usually. I had not been giving her any night bottles for probably 3 months before this so I really didn't want to get back in that habit.
The last two nights I have actually gotten her back to sleep, then she and I have slept together on her floor for a few hours, at which time I put her back in her crib. I get more sleep this way instead of running back and forth to her for 2 hours. I don't stay there with her ALL night because I work and want her asleep in her crib before my alarm goes off at 6AM. Then she usually sleeps until 6:30-7 so I can get ready for work.
This is already starting to wear me out after being used to her sleeping all night! Does anyone have any guesses on WHY she is doing this all of a sudden??? She might be getting more teeth, but she didn't do this when her first two came in.
Also, any suggestions on what I can try to get her to sleep all night again?
Any input is greatly appreciated!
Try tiring her out out before bedtime, and then give her a nice big bottle of formula. That should do it.