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Very bad sleeper at night-15months old son
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Umaram posted:
My dear parents,

My son is 15months old and going to daycare since 6months. His motor skills and soft skills are great. Running, playing socializing and eating everything is good except the sleeping habit at night. Though he is sleeping three hours during daytime. However He is not sleeping through the night. He wants to play in the middle of the night, crying screaming continuously if we are not allowed him to do so. My husband and I work full time. We can not let him play at the night.

Kindly please advice me how to train him to sleep through the night.



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earleyml1012 responded:
Maybe he's sleeping too much during the day. I think 3 hrs is an awful lot at this age. Are you putting him to bed too early or too late that he's either not tired or overly tired? I think you need to be consistent and not allow him to play, the first couple nights might be hard but he'll eventually learn that crying won't get him anything and he'll go back to sleep.
 
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leftcoastgirl responded:
Although I'm not in your situation anymore, I can sympathize! DD#2 (our 18-month-old) came into the world a champion sleeper. Her older sister (now 5), was a different story though. I think she was 3 before she really slept through the night. We've been co-sleepers since she was a baby, so that helped both me and DH get the sleep we needed even with her waking. And now that she's older, she falls asleep with no problem and sleeps like a champ.

I think the best advice I could give you would be to keep things calm when your son wakes up at night. Don't turn on any lights, no TV. Make it, well, boring so that he doesn't get too stimulated. And just hang in there. Kids' sleep habits change so much when they're young. Soon enough, you'll be through it!
Me (37), DH (37), DD (5), DD (1)
 
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hgreenwood7058 responded:
No advice. One thing is to try and cut some of the sleep during the day but that didn't help my son any who is 15 1/2 mo old. He wakes up thirsty in the middle of the night. Either once or twice. And husband and I both work full time as well. Unfortunately I don't think there is really a way to sway him sleeping longer. what time are you putting him to bed? And when are the daytime naps taking place. Both of those can play a factor.
 
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pisces123 responded:
We have the same problem with our son. We do what we can to try to get him back to sleep and after a couple hours of endless screaming, we give him a fresh bottle and stick him in his crib with it and hide in the living room until we hear silence in the bedroom. It causes all sorts of problems for us. No intimacy, no sleep, and exhausted at work. I'll adnit I feel some bitterness toward our son. Idk .... tonight I'm contemplating giving up on ever even trying to sooth him. Maybe we should just head straight to the couches every night and ignore him all night. idk


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