Baby Corner


Baby, Trying to Conceive and Pregnancy Message Boards


Lost Your Password?

Baby Corner Message Board > Parenting Message Boards > Ages & Stages - Newborns & Infants HELP! My baby refuses to sleep!!



HELP! My baby refuses to sleep!!

Post Reply Post New Topic  

 
Thread Tools Display Modes


 
Old 06-20-12, 04:25 PM
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 17
Thanked 1 Time
Points: 31
Level: 2
Weekly Activity 310%
Default HELP! My baby refuses to sleep!!

I need help. I will appologize now for how lengthy this is but I am at my wits end.!! My 9 1/2 month old son is a very persistant little guy. My son will only sleep for 20 minutes at a time, day or night. During the day he naps for 20 minutes and then wants to play and 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours later he wants to sleep again. At night I put him in his crib and he cries and cries and refuses to go to sleep. I breastfeed and apparently he has come to use me as a crutch to sleep. 2 weeks ago I completely weaned him off of nursing at night and now all he does at night time is scream!! I tried putting him in his crib and letting him "cry it out" but it does not work! The first night I checked on him after 5 minutes, then after 10 minutes, then every 15 minutes from there on and he screamed and screamed. I checked his diaper, I tried to burp him, I made sure he was ok otherwise. I read on several different websites to do this, without picking him up, and that he will fall asleep after an hour at the latest. My son goes way beyond an hour! We are going on a little over two weeks and I am exhausted! What should I do?
Reply With Quote
 
Old 06-20-12, 04:47 PM
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 17
Thanked 1 Time
Points: 31
Level: 2
Weekly Activity 310%
Default

I would also like to add that he took a pacifier up until about a month and a half ago. He developed thrush and since refuses to take a pacifier. Also he has never been put in his crib until two weeks ago when I decided I had enough and need my sleep too so that is why I weaned him from nursing at night and am trying to get him onto his own sleep schedule.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 06-22-12, 03:21 PM
2babygirls's Avatar
~~Sharyn~~
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Far far away
Posts: 9,478
Thanked 575 Times
Points: 144
Level: 4
Weekly Activity 1412%
Default

Will he sleep if he is in bed with you? My solution was go crazy from sleep deprivation or sleep with my babies. I ended up in a bed with babies in their room so DH would be comfortable and the bonus for me is I couldn't hear his snoring.
 
Reply With Quote
 
Old 06-23-12, 02:46 AM
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 17
Thanked 1 Time
Points: 31
Level: 2
Weekly Activity 310%
Default

he will only sleep in my bed if I nurse all night. and I mean ALL night. If he becomes detached he wakes up screaming. That is why I decided to completely wean him from nursing during the night because otherwise I can't sleep. So now if he is in my bed with me he constantly screams and trys to tear my shirt off. So at this point I am still going crazy from sleep deprivation because it's either put him in his bed and listen to him scream or put him in my bed and listen to him scream while trying to get my shirt off. I just don't know what to do. I let him scream in his crib and after an hour, with checking on him every 15 minutes, I would go in and hold him and rock him a little bit to get him to calm down because he was really, really worked up and then we would start all over again and seriously four hours later he was still going strong! I don't know what to do!!
 
Reply With Quote
 
Old 06-23-12, 04:59 PM
2babygirls's Avatar
~~Sharyn~~
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Far far away
Posts: 9,478
Thanked 575 Times
Points: 144
Level: 4
Weekly Activity 1412%
Default


 
I'm sorry for you & I hope you can find the solution.
Reply With Quote
Thank you 2babygirls!
ColleenB (06-24-12)

Latest Articles
Pre-Eclampsia Leads to Long Term Health Risks For Mom
Developing pre-eclampsia during pregnancy is one pregnancy complication that also carries long term health risks for Moms. Learn how to protect your long term health should you develop pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.

Combat Anemia in Pregnancy
If you are anemic during pregnancy, you can expect to take extra care when choosing supplements, and the foods you eat. Find out what anemia is, what can you can do to prevent it, and if you already have anemia, what you can do to treat it.

What it Means to be Rh Negative
A blood test that you may receive at one of your prenatal visits with may be a test to check is you are Rh negative. Learn what being Rh negative means, and how this affects your pregnancy and your baby.

15 Tips for Surviving the Winter Blahs During Pregnancy
Ah yes, those winter blues combined with the winter blahs. If boredom has struck you during your pregnancy this winter, here are a few tips to help you get by until your baby arrives.

How Air Pollution Can Affect Your Pregnancy
You wouldn't think that the simple act of breathing could harm your and your baby during pregnancy, but research has shown that harmful effects can occur. Here are a few tips to prevent harm to you and your baby in an air polluted world.

December 2014 Baby Photo Contest Winner

"Just lil ole me lookin innocent!" Baby Photo Contest Winner
Congratulations qmajors!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:29 AM.


Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Free Baby Stuff! | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.