View Full Version : She learns something new & won't sleep!
08-25-2008, 05:11 PM
My 10 month old has mastered the art of pulling herself up and cruising. Everytime she learns something new nap time becames difficult. Usually it only takes a few days to get her back on track but this time I'm stumped. She can self soothe she just chooses not to. Lately, if I lay her in her crib (asleep) she'll wake up 10-15 minutes afterward and start screaming bloody murder while standing in her crib. I've tried leaving her in there but it's so hard because she has a scream that sounds like a bobcat! Yesterday, I left her with my husband and he went in after 20 min soothed her, then laid her back down. She fussed with him for about 45 min then took a 30 min nap. Today, she was so tired she didn't want to eat lunch! This kid never misses a meal...especially if cheerios are involved. As I went to lay her down she started screaming again. As soon as she touches the mattress she rolls over and then stands up. The sad thing is that she's scared to let go of the rail to fall on her butt. Sometimes she does out of exhaustion and it startles her. I don't know what to do! Has anyone else experienced this? She needs a nap! And I need a break!!
08-25-2008, 08:08 PM
I'm just a couple weeks ahead of you! It sucks. :( My daughter has finally learned to sit back down, but she's still not choosing to put herself to sleep . . . in spite of the fact that she's SO tired. I have no advice but LOTS of sympathy. I think it just takes time. I go in periodically and tuck her back in. No social interaction, just the put-down-cover-up-give-the-babe-a-paci. Good luck to you! :) (and me!) ;)
08-25-2008, 10:04 PM
Well atleast I'm not alone! My friend's baby would wake up at midnight and do that so I guess it could be worse. Maybe we should start feeding them turkey and hope the tryptophan (not sure if that's spelled right) will kick in and motivate them to sleep!
08-26-2008, 08:21 AM
That is too funny! My daughter is a master at falling down on her butt! Good thing she's got a lot of cushion down there with those big Huggie diapers she wears! We had the same problem with DD when she learned how to pull herself up. The phase didn't last very long for us, but when we were going through it, we just comforted her and laid her back down.
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