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These things are great and all, but I have tried them all, it doesn't work. I have an 8 year old son who started a few months ago, not sleeping in his own bed. He will get up at night and try to come into my bed, and I will walk him right back into his own bed, then about 30 mins. later, he does it again. This goes on all night long until finally, I just ...


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It would/will surprise you what baby will sleep through. We have two, and they've always slept through stuff like (adult) neighbours jumping around playing Wii just on the other side of the wall, the house behind us that likes to light off fireworks any time of the day/night, noisy parents (us) upstairs with noisy grandparents/other company, dishes being ...


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I would suggest using another sound to block out the construction noise. A lot of people use some kind of white noise device to help their babies sleep anyway even without excessive background noise. There are lots of ways to do this - there are special machines for it designed for this purpose but I don't think that's very necessary. It can just as easily ...


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We started extensive renovations of our house with a 6 month old. This involved 15 months of destruction, construction, tradies arriving first thing, jackhammers, etc... Our kid coped fine, he just learned to sleep through the din. Worse comes to worse, you can stick the baby in a pram and take him for a walk at sleep time. The downside is they kid may get ...


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I used to put my daughter to bed at 8 pm. As she was not tired enough to sleep I'd stay with her in the room pretending that I am very tired and ignoring anything she would do. That would be: "I want potty," ok that's fine; "I want water" ok you can have water; she would sing, ask me lots of questions, talk about anything, change her pyjama, change the end ...


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If she loves something so much that she will happily do it all night, and it's something that actually might benefit her in her future career, I would encourage it all the way. Life is not all about balance. I used to read all day and all night long when I was younger. I got tired at times. It has stood me in extremely good stead. I would allow her to read ...


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You are doing all of this way way to late at night. At 2 he needs to be going to bed around 8 o'clock because children need more sleep then adults. It's also not a good idea to have him watching t.v up to an hour before bed. Make sure he uses that bathroom before bed. I suggest that when he does wake up like that don't take him to your bed, leave him be. ...


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I wouldn't say that toddlers 'should' drink milk at night but I think it's pretty normal that they would want to. The natural age for weaning (ie stopping breastfeeding) for children is around 3-5 years old and since formula is generally used as a substitute for breastfeeding, I would expect that children may continue to want it until a similar age. Night ...


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While most two-year-olds should not be waking because of hunger in the middle of the night, every person's metabolism is different. That said, do you have reason to suspect his is higher than most? Does he run around more than his peers, does he eat more, is he thinner, or is he growing faster? Otherwise he just may have gotten into the habit of getting ...


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I can only provide my opinion and (so far) experience about that. I have son (almost 4) and a daughter (15 months), and both sleep fine. I can't say how much depends on their characters, genetics, etc. But nevertheless, one advice that I have read, that we followed, and turned out quite successful for us: Never take your child in your bed. In the very ...


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That's really a big difference between US and Europe. Here in the US we are on solid food at 6 months and milk whenever you stop breast feeding (12 mo - 18 mo). The biggest problem you have is you need to brush his teeth again after that bottle. We stopped midnight feedings probably at 1 year. I think you just need to show some tough love if you don't ...


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No, toddlers should not (regularly) drink milk or formula during the night. The major reason for this is tooth decay. Toddlers have a fairly full set of teeth, and formula in particular has a lot of plain old sugar in it. Putting them to bed with a bottle, or even feeding them immediately before they sleep for 4-6 hours, is bad for their teeth, and can ...


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It is totally reasonable to expect him to do a full night. Our 2.5 girl has been doing full nights since she was 4 months or so, and here (Belgium, but France too for what I know) it is considered usual for a kid to sleep all night before he is 1. I know it's quite different in the USA for example, and anyway all kids don't follow the same pattern... but I ...


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I'm going to echo the recommendations for forcing naps every 1.5 to 2 hours, as well as the recommendation for swaddling. My daughter will not sleep unless we actively force a nap on her. Since we increased the frequency to every 2 hours, it has helped combat her colicky cries. Also, there's a chance that he doesn't actually hate swaddling. Fighting it ...


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I agree that you are very lucky with your daughter's sleep. She sleeps much better than our 18 month old too. However, I can say that our son also used to be very erratic after the first 45 min sleep cycle, it was always unpredictable whether he would wake up or not. If he did wake up he would always cry. If we comforted him quickly he would go back to ...


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This is just a personal opinion, but a 6 month old is still a very tiny baby who needs your presence and affection a lot of the time. If she sleeps through the night most of the time I'd say you're luckier than most people. Pretty sure she'll learn to sleep through that first cycle as well sooner rather than later and personally I wouldn't mind being with ...


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My husband and I are going through the EXACT same thing. To a T. For a very long time our 2 & 3 year olds slept like angels! We might have had to put them back to bed 1 time, but mostly they went right to bed without an ounce of hassle. For the past month or so our 2 (almost 3) year old will NOT go to bed. We put him down, say prayer, daddy leaves the ...



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