Sleep

My baby has been waking up in the middle of the night screaming: What could be the issue?

My baby is a year old. She has been waking up at night multiple times screaming crying. I’m not sure what could be wrong with her? We do white noise. It’s not hot or too cold. She doesn’t have a temperature. She isn’t hungry and won’t take a bottle. She will just wake up screaming and crying and won’t settle down for a while and this happens 3 or more times throughout the night every night. What could be going on? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How long should we let our child cry it out?

My partner has been letting my nearly 3year old go to sleep with the telly on every night for about two weeks. (I was on nights) I put her to bed as usual. Unplugged everything, she will not calm down unless the telly is on. I let her cry it out for 30 mins. Then thought it might be a night light thing, so tried that. Tried laying in her bed with her. She just wants telly; I lasted 4 hours before giving in, within 20 minutes of the damn telly on she was asleep I feel like a failure already, and it’s only been a few days, Iv a six-month-old also so I can’t keep doing this every night as its disrupting her sleep too. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 1-year-old has been waking up and not going back to sleep every since he got sick: Advice?

My one-year-old was a beautiful sleeper. We would put him in the crib at night, and he would fall asleep on his own. He wouldn’t wake up till the next morning! This past month he got RSV, and now he will wake up at 2 am and won’t go back to bed unless we are holding him. He falls asleep on his own just fine, but when he wakes up in the middle of the night, he will scream and scream until we go and hold him. If we try to put him back after he has fallen asleep again, he screams more. I finally caved and put him into bed with me, which worked… but I don’t want him to get used to sleeping in our bed. I’m not sure what else to try. Crying it out hasn’t been working, he’s not hungry, so a bottle doesn’t help. He has a nuk and his blanket in the crib with him. The only other thing I could think of doing is putting a pillow in his crib for him to prop up on as he does with me. But he’s only one, and I don’t want him to get stuck …

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My boyfriend finds it disturbing that my 6-year-old son still co-sleeps with me: Thoughts?

My son is six years old, and he’s been sleeping in the same bed with me ever since he was born. We both almost lost our lives while I was giving birth to him, so I always have a close bond with my son. I have been in a relationship with this guy for about eight months; he moved in with my son and me a couple of months ago. My boyfriend has been complaining that my son needs to sleep in his own bed, and he makes fun of my son and me. He left me this morning saying it disgusting that my son sleeps with me, and it’s disturbing that he sleeps in the same bed as I do. At what age did your kids stop sleeping in the same bed as you, and do you think it’s disturbing that a kid sleeps in the same bed with your significant other? Am I wrong for letting my son sleep with me until I think he’s ready and what his thoughts on this situation? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Anders Jungling: Parents Lose 'Miracle Twin' Who Died Napping in Car Seat at Daycare

Parents Lose ‘Miracle Twin’ Who Died Napping in Car Seat at Daycare

Our hearts go out to one couple in Mandan, North Dakota who experienced a tragic loss. After seven years of infertility, Rachel and Ryne Jungling were thrilled to learn that they were expecting twins in 2017. Rachel gave birth to the beautiful babies, Anders and Linnea. Just 11 months later a heartbreaking tragedy occurred when baby boy Anders suddenly passed away while napping in his car seat. 

Is a 6:30 bed time too early?

I see a lot of moms on here sending in a post about sleep schedules, and I’m just wondering if it’s not normal for my 1 yr old and almost 3 yr old to be in bed by 6:30-7:30 at the latest? We wake up around 6 am, nap time 10:30, bathe them together & bedtime 6:30 for my youngest. Then snack, snuggles, and bed for my toddler at 7:30? People… even family are baffled because of early bedtimes? This has always been normal for us. When my toddler sees its dark outside, she starts saying she’s sleepy. It was the schedule I set for my oldest daughter (the toddler) and just carried on after having our 1 yr old. I’m a young mom, a young wife without friends with kids, so I’m not sure if I should be extending bedtimes or sticking to what we know?? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 10-month-old will not go to sleep at a decent time: Advice?

My daughter won’t sleep at a decent time. She is ten months old and will not go to sleep until 11-12 at night! I’m not with her during the day because I work, so I don’t know how much she sleeps. She wakes at night to feed, but that isn’t the problem; the problem is she will not settle down to sleep when I give her a bath at around 8:30-9. It is messing with the way I sleep because she will not want to settle down and stop playing until almost midnight every night. Is there anything I can do to get her calmer and ready to sleep? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My daughter has been emotional at bed time: Advice?

Hi everyone! I could really use some insight on what’s been going on in my home lately. My daughter, Zola, is five (i have an eighteen-month-old too). A month ago, my daughter started getting really emotional around bedtime. She didn’t want to sleep in her bed. She didn’t want my husband or me to leave the room. At first, I tried comforting her as much as I could, but it didn’t seem to do much help. So after a few weeks of her crying for us, we moved her into our room. She’s cosleeping with us. She seems to be doing better. But during those weeks where she seemed anxious and emotional, I was worried! I’m still worried. I don’t know what happened to make her so sad to be sleeping in her room. All she says is that she misses mommy and daddy and wants to be close to us again. Sometimes i feel like I’m overthinking it. I’ve had a few friends tell me she’s going through something and she needs us. But i guess I can’t help but worry it’s something more, or I’m not doing enough for her. I was so adamant about having her stay …

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My kids no longer co-sleep with me and now I cannot sleep: Help?

I’m a single mum with two kids both who have Coslept with me (yes, I’m aware of the dangers before anyone starts) and now both sleep in their own beds without a problem. My problem is I’m used to cuddling them at night and used to their fidgeting to the point I can’t sleep now.. How can I improve my sleep? Did anyone else go through this? What tips would people suggest? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 10-month-old wakes up in the middle of the night and stays awake: Help?

I am at a loss right now. It is 12:26, and like clockwork, my son had woken up before he was ready. He is ten months old and doesn’t want to be awake. I try to feed him and change his diaper. But he is not hungry. His diaper is not wet. I try everything to soothe him. We listen to hours of white noise. We rock in my chair. I bounce with him. I sing lullabies to him softly. But still, he is awake and pissed for hours. And everyone I ask about it just keeps telling me this is normal. That babies his age always do this. But it doesn’t feel normal. And I am at a loss of what to do. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My boyfriend doesn’t help with the kids at night: Advice?

I need advice or help I guess I just had a baby almost two months ago I have a toddler that’s three and been with my bf for 5 years, and we live together, he’s going to school right now and I’m frustrated because he doesn’t wake up at all for the baby at night or don’t take turns he does help during the day of course with both and is a great dad but he says since he’s in school trying to better our life he says he needs his sleep he goes to school for 5 hours a day and I work part-time he pretty much says his sleep is more important because he’s trying to better our life. I’m pretty much fed up because I get no help at night he has to be at school at 7 I work at nine, and I still get them ready in the morning and take them to my moms to watch them like wtf I’m pissed and annoyed because of this Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.