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Ashwini

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Oct 30, 2012

My Daughter is 2+ yr old. She wakes up at night. She does not cry but wants to play at night. Generally she wakes up at 2-2:30 am and sleeps by 4 am. Please suggest

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samir marghade

| Sep 05, 2013

dear ashwini try indian classical ragas (night ragas) while the baby is sleeping . it works wonderfully. i have tried mozart and beethoven too.

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Neha Netragaonkar

| Jul 04, 2013

I had d sme problem or maybe stil hv at times. My son is 2. 8 yrs nw. Nw he almost stopped waking up n rarely does. Even he used to ask for milk. I agree tat its not hunger but a comfort factor. Till my son ws abt 2. 6 yrs he used to tk bottle feed.

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Sireesha Billakanti

| Jan 11, 2013

Hi Ashwini, try to say some stories and it will really be useful. My son asks me to tell stories before he goes to sleep. It really worked for me. He is 2. 6 years, not only stories, speak the topics which ur kid likes so that there will be conversation and then they get tired of speaking and will sleep. Even my son gets up in mid night and cries for something or the other, so I divert him and start talking abt his fav topic and he starts listening to me and after some time he says he wants to sleep.

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Anupama

| Dec 25, 2012

Give her body massage before sleeping, after that baby feels tired and sleep long time.

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Ashwini

| Nov 07, 2012

Thanks for all comments. I will surely try few things suggested

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Sreelakshmi

| Oct 31, 2012

Hi Ashwini, Does your toddler have a specific bed time routine? If no then that would really help in getting your child sleep through the night. Apart from the useful tips everyone has mentioned above, I would like to share my experience. Going to bed earlier really helped my son for sleeping through the night .A bedtime routine which I follow with my toddler son goes like this-First i get him ready in his night clothes make him brush his teeth and tell him that its sleepy time and switch off the lights. Of course he would want to go on playing and would resist but I try to be firm. Then I narrate his favorite bedtime stories and encourage him to chat with me. Finally he tires out and drifts off to sleep. The key is to set a comfortable and cosy and soothing environment as well as a consistent routine. Most importantly ensure your child sleeps on her own. All the best!

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Anurima

| Oct 30, 2012

Hi Ashwini. I am sure you have got your answer from everyone above. I would just like to add that- you could try to let her fall asleep by herself by patting her for a few mins or use gesture which you would use to indicate to her that its time to go back to sleep, like run your fingers through her hair or rub her tummy. I feel she will gradually get the message and learn to go back to sleep by herself. Also, please try not to talk or play with her. Good luck :)

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DrSonali Bassi

| Oct 30, 2012

Hi girls I would like to share my experience on this. my son who is 5 years old now used to get up atleast 4 -5times on an average every week. i agree completely with what bhavna and rashmi say,ut sometimes they get up without any reason. my son used to sleep well Fed but get up and ask for warm milk. i realized it was not hunger but a comfort factor. but it is just a phase and shall pass. he now sleeps sound and if he does wake up,we continue to sleep after telling him its still night time and he too after a while drifts off to sleep.

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DrSonali Bassi

| Oct 30, 2012

Hi girls I would like to share my experience on this. my son who is 5 years old now used to get up atleast 4 -5times on an average every week. i agree completely with what bhavna and rashmi say,ut sometimes they get up without any reason. my son used to sleep well Fed but get up and ask for warm milk. i realized it was not hunger but a comfort factor. but it is just a phase and shall pass. he now sleeps sound and if he does wake up,we continue to sleep after telling him its still night time and he too after a while drifts off to sleep.

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Rashmi

| Oct 30, 2012

Dear Ashwini, In addition to all of what Bhavna says above, I would ask how your daughter goes to sleep at night. Do you cuddle her, rock her or does she fall off to sleep on her own? We go through 3 cycles of sleep and between each we wake up and fall back into sleep again. Each time the child will try to sleep the way they first went to sleep. So if you were there then, she will want you again. My daughter used to do the same thing - wake up every morning at 3am and it would disrupt my sleep and I would be tired the next day. I heard this from a parenting expert. So I taught her to fall alseep on her own after cutting down on her nap. And after a week, the night calls disappeared. Hope this helps.

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Bhavna

| Oct 30, 2012

Dear Ashwini, a child at age needs 10-12 hours of sleep in an average day . You need to check if your baby's naps in the day time are too long leading up to her waking up in the middle of the night. The other reason can be discomfort while sleeping. There are a couple of things that you can do for your baby so she forms a pattern. 1. For a few days avoid her naps in the day time. 2. Make sure she is well fed before putting her to sleep so hunger is not the reason she wakes up in the night 3. Give her a nice hot water bath before putting her to sleep 4. Make sure it is not too cold or hot in her room, the room should have a comfortable temperature. 5. Lastly , babies at her age will employ all sorts of delaying techniques to not sleep, do not indulge her when she wakes up, firmly let her know that it is sleep time and not play time and go back to bed. Eventually she will get the drift and go back to sleep. Hope this helps.

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