Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.

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  1. Radka says

    Hello, my baby is 9 and half months and about 2 weeks ago she started to be awake during the night sometimes for 4 hours. I tried to hold her, put her in the bed which made it even worst, started to climb everywhere, when standing in her crib, put her down so many time but nothing worked. I ended up putting her in her stroller, but sometime takes me 2 hours for her to fall asleep again. She sleeps very well during the day, morning 1,5 hours and afternoon usually for 2 hours or less. This is insane and don’t know what else to do. Any advise?
    Thank you

    • Neosha says

      @Radka – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us. We feel your pain – this sleep regression can be a tough one for sure. You may be dealing with some sleep associations here, so if you haven’t started any formal sleep coaching or plan to help her sleep more independently, that would be a good first step after ruling out any medical reasons that could be keeping her awake and addressing those. If you have worked on her sleep before, though it’s hard, staying the course so as not to develop new “bad” habits is always a great idea. Doing the best you can is all you can do sometimes, though, which we understand completely. If you find you would like or need more support to help her sleep better and more independently, please be sure to check out our sleep consultants who would welcome the opportunity to serve your family and get you all the sleep you deserve. You can read more about our wonderful team here: Hang in there, Radka!

    • Maria says

      I am so desperate my son wakes up crying every night since 3.5 months I can’t do this anymore it is so hard I can’t do this and I’m a full time mother ?
      Someone help me please I need REAL advice no bull reading possibilities.

      My son is now 9 months and I’m going crazy. Is it my fault for feeding him formula what am I doing wrong????

      Please someone help! My relationship is hurting drastically because of this and to top it off he is a commercial truck driver so he needs to sleep.

      Help me please I know I’m not the only une si un just asking for your real advice!

      [email protected]

      • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

        Hi Maria – Thanks for writing and I’m so sorry to hear that you’re struggling so much with your 9 month old’s sleep! Please hang in there, and don’t blame yourself or your formula feeding! Babies wake up for SO many reasons! It’d be too hard to say what’s going on with your baby without a sleep consultant taking an in-depth look at your son’s full sleep history. To start though, you may want to think about “how” your baby falls to sleep, and if he cannot yet fall asleep on his own, start there – with teaching him that he can fall asleep and back to sleep without your help. Since you’re so overwhelmed, and your relationship is trained, I’d recommend getting some one on one help to get things on track!
        You can read about all of our sleep consultation packages and purchase directly online here:
        Hang in there Maria!!

  2. Craig Booysen says

    My little girl has just turned 9 months, and for the last 4 weeks, she has been waking up 4-6 times a night. My wife is breast feeding, and this is the only way for her to go back to sleep but, after and hour she will be up again. This will happen though out the night. She will have 2 naps in the day, that usually last 30min-1 hour. We not sure what is happening, and we are going crazy. PLEASE HELP!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Craig – Thanks for writing, and I’m sorry that you are struggling with your baby’s sleep! it sounds like your little one needs some help learning to fall asleep and back to sleep on her own without breastfeeding or other help. Here is a link to an article about sleep associations that should help:
      We know how tough this can be and how crazy it can make us parents feel, so hang in there, and please contact us if you’d like some help getting on track with her sleep! : )

  3. Fida says

    I m father of 8 months son .my wife struggling hard with son as from beginning he has sleeping issues every time he sleeps for 15 to 20 mints and wakes up kindly share any tips or ideas to improve this issue as by health he is fit .

    • Neosha says

      @Fida – Thank you for reading and for sharing. We’re so sorry to hear that your son’s sleep has been such a challenge for you all for so long. We know how exhausting this must be. You don’t say if you all have done any type of sleep coaching for your son. If not, I would suggest giving this some thought to help him sleep longer and better. If you haven’t already, please consider downloading our free e-guide, 5 Ways To Help Your Child Sleep Through the Night, which has many helpful tips for getting your baby more sleep. You can read more about it here: Hang in there, Fida!

  4. Yiran says

    Thanks for the recommendation. My little one used to sleep through the night since he was 3-month-old. We gave him a dream feeding before our bedtime and no more than 2 more feedings throughout the night. Ever since he got sick when he was 7 months, he didn’t sleep through the night anymore (if I feed him, he’ll fall asleep right away, otherwise we’d find him sitting up awake). Now he’d need 3-5 feeds during the night… He’s almost 10-months now, how can I fix this..

    • Neosha says

      @Yiran – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us. So many night wakings for feedings can definitely be exhausting! We’ve found that most babies your son’s age can go with 1 or no night feedings if they are getting enough to eat during the day and have no medical reasons to feed so frequently during the evening. It could be that your little guy has developed a sleep association with feeding that needs to be phased out. If you haven’t considered a formal approach to helping break this association with some form of sleep coaching, that could be a great next step. Having a plan you can stick to consistently to help phase out the night feedings so he can sleep independently again may be all that you need to get him back on track! If you’d like support throughout that process, you should consider our Express Sleep Plan or connecting with one of our sleep consultants who would welcome the opportunity to serve your family. Hang in there, Yiran!

  5. Sakina says

    My baby just turned 9 months old yesterday she started sleeping all night after 6 months till now shevwas good sleeper before 2-3 days suddenly started waking up every 1 hour and takes a lil bf and sleeps again she repeats everytime help me …

  6. Dawn says

    My baby girl is almost 8 months she use to sleep really good but now she constantly waking up standing in her crib screaming iv tried soothing her til she goes back to bed but an half an hour later she wakes again .. iv tried keep lying her down a million times…. iv gave up and put her in bed with me but I know that’s not good to do but I don’t know what else to do… I have also tried letting her cry it out a bit not for long but nothing is working unless she sleeps with me in bed what else can I do please help I am a tired mommy

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Dawn, I’m sorry to hear you’ve been struggling with your daughter’s sleep. It sounds like you are trying your best to be consistent, so hang in there! That is what we typically recommend for parents during a regression. Here is a link to a free guide with tips that can help your baby sleep through the night:
      You may even consider looking up some gentle sleep training techniques to try to see if she will stay in her crib that way (we have lots of articles about it on our site so you’re bound to find some as you look around). Please let us know if you need more help, and we will gladly send you over more resources. You can contact us directly anytime at [email protected]
      I hope things improve for you soon!

  7. Sophie says


    My 8 and a half month old daughter has never slept through the night once! She naps 2 times a day and is very active! But recently she has started waking up in the night for periods of 4-5 hours and refuses to go back to sleep we have tried everything!!! Any advice

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Sophie, thanks for writing to us. I’m so sorry that your daughter has been struggling so much with sleep, we would love to help. First off, here is a link to a free guide with tips to help your child sleep through the night:
      Hopefully it will give you some idea to what could be causing the issue.
      If you need help with this though, I’d recommend working with one of our sleep consultants who can look at your daughter’s full sleep history and help you achieve your goals in a way you feel comfortable. For more information here is a link to our different packages we offer:
      Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are here to help!

  8. Jesse Brian Jackson says

    Hello. I have two 8 month old twin girls. Nevaeh and Serenity. Serenity is up all night long every night screaming and crying and my wife is at her wit’s end. We tried giving her formula or water. Sometimes we take off her onesy because she may be feeling hot. We’ve tried singing songs to her, playing with her, and I even sit up with her and watch Barney on my Android phone to keep her calm so Serenity can sleep. This has been going on every night and my wife never gets any sleep and feels very irritated and sometimes Impatient and so do I. We’ve tried everything and we are running out of ideas. Any advice?

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Jesse Brian Jackson – Thank you for writing to us. I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been struggling with Serenity’s sleep, I’m sure this is causing a lot of stress to you and your wife, and we would love to help. Here is a link to a free guide with tips to help your baby sleep through the night that may give you an idea for something you haven’t tried yet:
      If you still need help, I would highly suggest considering working with one of our sleep consultants especially since you are all so exhausted. We have very often worked with families of multiples and would love to work with yours as well. If you want to read more about our personalized consultations you can learn more here: and if you have any questions about our packages or other services we offer please email us directly at [email protected]
      Hang in there! I hope you see a positive change soon.

  9. Poonam says

    My baby has been sleeping on her own for 3 months she’s just turned 10 months, for a week she has been crying non stop tugging on to me won’t sleep till I walk around with her then she will nod off on my shoulder and I will put her down

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Poonam, thanks for writing! You certainly could be going through that regression then since she was sleeping so well before. Hang in there! Our advise is to try to keep things as consistent as you’re able to. This is a tricky age because often teething can be playing a big part as well as the developmental milestones. Hopefully once she’s down she stays down for you. Let us know if you need more help!

  10. Marianne McArthur says

    My boy is 8.5months old and, since 3months, has slept through the night peacefully with 2-3 naps a day. We took his dummy away around then as he was waking when it fell out and it’s made a huge difference. The last week though! He’s been waking moaning in his sleep throughout the night, and naptime has turned into proper screaming where he either eventually falls over, or I give in for a cuddle and he’s wide awake. I’ve ruled out everything else and certain he’s in the middle of this phase!
    We’ve always let him ‘cry it out’ for sleeps and as he doesn’t use a dummy or any other form of soother, he usually lasts 1-2mins and then he’s peaceful. I’m finding listening to screaming for 10minutes ridiculously hard of late ?

    • Neosha says

      @Marianne – Thank you for reading and for sharing. We feel your pain – this regression is no joke! Channel your patience and remember it’s 100% okay to be there for your little guy as he goes through this. You just want to be careful about creating any new habits that you don’t particularly want to stick around longer than this regression! 🙂 Hang in there, Marianne!