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  1. Bec says

    Hi, I’m a single mum to 22 month old twin boys who used to sleep so well. I had to put them in toddler beds amd the first night i had to just shut the door as they got out their beds and stood at the door. But things were fine fkr a month or 2. Then my brother stayed over for a few nights in the single bed in their room and i think they got used to having someone in their room as since then they will not lie down in theor own beds, they scream,when i do the controlled crying they end up biting each other or throw up from crying. I now need to put tgem both on the single bed until at least one falls asleep then if the other is awake i take them into my bed as they try waking the other one. They always wake up at least twice a night now screaming. The only thing that calms them is going to my bed but often one falls out, doesn’t hurt himself but them wakes up the other kud again. I never wanted to cosleep but lately its the only way we all at least get some sleep. They used to sleep from 7-7 sometimes longer, but now lucky to get 8 or 9 hours a night. Ive tried a chair between their cots telling them to go back to bed amd putting them both back in bed like 30 times and it still didn’t work. Can your program help with multiples who are in theor own beds? I’m sgruggling so bad with no sleep and have just started a low dose anti depressant as i wasn’t coping at all.

    • Danielle says

      Hi Bec,
      Thank you for visiting us! I’m so sorry to hear that your sleep situation at home has degraded so much recently, especially since it sounds like you were doing well! This is a tough age, though, and we work with a ton of families who have twins or siblings in the same room, especially in the toddler years. We would love to help your family too! Based on what you wrote, I’d recommend looking at our Deluxe Consultation Package, which is an email consultation package here:
      We do have unlimited email packages and telephone support too, if you need more help. If you have any questions at all, please write us at [email protected]. Hope to hear from you!

  2. Maria says

    My 1 month old is showing signs of sleep regression.
    I know it could be a growth spurt but how can a baby not sleep during the day other than 11/2 hour and short 20 min naps.
    Feeding is happening at an hourly basis.

  3. Zara stivic says

    Hi my 2 year old son is doing this. He used to sleep from 7pm-7am no problem now all of a sudden everytime i put him to bed he screams forever and nothing will calm him down i have tried everything. Could it be sleep regression

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Zara stivic – I just want to say – I feel you! I am so sorry you’re struggling with your 2 year old’s sleep My son turns 2 next week and it has been the same thing for us. My guess is it would be the 2 year sleep regression, so hopefully it will pass! Here is a link that may help with some tips to help with toddler sleep if you need some fresh ideas on how to manage:
      Hang in there! Let us know if things don’t smooth out soon so we can help you further.

  4. Angela Selnes says

    My 20 month old is going through something and I’m starting to wonder if it is a sleep regression. He wakes in the night screaming and crying. It’s like the minute he opens his eyes he is standing up in his crib. Sometimes he will not go back to sleep. My husband will rock him to sleep, but the minute he puts him down in the crib he is crying. I know rocking him has created a bad habit that he is now expecting.
    Any advice on what to do for him?

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Angela – Thanks for writing, and we would love to help! Since I think that your son was sleeping well previously, I would indeed suspect developmental changes disrupting his sleep. Developmental Milestones which are so prevalent in the first years do have a tendency to temporarily disrupt even good sleepers! We know how tough this can be, and hang in there! Typically this is just a phase, but he may indeed now expect to be rocked to sleep, and if this is not something that you want to continue, you may want to work on creating new sleep habits. Here is another article about sleep regressions, which should help:
      We can definitely help more with this issue if things do not smooth out! You can check out our consultation packages here:
      Hang in there Angela and let us know if you need any help at any time!

  5. Misty bell says

    My 15 month old son recently started waking up 4 or 5 times a night. Usually i flip him over to his other side, give him his training cup of water and cuddle him up, he will go back to sleep. He sleeps very peacefully during nap timeand had been taking longer naps. He has grown a lot of his teeth, probably more than most babies his age. So maybe that’s the cause…

    • Danielle says

      Hi Misty,
      Thank you for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource! I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling with these night wakings. As you said, it could definitely be teething, so you could check in with your pediatrician about possibly trying a painkiller, to help him feel better. Based on your comment, though, you could also just be seeing a sleep association with the water bottle and the cuddling. We have an article explaining sleep associations and how to handle them here:
      I hope this helps!

  6. Lesley says

    My sons 11 month sleep regression is not with the naps but wakes up constantly at night now about every 20 min and I feel he wont stop twitching. Is this normal?

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Lesley, thanks for writing to us. I am so sorry to hear your son has been waking so frequently at night! Here is a link to a free guide with tips on how to help your baby sleep through the night that may help:
      If things are not improving and you need more help, I think you would benefit from working one-on-one with one of our sleep consultants who can walk through this step by step with you. If you are interested, here are all of the various options we have available to work with a consultant:
      In regards to the twitching, I am honestly not sure. Perhaps it could be a reaction to getting worked up if he is crying or super over tired. If you have concerns I’d be sure to reach out to your child’s doctor.
      Hang in there!

  7. Jessi says

    I originally hopped on this article to read about what in the world is going on with me almost 7 month old. Sounds like sleep regression but I had a question about my almost 2 year old….. My husband took him for a ride one night to fall asleep and I want to say this was a few months ago but honestly I can’t remember well now we have to go on a ride every night. We don’t practice the cry it out method so not an option but thoughts on breaking this habit? Will he grow out of it? If my husband isn’t home at bedtime he will go to sleep on his own.

    • Danielle says

      Hi Jessi,
      Thank you for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource! I’m glad our article was able to help you with your 7mo, and please let us know if you have further questions about sleep regressions. As far as your description of what’s going on with your toddler, that sounds like he has a sleep association with the car, and maybe specifically with dad in the car. We have an article about sleep associations here:

      And although sleep coaching will probably help, we do not usually recommend cry-it-out, especially for older toddlers, but you can talk to him about it and set new sleep limits around it with him. We also have an article with some alternative sleep coaching options here:

      I hope these will help you out – good luck!

  8. KAREN BUNN says

    11 month regression means my DD won’t nap at the usual times. She was waking at 6, napping at 9 & 2 and going bed at 7. For past week, she keeps sitting and standing in her cot when I put her down to nap. And so ends up only having 1 nap. How do I keep with 2 naps if she refuses? Do I just keep putting her down to nap at usual times even if she don’t end napping? And then leave her till her next planned nap?

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Karen Bunn, thanks for writing to us! I’m sorry your daughter has been protesting her naps recently, I can relate to this myself! It is hopefully a phase that will pass, usually babies are not ready to transition to 1 nap at this point, it’s usually a little closer to 16-18 months for that. I personally would continue to offer both naps even if she’s fighting you on them and it will hopefully go back to normal soon! If you need more nap tips, be sure to download our free guide with nap help here:
      And if this doesn’t pass and you need more help, let us know! Hang in there!

  9. t says

    LOSING MY MIND with 6 months sleep regression. Way worse than 4 months sleep regression. Going on 4 weeks of this!
    I hope you’re right and that this passes. This is misery!!!

    • Neosha says

      @t – Hang in there, T! If the sleep issues you’re experiencing linger much longer, you could be dealing with a sleep association or habit that may need some work. If so, please consider connecting with one of our sleep consultants. You can read more about these lovely ladies here: Good luck!

  10. Vivian Lopez says

    The post is very interesting, I like it very much. Thanks for sharing!

    • Janelle Reid says

      Thank you @Vivian Lopez! Glad it was helpful!