I have a ten month old daughter that has never really slept through the night. We got her down to waking up once and needing a bottle. But its been hard and the pediatrician insists that this is just a habit and that she doesn't need the calories.
So last week I tried to wean her off of that. I started giving her water instead. It worked for two nights in that she slept through the night but now she does this thing where I put her to bed at 8 and she wakes up around 1-2am. And we can't get her back to sleep. She doesn't want to go in her crib. I will rock her to sleep and the moment I lift her and she thinks she is going into crib, she grabs on to me. I finally caved the other night and had to bring her in bed with me. She fell asleep just fine right next to me! The same thing happened last night.
The hard part is I don't sleep well when she is next to me because I feel like I can't move a muscle all night long. I also don't want to create these habits.
Anyone else experience this? What should I do? I have had no luck with getting her to sleep through the night ever. I haven't done any sleep training by letting her cry it out because honestly I just can't listen to her cry. I'm wondering if I should have done this before. Any thoughts?