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14 month old not STTN

Hi everyone,
My son has always had trouble sleeping through the night due to an allergy to cow's milk protein, but we've got him back on a hypo allergenic formula as well as almond milk now and he's a totally different baby.  When we first switched, he slept through the night like a champ - 11 hours a night.  Now, he's waking up 2 and 3 times a night crying hysterically.  Its getting the point that I just put him in our bed so that we both get some sleep.  I don't want to make this a habit, but I also don't want to do CIO - he cries so hard sometimes that he starts to cough and choke.  I can't figure out what's wrong and why he's waking so much.  Does anyone have any advice or tips to help him sleep better?  We both need more sleep :)

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  • He's probably waking at night and crying because he hasn't had any "formal" sleep training where he has had to self soothe. Most 14 month old kids will wake at night but not all will need mom or dad to help them go back to sleep.

    Your LO probably cries so hard because he knows that you will come and get him and bring him to your bed. You're desperate for sleep, I get that but if you want things to improve then you need to choose a method and be 100% consistent. I did interval checks with both of my kids. I'd give them about 10 minutes or so, then go in and lay them back down, say good night and leave the room again. I never picked them up though. That only made everything worse.

    It's really hard and it takes total dedication on your part but if you find something both you and your LO respond to then it should work. It's all trial and error.


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