Hi! I have a 9 month old son (7 months corrected - he was born 10 weeks premature). He has very bad sleeping problems. He can go to sleep with no problems (I can put him in his cot, kiss him and walk away and he will be asleep in a few minutes with no problems) - but the issue is him STAYING asleep. He wakes continuously. I have tried nearly everything to get him to resettle himself, but he can't. During the day, he can only sleep for 30 minutes - and IF he does go back to sleep (because he IS tired), it's only through a hard slog of resettling him myself (usually takes 30 - 60 minutes every single sleep). We've been to Karitane twice, and he is now able to be resettled at least - and in his morning nap is sometimes sleeping for an hour, but still, each day sleep is a battle (his afternoon nap is usually only 30 minutes, and a 1 hour battle of trying to resettle so he has done his 'time' as per Karitane instructions). His night sleeps are atrocious. We have the same strict bedtime routine, and he is always asleep between 6.30pm to 7pm and he usually wakes at the sameish time each day 6 - 7am. He will sleep for 2 - 4 hours (he may wake briefly in that time for dummy reinsertion), and once he wakes, will generally wake every hour, sometimes more. Then will go for 1.5 - 2 hours of grizzling every 5, 10 or 20 minutes. I have tried resettling, and sometiems it works, sometimes it doesn't. Usually, after about the 10th wake up of the night I just put him into bed with me, as I'm just so exhausted, and he will go to sleep instantly. It's a constant battle. I have no idea how to help him learn to STAY asleep and resettle himself if he wakes briefly. I've tried Karitane methods, but they don't seem to be working - I'm considering just letting him cry it out - but I hate the thought of doing that. At night, I can put his dummy back in and he will settle straight away, but then 5 minutes later is grizzzling again. Rinse and repeat LOL. I think alot of it is due to his dummy, but I just can't find the reason that he can't stay asleep and wakes continually. Co sleeping usually helps us get at least 2 or 3 hour blocks of sleep with just a quick resettle - but the health nurse told me to stop doing this as it will cause problems further on down the track. Co sleeping is not ideal, and not something I wanted to do, but when you have tried every suggestion and nothing is improving, at some point I just need some sleep (esp now that I am back at work as well). I have no idea what to do or how to help him anymore? Putting him in his own room may help a little, but I don't believe it will help with his continual waking. I just don't know what to do anymore, am totally exhausted - as it is just so constant, we never have a good night - just follows the same bad sleeping pattern every day with no improvement, and just want to help my baby boy to sleep better! When you think that heaven is a night where you only have 4 or 5 wake ups, then you know you have a problem... What can I do? (sorry for exasperation ). I've tried changing his routine, changing eating habits, changing the ways I resettle him over months, but nothing ever seems to change.