VicPark - how would you suggest to get an 11 month old to sleep for longer and/or self settle when they:
- burst into hysterical tears the moment they are put down (awake or even if they are actually asleep) and do not have contact with mum or dad?
- wake during the night they are fully awake and cries until they are fed or up with their dad being 'walked' around the house (baby is fully alert). When they are fed it is not comfort feeding, it's full on, I wanna feed feeding.
On what grounds are you saying that frequent waking is 'not normal'?
My DD slept through the night 5 times until she was 2. Things got a lot better but she still often doesn't sleep through the night and wakes for a cuddle, blankets, drink etc probably 50% of the nights (she is 3 years 4 months). As a newborn and infant her day sleeps would often consist of 2 x 15 minute naps, she was just a wakeful baby. She is now proving to be a very alert, switched on, and confident girl.