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My 11 month old "spirited" girl has been ill with an ear and upper respiratory infection for about a month now......
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A Newsletter About Caring for the High Maintenance Child

by Kate Andersen, M.Ed.
Issue Theme: Sleep and Bed-Time Problems.
Volume 19, Issue 11, July, 2017.

Letter to Kate
by Kate Andersen, M.Ed.

Dear Kate,

My 11 month old "spirited" girl has been ill with an ear and upper respiratory infection for about a month now. She was waking during the night 4-5 times to be held to ease her discomfort. By the time I would get back to sleep, she would wake up again. I got tired of this routine so I started sleeping in the recliner with her so I could get some form of continued sleep. Now I think she is used to it and wakes not because she is ill but because she wants to be held! Do I just let her cry and make her get used to sleeping in her crib? I really need to get some real sleep! I can't function like this anymore.

Please give me some perspective!

Thank you,


Sleepless in Omaha

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