My daughter of almost 9 months used to be an ok sleeper, but lately she is awful. She wakes soon after we put her down for the night which is normally around 7.30pm and continues to wake up for another 4 or 5 times a night. For the first couple of time just putting a dummy in will settle her, or sometimes we have to pick her up and rock her or just hold her. From after 3am at night she seems to be wide awake when she wakes and is either standing in her cot crying or sitting there talking. So far the only way I learnt to settle her is by putting her in our bed or giving her a bottle. I realise this is probably a bad thing to do, but after being up a few times a night already, I just give in. I don't know why she is such a restless sleeper. I may have to try control crying so she can get used to putting herself to sleep better, but I was just wondering if any other mums have the same problems and what solutions have you come across. It's been a while since I've had 4 hours sleep in a row so any suggestions would be appreciated.