My 17 month old has not slept through the night since she started teething at 7 months. I put her to bed in the crib at night, then take her with me when I go to my bed. Lately, the time she sleeps is getting shorter and shorter. I'll nurse her to sleep, lay her in the crib and 20-30 minutes later she is up and screaming for me. Sometimes I'll try for another nap in the crib, but often she wakes up when I stand up to lay her down, or it takes so long that it's my bedtime. She wakes 2-3 times (on a good night) or more before morning. She only naps 1 hour after lunch, sometimes just 30 minutes. If she has her choice, she'll sleep in until 9 am. I've been waking her up in the morning to see what would happen, but the only change so far is a little longer nap.
I don't mind the cosleeping, or even nursing her to sleep (the first time), but I am getting frustrated that she needs the repeated nursings to sleep, and I would like for her to sleep a longer stretch at the beginning of the evening so I can get some things done or just have some alone time. My husband travels a lot with work, so no real help from him.
Any suggestions on how to get her to sleep longer?