Am I the only one who has a 6 month old who just WON'T sleep?

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I know that gas bubbles sometimes wake him up, but he just won't burp until he wakes up in distress. He fights going to sleep like a 6 YEAR old on Christmas Eve - it is making me crazy from sleep deprivation!! Once he falls asleep, it is a miracle if he stays down for 4 hours overnight. During the day, his average nap is about 30 minutes if I'm lucky!!! This is my third child and the first time I've dealt with this!

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Petrowene - posted on 04/06/2009

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I do feel for you. Try and keep him awake until he burps, if thats not working, try and let him sleep on his tummy, sometimes when they turns, it comes out easily.

Emily - posted on 04/02/2009

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I had a baby who was like that at six months old. THere was nothing wrong with her she just didn't want to fall asleep. It does get better, I promise. She is now two and a half years old and still not the greatest sleeper, but she will take a 2-3 hr nap per day and go 6-8 hour stretches at night.  Some things that eventually worked (on a good day!) included putting her in a backpack style carrier like the one in my profile pic and letting her just fall asleep there. I had to stand up- but I got dishes, sweeping, mopping and outside time with my older child completed. When she transitioned to one afternoon nap per day that was amazing too. It took about 2 weeks of the new nap routine but 2 hours of uninterupted nap time were much needed for the both of us.

Tara - posted on 04/02/2009

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Quoting Jenna:



Quoting Cynthia:

Are your kids teething? When your baby wakes up at night have you thought of any teething remedies? usually they wake up this much due to pain, normally from teething. They can also have a very hard time sleeping or even going to sleep because they are in so much discomfort.

Here in Canada, I use a homeopathic remedy called Camilia by Boiron. Works fantastic. Helped our first sleep night and day, along with now our second who is now 6.5 months old and teething like crazy. Tonight, for example, I tried to nurse him to sleep but he was screaming near the end, burped him settled him down again but he was still fighting it. SO I gave him a single dose and five minutes later, he's out like a light. That was 7:30pm. He'll possible wake up around 11pm for a late feed and then off to sleep for the night until 6:30am.

I'm not trying to brag, it's just this stuff works. Good luck.






Cynthia,






Where can you buy this? I live in BC.



 



Hi,



Yes maybe your babies are teething? Are they showing any signs of teething like biting down on your fingers/toys, rubbing of ears/cheeks, rosy cheeks etc? I also used the Camilia drops and they are wonderful!! you can give them more often then tylenol. 



You can buy them at a drug store and they are in the vitamin section, in a white box. They are natural and specifically for teething. 



Good luck and hang in there!





 

Jenna - posted on 04/01/2009

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Quoting Cynthia:

Are your kids teething? When your baby wakes up at night have you thought of any teething remedies? usually they wake up this much due to pain, normally from teething. They can also have a very hard time sleeping or even going to sleep because they are in so much discomfort.

Here in Canada, I use a homeopathic remedy called Camilia by Boiron. Works fantastic. Helped our first sleep night and day, along with now our second who is now 6.5 months old and teething like crazy. Tonight, for example, I tried to nurse him to sleep but he was screaming near the end, burped him settled him down again but he was still fighting it. SO I gave him a single dose and five minutes later, he's out like a light. That was 7:30pm. He'll possible wake up around 11pm for a late feed and then off to sleep for the night until 6:30am.

I'm not trying to brag, it's just this stuff works. Good luck.



Cynthia,



Where can you buy this? I live in BC.

Cynthia - posted on 04/01/2009

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Are your kids teething? When your baby wakes up at night have you thought of any teething remedies? usually they wake up this much due to pain, normally from teething. They can also have a very hard time sleeping or even going to sleep because they are in so much discomfort.



Here in Canada, I use a homeopathic remedy called Camilia by Boiron. Works fantastic. Helped our first sleep night and day, along with now our second who is now 6.5 months old and teething like crazy. Tonight, for example, I tried to nurse him to sleep but he was screaming near the end, burped him settled him down again but he was still fighting it. SO I gave him a single dose and five minutes later, he's out like a light. That was 7:30pm. He'll possible wake up around 11pm for a late feed and then off to sleep for the night until 6:30am.



I'm not trying to brag, it's just this stuff works. Good luck.

Jennifer - posted on 04/01/2009

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My 6 month old is the same way--she doesn't have the gas issue but she won't sleep more than 2 hours at a time. Naps for maybe 30 minutes unless you hold her. If you find any answers PLEASE share. I have tried swaddling, not swaddling, The Zaky, music, sleeping face up, face down, using a wedge, a positioner, vibration, feeding cereal close to bed time, cereal in the bottle, crying it out, upgrading the nutrition in the formula, you name it. I am exhausted all the time, and my husband doesn't get up at night with her ever. She'll go to bed at 8:30 and will wake at 11, 1, 3, 5 and sometimes in between. I am out of ideas...gah!

Jenna - posted on 03/31/2009

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I am experiencing the same problem. My son will be 6 months on April 8th. About two to three 30-45min naps a day and I'm lucky to get 2-3 hours straight of sleep at night. This all started about 4 weeks ago. Since 10 weeks he slept through the night until about 5-6am in his crib(in his own room), I would then breastfeed him and he would go back to sleep with me in my bed. Now we only bed share. He refuses to have anything to do with his crib or play pen. He wakes up due to gas usually or urinates, then wakes. My back is killing me from contorting myself while sleeping beside him. I actually moved to the floor for a few days with him so that I could sprawl out (We only have two bedrooms). My son is hitting alot of milestones, but no teeth yet. He can pretty much crawl and can sit up by himself. I heard that hitting milestones can affect their sleep habits, so is true for him!!!! In fact when he does wake in the night, he automaticaly flips over and gets into a crawling position.

Lauren - posted on 03/31/2009

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Hey Jenn..



Sorry to hear about the little one..



I give my little one 1/4 Mag Phos  pill in his bottle and it brings the winds out really quickly, helps for colic as well.



it's a homeopathic remedy, a good alternative to cutting the kids like they do in hospitals.hope it helps!!

Katie - posted on 03/31/2009

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Wow.. you really do need rest. He seems to just not miss anything around him. I wish I could help you.

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