How do I get my son back on track?

Jamie - posted on 11/12/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son was sleeping through the night at 3 months old. now he is 7 months and wakes up twice in the night and won't settle for anything but a bubba. How do i get him out of this habit and back on track???

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Marianna - posted on 11/13/2008

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If he is teething then some gel for teething before you put him to bed should calm him down. My boy is 7 months and has been sleeping through the night with no problmens. When he started teething he started waking up in the night. One evening he was waking up every hour. As soon as the teeth came out he went back to his sleeping through the night routine. I guess all you can do is help him with some teething gel.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/13/2008

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My little girl is the same. Slept through the night at a month old up until 1 month ago. Now she wants to nurse back so sleep for comfort more than for hunger. I'd let her cry longer (10-15 minutes) if my 2 year old wasn't right next door to her. I just can't stand the thought of both awake & crying! I hope it is a phase (teething?) that she get through soon.

Julie - posted on 11/13/2008

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My daughter did the same thing about 2 weeks ago and she wasn't teething either. I had to put humidifier in her room and I gave her some tylenol (small dosage) and a week later she was back to her normal self. I am not sure why maybe she wasn't feeling good but when I called the doctors office they stated she was teething. It is possible but no teeth yet. Also, my doctor states not to nurse the baby back to sleep because nursing her at night is a treat. At 7 months old they should be able to sleep for atleast 7 to 8 hours with out sleeping but he also states to do what works best for you. Also, try to wait 10-15 minutes before getting up and checking on him, sometimes he may fall right back to sleep. It has worked for me.

Mindy - posted on 11/13/2008

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My son is waking up every hour on the hour and I'm going crazy! He used to sleep through the night too and over the last month has been waking up 4-5 times. He hasn't cut a tooth yet and is growing like a weed. I nurse him every time to get him to go back to sleep because it's the "quick fix", I should probably just let him cry but I can't handle that. Sorry I have no suggestions for you and I'm venting, glad to see I'm not alone in the wee hours though. ;o)

Kayla - posted on 11/13/2008

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Same thing happened to me. But he only stays awake long enough for a bottle then he's back to sleep. I'm hoping to get him back on track again soon.

Kathy - posted on 11/13/2008

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Mine does the same thing!! I also think it's because of teething. He woke up 1-2 times per night for about a month and then two teeth magically appeared. Sometimes I can get him back to sleep with rocking, singing and/or his soother, but sometimes he needs to nurse. Now that the teeth are through, he's getting back to sleeping longer.

Wendy - posted on 11/13/2008

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I am having the same problem! It is frustrating because you know they can sleep through the night. First, I am glad I am not alone in this and second, I think it is due to teething also. I just do not feel anything yet on his gums. This is my first baby and I am not sure when and if I should feel a tooth coming through.

Shortie3091 - posted on 11/12/2008

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Is he teething or just acting hungry? I have been going through the same thing with my daughter and it is making me crazy I know she is teething so I do the normal routine for bed time and give her tylenol or motrin and also put night time orajel on her and it seems to help sometimes.

Randi - posted on 11/12/2008

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Is he teething? Growth spurt?

I nurse, but sometimes my daughter wakes up in the night and I believe it is for those reasons. I nurse her quickly and she goes back to sleep. It doesn't happen often, but when something is going on, it does throw off her schedule.

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