Rachel - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son is 6 1/2 months old. He co-sleeps with me and is EBF. He started on solids at 6 months and I give him cereal mixed with fruits about 6:30 every night. He goes to bed at 8. He sleeps for about 2hrs at a time until around midnight and then he is awake every hour on the hour. I tend to him before he starts crying and most times I am able to just latch him on and he uses me as a pacifier for a few minutes and he is back to sleep. I dont' know if this is normal. I can't figure out how to get him to sleep for longer periods. CIO is not an option for me. Until he was about 4 months old he slept in his car seat and he would sleep for 3-4hrs at a time. But since then he is up hourly. There are a few times a week that he wakes about 2am and won't go back to sleep for a few hours. I don't let him play. I keep it quiet and dark and continue to have him nurse for hours till he falls back asleep. I don't know if anyone has any advise that worked for them. I know he's growing and changing fast now. He will wake up and "practice his vocabulary" for a period of time and he's trying to crawl when awake and I do think he has 2 more teeth coming in. (he got his first 2 bottom teeth at 2 months) I do give him infant tylenol every 4/6 hrs. Any advice would be so great!