How many times does your 7 month old baby wake up for feeds at night?
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Melissa - posted on 08/27/2012
my baby used to sleep 5-7 hours a night, eat, then back to sleep for 3-5 hours when he was 2 months. by 4 months he was up approx every 2 or 3 hours. now he's 7 and a half months and has been up every hour or two to eat since about 5 and a half months. figured it was a growth spurt at first, but it's not stopping. also, takes a lot more attempts to get him to stay sleeping in his crib. just finding out now, from finally having time to google (he entertains himself for longer periods of time now) that he shouldn't be eating this much during the night, especially when he's been eating every hour or so during the day. i had no idea all these mothers that have 6 month old that sleep most of the night, so jealous. so apparently my little cutie has been playing me lol, gonna to wean him off slowly, wish me luck!
Leah - posted on 03/20/2010
Thanks for the advice Tracey!!! I had no idea it becomes a habit. Last night my little girl woke up at midnight and I just put her binky back in and rocked her to sleep. Took about 5 minutes. She slept until 7:30 without waking up again. I guess she really didn't need fed during the night after all. She used to wake up 1-3X/night. Hopefully this will continue and soon she will be an all night sleeper.
ABBIE - posted on 03/19/2010
my daughter is up at least 2 times not matter what time she goes to bed or anything. im kind of hopeing that changes soon i cant get her to eat enough i guess during the day. my doctor told me that was bad that she was still getting up but i went to another one that said its really ok so...
Erin - posted on 03/19/2010
I put my son to bed around 8:00-9:30 he usually wakes up at 3:00 and then at 5:00 and then 9:00. but we probably get up to soon if we were to just wait and c if he would go back to sleep he probably would
Katie - posted on 03/19/2010
my son was sleeping through then night from around 8-9 weeks old and then once he turned 7 months he started waking up at night again so he eats about 1 or 2 times a night. He is teething really bad though and growing so that could have something to do with it.
Angela - posted on 03/18/2010
My baby is 7 months old and every week is different. I put him to bed around 8:30 and most of the time he doesn't wake up until 7am...every once in a while though he will wake up at 4am. But I just nurse him, change his diaper and put him back to bed.
Jackie - posted on 03/18/2010
My daughter has been sleeping about 13 hours straight at night since she was 6 weeks old. She has been waking up a couple times lately but by the time I get to her room she is asleep again. She started pigging out on her solid foods at dinner and then she sleeps like a log!
Krista - posted on 03/18/2010
My little guy used to sleep from 7:30pm until about 7am. It was wonderful. But for the last few weeks, he's been waking up once or twice a night. I offer a bottle, in case he's going through a growth spurt and is hungry, but he's not interested. He just got his first two teeth, so that's probably causing the wakefulness. Now last night, he didn't get up at all until 6am, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he'll do that again tonight. (But I should probably go to bed now, just in case he doesn't.)
Keshia - posted on 03/18/2010
my daughter has been waking up 2 times a nigh for the last few weeks... it really started when she started eating the gerber first foods, she has slept through the nigh since she was about 2 months old so this is a complete shock for us! is there any way it could be because she is just used to eating more at a time? lol...
Michelle Carpenter - posted on 03/18/2010
Will be 7 months old Saturday and still wakes up 3-10 times per night also...we are SO exhausted!! On his side-he'd been very sick for 3 months with one virus on top of the other and now is cutting 6 teeth at the same time! I hope when they come through we will get more rest!!!
Ethel - posted on 03/18/2010
My daughter sleeps through the night. I worked really really hard to get her in a schedule & has the same nightly routine so now she starts to whine & get fussy if I'm running behind! I feed her solid food dinner at about 6-7pm, bath, light moisterizing massage,playtime w/a little water in her sippy cup, bottle about 8:30-9, playtime, then wash hands & put pj's on, last bottle at about 9:30-10 then she stays in her crib playing w/her favorite cuddle toys with lullyby music-lights out when I see she has fallen asleep. she will wake up around 8am. The key in my case is not to let her have any afternoon naps. She has 2naps a day & stays up from about 4pm to bedtime. If she does get fussy & needs a nap its a 30min power nap.
Amber - posted on 03/17/2010
Tracey is right too....it does become habit! I have a girlfriend that is nursing and her 2 month old son, sleeps through the night. She was really good about doing that with all of her children (she now has 4), and he only nurses! I wish I would have been better about it with my kids....cause both of mine were 2-3 hours all day every day till I stopped!
Amber - posted on 03/17/2010
When I was nursing, my son would wake up every 2-3 hours every night. I nursed till he was 5 months. Now he is 7 months and has been sleeping through the night since I started giving him a bottle. He has his bottle anywhere between 7 and 8 and sleeps through the night till about 7 or 8 in the morning. If you are nursing, you might want to pump throughout the day and give your baby a decent sized bottle at night and maybe he will stay fuller for longer! Hope this helps!
Sally - posted on 03/17/2010
My daughter will usually go from about 8:30pm until 4 or 5am between feeds. I recently cut out the evening feeds in an attempt to get her to sleep longer (I'm tired!). She still wakes up often through the night (1-4 times), but will fall back asleep after I calm her back down.
Tracey - posted on 03/17/2010
None. Stopped feeding her at night around 6-6 1/2. It was just a habit of her waking up the same time, and wanting to eat to go back to sleep. Now if she wakes up, I change her diaper if needed and put her back to sleep. If you are feeding enough during the day, your child should not have to eat in the middle of the night. My dr. said by 8-9 months it will DEFINITELY become a habit and not something needed. Some children are earlier. With my daughter that was true. Like I said I stopped the feedings, and she no longer looks to eat at that time. She can go about 11-12 hours at night without eating (unless she is having a growth spurt), Sometimes when I give her a bottle in the morning, she is not ready and won't drink the whole thing. I would try weaning the nighttimes feedings so everyone (including you) can get more sleep. I'm not telling you what to do (it is your child), it's just my opinion and what I learned from experience :-)
Sashell - posted on 03/17/2010
None, she has been sleeping through the night (from about 9 pm to 4 am - i get up for work at 4) since we brought her home. If you are nursing breastmilk is not as filling as formula and he/she will be hungry more often.
Becca - posted on 03/17/2010
My son gets up once or twice on a good night. He used to sleep 8-10hours from the time he was about 6weeks until he was 4months and then started waking again. Lately he's been having bad nights where he's waking more because of seperation anxiety but he settles really quickly after a short comfort nurse so I don't mind.
Samantha - posted on 03/17/2010
Funny you should ask...my 7 month old son has been sleeeping through the night since he was about 8 weeks old (10-12 hours) until recently...around his 7 month birthday, which also coincided with a growth spurt and daylight savings time, he began to wake up 1-2 times each night to nurse. I'm not quite sure what is going on, but I just "go with the flow." I figure he would not be waking up unless he needed to eat (as it hasn't been a wet diaper, he is not sick, don't think he is teething). Also, he is not eating TONS at night, he seems to fall right back to sleep after eating, and he wakes up very happy in the morning...I figure, all babies are different, and this is just what he needs right now:) hope this helps!