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Peta - posted on 06/26/2010 ( 53 moms have responded )

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How do your babies sleep throgh the night? My son is 6 months old today and wakes up nearly every 2 hours sometimes every hour for a feed. He is breastfeed and i started feeding him solids 3 times a day hoping that will help but it hasnt changed really and advice?

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Sarah - posted on 07/02/2010

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I feel your pain! I'm not claiming to be an expert by any means but my little girl has just turned 7 months and slept through for the first time EVER last night! So I thought I'd share what worked in the end, and believe me I'd tried everything and sought so much help. In the end I had a visit from a midwife from a sleep programme here in Sydney. It has been a tough 3 days but by the 4th night we had success.

Firstly, we were still swaddling/wrapping Milla so we stopped that plus took away her dummy. I was getting up every hour to 2 hours to reswaddle and put the dummy back in and she couldn't self settle. And she used to wake at 4.30am and not go back to sleep until about 6.30am. So to stop swaddling and take away the dummy were massive changes for her and the first 24 hours I had to hold her arms by her side to get her to sleep because she didn't seem to be able to control them. I just held them down and kept "shush, shush, shushing" until she fell asleep.

Then the midwife came in. We put Milla in her cot, quietly said "time for nigh, nighs" and left the room. Then I stood outside and listened. I stayed out while she was just grizzling but when that turned to a distressed cry I started to count to 10. Often by the time I got to 10 she'd had a pause in the distressed cry so the counting stopped. When I got to 10 I went into her and quietly reassured her then patted her torso and began the shushing. If she cried louder, the shushing got louder too. When she calmed down the patting slowed down until eventually I was just resting my hand on her. Then i quietly walked out keeping up a slow soft shush.

If she was distressed again I'd start the counting to 10 and go in and repeat. After about 3 of these attempts, I began to count to 20. Then after 3 of these to 30. After an hour Milla was worn down and went to sleep.

That happened for her next 2 sleeps. The first night she was great! She woke at 2am and chattered happily to herself for 40 min...I just left her and she went back to sleep until 6.30am.

That day was good to and I couldn't believe the quick success. Until the middle of night 2 and it all went bad. She woke up on 2 occasions and screamed for 1 - 2 hours. Milla wasn't even responding to me trying to pat and shush her. She was inconsolable and I was so angry...this was worse than before!

I spoke with the midwife the next morning and they assured me this was perfectly normal. Night 2 and 3 are the worst as baby fights the change. These nights it's normal to have 2 x 1.5 hours of protesting. Knowing this I was ok...if it is normal I could soldier on. Stick with it. I was told to go to her when she started the distressed cry, reassure her that you're there but it is night time and time for sleep. Give a quick (no more than a minute) pat and shush and then leave, even if she/he is still screaming. Wait 1-3 minutes and go back in. Do the same, even if she isn't responding. I did this and trust me it was hard...lots of deep breaths to remain calm while she kept screaming. But after 15 minutes it slowed down and she fell asleep! And the second time it lasted about 10 minutes and she then slept until 6am.

So day 4 she settled herself without any crying for all her sleeps. And last night she slept from 7pm - 10pm, I woke her for a rollover milk feed, and then through to 5.30am without a stir.

I truly hope this helps even one other mum. I hope we're getting our life back and I can tell you this morning my little princess is VERY happy and proud of herself.

All the best.

PS. I've also had to restructure her day sleeps. She has to be up 2.5 - 3 hours before allowed back to sleep which means she has 2 or 3 sleeps only a day based on what time she goes to sleep and this also means bedtime will be a little flexible. She's on formula and 3 solid meals a day. I was told to get protein into her as that is great for making baby feel full through the night. Red lentils are great because can be pureed in with veg and have a natural component that is good for sleep (according to a nutritionist I spoke with).

And she has to be in her cot for a minimum of 1.5 hours every sleep. This time includes settling so if she cries for 30 min and sleeps for an hour that's great. If she wakes after only 40 min, I have to let her resettle or try myself.

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Hi
My girl was waking every 2-3 hours for b/feeds.I then read in Mother and Baby that babies over 6 month who are having solids in the day dont need night feeds .So when she woke up I just popped her dummy (I know not perfect) ,spoke to her but did not get her out of her cot.Over a few nights she woke up less.We have compromised on a 5am feed.I realised they were just comfort wake ups.I hope this helps.

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Carrie - posted on 07/24/2010

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My daughter is almost 7 months old and she usually wakes up about every 3 hrs to breastfeed then goes back to sleep.

Emma - posted on 07/11/2010

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"Sleep Rescue" is base in Melbourne but if your want them and will pay for the flight they will come anywhere.

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Peta, if you're in Australia you can call Tresillian or Karitane. They are specialized in baby settling techniques and have great tips on helping bubs to sleep through.

Emma - posted on 07/11/2010

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I had problems with sleep so I rang a company called "Sleep Rescue" and now my baby sleeps through the night without feeds.

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My son has been sleeping through since 4 months old. It just clicked one night. He's been sleeping in his big cot since 3 weeks old and never had to be taught how to sleep in there. I just picked him out of his cradle one night, and put him in his cot, as I couldn't stand the groaning and moaning he did in his sleep. It kept me awake all night lol.
At that stage he was still fully breastfed, without solids or formula.

He started to wake up once a night when he was teething, but that only lasted for a week and he went back to sleeping 12 hours again. I was in hospital for 6 days last week and I was worried that his routine would be messed up, by staying at his grandparents. But Im very surprised it didn't get messed up. He still sleeps 12 hours at night and does a few 1 hour naps during the day.
I had tried everything to MAKE him sleep through and it all failed. It was when I stopped trying to force him to sleep, that he started to sleep longer.

You'll see! One day it will click with him too and he realizes that sleeping through the night is so much better than waking up every few hours ;o) He will do it in his own time :o)

My son has been getting solids since 5 months and is now almost 7 months old. He shows me that he's not full by continuing opening his mouth and cry if I dont give him the next spoon quick enough. When he's full, he turns his head away or spews the food out.

Sharon - posted on 07/10/2010

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Wow. From reading this I think I am so lucky. My twin girls just turned 7mo old on 7/9 and they have few teeth coming in starting couple of months ago but that doesn’t seem to bother them that much.

My babies are getting breast milk (pumped, since they have started biting recently and I can’t take it anymore), formula, rice/oat meal cereal and store bought stage 1 baby food. During weekdays they get 3 bottles of 6 oz formula and 1.5 can of baby food at daycare each day, they are also fed when they wake up and get a hefty dinner (a bowl of rice cereal or oatmeal + some formula) between 6-8PM and when they went to bed they don’t wake up until we get them out of the bed the next morning (5AM weekdays or 7-8 AM weekends)

The only thing we did differently from most people I think is that they are in their full size crib the day they came home from the hospital so I don’t have to deal with having to teach them how to sleep in their own bed now and they have been doing quite well on their own. Sometimes they even get annoyed if they are been held for too long and once in their crib they are asleep in few min. (we have the electric mobile on and the room is pretty dark then I will walk out of the room, do not go back in unless the crying doesn’t stop for extended period of time, time varies of course, mine knows how to sooth themselves because we started early so this is usually less than 5 min.)

Other than when they were sick (and there were plenty of that since they started daycare at 3 month old.) they have been sleeping through the night ever since they were about 3 or 4 month old.

My suggestion will be add some more food to the last feeding of the day, maybe he is going through another growth spurt. I had no idea that my babies were taking 1.5 jar of baby food now until daycare told me then I went home and gave them a lot more food then I think they will take that night and surprisingly they both finished it all so experiment with the amount, baby are unlike adults, when they are full they stop eating but they don’t know how to tell you that they are not completely full yet.

Alma - posted on 07/10/2010

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does your baby sleep a lot during the day??? my baby is breastfed all day, he eats solid twice a day goes to sleep at 9:30pm and wakes up around 5 or 6 for a feeding goes back to bed until 8 or 9!!

Jaeda - posted on 07/09/2010

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my baby jus turned 7 months old, n he gets 4 bottles a day plus a jar of food with each bottle, n he sleeps from 8:30 til 8:30-9ish

Nekshan - posted on 07/09/2010

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My baby is a pretty good girl, i usually sleep late as well as wake up late. So even she sleeps around 10:00/11:00 n wakes up around 7:00. Then in morning again i breastfeed her n she again mostly goes to sleep for about 2hrs. At nite i give her rice/oat cereal wid formula, so she is full, even if she wakes up in between netime at nite, i immedialtely turn her on her tummy n pat her back to sleep. In noon i give some homemade mashed dal-rice-vegs mix n breastfeed too n in noon she again sleeps for atleast 2hrs or more. Same way if she wakes up in noon too i turn her on tummy n pat her back to sleep. I try not to let her sleep on odd times. Only in noon n nite.
This has worked for me. I hope it helps.

Laura - posted on 07/09/2010

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See if you can get him to sooth himself back to sleep without a feeding by using a pacifier or if you are against pacifiers try standing by his crib and whispering softly and rubbing his tummy. If he protests too much with you doing this because of him wanting to feed have your significant other try. Hopefully after a few nights he will stop waking up for that feeding and you can continue the pattern until he is sleeping through the night. My son was sleeping from 12:00 to 5:00 by 9 weeks old and is now 7 months old and sleeps from 9:00 to 9:00 every night. My daughter who is now 5 was the same way as a baby. At this age the middle of the night feedings are just habit rather than necessity. Good luck!!

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Can I suggest an excellent book that friends and I have all tried and use successfully? It's called 'Save Our Sleep' by Tizzie Hall. I read it when my little girl was about 4 months old - she wasn't a difficult sleeper but I needed her to be on a more consistent routine - now life is MUCH easier for us and she's sleeping from 7 till 7 ever night. Plus I found it helped me understand more what she needed if she did wake up crying. Worth a try!

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Hi there, I am just fighting thru exactly what you described. For the last two nights we have had a little relief and it seems my daughter is getting the hang of it too. She was waking every hour for a feed, and I was giving it to her for 3 months. I now am feeding her breast strictly every 4 hours and three snacks and 3 meals in between. I have never restricted breast feeding before with any of my kids. She is now sleeping thru most of the night, from 9pm to about 3am. We re settle her at 3am with no milk. We also try to give her a roll over bottle (formula) about 11pm before we go to bed, sometimes she will only take about 50 ml but thats seems to be enough. We also bought a jolly jumper (those things that hang from the ceiling), I have two other children and she is also very active and loves to watch them rather than sleep, so this jolly jumper seems to tire her out and makes her feel like she is part of the action. I feel for you as I would often go outside in the middle of the night so I wouldnt hear her cry as it physically hurt! Keep trying, be strong, feed her till she cant take anymore and then hold your breath and wait!! Try to resettle her as she really shouldnt need feeding in the middle of the night anymore. Listening to her cry with such gusto is horrible, but we had to do it. My husband had to hold me back from going to her after I had resettled her many times as she was jut getting worse me going in time after time. Dont give up on your self and feel inadequate, we all feel the way you do at some stage! Good Luck! I hope I was able to help you a little

Stephaine - posted on 07/09/2010

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your child probably has a bit of separation anxiety which is common around 6 months. The issue is probably not food related at all. He is waking as he wants comfort from you and is finding that comfort on the boob. Instead of feeding every time he wakes try resettling him in the normal way you do, like rocking, dummy, patting etc. He shouldnt really need much milk at all at night especially if he is having 3 meals a day. Try breasy feeding twice in the night maybe and the rest of the time settling back to sleep. When he learns he is not going to get any milk every time he wakes, he might not wake as much. Well, hopefully. I am doing a roll over feed at 10 with my 6 month old and then she usually goes until at least 4 or 5 before she wakes for more milk and soon I will drop the second feed and eventually the roll over feed too! hope this helps!

Jenny - posted on 07/09/2010

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My daughter eats formula and she has a bottle close to bedtime and goes down around 8 oclock and will sleep until 6:30 the next morning.

Lesley - posted on 07/09/2010

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my son sleeps through the night he has his last feed at 7.30 or 8pm then he usually sleeps until 6.30 or 7.30 in the morning. he is 7 months old. he has always liked having a good sleep.
its my 3 year old that doesnt sleep well at night he wakes up about 3 times through the night.

Amanda - posted on 07/08/2010

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We were doing great. Around 3 months he started sleeping through the whole night for 10-12 hours. Now we've started cutting teeth, we have two in right now and more on the way. He wakes up every couple of hours and I try to soothe him back to sleep with patting. If that doesn't work I try teething tablets or baby orajel. My last resort is to pick him up and feed him a bottle. I wasn't able to breastfeed past 3 months, so I don't know if the formula makes a big difference or not.

Have you checked his gums for teething? My son's gums got really hard and white right before the teeth broke through. He actually started to teeth around 3 months, but the pain stopped until around 6 months when the teeth actually came in. If he is teething get some teething tablets and see if that helps. A lot of parents say the tablets worked wonders... they're okay for us. When he gets really upset, we use baby orajel. I can't stand for him to be in pain, so I'm willing the numb his gums to give him some relief.

I hope something works out for you!

Brooke - posted on 07/08/2010

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my son is 7 months yesterday and is breastfead and still wakes up bout every 2 hours

Dawn - posted on 07/08/2010

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I had dealt with that with my breastfed daughter too but it was from 4 to 6 weeks old. I ended up having to stop breastfeeding because I wasnt producing much milk I pumped it to see how much I would get and I would pump 30 min on each and end up with half an ounce so I went to formula..and she has been sleeping through the night sence. I hate to give that advice but it cant be pleasant for you or your child that you are waking up every hour or two I noticed she was much happier that her mommy wasnt falling asleep feeding her and getting frustrated from lack of sleep..

Belinda - posted on 07/08/2010

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they do have a growth spurt around 6 months old but if it lasts any longer than a week i would start considering things other than hunger. My little girl started doing this because she was teething but to start off with i thought she was hungry so i would feed her and she would drink it. Then after two weeks of this i offered her water and figured if she was hungry she would finish and look for more. She took a few sucks and spat it out and carried on crying. So i gave her the pacifier and straight to sleep. She just wanted to chew on something after a week of doing this were done to being up just once a night and we have a first tooth, now the seccond ones coming in aaarrrggghh lol

Aerial - posted on 07/08/2010

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When my son was a baby his pediatritian told me to give him water when he wakes up in the middle of the night so he will get out of the habit of wanting milk all night. I did the same thing with my 6month old a few weeks ago and surprisingly, it worked!

Sharleanne - posted on 07/08/2010

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Oh and another thing, my son was on a soother, and he would wake up everytime it fell out of his mouth and now that he is off of it, its a dream!

Also. I am in the process of "night weaning" him off the bottle. cause I know they tend to just wake up expecting the bottle/breast

Sharleanne - posted on 07/08/2010

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This sounds aweful, and I did NOT want to do it. But I let my son cry it out for like a couple naps, and he sleeps way better now. They just need reassurance that you will be there when they wake up. I started my son on a schedule.

When he wakes up he gets pablum, then milk
He naps
Wakes up has some fruit, then milk
He naps again
Wakes up has some vegtables, then milk
SOmetimes naps again around 4pm
gets up has supper with us, then milk

I started to also keep my son up later that has helped so much. Plus everynight he gets his bath then lotioned and I give him a bowl full of pablum right before bed. and he sleeps for about 6-8 hrs strait!!

Good luck

Melinda - posted on 07/08/2010

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I had the same problem, Ryan is almost 7mths now and woke every hr just before he got his top tooth (3rd overall) so that could be it if he was a good sleeper before. Ryan never slept thru ever and my dr told me to try and let him cry it out, feed him well, clean nappy and warm now its colder. It was really hard the first night or two, I let him cry for 5 to 10 mins and then got up and gave him his dummy......then repeat but tried to wait longer and longer before I got up to him, and it wasn't really that long till he was sleeping thru till 6am. Hope it helps, I thought this would be harder than it was and we did have some horrible nights but now 3wks later we are all getting more sleep!

Brianna - posted on 07/07/2010

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i'm in the same boat. at one stage back there my daughter was sleeping from 11/12pm to 4.30/5am but i've got her going to sleep earlier now around 7/8pm and she'll wake for a top up of milk at 10.30 some nights no top up and will always wake at 2/2.30am then again at 4.30. last night at 2am gave her all the milk my body had and she slept through till 7.30am. woo hoo 5hrs. lol. sleep deprived, it's really not that funny. but i'm sure she'll get there that's all i can hope for. sometimes just a binki works other times it doesn't and she wants a feed. some people suggest crying it out. i can't really let her cry it out as my partner works early mornings. food never changed anything except now she has a regular poo at 8am. our house is unbelievably cold and so we tried the heater but still no change. next idea?

Mariana - posted on 07/07/2010

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I have a baby girl that is turning 7 mo today, she sleeps thru the night since her 2 months, but has been 2 wks that she is waking crying every 3 hrs during the night, but i just give her the pacifier and she is back to sleep very quickly. My ped suggest me to stop breastfeeding that maybe I didnt have enough milk and she was hungry during the night, also he suggest not to shower after dinner as could stimulate her to much, tried everything and its still the same. Any suggestion?

Bethany - posted on 07/07/2010

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The hardest thing for me to do with my son was to start sleep training by letting him cry some. We would go in every 10 minutes at first and spread the times out until they got longer apart. It was ok to let him cry (although I was crying as much as he was!!). That first night once he finally got himself to sleep he slept 11 hours straight. Much better then he had ever done sleeping with us, and yes he was a EBF baby at that point (now on solids too). We had asked our pediatrician if he was old enough to sleep through the night without a feeding and with his age and size she said a definite yes. Every night after that the amount of time he took to cry himself to sleep was less and less. He now goes right down to sleep without crying. 11 hours at night and 2 hour long naps during the day. I know that some ppl dont agree with letting your baby cry (and I was one of them until I reached my breaking point) but between a bedtime routine and a few days of letting him cry we now have a happy healthy sleeping through the night 7 month old. It was the best thing we ever did for him, and ourselves! :) Best of luck!

Mindy - posted on 07/07/2010

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I couldn't breastfeed due to complications. but I have the same problem. My daughter sleeps for 3 - 5 hours at bedtime when I first put her down. then is up every two hours for a bottle even though I feed her rice cereal before bed. My doctor told me yesterday that it is cos she sleeps with me. I am a very light sleeper and I don't snore or move a lot when I sleep. I have a huge bed so its not like we are on top of each other. She says she is used to getting the food so she will want it. but if I don't give her that bottle she shrieks....not cries. my daughter is 18 pounds and 3 1/2 ounces and 27 inches at 6 1/2 months. she also said if I don't get her out of my bed by 9 months she will never want to leave. I am a stay at home mom, my husband works a lot so I have her all of the time. So she has been used to being near mommy since day one. I don't really have an answer...do whats right for you. All children are different.

Sara - posted on 07/06/2010

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I started a bedtime schedule at 6 wks...it has worked wonders! It took about a week, but he has been sleeping through the night since 7 wks old. At around 7:30, I get the room ready (lamp on, fan on, humidifier on, cd on) and then change diaper/put on pjs. Then I BF him and sing/read books while he is eating. By the time he is done eating, he is usually pretty groggy. I lay him down awake and turn on his gloworm (puts his focus on that instead of me leaving). Some nights it takes a few min and some crying, but he falls asleep on his own. He used to sleep about 8 hrs, then wake up and BF, and sleep 2-3 more hrs. He now will sleep about 11 hrs, BF, then either stay up or sleep 1-2 more hrs. He knows his schedule and lives by it!! Starting a schedule was the best thing we ever did...I have slept well since he was 7 wks old. Even teething hasn't interrupted his sleep patterns. Our only problem is when we are out past his bedtime...sometimes he does great (depending on how he napped that day) and sometimes he gets really fussy, making it not much fun for us being out! Good luck to all of you dealing with no sleep...I keep saying that he is spoiling us and the next one will be a terror!! :-)

Jasmine - posted on 07/06/2010

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Maybe try to give a bottle of formula or breast milk like around 10pm, my little one's last bottle is in the 10 o clock hour and sleeps through the night and wakes me up around 5-6am every morning. I feed her every 4 hours during the day and making sure that to stretch the hours or least make sure her last bottle happens at around 10 ;) Hope this helps somewhat.

Kellie - posted on 07/06/2010

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I am soo sorry. Right now we are having a great time with sleeping through the night. I do try and feed her again right before bed and she gets sleepy around 8:30pm. I also have a water, music toy that hangs on the edge of the crib and she loves to listen to it. It is our routine.

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My son sleeps through the night. He's in bed by 730-830pm.(Although last night it was 10pm) and is in bed until 530-6am. Up until 3months he was waking up every 2-3hours. Around 14weeks we let him cry it out during the night, that lasted 5days and ever since he's been sleeping through the night. I didn't do that with my daughter, my husband and doctor encouraged it this time and it worked for us. All babies are different and teething could play a big role. I'm sure sleep patterns will change until they're bigger as my son is now trying to stay up an extra hour and a half now. Good Luck and remember it is only temporary get rest when you can!

Julie - posted on 07/05/2010

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my guy has about 2-3 naps a day and goes to bed at 7pm and sleeps until 630-7am. He's been doing that since he was 4 months old.

Kim - posted on 07/05/2010

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My 6 month old twins have been sleeping from 6p-6a, getting up once or twice to eat for a few months now. I've been told i'm lucky. Having two it's much easier to get into the sleep training. I gave up on rocking them to sleep a long time ago. I got to the point where I was going crazy putting them to bed by myself cause dad worked at night. I just had to put them in their cribs and keep going back in and soothing them, rubbing their backs, until they would fall asleep. Also you have to remember that just because your baby wakes up, doesn't necessarily mean they are hungry. I always wait a few minutes to see if they fall back to sleep. I work two jobs, one full time and one part time, third shift. I'm lucky that my boys sleep as well as they do at night. But they are horrible nappers during the day. The first two naps are good, but by mid afternoon they get cranky but won't nap. So I still get no sleep. I've been living off of 3-5 hours a sleep a day for the last 8 months.. cause even before they were born I was so huge and uncomfortable I couldn't sleep! Ahh the joys of being a parent. Now I know what my parents went through and I just want to say sorry. My mom told me I didn't sleep through the night till I was 18months. I can't imagine.

Zequana - posted on 07/05/2010

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my baby usually goes to sleep around 10:30 or 11pm and wakes up around 8:30 or 9am

Sadie - posted on 07/05/2010

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My son has been thrown off his sched because he's teething he was in bed @ 8pm and up @ 11-12pm as well then again @ 4-5am but now it's all over the place. Trying to get him back on schedule, slowly getting there but it's tough =) I wish I cud have a full nights sleep too but a full nights sleep is no more than 4 hours straight =) I love him to bits though and its not his fault.

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Thanks Sadie! We do have short frequent feeds during the day. Almost every 2-3 hrs as well. We also have a night time routine which consists of a story, some cuddle time and then a bedtime bottle. My daughter goes to bed at 8pm and is then up at 11pm (takes another 6 oz bottle), 2am(Just needs a little conforting), 4am (takes about a 4oz bottle) and 7am which is when we begin our day. Breakfast starts around 8am or so. My doctor said that she is in the 99 percentile where her growth is concerned. To me, I just think she has a fast metabolism and will probably for the next couple of years...however it would be nice to get some long overdue sleep!

Sadie - posted on 07/05/2010

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I was told by MCHN that feeding babies solids even before bedtime won't help because theyre tummy's are still small so they digest food fast and still get hungry every few hours. my son is the opposite hes also six mos. he feeds every few hours during the day and he wakes up 2x a night. Try short frequent feeds during the day and have a routine just before bed. Ex: bath him brush his gums and then feed him.

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My daughter is 6 mths and 3 weeks and she too isn't sleeping thru the night either. She has about 4 to 5 solids a day with a 6oz bottle before bed. She too wakes every 2hrs thru the night and with my husband running his own business from home, its been really hard trying to get any sleep when I can. I know how you must feel...I would LOVE for her to sleep thru the night!

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My 6th month old does the same thing, i've tried letting her cry it out and that didn't work either. her doctor said that there isn't much w can do except teach her how to self soothe and try not to pick her up when she wakes up, but not even that works. she eats every 2 hours, if she wakes up after an hour i can usually stick her soother in and roll her on her side to go back to sleep. everyone tries to give different advice but since every baby is different a lot of advice wont work, it totally sucks but they wont do this forever, that's what i keep telling my self any way!

Mel - posted on 07/02/2010

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My boy used to sleep 10-12 hours a night right from a couple months...ever since his 1st tooth starting cutting through hes been wakin in the night!! Problem is that hes now made it a habit as opposed to waking from sore teeth, just waitin for the day he sleeps again... LOL

Ashley - posted on 07/01/2010

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That is exactly what my baby did. At 6 months old we started sleep training. We let her cry it out, going in every 10 min or so to check on her. She fell asleep after about 15 min on her own. And she has been sleeping through the night ever since. She just needed to learn how to fall asleep on her own. We also took her to the chiropractor to get her adjusted which seemed to totally help. Check out the methods of sleep training, it is so worth it. No mommy should go without sleep this long. Good luck!

Tara - posted on 07/01/2010

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Is her room warm/cool enough?? Just a suggestion as my bubba started waking after previously sleeping thru, so we put a small heater in his roonm (its winter here) and he's been sleeping through again ever since :) Good Luck, its so hard when you've gotten used to sleeping thru then go back to night wakings.

Boo - posted on 06/28/2010

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good grief-don't start that-hard habit to break.-I would love to snuggle up with my girl at night but am afraid she will want to stay in my bed-she would not make a good bed fella-she is all ovr her crib at nigt-LOL

Gina - posted on 06/27/2010

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she has an appt on the 30th i think its prolly her teeth but she like sleeping in my bed with me....

Boo - posted on 06/27/2010

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Then I am not sure what else to try. If sh is not hungry, constipated or teething and has had a full day but not over tired I guess it will just take a little more time. Have you taken her to the doc to make sure everything else is ok?

Gina - posted on 06/26/2010

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she barley sleeps much during the day shes a little cat napper and shes is pretty stimulated all day i have lots of family and she loves doing everything by herself...lol she also loves looking at everything and everyone little nosey parker lol

Boo - posted on 06/26/2010

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Is she sleeping too much during the day or is she getting enough stimulation during the day?

Gina - posted on 06/26/2010

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i feed her breakfast which is usually fruit and breast then lunch which is a veg a fruit and breast then dinner which is either a veg or a meat with veg fruit and breast then a formula bottle before bed and i also feed her breast for snacks if she seems like she wants some food....and she gets a bath at 9 her bottle then bed but never seems to sleep long she will wake again at around 1230 then every 2-3 hours

Boo - posted on 06/26/2010

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I breast feed 2xday and bottle feed 3xday with breakfast-cereal/fruit and lunch-veggies she goes down at 730pm and sleeps til 630am.

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