getting baby to sleep though the night

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Ashley - posted on 05/25/2009

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What about a bedtime routine? What is his bedtime? My daughter is 6.5 months and I implemented a bedtime routine (bath,bottle,bed) at 2 months and she has been sleeping 11-12 hours a night. Most babies need an early bedtime (think 6pm), keeping a baby up much past that hour will cause them to wake more at night. Is your son ready or has he started solid foods yet? At 6.5 months my daughter has dinner around 5pm, a bath, a book, and a bottle and is in bed between 6-6:30pm. It's best to put them to bed well fed and not overtired or they will not sleep restfully.

Michelle - posted on 06/06/2009

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Quoting Elisa:



Quoting Bridget :

Never ever put sereal in a bottle, that is a sure way to increase the chances of baby choking hello!!! Every book every person knows this! Argggh Some people are fricken dumb





Yeah, definitely!






Dont even start on this BS here.  If your baby has trouble with acid reflux a little bit of rice cereal is fine.  It will help keep more food down, hence the idea that they will sleep longer.   Our little guy had really bad reflux and the Dr. told us that if we didnt want to use formula then try just a bit of cereal.  Wouldn't you know, it worked.  And by the way.  Any smart mother wouldn't make it thick enough to cause choking and if you are feeding properly, it won't happen anyway.  Good luck with getting your lil' one to sleep through the night.

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Tiffany - posted on 06/07/2009

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Quoting Michelle:



Quoting Elisa:




Quoting Bridget :

Never ever put sereal in a bottle, that is a sure way to increase the chances of baby choking hello!!! Every book every person knows this! Argggh Some people are fricken dumb







Yeah, definitely!










Dont even start on this BS here.  If your baby has trouble with acid reflux a little bit of rice cereal is fine.  It will help keep more food down, hence the idea that they will sleep longer.   Our little guy had really bad reflux and the Dr. told us that if we didnt want to use formula then try just a bit of cereal.  Wouldn't you know, it worked.  And by the way.  Any smart mother wouldn't make it thick enough to cause choking and if you are feeding properly, it won't happen anyway.  Good luck with getting your lil' one to sleep through the night.






i did a LOT of reading on this topic when it came up with my daughter.  it got to the point where for a week she was eating formula almost 20 out of the 24 hours in the day. i looked for anything that would help to satisfy her so she would not be so hungry all the time.  after some friends and our doctor said it would be ok we purchased rice cereal and began putting just a pinch into her bottles of formula.  it was such a small amount that it didn't make the formula any visibly thicker and it helped to satisfy her hunger as she is not yet ready to be spoon fed. it is not acurate to say NEVER put rice cereal in a bottle. it really does depend on the consistancy you make it.

Natasha - posted on 06/07/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

What about a bedtime routine? What is his bedtime? My daughter is 6.5 months and I implemented a bedtime routine (bath,bottle,bed) at 2 months and she has been sleeping 11-12 hours a night. Most babies need an early bedtime (think 6pm), keeping a baby up much past that hour will cause them to wake more at night. Is your son ready or has he started solid foods yet? At 6.5 months my daughter has dinner around 5pm, a bath, a book, and a bottle and is in bed between 6-6:30pm. It's best to put them to bed well fed and not overtired or they will not sleep restfully.


i like this idea....i have a 2 1/2 month old and will begin this routine tonite!  i know not every baby is the same...but i hope it works.....if he cries do you let him cry it out?

Elisha - posted on 06/07/2009

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Quoting Elisa:



Quoting Melissa:




Quoting Michelle:





Quoting Elisa:






Quoting Bridget :

Never ever put sereal in a bottle, that is a sure way to increase the chances of baby choking hello!!! Every book every person knows this! Argggh Some people are fricken dumb











Yeah, definitely!
















Dont even start on this BS here.  If your baby has trouble with acid reflux a little bit of rice cereal is fine.  It will help keep more food down, hence the idea that they will sleep longer.   Our little guy had really bad reflux and the Dr. told us that if we didnt want to use formula then try just a bit of cereal.  Wouldn't you know, it worked.  And by the way.  Any smart mother wouldn't make it thick enough to cause choking and if you are feeding properly, it won't happen anyway.  Good luck with getting your lil' one to sleep through the night.












 








 








good post. as ive told these morons many times if it was dangerous they wouldnt recommend it. much like with the solids before 6 months. you cant stop people from thinking the way they think and with their kids they are free to do what they want but thats no reason to insult other mothers and doctors who know more then them on the topic









Dont even start on this BS here: THEN WHY HAVE YOU??? I was just responding to a simple question and certainly not trying to convince anyone to change their minds so there is no need to get so defensive. That is what a forum is for, people's advice and opinions so if you have an issue with what I and/or others have to say then you shouldn't be part of one. I am sorry but the eating plan worked for me and many others that decided to follow in my footsteps but if you wish to get so upset something so minor, that is your issue. Have a good day.






Come on girls, your on her to help someone out not argue bout what someone does that you dont agree with. Each to thier own i say.

Elisha - posted on 06/07/2009

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I have a little girl 16months and a little boy 4months and they both started sleeping thru from about 6.30pm - 7pm til 7am by 9 weeks old. I was always told to stick to a routine. Bath, bottle, burp, wrap (if needed), then bed. Another thing i did with both of mine was the first time they woke up thru the night i would give them a dummy and then the second time they woke i would feed them. This helped them realise that just cause they woke it doesnt necisserily mean they were starving hungry :-) It worked for mine, good luck!!!!

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Quoting Melissa:



Quoting Michelle:




Quoting Elisa:





Quoting Bridget :

Never ever put sereal in a bottle, that is a sure way to increase the chances of baby choking hello!!! Every book every person knows this! Argggh Some people are fricken dumb









Yeah, definitely!













Dont even start on this BS here.  If your baby has trouble with acid reflux a little bit of rice cereal is fine.  It will help keep more food down, hence the idea that they will sleep longer.   Our little guy had really bad reflux and the Dr. told us that if we didnt want to use formula then try just a bit of cereal.  Wouldn't you know, it worked.  And by the way.  Any smart mother wouldn't make it thick enough to cause choking and if you are feeding properly, it won't happen anyway.  Good luck with getting your lil' one to sleep through the night.









 






 






good post. as ive told these morons many times if it was dangerous they wouldnt recommend it. much like with the solids before 6 months. you cant stop people from thinking the way they think and with their kids they are free to do what they want but thats no reason to insult other mothers and doctors who know more then them on the topic





Dont even start on this BS here: THEN WHY HAVE YOU??? I was just responding to a simple question and certainly not trying to convince anyone to change their minds so there is no need to get so defensive. That is what a forum is for, people's advice and opinions so if you have an issue with what I and/or others have to say then you shouldn't be part of one. I am sorry but the eating plan worked for me and many others that decided to follow in my footsteps but if you wish to get so upset something so minor, that is your issue. Have a good day.

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Quoting Melissa:



Quoting Michelle:




Quoting Elisa:





Quoting Bridget :

Never ever put sereal in a bottle, that is a sure way to increase the chances of baby choking hello!!! Every book every person knows this! Argggh Some people are fricken dumb









Yeah, definitely!













Dont even start on this BS here.  If your baby has trouble with acid reflux a little bit of rice cereal is fine.  It will help keep more food down, hence the idea that they will sleep longer.   Our little guy had really bad reflux and the Dr. told us that if we didnt want to use formula then try just a bit of cereal.  Wouldn't you know, it worked.  And by the way.  Any smart mother wouldn't make it thick enough to cause choking and if you are feeding properly, it won't happen anyway.  Good luck with getting your lil' one to sleep through the night.









 






 






good post. as ive told these morons many times if it was dangerous they wouldnt recommend it. much like with the solids before 6 months. you cant stop people from thinking the way they think and with their kids they are free to do what they want but thats no reason to insult other mothers and doctors who know more then them on the topic





Dont even start on this BS here: THEN WHY HAVE YOU??? I was just responding to a simple question and certainly not trying to convince anyone to change their minds so there is no need to get so defensive. That is what a forum is for, people's advice and opinions so if you have an issue with what I and/or others have to say then you shouldn't be part of one. I am sorry but the eating plan worked for me and many others that decided to follow in my footsteps but if you wish to get so upset something so minor, that is your issue. Have a good day.

Bridget - posted on 06/06/2009

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Okay your doctor said to use cereal for reflux. The benefits outwiegh the risks. That was your medical advice not for everybody as a smart lady once said would you share a perscription, no , medical advice is the same thing meant for you situation.

Mel - posted on 06/06/2009

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Quoting Michelle:



Quoting Elisa:




Quoting Bridget :

Never ever put sereal in a bottle, that is a sure way to increase the chances of baby choking hello!!! Every book every person knows this! Argggh Some people are fricken dumb







Yeah, definitely!










Dont even start on this BS here.  If your baby has trouble with acid reflux a little bit of rice cereal is fine.  It will help keep more food down, hence the idea that they will sleep longer.   Our little guy had really bad reflux and the Dr. told us that if we didnt want to use formula then try just a bit of cereal.  Wouldn't you know, it worked.  And by the way.  Any smart mother wouldn't make it thick enough to cause choking and if you are feeding properly, it won't happen anyway.  Good luck with getting your lil' one to sleep through the night.





 



 



good post. as ive told these morons many times if it was dangerous they wouldnt recommend it. much like with the solids before 6 months. you cant stop people from thinking the way they think and with their kids they are free to do what they want but thats no reason to insult other mothers and doctors who know more then them on the topic

Bridget - posted on 06/06/2009

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Quoting Elisa:



Quoting Bridget :

Never ever put sereal in a bottle, that is a sure way to increase the chances of baby choking hello!!! Every book every person knows this! Argggh Some people are fricken dumb





Yeah, definitely!






Thanks it pisses me of every time I see the whole cereal in bottle crap.

Bridget - posted on 06/06/2009

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Quoting Elisa:



Quoting Bridget :

Never ever put sereal in a bottle, that is a sure way to increase the chances of baby choking hello!!! Every book every person knows this! Argggh Some people are fricken dumb





Yeah, definitely!






Thanks it pisses me of every time I see the whole cereal in bottle crap.

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Quoting Michelle:

getting baby to sleep though the night

any ideas on how to get this right ?


It's good to know that he is in a routine. When my son was 2 months he was on solids as he was a hungry baby. I gave him cereal twice a day (morning and evening before bedtime), juice during the day, formula in the morning when he wakes up, btw 1:30pm-2pm and btw 7:30pm-8pm which is the final formula of the day. If he wakes up at night then give him water - that will teach him that there is no point in him waking up cause he will only be getting water and not formula.

Hope it works well for you as it did with me. Good luck!

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Quoting Bridget :

Never ever put sereal in a bottle, that is a sure way to increase the chances of baby choking hello!!! Every book every person knows this! Argggh Some people are fricken dumb


Yeah, definitely!

Bridget - posted on 06/05/2009

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sorry Cereal and 5 months old just dont sleep through the night some need feeds or diapers changes

Bridget - posted on 06/05/2009

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Never ever put sereal in a bottle, that is a sure way to increase the chances of baby choking hello!!! Every book every person knows this! Argggh Some people are fricken dumb

Mel - posted on 06/05/2009

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CIO if you can handle it or try rice cereal in the bottle or spoon feeding before bed x

Chanelle - posted on 06/04/2009

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I read the book save our sleep by tizzie hall it was excellent she says to wake your baby at 7am in them morning feed him/her till they are full then put them back to bed an hour and a half later then at 11 am have another feed then 3 pm have another and then 6.20 have another and 7 pm bedtime...then at 10.30 while the baby is sleeping pick him/her up and give another bottle......I did this when my daughter was 1 1/2 months and in the first week she was sleeping through the night.....the first couple of days she would wake early morning like 3 or 4 but now sleeps through...shes now 4 months and sleeps through without the night time feed

Rebecca - posted on 06/04/2009

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We did sleep training with our son when he was 8 months old, and get 11 hours of consecutive sleep. He wakes around 5 or 5:30 and I give him some milk and he'll sleep another 40 mins to an hour. I don't let him out of bed for the day until 6 am, but after he has slept so long, I can't ignore his cry at 5 either, so the bottle settles him for a little more snoozing. I don't know how you feel about the CIO method.......I was pretty opposed to it, until I got desperate for sleep and realized my husband and I would be better parents in general if we were allowed sleep as well. We tried checking on him and "soothing" him while we were sleep training, but quite frankly us going in there and not picking him up just pissed him off!! We finally realized, as hard as it was, we had to leave him alone (unless the cry suggested he may have gotten stuck, etc.) and I'd run in just to look at him whenever he finally settled down! It really only took us a couple of nights of consistency to get where we wanted to be. It took me longer to relearn how to sleep, though!! I still tend to listen for him all night long, even though he's now 12 months. Occasionally we have to retrain, if something interrupts his sleep pattern (a cold, vacation, etc.) but it never takes more than 2 nights, and they're never as rough as they were. good luck!

Jenna - posted on 06/04/2009

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Someone told me about sleep training. i'm not sure exactly what you have to do, but it got their baby to sleep 11 hours at night so maybe you could research it!

Holly - posted on 06/03/2009

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I think a bed time ruthine is wonderfull ,have you tried to put some baby rice in the bottle or feeding bottle ?may be she is hungery . i know that being out side will tired kids out like crazy .just playing out side walking i say play out side for a while ,feed dinner ,warm bath ,rub down with lotion and a nice warm bottle and read a story ,should sleep for a while ..

Michelle - posted on 05/25/2009

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hi my baby will be 5 months in june , he is in a routien. and i have nto tried anything as yet. was hoping for some ideas.

Jenn - posted on 05/17/2009

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My son was colic the first 4 months and wouldn't sleep at night. We purchased a "sound machine" to put in his room. He liked the womb, waterfall, and waves sounds. After listening for a while he would drift off to sleep. We also did sleepi training were you put your baby down to sleep for the the night at the same time every night. Baby might cry when you lay them down or walk out of the room. Let baby dry for 5-8 minutes then go check on them but don't talk. You may have to do this several times so show baby that mommy will be there if needed. Once Baby learns that he is ok on his own but that your there is needed, bedtime should be much easier.

Kerrie - posted on 05/17/2009

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My mum just helped my sister with her little boy who is 8 months old! You simpy feed them burp them if necessary and then no rocking or patting as they get too used of it...put them into there cot tuck them in tight and walk out leave the door open so you can hear. Time them then every 5 minutes if still cryin go back in lie them down tuck them in and walk out again....evenutally with persistent and persuasion the timing will get longer and they will get used of having going to bed. It took a good week but now he doesnt need to be rocked or patted he goes to bed maybe sometimes cries for 4 seconds and then goes to sleep and has been sleeping all nite. If they do wake up in the middle of the nite use the same strategie it may help also if they do wake up to have another room to go to if still sleepin in your room as if they see you climb back into bed they watch you.

Hope this helps for you it will eventually happen!! Not everyone is blessed with an angel baby like ours who slept from the time she was 4 months old we are waiting now cos we are convinced our next is going to be the complete opposite.

Stephanie - posted on 05/17/2009

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Depends on your own mommy philosophies. In my opinion very young babies are not supposed to sleep through the night, because they still need to eat frequently. Also, some of the experts consider a 5 hour stretch of sleep, sleeping through the night. I found with my first child that we both slept a lot more when we slept together, because neither of us had to completely wake up to get a little nursing done. The book "The no cry sleep solution", by Elizabeth Pantly, is very informative, and may be of interest to you if you don't believe in letting the baby cry it's self to sleep. Try to find lots of diffrent ways you put baby to sleep, not just one and maybe try to set baby down just before he falls asleep, but while you are still in sight, so he learns he can go to sleep on his own and doesn't need a bottle or boobie.

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