help help with sleeping thru the night

Valerie - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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my son is coming up on 8 months and never has woke so many times thru the night as he does now i need some adivce ! he wakes 6-7 times for no good reason that i can find as soon as i pick him up he goes back top sleep . he has not been like this since he was a newborn i dont know what to do and his father doesnt like the cry method so any adivce will help..

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Sonya - posted on 07/11/2009

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Make sure he's full when he falls asleep. I've always put a little bit of baby cereal in my son's bottle and he's slept through the night. Not enough to make it chunky, but something to fill his belly up and keep it full for the most part. Also, try putting a piece of clothing you've worn in with him, so he has your smell.

Colleen - posted on 07/10/2009

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My babe is having some similar problems. I think part of it may be that at almost 9 months she is a lot more mobile. She moves in her sleep and gets herself into a corner or flipped on her tummy and it wakes her up. The minute I pick her up she falls asleep but then I can't put her back down without her waking up. I'm really praying this is a short phase...(c; Good Luck to us!

Lynlee - posted on 07/10/2009

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Don't worry - there is no such thing as a permanent sleep habit with a baby so young! I remember a lot of friends having problems with their babies at 8 months - their dreams become much more vivid at this age and they are also going thru some important developmental changes so it will probably pass, unless it is teething in which case it could go on like this for the next 18 months! Try using Pamol and see if it makes a difference. The other idea is that maybe he is hungry - even if he is having solids he could still get hungry during the night. Our son woke 1-2 times a night until he was 15 months old due to hunger and teething so what you are experiencing is pretty normal.

Natalie - posted on 07/10/2009

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how long has it been going on ? might just be teething, i have heard that when they lay flat there is more pressure on their gums so when you pick them up and hold them your not holding them completely flat, we always seem to hold them with their heads slightly raised and apparently this relives some of the pressure in the gums.

my daughter has weeks where she will slepp okay and then do exactly what your saying ! very tiring !!!!

good luck

Valerie - posted on 07/10/2009

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oh boy ... he may be teething i see spots where teeth are coming in but i didnt know it would affect his sleep but now that i do maybe il try a little orajel or tylenol...i hope it is a phase b.c if this is a perm. sleep habit i need a nanny but thanks i pray every night for us to get some sleep! extras are always welcome . thank you!

Casey - posted on 07/10/2009

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Is he teething maybe? I read on a blog last night that restlessness and and not sleeping were common when they had teeth coming in. This is all new to me! I have learned that there is no exact solution. Every little baby is different and you just have to work with them to find out just what it is! These blogs are so good because it gives you ideas to try. Maybe it is just something he is going through and it will soon pass. I will be praying for you as I know this could be frustrating and tiresome. Good luck!

Valerie - posted on 07/10/2009

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thanks for all the advice! we do have a routine .. he gets a bath in the lavender scented wash which i love by the way and then he gets a bottle and falls asleep just about at the end of the bottle i burp him then lay him down..ive tried putting the musical mobile on but he is so dang curious i put it on and he wants to sit up and play with it and look at it so i tend to not use it at night sometimes i can give him his soothie and pat his butt and he goes back to sleep but majority of the time he wants nothing to do with it but to just be picked up. he does sleep in his crib in his own room ....he has not always slept this bad he got better around six months only wake once or twice but now he just is terrible. i hope im not doing anything to cause this but he is too old for this lol

Emma - posted on 07/09/2009

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Quoting Emma:



Quoting Shannon:

http://www.babyhammocks.com.au/ :) I loooove mine, it bounces bubby right back to sleep when she wakes. She sleeps 8 hrs, wakes for a feed then sleeps for another 6 hours every night!






be very carful with these... for an 8month old im not sure how good for their back they are.. it is very important for a baby to be sleeping flat on their backs.






 






 






try not picking your child up but rather just patting them to sleep..are they still wraped??






my little girl wakes up but as soon as i give her back her dummy i pat her to sleep n she is good for the rest of the night-she is 5months almost goes to bed at 8ish n sleep through to about 7 sometimes waking (which is when i pat her to sleep)






 






hope i could help






sorry i also wanted to add about the sleeping thig..if your bubba ends up on relying on this to fall asleep what are they going to do when their too big?

Emma - posted on 07/09/2009

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Quoting Shannon:

http://www.babyhammocks.com.au/ :) I loooove mine, it bounces bubby right back to sleep when she wakes. She sleeps 8 hrs, wakes for a feed then sleeps for another 6 hours every night!



be very carful with these... for an 8month old im not sure how good for their back they are.. it is very important for a baby to be sleeping flat on their backs.



 



 



try not picking your child up but rather just patting them to sleep..are they still wraped??



my little girl wakes up but as soon as i give her back her dummy i pat her to sleep n she is good for the rest of the night-she is 5months almost goes to bed at 8ish n sleep through to about 7 sometimes waking (which is when i pat her to sleep)



 



hope i could help

Casey - posted on 07/09/2009

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I have a 2 month old who has started sleeping through the night since I started doing this:

Give him a bath, then massage him with baby lotion, put a sleeper on him so he is nice and cozy, rock him in a rocking chair just until he gets really drowsy (not asleep), once he starts dozing, I lay him down in his crib. I have a musical mobile in the crib that I turn on when I lay my him down. I do this every night. It gives him a routine to follow and teaches him to fall asleep on his own. I recommended this to another friend, she tried it and said it worked wonders. It's worth a shot! It may not happen the first night but after a few times, your baby may start liking the routine. Oh, and use the Lavendar Scented Wash and Lotion. It is supposed to help them sleep better. Good luck!

Ashley - posted on 07/09/2009

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Hello. I have a 5 month old who also wakes up a few times a night to nurse still. I also am against doing the cry it out method. Where does baby sleep? In his own room, your room, your bed? If he doesn't sleep with you or in your room- maybe he is just waking up to make sure you are around. If he slept closer with you maybe he'd wake up and see you there and then just go back to bed?? Just an idea. I'm a rookie, not an expert by any means. All I know is that we are still trying all different ways of making him stay sleeping. Good luck!

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