wakes up every 2 hrs?

Michelle - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 4 months and she still wakes up almost every 2-3 hrs at night time to eat like she did when she was a newborn....wht can i do to get her a good nights sleep?obviously more than 3 hrs..any tips?

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Anna - posted on 09/08/2009

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Sorry, bad news. That is totally normal. She is just growing so fast she probably needs constant feeding. It's rough on you but it will get better as she gets older. I think many of the mothers who can brag about their little babies sleeping all night have probably resorted to something like the cry it out method, which basically means ignoring them and is terrible for a baby.
The best way I have found to get a good sleep, if you are breastfeeding, is to just sleep with your baby - then you don't really have to wake up to feed her. Even if you're not breastfeeding, having her close to you at night will make her feel more secure.

Kimberly - posted on 09/08/2009

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how much formula or breast milk does she get before she goes to bed? maybe up it a little bit and she can be teething also which can cause her to wake up if she is try to give .4 ( the first line on the tylenol bottle) before bed maybe that will help? or just ask your doctor!

Nichole - posted on 09/08/2009

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Does she sleep when she is in the bed with you guys? I think if she does sleep then you just have to break her of sleeping with you. Don't let her sleep in your bed anymore. Have you tried to let her cry it out? I know it sucks to do that but some times they need too.

Angie - posted on 09/08/2009

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Are you breastfeeding her or using formula? Sometimes the breastmilk (although great for the digestive system) doesn't stick with babies for very long. So, if that's the case I would maybe try formula for the feeding just before bedtime. Have you started any cereal yet? My doctor recommended rice cereal before bed to help get my little girl's tummy full and she started sleeping through the night. I started only giving about a teaspoon mixed with formula (or breastmilk if you got it). Also, a nice warm bath, a good lotioning, and a warm bottle while being rocked helps too. I hope this helps! Good luck!

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IRORO - posted on 09/11/2009

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MY SON IS ALMOST 4MONTHS AND I GIVE HIM CEREAL BEFORE BED BUT THE GUY STILL WAKES UP 2-3TIMES AT NIGHT FOR A FEED. HE IS TEETHING TOO SO I GUESS IT IS NORMAL. I AM TOLD THEY WILL GROW OUT OF IT, KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED.

Nichole - posted on 09/08/2009

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Quoting Michelle:



Quoting Michelle:

wakes up every 2 hrs?

my daughter is 4 months and she still wakes up almost every 2-3 hrs at night time to eat like she did when she was a newborn....wht can i do to get her a good nights sleep?obviously more than 3 hrs..any tips?





shes totally teething i forgot to mention,  her first tooth poked thru like 2 weeks ago. everything she can get her hands on goes in her mouth.






 






she got her shots last week.






 






i also must say that when she was born she had an umbilical hernia after her stump fell off, but the dr said that it would never hurt her. im taking her to get a 2nd opinion at a specialist






 






right now shes totally irritated, i have a feeling its due to her restless nights.






 






-i have tried to feed her more oz but apparently she wont eat more than that..im wondering if she doesnt like the formula anymore.






 






-i had tried to sleep wedge but she moves soo much when she sleeps she wiggles all the way down the wedge and her neck looks all funny, im scared she wont be able to breathe that way.






 






 






i guess it HAS to be teething. poor baby. i hope this pain doesnt last too long for her.






 






 






 





If it teething, tylenol worked wonders for my son while he went threw that for the first tooth.

Michelle - posted on 09/08/2009

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Quoting Michelle:

wakes up every 2 hrs?

my daughter is 4 months and she still wakes up almost every 2-3 hrs at night time to eat like she did when she was a newborn....wht can i do to get her a good nights sleep?obviously more than 3 hrs..any tips?


shes totally teething i forgot to mention,  her first tooth poked thru like 2 weeks ago. everything she can get her hands on goes in her mouth.



 



she got her shots last week.



 



i also must say that when she was born she had an umbilical hernia after her stump fell off, but the dr said that it would never hurt her. im taking her to get a 2nd opinion at a specialist



 



right now shes totally irritated, i have a feeling its due to her restless nights.



 



-i have tried to feed her more oz but apparently she wont eat more than that..im wondering if she doesnt like the formula anymore.



 



-i had tried to sleep wedge but she moves soo much when she sleeps she wiggles all the way down the wedge and her neck looks all funny, im scared she wont be able to breathe that way.



 



 



i guess it HAS to be teething. poor baby. i hope this pain doesnt last too long for her.



 



 



 

Monet - posted on 09/08/2009

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i would try giving her a little more food to full her up. that makes my little girl sleep 4 hours and shes only a month old.

Nichole - posted on 09/08/2009

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Quoting Anna:

Sorry, bad news. That is totally normal. She is just growing so fast she probably needs constant feeding. It's rough on you but it will get better as she gets older. I think many of the mothers who can brag about their little babies sleeping all night have probably resorted to something like the cry it out method, which basically means ignoring them and is terrible for a baby.
The best way I have found to get a good sleep, if you are breastfeeding, is to just sleep with your baby - then you don't really have to wake up to feed her. Even if you're not breastfeeding, having her close to you at night will make her feel more secure.


Why is letting your baby cry it out terrible?



Around four or five months if you give into your child every time they cry you will have a spolied child.



Here's a good site on the cry it out method. I would never let my child themsleves to sleep but this method stated in this site worked for me.



http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-sleep-t...

Kimberly - posted on 09/08/2009

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they do have co sleepers too which keeps you from rolling over on her! luckily my son does sleep hopefully yours will to soon! i wouldnt let her cry it out one time my son cried and hyperventelated. i didnt like it and i wouldnt do it again! ( i couldnt get the orjel in fast enought time)

Kimberly - posted on 09/08/2009

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maybe one of those sleep positioners might work also! or one of those halo sacks to have closeness rather then all out in the open closeness might help her like being all wrapped up

Michelle - posted on 09/08/2009

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Quoting Angie:

Are you breastfeeding her or using formula? Sometimes the breastmilk (although great for the digestive system) doesn't stick with babies for very long. So, if that's the case I would maybe try formula for the feeding just before bedtime. Have you started any cereal yet? My doctor recommended rice cereal before bed to help get my little girl's tummy full and she started sleeping through the night. I started only giving about a teaspoon mixed with formula (or breastmilk if you got it). Also, a nice warm bath, a good lotioning, and a warm bottle while being rocked helps too. I hope this helps! Good luck!


the nightly ritual consists of a warm bath with some lavender soap and a bottle about 4 oz, we give her the cereal at nighttime, and she loves it. but this girl still wakes up ever 2-4 hrs. we havent had a good nights sleep for like 1 whole month. we do keep the ceiling fan on at night and i noticed her hair is moving a little bit some im wondering if its tickling her face or something..she could be afraid of the dark but ughh i dont know. the dr has told me to give her cereal but i havent noticed any sleep changes since...i would figure the cereal makes her full but this girl stll wakes up.

she does sleep with us a few times outta the week...but when she put to sleep in her crib she wakes up in the same 2-4 hr span




 

Angie - posted on 09/08/2009

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Are you breastfeeding her or using formula? Sometimes the breastmilk (although great for the digestive system) doesn't stick with babies for very long. So, if that's the case I would maybe try formula for the feeding just before bedtime. Have you started any cereal yet? My doctor recommended rice cereal before bed to help get my little girl's tummy full and she started sleeping through the night. I started only giving about a teaspoon mixed with formula (or breastmilk if you got it). Also, a nice warm bath, a good lotioning, and a warm bottle while being rocked helps too. I hope this helps! Good luck!

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