when should my 2 month old

Christy - posted on 12/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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sleep though the night.

thanksgiving night and the day after that she slept for 6 hours.

and now she isnt doing that anymore. i give her a bath before bed & give her 4 oz

is there anything eles to do ?

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Tracey - posted on 12/02/2009

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Routine is the best answer. Make sure you are doing the same routine at bed (bath, book, bottle, etc.) and that he/she is going to bed at the same time (roughly). That's a good start. Also, try putting him/her down even if he/she isn't asleep yet. This is tough to do because he/she will cry at first. But it will work, I promise. They learn to put themselves to sleep this way. If he/she wakes up, just let him/her cry. Check on him/her regularly, though, but don't talk to them when you check on them. Just put them back down, give them their blanket, and close the door. It will stink for the first couple of times, but they eventually will get it.



Also, he/she is awful young yet to sleep through the night, so I wouldn't worry to much about it. Just be patient. Mine just started sleeping through the night at 5 months old.

Jessica - posted on 12/02/2009

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she should only be having one bottle through night by now, my son still had a 1 bottle through the night till he was 3 1/2 months than one night he didnt wake up anymore.



You could try a few things if you want, one would be try feeding her more in the day time feeds and the other would be to add a little baby rice cereal to her night bottle, although i did try this with my son and it didnt work.



At that age they do still require that bottle through the night, so i would just be patient. If she was waking through the night and only drinking a little of her bottles then falling back to sleep then she doesnt really need it and you could water it down or make it less and less, but if she is taking a full bottle through the night its because she is hungry and you should feed her, her body obviously needs it, they do only have very small tummy's they dont stay full for long.



I do know how you feel though my son slept 12 hours straight once when he was 2 months then didnt do it again until 3 1/2 months. sleep is such a luxury when you have a baby, but what can you do we are their survival! It will get better, jsut give her time.

Jessica - posted on 12/01/2009

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My daughter didnt sleep through the night till 3 months. Just wait and you'll be so happy. I put her down at 9 and she'll sleep through till 8 in the morning it's good. It will happen just give her time to settle in, and get her day's and night's right, that's what i found hard.

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My daughter slept through from 2-4 months. Now she's 6 months and she's waking frequently. Their sleep patterns change tons of times due to development, teething, illness etc. We're moms, we kissed sleeping goodbye for a while :)

Laura - posted on 12/01/2009

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My 3 month old son has slept thru the night for 2 months now, i usually shit in a dark room foor an hour, change his bum, give him a 9oz bottle, (hes on 8 during the day) just rock him calmly and hes off, he usually has his last feed about half 7, 8 ish then sleeps until half 7 in the morning :)

Tanya - posted on 12/01/2009

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I would keep doing what you are doing it will help her in the long run get into a routine sounds like you are off to a good start my little one started sleeping through her night aprox 3 mos she seemed to need a bit more than 4oz for her last feeding plus she didnt take long naps during the day just small cat naps, she is now 5 mos and still sleeping through her nights average 9-10 hours straight alot my friends just say im lucky cause their kids didnt sleep through the night for a long while so hope it helps good luck

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