Ruth - posted on 01/06/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )
I have a 4 1/2mo. old and she is still getting up every 2-3 hours. Up until about a week ago I was feeding her every time she woke up. I now just go in and get her to fall back to sleep...until it has been about 6 hours since her last feeding. My question is how can I get her to fall back to sleep without me going into her room. We do a bed time rutine every night possible (unless we are out or something) and she is in bed sleeping by 8pm. She can fall asleep on her own when we first put her down, but most nights she will wake up within the first hour and we have to go back in and give her her binki and pat or rub her stomach until she starts to fall asleep again. If we don't go back in she just screams. Then she wakes up around 11pm...and the same thing. She wakes up again around 2am and I feed her then and she falls right back to sleep. Then she wakes up and 4 or 5 and we have to get her to fall back to sleep. Then he finally wakes up for the day around 7:30 or 8am.
Normally it doesn't take her long to fall back to sleep, but sometimes we have to keep going back into her room for about a 1/2 hour. I have talked to many moms that have said their babies were all sleeping through the night by now. Am I doing something wrong? Should I just let her cry until she falls back to sleep? I try and not stay in her room too long and we never pick her up at night...unless I am going to feed her. She still wears a swadle me, could that be part of the problem...but I thougt those were supposed to help them sleep longer...I just don't know. I would love to be able to sleep more than 3 hours at a time. Please help!