Help - My 7 month is waking up 4 to 5 times a night

Richelle - posted on 01/01/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My 7 month old is still waking up 4 or 5 times a night. She doesn't stay awake for long sometimes only a couple of minutes. Mostly she just wants to be cuddled into my breasts but sometimes she will eat. But after she wakes me up I can't get back to sleep right way then before I know it she's awake again and I’m getting really tried.

She is eating beginner solid food, sleeps in her own crib/room and falls asleep well. I think she is feeling some pressure from her teeth but she not teething bad yet. She can sleep with or without a pacifier.

How do I get her to sleep more at night without waking up? Please send me suggestions. Thanks

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Elissa - posted on 01/04/2009

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Well don't ask me, because I have a 11 1/2 month old that still gets up at least twice at night.... and I am still breastfeeding and she won't take a bottle.. so let me know if you find out any good advice!

Angela - posted on 01/01/2009

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I am in the same boat. I posted a thread about no cry solution and some moms were helpful. Check it out.

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Sara - posted on 01/03/2009

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I know it can be torture... but I say let her cry it out. We did this with our first daugther at about 6 months (we were in a similar situation) and after the first week of torture she slept through the night like a champ... and still does at 2 1/2! I know crying it out isn't for everyone though... same as cosleeping. Gotta do what works best for you and your fam.

Good luck.

Melissa - posted on 01/03/2009

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I'm dealing with the same thing, only my daughter is almost 9 months now. We co-sleep for the majority of the night so I don't notice it much. The big thing that I know wakes her up is when she rolls over to her stomach. She's also teething right now, so she's a bit more sensitive than usual.
I would suggest co-sleeping. But I understand that its not for everyone. Good luck!

Christy - posted on 01/03/2009

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Mine were like this for a while, but we cosleep, so I still got plenty of sleep. Don't know if that's an option for you, but www.askdrsears.com has guidelines for safe co-sleeping.

Also, Dr. Jay Gordon has some great suggestions for night-weaning, although he feels it's not appropriate before a baby is a year old.
http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/a...

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I'm having the same problem with my 5 1/2 month old. I just got the book "The No-Cry Sleep Solution". Hoping to get some good suggestions from there.

Sharalynn - posted on 01/02/2009

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Oh brother! I feel for you... my son started doing this at about 4 months but slept perfectly before that so I was not used to it. I just know for him if I get him out of his crib once he is up for weeks after. Than I have to let him cry it out after a few night of no sleep. SO for me it's better to just let him cry it out the first night. I leave his soother in his crib and have one of those aquarium toys that signs and has bubbles and lights... sometimes he turns that one of he is really awake but usually he goes back to sleep within 5 minutes (once in a while it's longer)
you can try just going in and giving her her soother and rubbing her back or tummy and than leave the room.

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