Raina - posted on 10/12/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
Anyone have any suggestions to get my 7 month old to sleep at least half the night at a time?? He takes a bottle right before bed, I have been putting oatmeal in it thinking it will keep him full so he will sleep longer. But he is up every 2 or 3 hours all night long, but wont take more than a 45 minute nap during they day. A friend of mine suggested melatonin but I'm not sure if giving him a supplement (even though natural) is the RIGHT thing to do. I don't want to feel like I'm cheating. My grandmother (who had 5 babies all in 36 months 1 singleton then 2 sets of twins YIKES) said that all her babies sleep thru the night because they slept on their bellies, and if she put them on their backs they were up every couple hours. I know that they say NO NO NO BELLY but could trying it hurt?? IDK Please advice anyone!!!! I am a tired mommy because I still have 2 other boys to run after and my hubby just doesn't have the softness to deal with a baby at 2 am.