advice to help 5 month old to sleep longer on a night.

Amy - posted on 06/18/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my lil boy is 5 months old, sinse he was born he has NEVER slept through on a night he used to go every 3 hours till he was about 3 months and now does every 4 hours. everyone else with babies 5 months say there baby sleeps through anywer from 7pm till 6pm....he goes t bed about 7ish and up every 4 hours, and only has about 3 20min naps a day?? he has full 7-8oz bottles on a night when he wakes up but during the day only had 4-6oz but wont have no more....we also give him a jar of food for tea to fill him abit but still the same... is there anyone else with a baby NOT sleepin through or just my lil one lol thanks.

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Melissa - posted on 06/18/2010

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I've always heard that a baby that sleeps well during the day will sleep well at night. It might help if you can get him to start sleeping better during the day. My daughter takes 2-3 1-2hr naps during the day and sleeps 7-8pm til 7-8am. I also make sure that when I get her up at night that I keep the lights low, I don't talk to her much, and I don't play with her so that she understands that when it is dark it is not playtime. Good luck!

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Kelsie - posted on 07/03/2010

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i have a 5 month old son who has been sleeping through the night since 2 1/2 months old, because i give him rice or single grain oatmeal cereal at night. start off with a tbls. of cereal mixed with a ounce of formula. and feed it to your little one before his bedtime bottle. . works wonders for me.

Maegan - posted on 07/03/2010

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My son sleeps from 10pm to 11am every day, I think you should try feeding your baby more. Try cereal. Oatmeal is the best.

Rach - posted on 07/03/2010

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we had same problem. i stopped solids for 4/5 days (only temporarily) and concentrated on making tarli drink more milk less frequently. i was up with her every 3 hours since birth. she has been on solids since 3 mths. within a week of doing this i get up twice in 14 hours to feed her. also one of her feeds i didnt feed her i just put her dummy back in her mouth a couple times, she went back to sleep..... i really hope this helps, i feel for you!

Rachel - posted on 06/23/2010

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I found this great book that really helped us. The no cry sleep solution by elizabeth pantley. Danika still gets up once but I usually get 6-8 hrs before she wakes up then she has a thing about 5:30 doesnt matter if she woke up and got booby at 4:30 has to have booby at 5:30 then 7 and we are up till 10ish then a 1-2 hr nap and usually a after noon nap 1-3 hr depending on where we are and how long the am nap was. Elizabeth believes good night sleeps leed to good naps and I have found that to be true. Dont be put off they the author has her children sleep with her if you dont ( we do a little of both crib and momy snuggles) she gives suggestion for all preferences. We have found the book extermly helpfull

Amy - posted on 06/23/2010

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thanks for your advice i appriciate it :)
i have been giving him baby porridge for breakfast and he has a jar for dinner or tea (wen ever he is happiest) and still has a lil bit of milk and for the first time he slept 7hours! dont know if it was cause i worn him out cause he hasnt done it again but could be a start maybe lol cant wait for him to do it again hope its soooon
thanks everyone!! x

Jane - posted on 06/20/2010

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Try giving him the day feeds at night and rock him back to sleep then he'll be hungrier through the day which will fill him up for night and hopefully sleep longer! Good luck!

Emma - posted on 06/18/2010

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i have that same prob...but i have jus started trying something new...when she wakes i let her play 1ts...then i give food after about 1 1/2 hours that way she has worn herself out playing and she gets a full 250mls then goes down str8 after...this works at day time i get 3-4hrs aday now and am persivering wid it at night..hope that helps

Jessica - posted on 06/18/2010

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My LO isn't. He never has either. I hear the majority of babies don't sleep through the night until after 6+ months. However, I feel like I'm the minority all the time. But, I hear we're not. Hang it there with me!

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