Not sleeping all night at 6 months

Aubrey - posted on 07/21/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

30

36

1

So my daughter who is almost 7 months, has just recently started to not sleep through the night. She will get up at 2am to feed for just a little bit,(breastfeed) and then within 30 min she is back to sleep till 6am. She has been sleeping all night since she was 2 1/2 months old, but it just seems that since I started her on solids at 6 months, she wants to wake up at night. Any suggestions on how I can get her back into the routine of sleeping all night?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Sarah - posted on 07/24/2010

12

8

0

My son has just turned 6 months and has never slept through but wakes only once for a bottle. He is genuinely hungry as I can hear his little tummy rumbling when he starts drinking! He's not the best eater yet so maybe when he gets better with his solids he'll go through. He was waking more oftem when he was breastfed but has got better since starting him on formula. I did read somewhere that a baby of this age should be able to go 8 hours but it is still quite normal for them to wake through the night at this age.

Ashley - posted on 07/24/2010

1

40

0

i havent read everyone else reply so im not sure this may be repetitive. The book Baby Wise is super help its about getting your baby on a good schedule and sleep pattern. taking a nap every 2-3 hours no matter what. Also get a routine for the night. every night around 7 we give our daughter her heaviest meal. this usually involves rice cereal and baby food mix. then a bath and story time and a small warm cereal bottle as she is going to sleep. also my child id hot natured so she sleeps in pjs or a thin onesie rather than the flannel or fleece onesies. this really helps. she will be 7 months on the 13th so we are around the same stage. also try keeping the tv, radio, fan, or a fountain running if you dont have a white noise machine. it also helps

Colleen - posted on 07/23/2010

5

0

1

I suggest looking in to Dr. Ferber's book "solve your child's sleep problems." This book was a life saver for me. My 6 month old had never slept through the night, he was waking up to breast feed for comfort twice a night and putting him down to sleep was torture. After three days of employing the "ferber method" we have our nights back for the first time since he was born. I was resistent at first because I enjoyed having him in bed to feed during the night, but I was desperately sleep deprieved and making mistakes at work so something had to change.

Julie - posted on 07/22/2010

30

27

7

This seems to be a common issue. My son also slept through the night (7-9 hrs) up to 5 months but now seems to wake up at least once a night wanting a bottle. I am attributing it to a growth spurt because he certainly eats plenty during the day. (4-6 oz of formula every 3 hrs plus 3 meals a day...not to mention the snacks- sweet potato puffs) He generally takes 2 naps during the day. A long nap early in the afternoon (about 2 hrs) and then a shorter one later on (about 40 min to an hr). I am not sure it is a good idea to mess with his nap times at 6 months so I am dealing with the nightly wake up for the time being. After his bottle he is right back asleep so it is not so bad. I am thinking that it also could be a comfort thing. Waking up to check to see if mommy is paying attn. :) haha!

Karla - posted on 07/21/2010

23

14

0

I was never able to breastfeed so i'm not sure if this will help. When I started My daughter on solids she would get hungry quicker. So what i do is feed her on solids till she refuses it and then an hour later I feed her 4oz of a bottle. It seems to help her just fine. She has been sleeping since 2 1/2 and so far still sleeps through the night.

Ladies that still have wide awake babies wee in the hours, I feel for you. It was rough. I started putting rice in the milk and feeding that to my little baby. She Slept through the night ever since.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

14 Comments

View replies by

Stephany - posted on 07/24/2010

16

26

2

My son slept through the night till he was 8 weeks, and then decided he had enough of that! He is now up at 12, 2 and 4. Mind you he is my 5th and i know he will sleep through eventually, although i am tired, i know it will pass

Chasity - posted on 07/23/2010

8

13

0

My daughter is not sleeping through the night and never has. I would love the help too. Ahhh to sleep again!

EMALITA - posted on 07/23/2010

14

23

0

My son will be 7month soon & he just starting waking up once in middle night{ about 2ish}. I feed him a bottle & he is back to sleep. I heard that it has alot to do with growth spurt & teething. He is getting a top one in & has two bottoms ones. =} He is also on solids but still gets 5 oz bottles every 3hrs. & a 6oz one at night!

Aubrey - posted on 07/23/2010

30

36

1

Kortney~ My daughter has her 2 bottom teeth but none on top. I can't really tell if she is teething on the top 2 or not.

Krysten - posted on 07/22/2010

6

18

1

My son is almost 7 months and just in the past week or two he has started waking up more. he was going 6 or more hrs when he was younger and now he goes 3 or 4.. I havent started him on solids so I think it might just be an age thing as it sounds like it is happening to alot of other moms with kids the same age!

Kortney - posted on 07/22/2010

110

12

8

the same thing is happening to me! my child is almost 6 months old. slept thru the night from 3 months until the past week... she is beginning to teeth..she is getting the bottom two teeth... im thinking thats why she is doing this. she gets up every 3 hours now...and doesnt always eat... maybe this could be the same for you?

User - posted on 07/21/2010

1

0

0

My daughter has yet to sleep through the night! She's waking up twice to nurse and sometimes 2 more times to be rocked. I think she is having stomach upset from solids also, since she was only waking up once to nurse before solids.

Jessica - posted on 07/21/2010

250

0

59

My LO has never slept through the night, and still isn't. I wish I could help!

Erin - posted on 07/21/2010

39

0

12

The same thing is happening to us but he is waking twice at night now. I am so tired. suggestions would be appreciated. I think it might be a growth spurt (hopeful anyway).

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms