Schedules and Sleeping All Night

Jenny - posted on 10/31/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 month old who can go 6 hours between bottles at night. How can I get her on some kind of schedule to go down at a certain time and sleep all night going beyond the 6 hrs between bottles?

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Jenny, I am in the same boat as you! Ava is two months old, and whilst I appreciate that she is a very good baby and I am lucky she is sleeping for 5 or 6 hours, she has been doing that since she was 2 weeks old. Would be lovely if she took the next step and went through a little longer! I am thinking of changing our evening routine to a night bath, I currently bathe her each morning. Good luck xo

Sarah - posted on 11/05/2009

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I just try to keep my two month old awake and happy in the late evening. He usually goes to bed for the night by 11 and wakes up anywhere from 6-730am. If he is not tired by 11, I turn out the lights and let him get a little fussy, then i know he;s tired feed him and lay him down. He usually falls asleep in the bassinet, i wrap him tight and rub his chest till he falls asleep. whatever you find that works for you is best! good luck

Kelly - posted on 11/05/2009

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I have a 21 month old and a eight week old. For both I had a routine similar to Samanatha's, although because I breastfed it was/is actually a feed, bath and massage, feed bed routine. We try to do this at approximately the same time every evening, although we aren't really strict on this and it's more about creating sleep cues. The other tips I was told and/or read about that seemed to work we're to keep disruption to a minimum when they did wake during the night (low lights, no television) and don't change their nappy unless really necessary (eg. really obvious poo). While the nappy thing sounds cruel, as it was pointed out to me, once they start sleeping through they will be sleeping in wet and dirty nappies anyway. Though if you go down this track it does help to put them in larger nappies overnight if they are in between sizes. By doing this my first son first slept through at 8 weeks and was sleeping through most nights by three months, and my eight week old is only waking once a night now.

Debbie - posted on 11/04/2009

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Wow, you mum's don't know how lucky you are!!! I'm lucky to get two hours in between.........have been trying to get a good routine going but I also have a two year old that doesn't sleep through the night, so it makes life pretty tough!!!!! I'm grateful for when he sleeps 4 hours at night!!!

Naara-Lee - posted on 11/03/2009

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My boy is nearly 6 weeks old, we give him a half a feed, loves and cuddles, bath him, give him the rest of his bottle and put him in bed (in bed between 7:30 and 8) every night and he onkly wakes at 3 for a feed and sleeps again till between 6 & 7. I think that consitency is the key. it has become easier as now i wake up naturally about 2:50 every night and get him before he screams and put him back before he falls asleep. He puts himself back to sleep after 1/2 hour of blabbering to himself :-)

Terra - posted on 11/03/2009

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sorry to say but 6 hours is really amazing most children wake up every 2-4 hours for the first year. I'm thankful that my daughter Hailey sleeps 6 hours at night because my oldest daughter was up every 3 hours and cried for two. Sorry to not be more help.

Samantha - posted on 11/03/2009

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Hi I have a 7 week old and since she was 1 week old i have done the bath bottle bed routine and she goes down at half 7 and wakes at 3 for a feed at the moment. It does seem to be getting longer each week. I have noticed that sometimes when she wakes she isnt actually hungry just needing settling. Does your baby have a dummy? Is you baby crying for food at night or do you just feed he/she after 6 hours?

Hope i have been a little bit of help?

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