Sleeping through the night...some day

Gotsome - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




Our 19 wk old is still not consistantly sleeping through the night - he'll have a few nights of sleeping through & then be back to his waking 2 or 3 times at night. When he wakes I will go in & give him back his pacifier & then leave - he'll fall back to sleep, but I'm still hoping this will taper off & he'll get into a more consistant sleeping routine.

We've tried dream feeding- he wakes every time & makes is harder to put him down again, his bedtime is between 7-8pm, we have a consistant bedtime routine including bath & story, we swaddle him - this works to help with falling alseep. I've tried keeping him up longer in the day, reducing his naps - no consistant benefit, tried increasing his formula to make sure he gets his max calorie intake during the day so he's not hungry at night - again no consistant benefit.

What are others experiencing, have you tried? Anyone else dealing with the same thing?


Christine - posted on 01/20/2010




First off, I LOVE your picture! It is the most adorable newborn picture I think I've ever seen! Very unique! That being said....I feel like I have been very blessed with my son's sleeping habits. At 2 weeks, he was getting up maybe once or twice during the night, but not consistently. Then I started with our own little routine that I feel has worked like magic ever since!! I feed him around 8, then bathe him immediately after, using a "relaxing baby bedtime soap", then do the usual "pampering" to keep him nice and soft, and fresh! Then we'll just have relaxing time, where I sing to him, and he's starting to sing back now!! I find stories 'wind' him up too much, and he thinks it's play time! He loves musice though, and I actually have a song I made up that he LOVES and as soon as I start to sing it, he knows it's time for bed and will shut his little eyes! So cute! Then I feed him again at 11, usually a little bit bigger bottle than others during the day. For the most part he goes right down after his bottle's gone. He may wake up 1-2 more times, but only right when I lay him down. He is out for the night no later than 12. Then he'll sleep until 9 or 930!!! I hope you find a schedule soon, I know it's rough trying to find one that works well for you AND baby! Good luck!

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Rochelle - posted on 02/01/2010




My daughter was on the 29th Sep 09 and was sleeping through the night at 3 weeks old and is still sleeping through now and she is now 4 months.

Lori - posted on 01/20/2010




Our little guy hasn't made it more than 5 hours more than once. He is up 1 to 3 times EVERY night. I hear babies sleep a lot... not this one. He naps 2 to 4 hours during the day if I;m lucky, then sleeps from 10 or 11pm until 6 or 7 am. He;s a skinny little thing, too, but very strong and eats like a horse (solids twice daily). Can't find anything to settle him into a routine!

Sarah - posted on 01/20/2010




I have found that reducing daytime sleeping only makes the nighttime situation worse because the baby is overtired. What I did with my daughter was establish a bedttime routine and when I put her to bed--in a co-sleeper--I repeatedly put the pacifier back in and jiggled the bed. I think I had to do this for 45 minutes the first couple nights, but then the "jiggling" time diminishd and now I can put her down with minimal effort. It was frustrating the first few nights, but I knew that if I was patient and stuck it out it would be worth it.

Breathe deeply and "jiggle"--Good Luck!

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