wakes up every hour at night

Cara - posted on 07/20/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Sara is going to be 10 months on the 28th and has not slept through the night yet. She wakes up every hour. sometimes I sleep with her on the couch if I can't get her to sleep in the crib. I feel that I am doing somthing wrong. That is why she does not sleep st night. any suggestions please.

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Vicki - posted on 07/23/2010

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My son is almost 11 months and he doesn't sleep through the night either. Some nights he's up every hour others only a few times but it is hard. He sleeps in his crib so i am thankful for that. I've tried letting him cry it out to fall back asleep but nothing yet. He just wakes up hungry and screams till i give him a bottle. I was told by our ped. to warm their blanket up in the drier before you swaddle her in it to give her the warmth feeling and try to always put her in her crib even for naps.
stick with it. i know it hard with no sleep but they'll sleep through the night when they're ready too

Julia - posted on 07/23/2010

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Cara,
I agree with your boyfriend on the creating more problems with co-sleeping. I have never used the co-sleeping method with my children but I don't agree with it. In my opinion it is not safe and I can't see that you would get a good slept (I know I would always worry about being so tired that you may roll on the baby). I think a child needs to learn to self soothe since at some point you will want your child in their own bed. Isn't co-sleeping just prolonging the transition into a bed of their own. I would rather adjust a baby to a crib then try getting a 2 year old that has always slept with me to finally go into their own bed. Just my opinion though, apparently co-sleeping works for some people.

Julia - posted on 07/23/2010

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I don't agree that most breastfed babies wake often during the night. My babies were both breastfed and slept through the night quite early on. My first daughter was breastfed until 5 months old and slept through the night (from about 10pm to 7am) by 3 months old. My second daughter was breastfed until 7 months and slept through the night (from about 10pm to 6:30 or 7am) by about 2 months old. My oldest was finished breastfeeding but by about 6 months they where both going to bed by 8pm and sleeping until about 6:30 to 7am.

Jessica - posted on 07/22/2010

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Aww I hope she starts sleeping all night soon! You need your sleep. My son has been sleeping all night for a good while. She probably needs the connection with you.

Rashmi - posted on 07/22/2010

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i think thats the case with most of the breastfeeding moms. my daughter used to wake up at night often when i was breastfeeding her (stopped after 8 mths) but now sleeps like and angel through the night (touch wood) and wakes up only in the morning. The change has happened i guess because she is more full when she is put to sleep. She has a bottle of milk before she sleeps and definitely has something solid to eat for dinner.

Misty - posted on 07/21/2010

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I breastfeed Liberty and she sleeps better in our bed than in her own. She has not slept all night yet either. There are nights where she sleeps for 3 or 4 hours but she usually wakes up every 2 hours or so to nurse/use me as a pacy. She is a mommas girl that's for sure. My other two were not breastfed so this is all new to me they slept pretty well.

Babz - posted on 07/21/2010

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hi Cara my son jake will be 10months tomorrow, i wont lie and say he sleeps all night because he doesnt. He goes to bed at 7, he will wake at 11 i just lie him bck down rub his head n he's off again he wakes at 6 then n i prop a bottle up to him and he sleeps again to about 8.. My heart goes out to you..
But o think since you have had her sleeping in the bed with you since she was born this is now what she has gotten used to, my son has never slept in the bed with me, even if i had to stay up all night as i did not want him to get into that habbit.
Jake used to wake up very regular.i used to pick him up and rock him, i then just kept putting him down soothing him giving him soother, eventually i just let him cry it out he got used to it after 7days n stopped waking only wakes twice now, it is very very hard believe me i know i'm a single mother with no help but it pays off.

Paula - posted on 07/21/2010

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My little boy hasn't yet slept through the night, nor do I realistically expect him to for another 6 months to a year. I breastfeed and co-sleep but recently we've been putting him down in his crib until we go to bed at least. He usually sleeps from about 9pm to 1pm in his crib (we may have to settle him once during this time), then he comes into our bed for the remainder of the night, where he will nurse maybe once or twice more before we get up about 7am. We are trying to offer him his soother or his water to drink before the breast in case it's out of habit, but that's what settles him fastest, regardless of whether he needs the milk or just comfort of suckling.
Many Mums on here will tell you that their babies slept through the night from an early age.....I think that's rare, and they are blessed......It's more common that a young child will wake at least once during the night, and unless you are willing to try some cry-it-out method, she'll probably continue to do so for a while. I'm hoping to gradually lengthen his periods of sleep over time. That's what my gut tells me is nest for us.
Threads asking similar questions come up all the time here, keeps me sane anyway, hope reading through a few will do the same for you.

Cara - posted on 07/21/2010

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Yes I do breastfeed.
I have co-sleep with her since she was born. I do bring her in our bed at least the first part of the night. My boyfriend thinks I am just adding another problem to the situation. She does sleep a little longer when we sleep together, though I tired to explain to him that it helps her and I.

cara

Paula - posted on 07/21/2010

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Hi Cara, you're not doing anything wrong. All babies are different and it can take some of them quite a while to hit their routine. Sara obviously prefers to sleep next to her warm, safe, cuddly Mama than alone in her crib. Have you tried co-sleeping with her in your bed....at least you'd get some sleep yourself! Are you breastfeeding? Give us some more details so we can offer you the best advice.

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