Anyone else's July baby NOT sleeping through night?

Anna - posted on 02/26/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son is formula fed and still wakes up every 2-3 hours! Is anyone else experiencing this? We had him unswaddled for awhile but then he started rolling over and lifting his head up in his sleep, waking him up and making him mad. My daughter slept through the night since birth so this is new to us lol.

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Reeva - posted on 03/05/2011

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lol My son is the same, my daughter was a formula fed baby and slept through from 3 months old. My son was on the breast but I am changing him to formular to go back to work. He wakes up a couple times a night, I've tried just reassuring him but Im use to getting up that I dopnt really mind anymore. Eventually he will sleep through the night and that will be a exciting moment.

Jodie - posted on 03/04/2011

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My son born July 15th still doesn't sleep through the night either! He is breastfed, and wakes at least once (if I'm lucky) but normally it is more like 2-3 times a night. I have just started trying to let him "cry it out" some of the time; and when he won't stop crying I know he is really hungry. I don't know what else to do. I woudl give anything for a solid nights sleep.

Elaine - posted on 03/03/2011

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My daughter, born July 21st still wakes up a few times a night. I tried a few days of crying it out but I just hate it! She screams and when I walk out of the room its even worse! Before I used to be able to put her pacifier in and put her on her side which is how she loves to sleep and she would fall asleep right away. Now whenever I do that she knows Im trying to put her back to bed and she fights me on it. Its gotten to the point that I just put her in the bed with us because I need the sleep. She's a tough cookie! I'm hoping it passes soon. My husband and I love sleeping with her but I know that its best that she sleeps on her own in her crib.

Cara - posted on 03/03/2011

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My July daughter goes to bed at 7:30 every night. She sooths herself to sleep and sleeps until 3:30 where she wakes up for anywhere from 5 mins to an hour. We have tried letting her cry it out but she becomes hysterical. We have tried co-sleeping from that point on which worked for awhile but now doesn't. We are sort of at a loss for what to do. We miss the days where she slept all the way through until 6 am. I think that her teeth are bothing her a lot as they come through. does your son have any teeeth yet?

Shaina - posted on 03/02/2011

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I'm completely against letting a child cry it out. Some.children sleep through the night at different ages and that's perfectly normal. One of my children didn't sleep through until 15 months old. Another.started it 8 months.

Nikki - posted on 03/01/2011

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Does he take a pacifier? Is he eating enough during the day? My daughter eats more than enough during the day, so if she wakes up during the night, we know she's not hungry. it's usually because she lost her paci and as soon as we give it back to her, she goes right back down. Do you leave him on his belly or flip him back over? I used to flip her back over, but once I started leaving her on her belly(since she got there on her own), she slept longer and better.

Anna - posted on 02/28/2011

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Thats the problem, he does the screaming, beyond normal cry. I think I may try the water thing first. He doesn't take a pacifier so I think that is part of the problem. Thanks for the advice :)

Nikki - posted on 02/28/2011

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My daughter wakes up 2-4 times throughout the night and as soon as we put her pacifier back in, she goes right back to sleep. We get the occassional full night without any wake ups. We kind of started the crying out, but I couldn't handle listening to my baby cry for a long time, so we started at 5 minutes-let her cry for 5 minutes and then go give her the pacifier and we are going to slowly increase the time until hopefully she can lay down and go to sleep without crying and without the pacifier. We've had a few night where she doesn't even cry for the 5 minutes and goes to sleep, but we're still working on it. It's hard to do the same thing when she wakes up in the middle of the night because you're so tired and don't want to listen to 5 minutes of crying in the middle of the night, so we're kind of slacking in the middle of the night. LOL I don't agree with the crying it out to the point where they just fall asleep because they've screamed their head off for a half hour, so this is my version. I let her go longer if it's just fussing and I sometimes give in earlier if she is screaming her head off, but if it's just a normal cry, we give her about 5 minutes.

Emily - posted on 02/28/2011

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My July bub is waking every few hours still. He doesn't feed between a 10pm bottle and 7am bottle usually, but wakes every few hours and cries until i put his pacifier back in. Then he is particularly restless between 4:30am-7am so I seem to be putting it back in his mouth quite a bit then. I havent let him cry it out...not sure if I could handle it....

Rainbow816 - posted on 02/27/2011

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Try giving them a bottle of water instead of a warm bottle of milk, once they start to realise that all they get is water they start sleeping longer. You will know when they really need the milk. My son started to wake up think he would get warm milk once i started on the water he only did it once more. Now he only wakes during in the night when he is unwell.

Natasha - posted on 02/27/2011

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just remeber your baby wont DIE or get injured from crying. Crying it out and controleed crying is a great way yes maybe the first few days they might cry from a while but after a few days then they wont cry at all. Nobody likes listening to their child cry but for most cases this is how to sleep train them

Anna - posted on 02/27/2011

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What is sleep training? The doctor told me to just let him cry it out and turn off my monitor. I couldn't do that though. I'd rather be tired and get up then let him cry like that. I tried once and when I went in after five minutes he was hot, red, and very mad.

Kristin - posted on 02/27/2011

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well my son use to sleep through the night.
seems like everytime he gets better after being sick it takes a while for him to go back to sleeping through the night.

try sleep training him.

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