not sleeping thro the night :(

Xiomara - posted on 05/31/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My baby is not sleeping the night... he goes to bed at 10pm (bath and cereal and 2onz bottle) and he wake up at 12am sometimes and then at 3 or 4 am ...drink a bottle 5 onz and then sleep till 8am .... advise plz

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Lindsey - posted on 06/05/2011

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Stop the night feeding!! My little girl got sleeping a lot better once i decided to stop that at 8 months.. she still has had her ups and downs to sleeping through the night due to teething? or who knows but stop the night feeds!!
I also got a really helpful book that helped me tons!
I did a blog post about it..
http://pillowthought.blogspot.com/2011/0...

Jen - posted on 06/04/2011

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What I do to help my daughter sleep through the night, is put a little oatmeal cereal (heavily diluted), mixed in with her formula. It helps keep her tummy full at night. She gets her last bottle at 10pm. (You may want to form the habit earlier in the night.) What also helps is that you make sure not to get up and check on your baby at the sound of the littlest cry. Let him cry for a bit, that will encourage self soothing. If after a bit, the crying gets more intense or louder, then maybe action form you is needed. Hope this helps! Good luck!

Stella - posted on 06/03/2011

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My boy will be 1 on 16th July and tonight will hopefully be the 3rd night he's slept through(fingers crossed) I have started giving him more food before bed along with a bottle, and let him cry to sleep, he use to have a dummy to sleep, but think he was waking through the night for that and because he's hungry, I have also found when hes routine has been messed up he wakes, so would stick to a regular routine, good luck

Julia - posted on 06/01/2011

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Lily is now 10 months and she generally sleeps through the night. she does it since she is around 3 months old. she goes to bed around 8pm, after vegetables+potatoes and a bottle (4oz) and wakes up between 6.30-7 am. when she turned 7 months old, she woke up again during the night. What I did was the following: I go see her, tell her that everything is alright, that she is safe, I give her some water or tea and I go back to sleep. she cried for 3-4 nights in a row, and I must say it was hard, because she cried for 30-45 min the first night and then went back to sleep. the night after that she woke up also but cried less long. and finally she did not wake up anymore. Now it still happens form time to time (lets say once or twice a month), and I do the same and she goes back to sleep, slowly, but surely. I guess that our little ones do like when we are around, so they tend to cry and make us stay with them, but as Emily said, they are much better when they have a good night... and we too :-)
I also agree that it sometimes depends on how much nap time she had.
good luck!

Maria - posted on 05/31/2011

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Mine never slept through the night no matter what I did. he finally slept through the night when he was 1 1/2. I find it also depends on how much nap time they get during the day.

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Emma - posted on 06/11/2011

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An early bedtime is needed. Babies who have late bedtimes tend cry a lot. They make themselves over tired. Teaching them to sleep from about 7 or 8 every night from an early age is beneficial. All of my children are great sleepers and have all been put to bed at 7pm from the day they were born, and from six months old have only woken up for night feeds when having a growth spurt or health problem (after I used the controlled crying method with my first daughter at three months, who I was putting to bed at 10). I have a video monitor so I can see into the crib, and hear if the baby wakes for feeds or if anything is wrong without having to go up and check (another thing that can often wake babies). I would certainly stop the night feeds (unless your baby is having a growth spurt of course. I have found that boys tend to have more noticeable growth spurts at this age). If he needs it can you feed him more in the daytime?

Jess - posted on 06/08/2011

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Try giving a full bottle they might sleep longer I felt that it worked with my daughter she is 11 months and still not sleeping her nights but with the full bottle it keeps her for up to at least 6 hours if not a bit longer...

Joanna - posted on 06/08/2011

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10 seems way too late for bed at this point, if he is almost a year old. maybe try slowly bringing his bed time earlier. Sleep begets sleep, so with more sleep he might sleep better. There is no way at this stage he should need food at night either. Its a habit he's used to, so he'll resist it, but you could try giving him water instead (not so much fun, so he might not wake up for it after a bit). Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 06/07/2011

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i read the book "healthy sleep habits, happy child". it has worked wonderful with autumn. it recommends different strategies whether you want to cry it out, controlled crying, or no crying. based on the book and how my daughter reacts, i would suggest moving everything earlier. my daughter takes one nap now around 11 and i wake her up by 1. she goes to bed no later than 6pm. sometimes she's ready by 5:30pm (she gets a bath and 8oz bottle before bed) and sleeps til 6am the next morning.

Michelle - posted on 06/05/2011

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Neither does mine! I thought it was because Im still breastfeeding. Thanks for posting this

Xiomara - posted on 06/03/2011

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Thanks to all...and during the day he only take a half hour or hour nap around 3pm.

Deanna - posted on 06/02/2011

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ive never had any problems with my daughter sleepin at night, she always had a bottle at night until she was 18months witch was only a month ago! she now goes off to bed with her dummy and a bottle of juice!..mayb cut the sleeps out durin the day?

Mel - posted on 06/02/2011

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he doesnt NEED the night feeds after 6 months of age so its your choice if you keep feeding him, my child health nurse has advised getting my bub off the night feeds by 12 months, use a pacifier or get someone else to settle him or give him a cup of water, but no milk if you want to wean him off. My bub slept through the night til 7 monhts old since then gets up around midnight, 5am then 7.30ish, but sometimes she will miss the midnight one. I choose to still breast feed her (at night I mean) but plan to wean her as suggested at 12 months and just let her have a dummy or water

Chairettie - posted on 05/31/2011

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My twins will be 11 months on July 9th and they still have a night bottle, 7oz with a little snack like some puffs (maybe about 20 or so) and they go to bed around 9-930. It use to be 10 1030 but I am trying to get them to bed no later than 930 now that they are older. It seems like your littleone is hungry - I would try feeding him more before bed.

Emily - posted on 05/31/2011

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My bub was never a great sleeper, but I finally relented a month ago and tried controlled crying plus taking away his dummy/pacifier (as he always cried until I put it back in for him during the night). I followed a book from one of the sleep schools and withing a few days I had a baby sleeping through the night! I wish I had done it earlier! I know its not for everyone but my little man is much happier now he is getting proper sleep and he definitely doesn't resent me! He still cries when he wants things during the day, but he now knows how to settle himslef back to sleep during the night... Good luck!

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