Is anyone elses baby not sleeping thru the night?

Kendra - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 94 moms have responded )

4

16

0

My son is 7 months old and still gets up at least once or twice thru the night..ugh

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Katie - posted on 05/18/2010

104

61

8

my 7.5 m/o was waking 2-3 times a night a couple of months ago.

is down to 1-2 times a night currently.

it's quite normal for them to wake during the night.
a big deal is made about babies learning to sleep through the night, in our modern world, as it's convenient for parents who work, adn us parents who just to the playgroup circuit.

I think more babies wake during the night than people make out!!

Holly - posted on 05/12/2010

6

73

0

Tabatha, you might consider introducing cereal and a solid 2-3x a day. I feed my son cereal and a half a bottle in the am, about 7, then he also has a veggie for 'lunch' (about 11:30) and cereal again at 3:30 and a veggie or cereal at 7pm-ish...he has a great eating schedule....now to just work on getting through the entire night :) (he has done it 3 or 4 times, so I know it is possible). What 'solids' are you feeding him? What portion size?

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

94 Comments

View replies by

Sarah - posted on 05/30/2010

18

59

2

sorry Katie Johnson, my 7 month old boy dont go to bed till 10 11pm at the latest not all babies are the same and do go to bed at differet times i would love my lil charlee to go bed and sleep early as i bet Heather does too but they will when they ready we cant force our kids to go bed when they not tired or wont stay in the cot, Im glad your little one goes to bed well for you our babies will to when they ready I dont mean to sound rude or anything but the way you portraid your comment how n why i felt i had to say my boy is the same its not our fault and we are deffinatly not the only ones xxx

Emma - posted on 05/29/2010

7

5

0

hi my lil dude has been sleeping through the night since 2 weeks old he sleeps 7pm till 8am/9am :D! which has been heaven! he has wheatabix for breakfast at 8ish then a bottle at 12ish then his food at 4ish then bottle before bed! doesnt wake once. Maybe try gettin him 2 feed abit more through the day.

Sophie - posted on 05/29/2010

86

9

4

CIO is always going to be controversial- I know mums who have done it and they have happy well adjusted toddlers. I think it depends on the mum and the baby, I couldnt do it myself and I dint think it would be right for my baby- shes far too stubborn and I think would cry and cry and cry and I dont want her to just fall asleep out of exhaustion even if it will eventually teach her to sleep through. She is currently waking up between 3 and 10 times a night! Its not to nurse so I think as someone else said it is due to seperation anxiety- this is compounded by the fact that if she wakes and someone else (even dad) goes tosoothe her she screams her head off till I get there!! I am trying gentler methods to help her sleep using Elizabeth Pantleys book but do not judge people who decide to do the CIO as long as they are FULLY INFORMED. There are so many articles out there that explain the pros and cons and teach you how to do it properly please read them before you decide to go ahead so you can make an informed choice

Shauna - posted on 05/26/2010

19

1

1

My son is 7 months, and although he has been sleeping a solid 10 hours every night since he was about 3 months...one thing my doctor suggested was (when the time was right) to give them a bit of cereal before his bedtime bottle just to fill him up a little longer and it seems to have continued to work:) GOOD LUCK!!

Nicole - posted on 05/26/2010

1

30

0

My daughter will be 8 months in a few days and hasnt slept through the night yet, everynight she wakes up at least 2 or 3 times, and I know she doesnt need a night feed anymore but that is the only thing that can get her back to sleep...very exhausting!

Janna - posted on 05/25/2010

13

26

0

You talk about people being pigheaded! Do you even realize how pigheaded you are being? You seem to think that you have the only opinion in the world so therefore you MUST be right. Well, you're wrong. CIO works whether you want to believe it or not. Just because you choose to take another approach does not mean it is wrong. Why can't you understand & acknowledge that? Why do you feel that your opinion is the only one that matters? I do not let my child cry alone for long periods of time. I did the same technique with my daughter & she is independent, emotionally well adjusted, happy, strong, confident, & extremely smart. You need to step off your soap box & be more understanding.

I did not say we should only listen to what doctors have to say. I simply said that until you are a doctor you should quit trying to shove your opinions down other peoples throats & stop accusing them of terrible crimes that they are NOT commiting.

We all have the right to raise our child how we see fit. You should really stop being so judgemental of others & accept that they are the parent of that child. Judge not lest you be judged!

I think we can agree to disagree & leave it at that.

Joan - posted on 05/24/2010

5

22

0

I normally put my daughter to bed around 7 - 7.30pm and she normally wakes between 4.30 and 6.30am. And maybe once a week she'll wake abit earlier than 4.30am. Sometimes I I try and make her stay up abit longer to really wear her out and she sleeps thru to 6.30am. It can get tiring but I need to go to bed abit earlier than I do......LoL.....I also give my daughter solids three times a day. Breaky, lunch and tea and she has 3 bottles in that time aswell. I also give her a peice of fruit b4 her lunch.

[deleted account]

I was totally against the Cry It Out method... but I started doing it and... IT WORKS!!! It's not torture, it's not cruel. Tonight was our 4th night and she cried for 2 minutes when I put her down, and totally knocked out. The past 3 nights she woke up only once at around 3 (after putting her down at 9!!!) and cried for a max 30 min. And every morning she slept til at least 8:30! If you give this a real try, I mean really really follow the steps, you'll be doing yourself a huge favor! I feel awesome, I don't feel like I have to nap during the day. Please give it a try, let me know if you need a cheerleader, I'll be glad to cheer you on!!!

Lindsay - posted on 05/24/2010

1

0

0

My little girl is still getting up between 2 and 4 times a night also! I've stopped giving her a bottle at night unless she freaks out and she seems to go back to sleep really quickly with just the soother, but still it gets exhausting!

Mary Kate - posted on 05/24/2010

4

17

0

I can only imgaine how draining it must be to have a baby that is waking up so many times a night. My daughter is 7 months and she has been sleeping through the night since she was 6 weeks old and those 6 weeks were hell. My friend suggested an amazing book called "On Becoming Babywise". You can get it really cheap on Amazon. It talks all about setting a schedule for sleep, waketime and eating that I have been utilizing for several months. My daughter goes to bed at 8:30pm and wakes up at 7:30am EVERY day, though she is not teething yet LOL. I will say that setting the schedule can be difficult because they do encourage you to get your child used to soothing themselves which means there is an element of letting your child cry for a short period of time. That was the hardest part for me but it was totally worth it and I have a happy baby who sleeps through the night. Hope you find relief soon.

Lauren - posted on 05/24/2010

52

15

0

There are no facts supporting CIO, only views of those who are too pigheaded to admit that babies have the same rights as adults. And as someone who has also had a miscarriage, I cannot understand why you would let your much-hoped-for child cry alone. It makes no sense to me; I want to soak up every second. My baby is actually asleep on me as I am typing...
I'm sorry you're offended, but this information is vital to babies' emotional and physical health, and outweighs your feelings, in my opinion.
Oh, and since when do only doctors have the right to tell us how to raise our children?? NO one will care about my children more than me, and I have spent the time researching my choices. In fact, doctors often give outdated and harmful parenting or feeding advice; I would never simply take a doctor's word for it because MD is behind their name. Sheeple is the word for those who do!

Janna - posted on 05/24/2010

13

26

0

I am insulted that you would say we am abusing our child because we let them CIO. How dare you be so judgemental & critical of someone else. What right have you to judge another parent simply because you do not agree with their decisions. Well guess what! I think you are wrong for cosleeping! But it is not my place to judge you. My husband & I chose not to cosleep. That is our choice & our right. We are not abusing our child by letting him cry it out. I never let him cry for more than 10 minutes. I do go in and soothe him if I need to. It has not hurt my relationship with him. We are both much happier during the day. I personally take great offense to your using the term abuse. I have lost 5 children between my daughter & my son. I prayed day & night for a baby. I would never ever do anything to hurt my son. My children are the greatest gifts I have ever received. But you are choosing to find the "facts" to support your opinion & ignoring the "facts" that support my choice. So here is a fact you can not ignore, until you have gone to medical school & have MD behind your name, you need to stop judging & accusing other parents. Just be happy raising your child & stop trying to raise everyone else's.

Lauren - posted on 05/23/2010

52

15

0

Ha ha if you'd read my first post, you'd know I get plenty of rest since we are a co-sleeping family! I'm not trying to criticize, but I feel compelled to share the facts on the dangers of CIO (both short and long term). It is neglect, and our babies should not have to suffer just so we can "teach" them to self-soothe. Infants are not capable of that in the first place! And crying alone is far more harmful than crying while being rocked or soothed by a parent. Unreal that anyone can defend this. If an elderly person with dementia was ignored all night long while he cried out for someone, everyone would be hollering about neglect and abuse. It's the SAME THING.

Atasha - posted on 05/23/2010

14

30

0

Hello! My son is 7 months old and wakes up atleast 3-5 times a night, My son is breastfed but I have supplemented with formula right before bed so he can take his infant reflux medicine. From what I have read it is normal for babies this age to wake up 1-2 times a night so you are A-OKAY! lol I envy you, what I would give for my son to wake up 1-2 times a night! You are doing a wonderful job!

Melissa - posted on 05/23/2010

11

12

0

"Children who do not have consistently responsive and sensitive caregivers often develop into insecure individuals, characterized by anxious, avoidant, and/or ambivalent interactions. Long-term studies have shown that secure individuals, compared to insecure individuals, are more likely to be outgoing, popular, well-adjusted, compassionate, and altruistic. As adults, secure individuals tend to be comfortable depending on others, readily develop close attachments, and trust their partners. Insecure individuals, on the other hand, tend to be unsettled in their relationships, displaying anxiety (manifesting as possessiveness, jealousy, and clinginess) or avoidance (manifesting as mistrust and a reluctance to depend on others). "

This would be the nature vs nurture part. What causes an individual to be secure vs insecure.

The rest of it- that's just physical effects from crying. That has nothing to do with CIO. That's just what happens when people cry, children or adults. It's not harmful, considering how much babies cry in their lifetime- it's not like their heads explode after a few minutes of crying.

It's sad that you feel the need to criticize other parents and the way they raise their children. I guess you're crabby, since you're overtired. Here's a fact for you- people react 60% more strongly to things when they're tired. Maybe you should do a study on how many abused babies have parents who feel that letting them CIO and getting some sleep would be bad parenting.

Natasha - posted on 05/23/2010

13

18

1

I'm so glad my Tiffany finally sleepts almost thru the whole night! The first 4 months she did not sleep at night at all! I was so tiered all the time! I also have a 6 year old & a 2 year old so he kept me busy all day while my daughter was in Kindergarden so I really couldn't get any rest! I make sure she gets enough to eat during the day so she wont be hungry at night! My oldest daughter slept thru the night the day she was born! My son would wake up to eat & go right back to sleep! But Tiffany was alot of work for me the first 4 months! But she is a cutie & I love her!

Evelyn - posted on 05/23/2010

12

0

2

my son is 7ms old too i nurse him right befor he goes to sleep and he still wakes up at least once.

Lauren - posted on 05/23/2010

52

15

0

"A recent study looking at the immediate and long-term physiologic consequences of infant crying suggests otherwise. The following changes due to infant crying have been documented: increased heart rate and blood pressure, reduced oxygen level, elevated cerebral blood pressure, depleted energy reserves and oxygen, interrupted mother-infant interaction, brain injury, and cardiac dysfunction."
There is nothing here that could start a nature vs nurture debate. It's simply FACTS. CIO stresses babies and has the potential for physical harm. Forcing them to give up on you during the night hours benefits no one except a parent who does not want to be responsible at night. I didn't become a mom to get better sleep! ;)

Janna - posted on 05/22/2010

13

26

0

My son is 7 1/2 months & he has been going through the same thing. He was only waking up once a night but about a month ago he started waking up every 2 hours. I finally called the Dr. & she said he is suffering from seperation anxiety. Which is normal at this age. She said he is getting plenty of solids & he is just using me as a paci. She said I need to let him cry it out or I will still be nursing him in college. So for the past 4 nights I have been letting him cry & it is heart wrenching but he is back to sleep in less than 10 minutes. The first night he woke up 5 times & each night it has been less & less. Last night he only woke up once. It helps too that we feed him a bowl of cereal before bed and then I nurse him. She said after 2 weeks he should be sleeping through the night. Only time will tell! Good luck to all & hopefully we will all get some sleep!

Tamara - posted on 05/22/2010

1

15

0

My daughter still don't sleep through the night. The only time she'll sleep through the night is if daycare keeps her up during the day.

Stephenie - posted on 05/22/2010

12

5

1

I can't beleive how many peoples baby do the same thing the dr. made me feel like baby was the only one who dont sleep through the night. She gets jar food during the day and cereal in each bottle becouse of acid intigestion so im thinking maby the cearel isnt helping but at this point i cant even get her off of it couse if theres no cearel she will not eat it. my 4 year old didnt even sleep to the night untill 1 1/2 so i hope this is not going to be a repeat of that :(

Melissa - posted on 05/21/2010

11

12

0

I have 2 older children, who slept through the night before they were a month old, but my 7 month old was 5 weeks early, and only 3 lbs when he was born, so I worried that he would be late sleeping through the night. Turns out, he's been sleeping through the night since he hit 12 lbs- at around 4 months old. He sleeps from 10 pm to 10 am every day, but I will say, he does wake up at night sometimes. I do not go to him for 10 minutes, to give him time to calm himself down. At first, he woke up screaming, but now I hear him singing or talking to himself, and within 10 minutes he's back asleep. I absolutely refuse to share a room with him, however, because I know if he saw us there, he'd scream until we got him out.



His Dr said that once a baby is 15 lbs, there is no physical NEED for a night feeding- that babies need around 30 ozs of formula/ breast milk a day, and as long as they are getting that during the day, to let him cry it out until he figures out how to settle himself back to sleep. No one sleeps straight through the night, we all wake up, but as adults, we've learned how to soothe ourselves back to sleep. Babies have to develop that skill, still. So my baby eats 8 ozs for his first and last feedings of the day, and a 2nd foods container of food with 4-6 ozs of milk 3 or 4 times throughout the day, and once I lay him down, he knows he's in that crib for the night!



Good luck to you guys!



*EDIT* and to the post above me, that comes dangerously close to a nature vs nurture debate. It's impossible to know if anything in infancy has any impact on a person later in life since infants are completely undeveloped at that stage, and every person is different. It's very likely that the children studied by this Dr would have been insecure individuals regardless of if their parents let them cry it out or walked the floors with them all night long. I do know that children need routines, children need boundaries, and establishing a bedtime routine that allows babies and parents to sleep through the night increases the physical and mental health of the entire family.

Lauren - posted on 05/21/2010

52

15

0

Ashley, read the link attached please. I pasted some of it below.
http://www.drbenkim.com/articles-attachm...
Children who do not have consistently responsive and sensitive caregivers often develop into insecure individuals, characterized by anxious, avoidant, and/or ambivalent interactions. Long-term studies have shown that secure individuals, compared to insecure individuals, are more likely to be outgoing, popular, well-adjusted, compassionate, and altruistic. As adults, secure individuals tend to be comfortable depending on others, readily develop close attachments, and trust their partners. Insecure individuals, on the other hand, tend to be unsettled in their relationships, displaying anxiety (manifesting as possessiveness, jealousy, and clinginess) or avoidance (manifesting as mistrust and a reluctance to depend on others). North American parenting practices, including CIO, are often influenced by fears that children will grow up too dependent. However, an abundance of research shows that regular physical contact, reassurance, and prompt responses to distress in infancy and childhood results in secure and confident adults who are better able to form functional relationships.
It has been suggested in the past that CIO is healthy for infants’ physical development, particularly the lungs. A recent study looking at the immediate and long-term physiologic consequences of infant crying suggests otherwise. The following changes due to infant crying have been documented: increased heart rate and blood pressure, reduced oxygen level, elevated cerebral blood pressure, depleted energy reserves and oxygen, interrupted mother-infant interaction, brain injury, and cardiac dysfunction. The study’s researchers suggested that caregivers should answer infant cries swiftly, consistently, and comprehensively, recommendations which are in line with AP principles.

Ashley - posted on 05/21/2010

1

0

0

my daughter is 7 and a half months and has slept through the night since she was 4 months old... If you want them to sleep through the night yoi will have to go through a really hard time.... Do a bed time routine and then put him to bed awake.. For the first couple days-to a weekhe is going to cry right off the bat, let him cry for 10minutes and come in soothe him and then walk out, if crying starts again let it go. Just make sure before you put him dow that he is fed and changed.it will be tough but worth it in the end. By 3-6 months old they devolep
a habbit of waking up and eating..but they are not "hungry" it's just the habit. They can now by this tike sleep through the night with out needing to eat. You shoild try this because it will work. The doctor told me to start on her 4months and I did and it worked wonders the fist 2 weeks I balled every night when she did but so worth it now!! Good luck.

Megan - posted on 05/20/2010

9

18

0

Mine is 6.5 months old and she still gets up itwice too. She goes to be aroung 730 gets up to eat around 11 and then again at 3 then sleeps to i get her up at 545. I was hoping by this age that she would be sleeping through the night too. The doc said not to worry she will eventually.

Lauren - posted on 05/20/2010

52

15

0

Babywise is warned against by the AAP. It's linked with failure to thrive and dehydration. It also emotionally harms babies.

Allison - posted on 05/20/2010

77

16

1

I've been sleep training my soon to be 7 month old for 22 days and she wakes up at 12am, 230am and 5am, I let her squeal at 5am and get up with her at 6am. She's still nursing, was having painful poops, is cutting a tooth, just got over chicken pox, I'm enjoying these moments with her cause they do grow up so fast. So you baby needs you in the middle of the night, reassurance is all they are asking for. They spent 9months in your stomach, listening to you, this will take some time for them to adjust. I spent a ton when I was a teenager, I don`t need that much sleep to enjoy my kids.

Lauren - posted on 05/20/2010

52

15

0

My second is nearly 7 months and wakes 1-2 times a night to nurse. We cosleep, so it's no biggie. It's still totally normal at this age to wake in the night. Before you know it, he will be a huge toddler and more independent each day. Hang in there! :)
I must say, I'm horrified to read about the cry it out comments! Babies have needs just like any other person! How can we ignore that? I know if I am sad or lonely, my husband gives me a hug and helps me to feel better. If he stuck me alone in a room and said "deal with it," everyone would be telling me how mean he is. So why is it acceptable to do to a baby?

Kelly - posted on 05/20/2010

12

5

1

My son is 7 months and is still not sleeping through the night either. He usually doesn't eat during the night, he just wakes and I have to pat him on the back to get him back to sleep. He wakes anywhere from 4 to 10 times. Just recently my husband and I have been letting him cry when he wakes up because I think at this point his problem is just a habit. So far so good. He only woke up once each of the last 2 nights and went back to sleep fairly qickly.

Jessica - posted on 05/20/2010

4

69

2

consider yourself lucky! mine gets up 3 or 4 or sometimes even 5 times a night....

[deleted account]

My little girl is 7 months as well and still gets up at least once if not more throughout the night. She usually only gets up when she needs something to eat. She has a bottle at night but is a small eater so only has 3 to 4 oz. before she is full and won't eat anymore, I suspect this is why she gets up in the middle of the night hungry. Hopefully once she starts eating more before bed she will sleep longer at night.

Jacqueline - posted on 05/19/2010

9

3

0

Lincoln was sleeping through the night for awhile, now hes up 2-3 times a night to breastfeed. I think it may be a growth spurt or his teeth might be hurting, he just got his first one!

Sanet - posted on 05/18/2010

2

6

0

My baby has been sleeping through the night from 3 months and then about 3 weeks ago (he is 7 months on 29 May) he wakes up at 3am. So the daymother suggested I give him food before bedtime. Some nights it work, other nights it dont.

Cassandra - posted on 05/18/2010

1

12

0

Cali is a week shy of 7mths. Im breatfeeding and we cooslept from birth so we were doomed from the start. She was in bed by 8 but would wake up every 3hrs to eat. At her 6mth well check the dr told us she should be able to fast for at least 6-7hrs. Soooo... we bit the bullet and transitioned her into her crib. I should also mention we started feeding her three solid food meals a day as well as breastmilk. We now have a solid bedtime routine and she is in her crib. It has been WONDERFUL! She is in bed without a whimper by 715 and sleeps until about 3am. She breastfeeds and goes right back to sleep. Then up for the day at 6ish. On a rare occassion she has slept from 715-6am without waking. The first week was rough. I learned that if she cried and I went in she wouldnt sooth until I fed her. If daddy went in she would take the binky and fall back to sleep. Hope this helps. GOOD LUCK!!!!

Amy - posted on 05/18/2010

11

35

2

Heath is 7.5 months now and would usually go to bed around 7pm then wake an hour later, then around 11, then around 3am before finally getting up between 6 and 7am. Last night I decided to cut it down to just one night waking, (becasue I'm exhausted!) he went to bed at 7pm, he did wake up around 8pm, but went to sleep fairly quickly, then I didnt hear him again till 12:30 which is when I had planned on responding to him anyway! Then I didnt hear from him again till 5pm, a little early for my liking but what a good start - I hope this continues to go well - he is a breast fed baby, so it probably has a lot to do with soothing him.

Jaime - posted on 05/18/2010

3

0

0

Our little man is 7 mths - I took my mother in laws advice from 6 mths and when he woke during the night i gave him water (boiled luke warm) instead of the bottle. He very quickly got bored of this and started sleeping through! I understand they shouldnt need food during the night after 6 mths.
Now though, we have teething which wakes him up at night!

[deleted account]

-My son is almost 7 months old and wakes about 2-3 times per night looking for bottle.

There was a time he used to sleep through the night maybe 30% of the time but not for the past two months. (we think he is teething!) Most of this is just habit i think so we are going to try suffer a few nights of crying and not give him the bottle.

He eats plenty during the day so we don't think he could be hungry.

Wish us luck !!!

Katie - posted on 05/18/2010

104

61

8

heather - how/why does your baby stay up till 11pm??

my girl is getting more tired earlier in the evening, especially on days when she doesnt nap very long, and I woudlnt dream keeping her up past 7pm.

Lindsay - posted on 05/17/2010

26

22

3

my 6.5 month old goes to bed at 7pm, gets up at 12am, 3am, 6am and then is up at 7-7:30am to start the day.

[deleted account]

My 6 1/2 month-old goes to bed around 11pm. She wakes through the night an average of three times until around 6:30am when she is up for the morning. I'm ready to die.

Misty - posted on 05/17/2010

37

70

2

It's funny...reading through the responses I saw Trisha Logan's response and my son (turned 7 mo on the 11th) has the same exact sleep schedule. We start his bed time routine around 7:00 and he's down by 7:30. He wakes up between 10-11 for a rice cereal bottle. Then between 11pm-7am he might wake up between 2-4 more times to nurse.

Allison - posted on 05/17/2010

1

10

0

My daughter is 7months on the 23rd and has been waking every hour last night but for the past few months approx every 2hours. I am exhausted! She is on three solid meals a day but will not take her formula. At the very most she will have 100mls at one time and that's a struggle! I would love for my daughter to be waking every four hours.

Sarah - posted on 05/17/2010

18

59

2

my little man has just turned 7 months and still wakes during the night too he a hungary baby he always has been if he feeds at 10ish then i have to give him a bottle in his sleep bout 12 1 before i go to bed or he wakes at 4 to half past i just dont know if there is anything i can do to stop him feeling so hungary long enough to let him sleep through he dont go to bed till gone 10

Elisabeth - posted on 05/17/2010

275

12

4

My girl, 7 months old next week, still wakes 3-5 times a night and sleeps from 8 pm until 6 am. My other girl was sleeping through at 6 weeks. It depends on the child and there is not much you can do about it just except it and hang in there.

Jane - posted on 05/17/2010

38

9

0

yep me to, my daughter is 7.5 mths old and still up once or twice a night. I am just about to start letting her cry tho, my other daughter did the same and i just had to get tough and ride it out. If they are warm, dry and full then i reckon you just have to let them learn to go back to sleep on their own or really bad habits start to form. It usually takes 2 or 3 nights of you lying there thinking you are the worst mother in the world and then miraculously it will come right:) they dont take long to catch on. Good luck

Maria - posted on 05/17/2010

10

17

0

My son is 32 weeks and still wakes up 2-3 times a night to eat. now it;s even worse. he's teething and wakes up crying and fretting.

[deleted account]

I increased my sons food consumption at night and he stopped waking up. This was happening a couple of weeks ago. Good luck.

Mary Kate - posted on 05/16/2010

4

17

0

When my daughter was an infant, I had a very difficult time with her feeding schedule and my life was just not functioning properly. I invested in a book titled "On Becoming Babywise" that was referred to me by a friend. It seriously saved my sanity. My daughter has been sleeping through the night 10-11 hours since six weeks old and she is now seven months. The book explains setting a schedule. The second Baby Wise book talks all about moving towards solids and explains that a baby 5 months or older that wakes up during the night is generally not getting enough to eat during the day to sustain them throughout the night which can set up a pattern of continuous waking up. I feed my daughter 3 meals a day that include a 7oz bottle and 2-3 tabls of food and and one additional bottle only feeding somewhere in between lunch and dinner. This has worked so well for me. She goes down around 8-8:30 and doesn't wake up until 7-8am. I highly recommend the Baby Wise books. Best money I ever spent.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms