Kendra - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 94 moms have responded )
My son is 7 months old and still gets up at least once or twice thru the night..ugh
Kendra - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 94 moms have responded )
My son is 7 months old and still gets up at least once or twice thru the night..ugh
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Mary Kate - posted on 05/16/2010
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.
Karstin - posted on 05/16/2010
My 2 year old still doesn't sleep through the night! I try not to worry. My 7 month old tends to wake up more when she's going through a growth spurt (which I think she is right now) and she sleeps better once she's through with it. I tend to view it is that she needs something and has to wake up for it, so I will provide. My older child was almost a year old before she stopped requiring a late night/early morning snack.
Jessica - posted on 05/16/2010
Yep, my little girl is a few days off 7 months. She has 3 good meals a day, as well as breastfeeding her once each time she is awake (about every 3 hours). She goes to bed at 7pm every night and is gotten up at 7am every morning. I wake her to give her one last feed before bed at about 9.30 and she will wake 1-2 times each night after that. She was actually only waking once each night from 2 days old and was extending her sleep and almost sleeping through until about 4 1/2 months old when it suddenly all changed. SO glad to hear i'm not alone in this. People keep saying things like "you know you can train your baby to sleep through the night". And it makes me mad. I'm doing everything i'm supposed to, its not just habit for my baby, i'm sure of that. For some reason she needs it still. It could be because she is very active, she has just started crawling and has always been very energetic. It could also be something to do with our house - we get thirsty in the night too. who knows? But i'm thankful it isn't more times a night as i have heard from other parents.
Josephine - posted on 05/16/2010
Also my son he was 7mths 2day!! (16 may) :( He still wakes up in bed 8pm, wakes 2-3 times a nite. only feeding to soothe himself back to sleep, only bout 30secs - 2minutes, wot the? but I'd LOVE him to sleep through! He eats solids 3 times a day and gets plenty of breast milk, so IDK what the deal is,. His older brother slept through at 3-4 months!! so wot the heck????
Lisa - posted on 05/16/2010
moving our baby to her own room worked for us :) solids made no difference. now she does 7 hours most nights except when she is teething. Feed at 10-12pm then up at seven. i can manage on this :-)
Marie - posted on 05/15/2010
My baby will be 7 months old in just a couple days... she has a jar of 2nd stage baby food 4oz and a 6oz bottle at about 6:30. She goes to sleep at 7:30, wakes up around 2 or 3 for a bottle, then sleeps again till around 6 or 6:30. I think my problem is her going to sleep so early but I CANNOT keep her awake any longer!! It's not so bad.
Sophie - posted on 05/15/2010
My little girl is 6 1/2 months old and wakes up several times a night! She has a bedtime routine (bath, massage story, nurse and bed) she needs her dummy and cuddles/physical contact to fall asleep and the same each time she wakes. I feed her at 11, 3 and 6/7 and try not to feed her inbetween as I know she doesnt need it! Most of the time I'm too exhausted to do anything other than feed her as I know she will go back to sleep but the other night my mother in law took her (we live with her so bubs was just downstairs) she woke several times still but went 7 hours without needing a feed!! Dont know why she is waking up as at about 3 months she was sleeping 11-5 then she hit 4 months and that was it she was waking up at least every hour!! Shes just started solids as she just hasnt been interested before now so hoping this might help her sleep a bit longer!!
Angela - posted on 05/15/2010
My son is 7 months old. I feed him around 8 or 8:30 about a half of jar of baby food like yogurt and apples then I give him a 5 oz bottle with cereal in it. Then he gets a bath this helps him sleep all night. He is full and clean and happy. Every now and then he will wake up around 3am and want a bottle.
Megan - posted on 05/15/2010
My son is 7 1/2 months and has never once slept through the night. He normally goes to sleep at 7pm and wakes around 10 to eat, but then he'll wake up again sometime around 1am, 3am, 5am and is usually up for the day by 6:30. He's been growing teeth in like crazy since he hit 3 months, though. He's currently got 7 teeth fully cut and is working on number 8.
Heather - posted on 05/15/2010
I'm right there with you. Hopefully they'll figure it out soon....sleeping straight through would be wonderful!!
Lucy - posted on 05/15/2010
my lil boy born oct 13th has slept through the night since 8 weeks old (my first child slept through from 5/6 weeks) he goes to bed at 6 and wakes around half 5/6, altough he did start waking once a night ususlly 2ish for a couple of weeks with his teeth as he has 6 coming through at once a fortnight or so ago but this has stopped now!! yippeeeee
Amy - posted on 05/14/2010
Yes indeed. I am going thru the same thing. My daughter is getting up 2 times a night. It's totally habit now, I am convinced. Some nights, it's only once that she wakes for a bottle. But it's a killer toll on getting zzzz's. My son and daughter share a room right now, so it's tough for me to let her cry it out because she'll wake my son and then I'll have a double whammy on my hands. Hopefully, when we move, we can take care of the problem. My son was easy as pie. It figures that I don't get that luck the 2nd time around. I am wide open for suggestions, so if you find out anything, please, pass it along. Good luck!
Chantal - posted on 05/14/2010
I know so does my 6 month old. He doesn't really like solids he will eat a little and then just spit the rest out no matter what it is. So he still wakes up one or two times through the night to breastfeed. Us mommas sure do lose A LOT of sleep with our little ones. I don't know if your breastfeeding or not. But this worked with my other two kids. Try giving them a little Baby rice cereal in there bottle right before bath time or right after but only use that bottle with rice cereal not straight milk because the rice cereal stretches out the opening in the nipple so they would get way to much milk and end up choking. Good luck to ya. and God Bless
Naomi - posted on 05/14/2010
My soon was also born 8th Oct, he has slpet through the night since 5 and a half months. At this point he was waking at 4.30am every night having an ounce of milk then sleeping till 7am, he didn't need the feed at night anymore so decided to put a stop to it! I put him into his own room to stop him seeing me at night, for the 1st week i continued to go into to him in the night as i didn't want to stress him out too much at once. My plan was to then go to him when he cried, comfort him but not feed him and try controlled crying, however the 1st i tried it he slept through anyway! He has slept through ever since 7.30pm till 7am, he seems to know that i will come to him if he needs me but he never does! He eats solids throughout the day with 6oz milk at waking in morning, 6oz with lunch and 3oz at bedtime, milk alone is not enough now. They're all old enough to sleep through without the food so its time for some tough love! good luck!
DASHANNON - posted on 05/14/2010
My son is was born on Oct 8,2009 and he still gets up every night at 3:45 a.m. What can I do please help
Christine - posted on 05/14/2010
My son is 6 1/2 months old, and he has been sleeping through the night for the most part since he was about a month old. He sleeps from about 9pm til 7 or 8 in the morning. He does have the occasional night when he wakes up for a minute and cries, but then goes right back to sleep.
Carrie - posted on 05/14/2010
My daughter is 6 1/2 months old and is still getting up too! I still nurse her when she gets up at night even though she probably doesn't really need to eat (she is 20 lbs)
Yesterday a friend suggested that i add a 2nd or 3rd meal to her day with solids (i have only been giivner her 1 meal at this point) , so i did breakfast and lunch and she slept 7.5 hours! I don't know if it was just coincidence or not, but I am gong to try 3 meals today. We will see what happens!
Nicole - posted on 05/13/2010
Yep, my daughter can have a few days of sleeping thru but most of the time she wakes a few times, i give her a dreamfeed and do everything that nurses etc tell you to do and she still wakes!!!! Just something I gotta get used to but I would just love one night where i don't have to get up at all. Even though she has slept thru a few times I still wake up because i'm so used to getting up to her.
Cathy - posted on 05/13/2010
I think with my little girl teething right now, she's 6 1/2 m, it is hard to actually get settled into a routine. We do playtime, then dinner, then a bath, then I nurse and we go to bed, but sometimes she wakes up just screaming, either bc of her sensitive tummy or her teeth, idk. I talked to her doctor and he told me generally, kids her age need 10 - 1r hrs of sleep, so don't go by a bed time, but by what time she gets up in the a.m. My Caitlyn really won't sleep that long, and I'm usually up by 630 for work, so we go to bed at 930 or 10. And while she wakes up during the night, she almost always wakes up when I do in the morning, so hopefully the night time interruptions will just work themselves out. Just remember, it's gonna fly by so fast. We just need to love 'em up while they're still so small :)
Sarah - posted on 05/13/2010
my baby girl is 6 1/2 months old. i feed her cereal in the morning and veggies and desert for dinner & a bottle right before bed. she goes to bed at about 8:00 every night and usually gets up around 6:00 every morning! she doesn't wake up through the night at all!!!!!!
Carey - posted on 05/13/2010
My son is 7 months now and is still getting up at least twice through the night. He goes down around 8pm and is up by midnight and then 3 and again at 6am.
Emily - posted on 05/13/2010
My 7 month old wakes up once every night for a feeding as well. He goes down at 7 then wakes around 1-3AM and then goes back to sleep until 6-7AM. This is normal. Also, food has nothing to do with sleeping through the night, so don't stress about pumping the little guys up with food.
Jennifer - posted on 05/13/2010
My little man goes to bed at 9:30pm after nursing, then he gets up at 12:30 then at 5am, We start our mornings at 7:30 on the dot, everyday.....geeeezzz, im glad im NOT alone....he eats solids 3 times a day and nurses every 3 hours....
I think with breastfeeding, the milk digests faster, therefore the babys tummy gets hungier much faster than a bottle feed.
Im not sure, but one things foresure, Im gonna celebrate the night he sleeps all the way through!!
Summah - posted on 05/12/2010
i am so glad that there are other out there who are feeling the same as i am my little one 7m today int sleeping all night either the other night we got close ( he woke for a sleepy feed at 4 am and at 1 am i had to pat his bum so he went bak to sleep ) but i to am exhausted and not sure where to go from here ? In the next month or so i will have to go back to work so will need to get some sleep at night . i am finding that the only way that i am getting him back to sleep is to co sleep with him and am not sure how much longer i want to do this as i dont want to form bad habbits with this either ? im with all of you that are exhausted its 430 in the afternoon and im am already in my pj's and ready for bed but little one wont be down till about 10 tonight YAWN
Sarah - posted on 05/12/2010
my son is 7mo and still wakes up 2-4 times a night. we have a pretty standard playtime/bath/bottle bedtime routine. hes usually asleep by 9:30-10. hell have a 4-6oz bottle and fall asleep while eating it. sometimes im able to put him in bed while hes still semi awake )im trying to do this more) but usually he'll wake a few times between 11 and 1 and the paci usually works. its usually around 2 or 3 (mostly right as i layed down and got comfy in bed) that he wakes for a bottle, then again around 4-6, then sometimes again around 7-8. we share a room with our son and i always findmyself pulling him into bed with us if he starts to fuss in his crib after hes woken up. i dont know if i need to be stronger willed or what but its causing problems with me and my bf to always have him in bed with us. any tips?
Holly - posted on 05/12/2010
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?
Tabitha - posted on 05/12/2010
my son still gets up at least once or twice some nights if he wont eat his solids he will wake up to 5 times throughout the night. he is breastfed and will only eat solids 1 a day and i usually will feed him at 8:30 right before bedtime routine. lately ive been haveing trouble getting him to eat any solids he just will cry and turn away til he gets "boobie" i dont know what to do?
Taylor - posted on 05/12/2010
I'm with ya there. Her doctor said that she will eventually
Dana - posted on 05/12/2010
My son is 7 months old and is not sleeping through the night either. He goes to bed between 9-10pm and wakes up just to wake up between 2-3am, then wakes again to eat between 4-6am. Then he falls back asleep till about 8-830am. The doc had told me that this is fine, but if hes still doing it at 1 yr old then well have a lil problem and have to fix it..
Jennifer - posted on 05/12/2010
I think my daughter wakes up around once per night, not counting when I come to bed with her; we cosleep and I breastfeed sometimes I sleep through it. lol
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Jessica - posted on 05/12/2010
my daughter will be 7months on the 20th and she still wakes up once or twice a night! we are feeding her more baby food so her belly fills up more so she can stay asleep longer!
Holly - posted on 05/12/2010
My little guy is still waking up at least 1x a night as well....sometimes when we 'dream feed' (feed without waking him up) him at 11 before we go to bed (hubby and I), he won't wake up at his normal 2 am or 4 am feeding requirement. I think his teething is making it hard to sleep as well because he is congested...I want (and try) to let him cry it out/sooth himself, but when do you determine when you really should go in? I don't make it past 10 minutes, however he usually goes back down with the bottle fairly easily...
Katie - posted on 05/12/2010
Our 7 month old little girl still wakes every 3 hours to nurse. She has 3+ meals a day of solid foods plus nursing throughout the day every 3 hours. I just figure my sleepless nights are right now and her dad's sleepless nights will be when she's in HS. hehe
Agnieszka - posted on 05/12/2010
My twins have started not to eat during the night five days ago. Routine day plan helped a lot. They fall asleep at 8pm but they get up around 6 am.
Shannon - posted on 05/12/2010
dito w/ Lexi :( She wakes up around2-3 and again at 6. lately she's gone back to sleep after each feeding, but I'd LOVE her to sleep through!She eats solids 3 times a day and gets plenty of breast milk, so IDK what the deal is,. Her brother slept through at 3-4 months!!
Shelly - posted on 05/12/2010
My son is going to be 7m on the 19th and he wakes up in the early morning... I am still breastfeeding him, and he wakes up between 3-7 and wants to cluster feed. He also likes to fall asleep using me as a paci, and I dont know how to break him of that! My daughter slept from 7-7 from about 4m on. So I know how you're feeling Im exuasted too!
Megan - posted on 05/11/2010
My little girl is a little over 7 months, & she still wakes up once at night and I give her a bottle, then she is good. There has been a few times that she has slept through the night. I am ready for her to sleep all night!
Jessica - posted on 05/11/2010
My son is 6 1/2 months and he gets up once a night usually, but I know he really doesn't need to. Try upping the amount of solids you feed during the day, that has really helped my son to sleep longer
Kate - posted on 05/11/2010
My guy is 7 months 2 weeks old and has never slept through the night. There were times when he started sleeping for 5 hours at a time, and then he started teething (4 months) and until the top teeth pop through, I don't think we'll be getting much more sleep!
Heather - posted on 05/11/2010
My son wakes up twice a night. I will go in and feed him once usually around 1am, last night it was 3am. After that I turn down the monitor. My doc said at this point he really isn't that hungry, he just wants Mom. He has learned to soothe himself and go back to sleep. The 1st time letting him cry was extremely hard to not run in his room. Remember, if you reward his behavior, he will just continue. I'm going to try to phase out this last wake up call in a few weeks. Than I will have to train myself to sleep through the night!
Lisa - posted on 05/11/2010
My baby was waking up at 4 and again at like 6-7 to eat. She will be 7 months on the 19th. I started giving her rice for breakfast, a bottle when she takes a nap at 11, another bottle when she takes a nap at 2-3. But we started giving her 6 oz at a time when we give her bottles ( not all the time during nap time) and I give her baby food at dinner and a 6 oz bottle to take to bed. She now sleeps from 9pm to 7am. It has been very nice!!! Give it a try if you haven't.
Carly - posted on 05/11/2010
my son is 7 months and has only ever slept throuh twice, normally wakes 2-3 times a night between 7 and 7, sometimes just for his dummy other times wont settle again tilkl he gets a bottle
but falls back asleep so easy now, alot easier then when he was littler
Trisha - posted on 05/10/2010
my daughter is 7 months tomorrow and still wakes 2-4 times a night. We put her to bed around 7 and she will sleep till about 10 and wake up hungry and then usually around 3 am she will be hungry again, and then were good till about 7am. Sometimes there is a midnight or 4 am waking as well. It is very exhausting. On the up side she falls back asleep a lot easier than she used to.
Talia - posted on 05/10/2010
most of the night i get up because my baby wants a bottle and then there are nights where she would sleep right through.....shw has a routine where she would go too sleep at a certain time but its during early hours is the problem where my sleeping patterns are wearing thin....lol.....im just wondering when is it going to end?