He's still not sleeping thru the night..

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Hi, my son still wakes twice a night for a comfort feed too. I am so relieved that I am not the only one going through this. He is usually asleep in 10 mins after a feed. The thing that really wears me out is when our 2 year old comes in to our bed in the middle of the night for a cuddle.

Jennifer - posted on 10/08/2009




I am not sure where people got the idea that the sooner the baby sleeps through the night the better. The deeper the sleep babies have the higher the chance they have of SIDS. So I am glad my son still wakes up atleast once during the night and he is 7 1/2 months.

Marissa - posted on 10/07/2009




oh my ladies, hats off to you for keeping that up and still smile!!
My baby started sleeping through the night at 3 months and she's now started waking up at night again for the last week. I'm pooped! So tired! And you've been doing this for 8 months and counting, amazing!

Caroline - posted on 10/07/2009




I'm so used to it now I wake up before he does sometimes - twice in the night for a boobie feed.

Emma - posted on 10/07/2009




Mine still isn't either! I have a set bedtime routine that's starting have an affect, he'll have some porridge to help keep him fuller for longer, then he'll have a bath and go to bed with a bottle. He used to wake up about 4 times (totally ridiculous for an 8 month old!), but now he's only waking up twice which is definitely an improvement.

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My daughter is still waking 2x a night to feed...and she is definitely hungry! I feed her lots during the day (solids), but she is a very big girl and if this is what she needs for now, so be it! She is only up for 10-15 minutes at a time...I still enjoy our quiet times in the middle of the night.

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cadence is my 4th kid. 3 girls and 1 boy. all my girls slept quickly through the night. my son for get it. I don't think you could keep him full. i started all my kids on cereal bottle at 4-6 wks old. my husband, now my ex :-(, would take the midnight shift and i would do the 5 ish shift. zach always went back to sleep quickly. my girls i would make a 6 or 9 oz cereal bottle with mostly cereal and 2 scoops formula every night. if they got up in the middle of the night they would get another cereal bottle and back to bed. Cadence started sleeping through the night at 3 mths old, 16 hrs straight.

Tannaz - posted on 10/05/2009




You're not alone hun, my son Marcus sleeps with me and his dad and he wakes up couple times in the middle of the night. He wants boobs all the time :0

Oana - posted on 10/04/2009




How was it with your other ones?

I think that we are expecting too much of little babies, my daughter is 7 months and a half and still wakes up at least twice a night for a comfort feed. Yes, it's tiresome, especially since I'm full time working now, but the important is your approach to it. My husband keeps asking - how do you do it? how do you still have the energy after sleeping so little at night - and it feels like God made mothers this way and gave them strenght to go through.

We have put Maria on a sleeping schedule (mind you we didn't manage to teach her how to fall asleep on her own, so we rock her to sleep, so we may not be the best at giving advice here).
She sleeps 3 times during the day - at 8am, 1pm and 5 pm and down for her night-time sleep at 8-9 pm. We keep to this schedule as closely as we can and in time she got used to it and gets cranky if we go over by as much as 15 minutes.

Good luck with it! Hope it works out for you!

Cassie - posted on 10/03/2009




How old is he?

Tire him out, lots of playing! Feed him a nice big dinner, warm bath with lavender wash, baby massage with lavender lotion, warm bottle and rock him to sleep. That worked for us. Mind you I can't do this everyday but she sleeps a lot longer now. Good luck hun!

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