Any tips to help my 3 1/2 month old sleep through the night. I know he can do it, he's done it once.

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Larrissa - posted on 10/23/2009

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All I can say is that my daughter slept through the night for a couple of nights now she gets up usually at 2 or 5 some times both for a bottle. I give it to her and she goes back to bed when shes done. It's only a few moments of disturbed sleep. I would say be happy that he is getting up to eat and growing. If he is getting up its for a reason.

Amanda - posted on 10/22/2009

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try adding some rice to the bottle...we add 1.5tsp to every ounce of bottle.
for example a 4oz has 6 tsp
6 oz has 9
and an 8 oz has 12tsp

Jodi - posted on 10/21/2009

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Try adding a little rice cereal to his bed time bottle. My son gets 4 oz of formula with 2 tsp of rice cereal...sleeps from 730 to 630 or 7 most mornings!

Amy - posted on 10/17/2009

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My son has slept from 7 until 6.30am since he was about 6 weeks, the trick is refusing to get hm up. Does he have a dummy? If so just keep putting it in. For a couple of nights it will be HELL but then he will get the message and sleep through.

Lindsay - posted on 10/16/2009

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i used the old remedies my grandparents used... i used a teaspoon of RICE cereal in every 4 ounces of formula their bottle only the bottle before bed! and my son since he was a month old has slept through the night! dr tell you not to but i have never had a problem since i started doing that

Lauren - posted on 09/29/2009

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my daughter just started sleeping thru the nite and she will be 4months old on friday. the main thing that has helped her, is rice cereal right before she goes to bed. ever since she had rice cereal shes been a little porker, and likes to have her belly full when she goes to sleep. And our son may not be ready to sleep all nite. it just depends on what he wants to and if he can soothe himself back to sleep when he wakes up. good luck

Melissa - posted on 09/28/2009

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My 3 month old was up off and on all the night and that only lasted till a friend told me to swich witch way she was lying in the crib so i flipped her so her head wa at the other end and now she sleeps from 8:30 timm 4 am at the earliest

Tiffany - posted on 09/28/2009

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My little boy is 14 weeks old today and he was very restless at the begining but now he sleeps 10 hours from 10:30 at night. Which is great! From the start we got Jeddy into a routine which i think was what got him into such a good sleep pattern. He has a bottle, play then sleep.

Amy - posted on 09/28/2009

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My little fella is just over 3 months, i give him a bottle at 5.30, then bath, then bed & he may stir sometimes around 4.30am.I give him his dummie & we get up at 6am. bedtime routine was the best thing i ever done! My health vister suggested this to me as we had no routine in the day, now we have & my baby is better for it.

Elisha - posted on 09/22/2009

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My son starting sleeping through the night at 10 weeks. One night he just dropped his 2am feed, we thought it was a once off but has continued for the past 5 weeks. He sometimes wakes up during the night, has a quick play (as we can hear him through the baby moniter) and goes straight back to sleep. He has woken up once in the past 5-6 weeks for a quick early morning feed then back to bed. My son just slept through the night on his own accord, we didn't try to get him to sleep longer it just happened naturally, although you can always try feeding him a little more before bedtime or making the room pitch-black (no light at all) that worked well for us as if the baby wakes up, there is no light so they tend to go back to sleep. This has worked for a few people I know. Your baby will sleep through the night eventually, every baby is different and he/she will do it when they are ready.

Jennifer - posted on 09/22/2009

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My daughter is 3 1/2 months and isnt sleeping through the night either! Although giving her a bath at night and using the lavender lotion has helped! I think with my daughter she is just hungry. I wish she would eat more at a given feeding and not be so hungry in the middle of the night!

Rochelle - posted on 09/22/2009

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If you have a baby monitor, throw it away (or at least unplug it) If the bub is in your room, put them in their own room. Monitors amplify every sound, so I was getting up as soon as bub stirred, turned off the monitor and she went and extra 2 hours, now she goes right through. But I know she makes lots of noises, if I get up to check her, she's sucking and snorting etc.. and if I heard her on a monitor doing that, I'd get her up. We also tried dream feeds, but don't need to anymore!

Claire - posted on 09/22/2009

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i always give my baby his last feed about 11:30 then he goes to sleep till next morning. it works for me, but you might not want to be up till that time but he never wakes screaming for a bottle he just waits for me to wake up which aint long after him.

Marie-Anne - posted on 09/20/2009

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I find that putting a few drops of lavender on a cloth in the cot at night plus a warm bath and a massage does the trick

Melissa - posted on 09/20/2009

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I have been pretty lucky in this department with both my kids. My son was just under 3 months when he started sleeping through the night, My daughter is now 3 months and has been sleeping through the night since she was 3 weeks old!! Are you breast feeding?? If you are have you tried supplementing just at night?? A bath always helps too. I also do not nap my daughter in the same bed she sleeps in at night.Good luck!!!!!

Kate - posted on 09/19/2009

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My 3 month old has been sleeping from about 7pm to 6am for the last few weeks. This is how we get her down: feed for a while, warm bath, tightly wrapped, put one some white noise sound effects, turn the lights down very low, topup breastfeed so she is really drowsy, then burp for a while (very important or she's up in 15mins), then put her down and turn off all the lights so it's dark. That way when she wake up between sleep stages, she can't see anything and doesn't get distracted and wake up fully.

Oh and I also put a heat pack in her bed for a while before I put her down so it's nice and warm and cosy (obviously I remove it before putting her down). that way there isnt a big change in temp from my arms to the bed.



I should clarify though, that she doesn't sleep much during the day. If I put her down she MIGHT make 15-20 mins, but in a carrier walking around she can last up to an hour (I walk around my lounge A LOT!). And I feed her a lot during the day... pretty much demand feeding though I try to push it out to 2-3hrs between feeds (except at the end of the day when she's on and off the boob from about 5pm)...



a lady in my mother's group breastfeeds but gives her baby a bottle of formula just before bed and he sleeps all night because the formula is harder to digest than breastmilk so it knocks them out... you could try that if you don't mind formula



good lucK!

Sheena - posted on 09/18/2009

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I have the book "The No Cry Sleep Solution" and in it, it says how babies up until 4 months of age go in and out of light and deep sleep cycles and wake up easier than an infant over 4 months. Between 4-6 months the deep sleep stage lengthens and babies can sleep longer.....some babies have immature sleep schedules and so do not always follow this rule (it may take longer than 4 months). My son is 3.5 months old and only naps 20-40 min like 5 times a day.....its so exhausting.....and at night he wakes every2-3 hours for feeds...when he was between 4-8 weeks old, hed go to bed at 9pm and sleep until 1 or 2 am ("sleeping through the night" as they call it) and then when he became more alert and playful, that changed back to a more exhausting schedule for me. Ive had a reall yhard time too so I empathize! Im just accepting that this is his phase right now. I have great days and AWEFUL MOODY days! I understand:)

Angie - posted on 09/18/2009

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All babies can do it, some do it since birth. Its just a matter if they WANT to do it. You could try feeding him directly before bed. But there really isn't much of anything you can do to make a person sleep. They get better at it with time. Good luck.

Jennifer - posted on 09/18/2009

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My son is 14 weeks old and is getting much better at sleeping through the night. He sleep from 9pm last night until 8 this morning! It wasnt always like that though. How many times is he waking up in the middle of the night? Are you breastfeeding? I give my son a bath at like 8pm, and follow with a warm bottle of formula. He also gets breastmilk but formula keeps babies fuller longer which will help with him sleeping longer stretches. If you are feeding him formula I would suggest add another ounce before he goes to bed.

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