How to get my boy to sleep through again?

Julie - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My Baby boy Slept through the night from 9wks old. Just recently from about 6mths he has now started waking one or two times a night. I have been feeding him back to sleep. I'm worried this is starting a bad habit. My husband works very long hours and I have just started working nights so figure its an easy way to get him back to sleep so we get sleep. Does anyone have suggestions?

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Julie - posted on 01/18/2010

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Thank you everyone for your helpful comments. Its nice to know that others have the same issues. I really think its teething, not that any have come through yet. He woke for three hours last night just after I had gotten home from work. So that was rather stressful. I guess we will have to plod on through and just go with it. Im going to try the amber teething beads and see if they help.

Alicia - posted on 01/17/2010

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What i do with my son is i let him get 1 really good nap in the morning then when he wants to take his nap in the afternoon, it's out in the front room with the lights and tv and stuff so he doesn't get into the REM sleep but is still resting, then by about 830 or so he is out like a light, maybe try that, my son is also a belly sleeper so try that?? or maybe the soothing bedtime lotion, try putting that on your little one :)

Melissa - posted on 01/16/2010

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My little one is 7 months too and is having the same problem, was a great sleeper who slept 12 hours a night, now he wakes anywhere from once to four times a night, and the only way to settle him is giving him milk..I am thinking it is teeth otherwise I hope it passes soon

Shavon - posted on 01/15/2010

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My kiddo wakes up to comfort nurse. I think part of it is teething and the other is seperation anxiety. I am sure it is just a phase that will be exhausting but he will eventually outgrow.

Amy - posted on 01/15/2010

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my 7 month old son just started doing the same exact thing. he was sleeping thru the night starting at 6 weeks old. he now has 6 teeth and when he was teething he would get up a couple times a night but now he wakes up around 3 or 5 and is hungry. i dont think i will do the cry-it-out method just yet. he eats and goes right back to sleep, he never wants to play or anything so i know it is just hunger. i think once he wakes and doesnt want to eat, i will just let him cry it out.

Erin - posted on 01/14/2010

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i also have the same problem, but i also think its teeth, my little bunny has turned into a spit machine the last 3 weeks...

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I'm just now starting to let my baby cry himself back to sleep when he wakes up during the night...it is soooo hard because I've been jumping up to "re-bink" him several times a night whenever he'd wake for the past 6 months. All I can say is that had gotten old. It's very painful to hear him cry and not try to comfort him, but the doctors say it really is best for all...including him. As a matter of fact, he's improving each night.

Sherry - posted on 01/09/2010

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it could be teeth, but from what I have noticed with my kids and my friends kids, it is just that sleep schedules change in children about every 6 months. growth spurts, teething, etc.... you need to remember that this to shall pass and do what you need to do to get through the night! I worried when my (now 2 1/2 year old) was 6 or 7 months old that I was setting bad habits by feeding her to sleep or rocking her to sleep, but it all worked itself out. My son is 6 months old and we are doing the cry-it-out method. it works for us. so far so good, but I can tell you he rarely sleeps through the night yet.

Alaina - posted on 01/09/2010

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same question I have....just the last month or so...he has been waking up at about 3:00am./...feeds and then goes back to sleep. I try to leave him in his crib for at least 10 to 15 minutes to see if he will fuss himself back to sleep...but nope. Help! Perhaps it has to do with him cutting four upper teeth? I don't know????

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