march babies sleeping habits at night

Sarah - posted on 10/13/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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my little girl wakes up every 2 hrs but when she does wake up she just wants to play and i cant let her cry because we are living with my partners family and if i dont get up to her they will, but i am struggling to deal with her, my partner works from 1 to 1 so when he is home he is always asleep. any advice??

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Spookytubby - posted on 10/27/2010

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My daughter was born 3/19 and just the past two weeks finally started getting a 4 hour stretch of sleep each night. I highly recommend Elizabeth Pantley's "No Cry Sleep Solution." I personally do not like the cry it out methods, and my daughter definitely will not just stop crying after 15 minutes. Instead of giving you an exact method that you have to follow, it helps you evaluate what you may be doing that is stopping your baby from sleeping and gives you ideas and choices on how to make changes. It's very helpful and worth a try if you can't or don't want to try the cry it out methods.

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Amanda - posted on 10/29/2010

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my 7and a half month old goes to bed anytime between 9.30 and 10.30 and wakes anytime between 6am and 7.30am...sometimes he will wake up through the night,depends on the weather..i never normally go to him straight away,sometimes he will go back to sleep..

Éva - posted on 10/27/2010

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I don't really have any advise, just wanted to express my sympathy. Must be awful to have to deal with this kind of sleeping pattern, and I can well imagine some methods like letting them cry it out work perfectly with one baby and not at all with others. I have also known mothers who tried everything but the solution was rather that after the teething, the whole thing subsided by itself. So good luck to everyone, chin up and don't get into the I'm-a-bad-mother-if i- cant-get-my-baby-to-sleep circle. Get as much sleep as you can and have a good time with the children!

Sarah - posted on 10/27/2010

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thanks every1 i will try all them things to see what works. i have had her on a routine for last couple of months, she usually goes to bed at about 6 - 6:30ish then is up every 2 hrs after that, she has completly turned off eating her solids foods, so i dont know what is wrong with

Emily - posted on 10/27/2010

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My little girl was sleeping through the night from about 2 months (8pm-8am), but recently she has been waking up in the middle of the night. She just got her first tooth, so I know that was really hurting her. She was crying almost every hour or more for the first few hours of sleep. I didn't pick her up though. I just gave her her binky & her lamb & she fell back to sleep. I've had to let her cry a couple of times because she didn't want to sleep at her bed time 8pm. When I went in after 5-10 min. to give her her binky, she would fall asleep. Now, she is getting hungry anywhere from 3-5am then she goes back to sleep. She wants to start playing, but I put her in her dark room with a night light, & she eventually gets bored. I also think her metabolism is just working harder as she is growing so fast, that she can't sustain the night like she used to. I've tried to feed her an extra oz., but she can't eat more than 6oz. at a time. So, I guess it's once a night until this next tooth pops.

Giggles_82 - posted on 10/25/2010

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my son was doing that too! and my pediatrician told me to not play with him and to teach him its bed time by soothing him with rocking or a back rub and to not feed him when he wakes try everything but feeding him it teaches him its time to sleep not play or not to eat so after one week of triing this the miracle happened now my son sleep all night from 8 pm to 7 am but every baby is different what wks for one may not work for another but suggestions are good to try good luck everyone!

Jessica - posted on 10/25/2010

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i have the same problem but on really bad nights my boy gets me up every 15 mins. it was 3 hourly until he started to teethe and then it went back to 2 hourly i live in units and have had complaints from my neighbours because my little boy is a screemer so god help me if i let him cry and scream in the middle of the night im in the same boat

Taylor - posted on 10/20/2010

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Letting her cry really is the best option. You don't have to let her cry for very long.. just 10-15 minutes for a few nights. A month ago my daughter HAD to be rocked to go to sleep, she was waking up every 3 hours and HAD to be either given a bottle or rocked back to sleep. She would go to sleep at 9 and be up for the day by 5 or 6am.
THEN i tried letting her cry... i was really hesitant about it because I felt SO bad, but it's the best thing i ever did. for her and for us.
In the evening the FIRST sign she was getting sleepy I'd change her, give her a bottle and then take her to her crib and lay her down with a couple of her favorite stuffed animals and turn on her mobile. Once she started fussing/crying I'd keep an eye on the clock and give her 15 minutes tops. The first couple of times I'd end up having to go in and pick her up or pat her back, but soon she wouldn't even make it 15min before falling asleep.
It took about a week or so, but now at night I can honestly just take her to her room around 830, lay her in her crib turn out the light and she'll just play or hang out until she falls asleep. With little to no fuss. Same for naps.
She sleeps 8/830pm till midnite (i usually give her another bottle around midnite when i go to bed) and then midnite until about 8am.

Jessica - posted on 10/19/2010

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Honestly, Letting her cry is the best option. It ony took 2 nights of letting my son cry it out for him to start sleeping through the night. Can everyone deal with that for 2 nights or so? They need to learn to self sooth to some extent. Now if he wakes up in the night I know it's because he isn't feeling well so I get up with him, but it is usually just once, and only happens once every 2 weeks or so. He sleeps for about 7-9 hours at a time now.

Robin - posted on 10/18/2010

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I have been reading the book "Healthy Sleep Habbits, Happy Baby" - it has taught me so much about sleep. For instance, I didn't realize that babies this age should only be awake for 2 hours at a time!!! It goes age by age too so it's easy to navigate. Has helped with both of my kids sleeping habbits. Give it a try - most libraries and book stores carry it.

Niki - posted on 10/18/2010

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I think that it must depend on the child. Both of my daughters were sleeping through the night by 2 months. We have the same routine every day. Autumn eats and naps at the same times every day. She gets a nap at 10am and usually sleeps until about 12-1230, then again between 230 and 3pm for about an hour. She goes down for the night around 7pm and sleeps until 6:30-7am. I guess we are just lucky to have girls that like to sleep! I think that keeping a consistent routine is really important, and eventually it will pay off. Good luck!

Katie - posted on 10/17/2010

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My little guy sleeps 730-630 and usually has 2 30-40 minute naps a day. We do a night time routine where he has a bath at 7, then jammies, cuddles, and a bottle. He usually falls asleep to his bottle, but if he is still awake when he is finished, he goes in his crib and I rub his face gently for a minute and he is usually out in 10 minutes. If he wakes in the night, he fusses for a minute, but puts himself back to sleep easily. It took us a while to get here though. He was getting up a lot still at 5 months, so I started giving him water or just rocking him instead of feeding him and only fed him every other time he'd get up. He eventually started waking less often, and now finally sleeps through the night. Hopefully you'll be able to get some sleep soon!

Christine - posted on 10/17/2010

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Ashley, I have the same baby except he never slept through the night. As he get older it seems the more he wakes up. teething is an issue now so its hard to try the Sears, Furbur, methods bc i feel like he in pain and i end up picking him up. I need sleep and so just resort to the bottle but i have been watering them down alot. he is a good napper but the night who knows! hopefully it will get better:)!

Ashley - posted on 10/16/2010

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Our son was born March 16th. He started sleeping all night from 8pm to 8am when he was 3 months old. He did that for about a month and since then his sleeping has gone haywire! Their hasn't been any certain pattern at all. It's different every night. I've tried everything. He's had the same bedtime routine since he was born and we have always used the night time wash and lotion. Sometimes he'll get up once and other times it can be as much as 8 times a night. We have also tried the crying it out. That don't work so well either. I'll let him cry for 15 minutes, check on him, and another 15 and so on and so on and he'll go on for an hour and by then I'm picking him up. We also tried just giving him water instead of formula at night. Teething tabs cause they are all natural of course. He has both his bottom teeth. We talked to the doc and all he could say was hmm well maybe he just don't like sleep. I think I came back with "I do" and a yawn, lol! I feel your pain!!!

Katie - posted on 10/15/2010

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my son was born ,march 6th he is 7 months old, and his sleeping patterns were so weird . because the first month he was up every so often to be fed. then when he was 2 months he would go to bed by 8-then sleep right through the night until 8 the next morning then he hit 3-4-5-6-and 7 months and now he is up 4 times a night and he is not happy! .so i tried putting him on his belly and rubbing his back gave him a toy to cuddle with or a blanket and he was out like a light .

Rebecca - posted on 10/14/2010

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my son turned 7 months on the 8th and we've done a bedtime routine since he was able to take a bath. we do bath then a rub down with lavender and chamomile lotion and then play for about 30 mins then bed. he rarely takes a bottle to go to sleep. If we lay him down at 9, he will sleep until about 3, then want a bottle. He goes back to sleep, and sleeps until about 8:30 or 9. Lately he's been restless, and he's been waking up more often.

Kristy - posted on 10/13/2010

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Yikes, I'm not going to complain about my daughter anymore! We put her down at 7:30, she wakes up at around 2 and I'll feed her, change her and put her back down, then she'll get up again at 7. So we're only up for half an hour throughout the night.
Try out a routine, sounds like you have nothing to lose at this point so you could try a few different things.

Jodi - posted on 10/13/2010

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my daughter will be 7 months on the 26th & she's been sleeping 8pm - 8am since she was around 4.5 months. Have u tried a bedtime routine? We do a bath, cuddle with a book, bottle, & she goes in her crib. . . every once in awhile she'll wake up, cry for a minute and fall back asleep, i know it can be hard but you and them need her to learn to self soothe

Vanessa - posted on 10/13/2010

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she might need to learn to self settle...i dont feel too knowledgeable to give advice ( i havent read into it that much and im a first time mum) .... however, i do know that self settling is something babies need to learn ... and when we immeadiately respond to them (as in if they grunt .. we go in) they are learning that they will get picked up and get to interact with u...but if u leave them (as long as they arent distressed) they learn to get themselves back to sleep. i would possibly google self settling techniques and if u agree with it or not or whatever ... then print it off and have a talk to ur in-laws ... because from what ive read also, its good to get them into good sleeping habits to prevent troublesome times in the future (toddler yrs) .... so i dunno if this was helpful...i hope it was though. :0) good luck

Rachie - posted on 10/13/2010

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my little girl is gonna be 7months old on the 22nd!
her sleeping pattern is 8pm-12pm- 5am
and she usually has 2 naps through out the day
so i guess she isnt to bad.
my partner works nights :(
i dont have that problem erm hopefully its just a stage and she will get over it :)
wish you luck :)
and chin up because eventully she will sleep through.

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