anyone no any special ways to get your child to sleep throuh the night?

Jo'Vanni - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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anyone got tips on how to get your baby to sleep through the night? my son's two months.. is tha expecting too much from him at that age or should he be sleeping throught the night already? with my luck the answer is slowly but surely huh? i mean he's starting to sleep a little longer but not throught the night.

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Laura - posted on 08/21/2009

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i agree with the *bath,bottle,bed* routine!! also lettin a baby sleep as much as they can in the day will help them sleep at night!its a proven fact over-tired babys are hard to settle!so the more sleep the better (as strange as that sounds).try settling baby a hour or so after waking in the morning it gets them get used to sleepin that little bit longer!!..works for me :D..good luck!!

Nancy - posted on 08/01/2009

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It was really easy for me to get my little girl into a routine. She feeds at the same time every day and goes down to sleep at the same time every night. It does take time, but if you keep doing the same thing every day and night, he should get used to it and be able to adjust to a routine. She's been doing this for just over a month now. It will probably be harder to do if you're still breast-feeding. Formula is heavier so they stay full longer. I have a little music maker that came with my play-yard and its portable so I hooked it on to her crib instead. Every time I turn it on, she knows its time to sleep. I also keep a night light in her room. If you have something for him to associate with sleep, it will make it easier. Hope that has helped?! : )

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My ped told me to start looking for my son to sleep through the night around 12 pounds. It's then that their stomach is big enough to hold enough calories to make it a long stretch. Every baby is different but good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 08/01/2009

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I have a fan going in my daughters room. The white noise keeps her sleeping. She goes to bed around 10:00ish and wakes up around 7:00 am. I also have a dark blind on her window to keep any light out.....

Stephanie - posted on 07/31/2009

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Try getting a routine of play then warm bath followed by baby massage then a feeding.That what works for me.I start his bath at around 9pm.I turn down the tv and the lights and make it as relaxing as possible.He usually goes to sleep by 10:30 or 11.For the entire night.He wakes up around 7am.I keep it relaxed and dull so once he is changed and fed he goes back to sleep till around 10.I hope it works for you too.

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There are two ways I know of to deal with sleep issues:

1. You can wait it out. Just deal with it as best you can but go with the flow and keep telling yourself that it's temporary. Even the moms I know with the worst sleepers end up with pretty good ones by age 4.

2. You can sleep train. And by that I mean, let your baby cry for 5 mins, go in and pat baby briefly for comfort then leave the room; let baby cry for 10 mins, go in and pat baby briefly for comfort then leave the room; let baby cry for 15 mins, go in and pat baby briefly for comfort then leave the room. Typically, if you do this consistently, you'll see dramatic results within 4 nights. (I did this with my daughter at 6 mos and she started sleeping 12 hrs a night and has ever since - she's 7 now.)

Kayla - posted on 08/31/2010

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Try johnsons bedtime baby wash and bedtime lotion. Swaddle your baby, feed him and put him to bed, try putting music on in his room or a fan or some kind of noise.. both my kids sleep with music on in their rooms.

Jenn - posted on 08/18/2009

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I have had wonderful luck with little girl since she was 7 weeks old. We went on vacation and I just filled a couple bottle full of formula and when we would stop, I would feed her and when she was full I quit. This was her first night to sleep, 8 HOURS!!! I have done this ever since and she now sleeps all night feeds between 6-8 oz sometimes less, sometimes more it just depends. She never wakes up in the middle of the night and also try to wake him up around 6-7pm feed him and play, play with your baby. Illah loves it when we play with her. Good luck

Kirsty-louise - posted on 08/18/2009

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a routine helps..my son has a bath at 7.30pm has a bottle with a rusk in it at around 8 and is asleep by half 8 usually..give anouther rusk bottle IF THEY WAKE AGAIN but usually my lil one is asleep till bout 7am....just grate or crush the rusk into a fine powder and add to the usual milk solution :) x x works a treat for me,, my son is now 13 weeks old

Ashleigh - posted on 08/08/2009

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my little girl is 13 weeks and she started sleeping thro the night last week :)

she goes down at 9 then gets up at around half 5

but berore bed she has an 8 onz bottle so thats proberly why

try giving him a little extra b4 bed x

Rebekah - posted on 08/07/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

My ped told me to start looking for my son to sleep through the night around 12 pounds. It's then that their stomach is big enough to hold enough calories to make it a long stretch. Every baby is different but good luck!


 



Oh that's not what I wanted to hear-- My daughter is 2 months old and only 10lbs, ugh!  She will sleep 6-7 hours, but I was really hoping any day now she'd want to sleep about 10-12 hours.  Oh well...

User - posted on 08/07/2009

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i also found the bed time bath and a lamp in the room ( as much as it kills u not to talk to them nd smile) helps them to know night nd day. it took me a little while but worth it

Desiree - posted on 08/06/2009

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My son is 2 1/2 months. He sleeps from 8:30pm til 6 or 7 am. What I like to do is feed him whenever he is hungry during the day (cue feeding not routine), get into a routine at night (bath him, dress him, read to him or sing to him, lower the lights), also when he does wake up at night do not turn on the lights or play with him....when my son was waking up in the middle of the night I did this and eventually when he would wake up to eat after he ate he would go right back to sleep within a minute of finishing his bottle..this will help him to learn his nights and days. It might take a while, and every child is different. Just be patient and as my mother in law always tells me "this too will pass" it's just temporary he will get it, just keep trying.

Karina - posted on 08/05/2009

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Have you read the book "Happiest Baby on the Block"? It suggested swaddling (one of the 5 S's) and I find that my daughter sleeps from about 10pm/11pm (depending on her last feeding) until 6am-7am. Then I'll feed and change her at that time and put her back to bed and she'll sleep for another couple of hours. The swaddling blanket (Miracle Blanket) works wonders for giving her the cozy feeling at bedtime and I usually leave the radio on softly in the background. Good luck!

Lucille - posted on 08/05/2009

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Any luck yet ?

Have you used any kind've routine - like Gina Ford ?

Riley has only just started sleeping through at 11 weeks but only for the last few nights.

Annamaria - posted on 08/04/2009

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my baby sleeps til 4.00-5.00am then wakes for a feed b4 going back to sleep. I give her a nice bath in the evening and a really long feed a about 10ish and that does the trick. Good Luck

Bree - posted on 08/04/2009

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Warm bath around 7:30, *pm, have a bottle ready, he'll go out like a light lol. Be sure you keep the routine, and maybe leave a fan or tv on to keep a comfurting noise on.

Carolin - posted on 08/03/2009

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routine is the main thing-- get them to bed at around the same time every night and give them a bath before they go to bed. get them to relax and they will sleep. We keep our daughter up from 6:00-10:00 p.m. she is being fed at 10:00 and then she goes to bed and sleeps until 6:00 a.m.

Megan - posted on 08/03/2009

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i do the same thing with my 2 month old.a bath and or sleeptime lotion and wash. a nice massge and quiet time. I have found that he really likes to be "shh'd" when sleepy and then once asleep his aquarium or water noises help him. we have a lamb from pttery barn that has 4 different sounds and it is great!!!

Amber - posted on 08/01/2009

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Natalie started sleeping through the night when I started using the swaddle blankets that she can't get out of. They are like ten bucks at walmart, target or babies r us. I also cluster feed. She eats 3 ounces at 7:30 2 ounces at 8:30 and 2 ounces after her bath around 9:30. She usually sleeps from about 10 to 6:30. hope this helps!

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