my daughter is almost 7months and she still does not sleep throu the night any ideas????

Kenlisha - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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my daughter is almost 7 months and sleeping through the night is still some then we have not accomplised yet i have try warm bottles, bathes, keeping her up through the day nothen seems to work i need ideas

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Chelsea - posted on 01/04/2010

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we are kinda having the same issue, we give her a bottle while she's on her side in her crib and she'll fall back asleep.

Veronica - posted on 01/02/2010

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When she wake give her water and lay her back down.
i really cant say much about this my kids are 8,5 and 3. None of them sleep through the night. They wake up to go potty but the problem is your baby has to learn to go back to sleep With out waking you up. My three years old still wakes me up to come sleep with us at 4 am every morning. Good luck!!

Gwen - posted on 12/31/2009

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my children did not sleep through the night til they were about 2 or so. i put them on twin mattresses on the floor, so when they woke up at night, i lay down on the mattress with them so they could nurse and i fell right back asleep. when they were done nursing, they fell back asleep too. that way they didn't wake up as much as if you have to take them out of a crib, go to the chair, and then back into the crib.- and i still got decent sleep.

Sarah - posted on 12/21/2009

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johnson bed time baby bath and lotion right b4 sleep i love it! works just like it says!

Jazmin - posted on 12/21/2009

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Hi there,

You're not alone, my baby Jessica just turned 1last week and she only slept through the night 4 or 5 times, like yourself I have done the same things bath, keeping her up through the day make sure she has enough solid and still not working. Don't stress too much about it every babies are different.

Sara - posted on 12/19/2009

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Mylittle girl is 4 months we have a bedtime routine of bath, bottle, we read a book, bed and we also put a CD player in her room and play this instrumental lullaby cd. Works like a charn! She has slept through the might since she was just over a month.

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My son loves music. We put a CD player in his room and played soft playing music. He also had a toy called baby Tad. it played music if he pushed the buttons. He fell asleep with it every night and that and the CD player kept him asleep, I think the "noise" was comforting for him. Hope it helps.

Tally - posted on 12/18/2009

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don't stress over it ... I have 5 children and they were each so different. I know that you can let a child cry him/her self to sleep. After a few nights they get the hint. But I never had the heart to do this. So I simply attended to their needs and eventually they grow out of it.

Sheila - posted on 12/18/2009

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OH! Another golden piece of advice from the book that every mom should follow is

Start as you mean to go on.

This will get your child to put away their toys, bring their dishes to the sink (of course all age depending LOL!) etc.

I'm sure you've seen the Supernanny and the like... I know I don't want my boy to ever be like those kids you see on the shows. These two pieces of wisdom has gotten me to my son's 5th birthday and he is the sweetest, most polite child in the world and I want every mom to feel the same by the time their kids hit the trying threes :)

Sheila - posted on 12/18/2009

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It's E.A.S.Y.

Follow this routine after your baby wakes up in the morning or from a nap:

E: Eat... right after sleeping... make sure they eat until they are full...remember, they are little people and shouldn't eat before sleeping

A: Activity... give them their fill and love every second with them!

S: Sleep... now we are to nap time... YAY!!!

Y: Your time... use the time they are napping for yourself, however you see fit :)

It may take a few days, but this is the best formula in the world!!! I got it from "The Baby Whisperer" by Tracy Hogg

An excellent book on how to get your child on a flexible schedule to fit any parent's needs... I was working at a used book store, big and preggers, and a lady brought it in. I asked her if it was any good, and she said it was ok.... boy was she wrong... IT WAS AN AMAZING BOOK :)

I never had any problems with my son going to bed, staying in bed, not needing to be held until he fell asleep, only cried when I needed to up his formula intake cuz he was still hungry.

Follow these steps and within a week at the most, your baby will be sleeping through the night... trust me :P

Lynz - posted on 12/15/2009

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i did bath wrapped up tight bottle bed n it seems to have worked she dont have a blanket now but has got used to it hope it works 4 u 2

Lynz - posted on 12/15/2009

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wrap her tight in her blanket i did that with my girl since birth and she still sleeps all night

Mary - posted on 12/14/2009

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1. Dont feed her during the night unless your doctor has said she still needs it!!!! 2. Let her cry it out for a few nights and when she realizes you won't be bamboozled into another 2am feeding she'll go back to sleep! It sucks to listen to it, it breaks your heart, but just peek in long enough to make sure she is okay and then duck out again. This may make her cry louder if she notices you. If you can tough it out, Mom the whole house will be happier and better rested! This is what my pediatrician recommended for my twins at 5 months. And he has triplets! LOL! Best of luck!

Brittany - posted on 12/14/2009

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Johnson's lavender baby lotion my baby is almost 3 months and we routined her from birth bath, lotion, bottle, burp bed and she sleeps from 8 at night to 5:30 in the morning thats my secret!!!

Melissa - posted on 12/12/2009

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I have four kids and my first was like that didn"t want to sleep all night .

I got great advice from my grandmother and to this day I still us it on my kids and myself. I was told to put a fan in there room and run it all night . The soothing sounds keep them sleeping . To my amazment it did work so when my husband swithced to third shift I used it on him .It works like a charm . I hope it work's as well for you as it did for me.

Trisha - posted on 12/11/2009

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I had the same problem and now he is 4 years old and still doesn't sleep the night (most nights he does but a couple nights a week he is up). I tried everything. Books, emails, doctors, my mom, etc and nothing worked. I am telling you all this because my doctor told me some kids are night owls. They are more activity during the night. I tried everything and still do ( even had him on a tight schedule). I go to bed early and wake up early. My son sleeps in till 9 am unless he has school. He always has slept better in the morning and sometimes gets up to watch Tv in the middle of the night. He does not require much sleep and the doctor says some kids are like that. I am a 8 hours plus a night person and he isn't. So maybe that is who she is. Good luck.

Acquelyn - posted on 12/11/2009

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Does she sleep in the day? What time do you lay her down @ night?

With my son when he was that age we kept him up by playing in the daytime and he only took short naps during the day. Maybe an hour or two. at night he would eat by 8pm and bathe him, and then in the bed by 9pm. i now have a 2 month old and sleeps at night a little, however i try to keep him up in the day as well but with being a new mom I have to sleep when he does so we do take about 2 naps together.

Kristi - posted on 12/11/2009

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Sorry to hear this, but I had a similar problem with all three of my girls. When they reached about a year old I decided to go ahead and put them in a toddler bed instead of a crib. They were walking and could get in and out of bed on their own. After they got in the toddler bed two out of three of the girls started sleeping through the night. My third is now four and will still wake up in the middle of the night at least once a week and go to my moms room to sleep. Just be patient I'm sure your daughter will start sleeping through the night. A suggestion that my pediatrician gave me was to start with 5 minute intervals to see if she will cry herself back to sleep, then after 5 minutes go into her room, don't pick her up, lay her back down, tell her goodnight and walk back out of the room. Try it, it might work. Just to let you know though it is really hard to let your baby cry for 5 minutes it seems like an eternity.

Stacy - posted on 12/09/2009

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was having the same problem with my lil girl at 9 mths old...she was still not sleeping through the night...what they neglected to tell me at earlier visits with the doctor was that if you feed them formula during the night...their stomache juices start to expect that and that is what wakes them...so...to remedy this...they informed me to start feeding her about an hour before bedtime...some cereal preferrably...solid food helps them to feel fuller..more satisfied..so..if you can get ur lil one to eat some cereal...do this like i said an hour before bed..and then use the normal night time bottle with some cereal in it as well....then if she wakes in the night wanting a feeding..to use a watered down formula...start by skipping one scoop of formula for the normal bottle you would make...do that a few nights...then water it down a lil more by skipping two scoops of formula to the same amount of water...then keep watering it down until finally you are just giving her water in the night...the stomache juices will stop craving the formula during the night thus letting ur lil one sleep through the night...we were having a terrible time with her until i learned this lil trick...she would get up every two hours or so..wanting another bottle..momma got no rest..lol..since finding this out and using this method reccommended by my pediatrician she started sleeping through the night and it has been heaven..they said it would take about two weeks..but i noticed a difference within the first week...give it a shot...it cant hurt..good luck!!

Terina - posted on 12/09/2009

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try keeping her from taking naps close to bed time, and try giving her a bath close to bed time it's suppose to relax them

Kenlisha - posted on 12/09/2009

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yes i feed her cereal n yes she is crawling but no she is not teething we just came from the doc to day to get her 6month shots she is health so maybe its just a fase but the doc said she should start getting more sleep through out the night

Cindy - posted on 12/08/2009

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Hey Kenlisha



I read that by 7 months old our children should be able to sleep through the nights with out feedings. Is she waking because shes hungry? By 7 months they should be drinking about 4-5 7 or 8 ounce bottles a day.. and i would assume that you have already started her on solids. If she is demanding night feeds still then you may want to try to feed her a little bit more during the daytime. Naps during the day are crucial for her brain development so I wouldn't suggest skipping her naps. Sometimes when babies are overtired its harder for them to fall asleep and stay asleep. Also what are you doing when she wakes? Do you give her time to try to fall back asleep? You could try and let her cry it out although some parents don't like that idea or just go in with little amount of light and try soothing her back to sleep without picking her up.

Another reason could be that shes teething or not feeling well. Has she started crawling or learned a new skill? Sometimes when they learn to sit up or stand up for example they are so excited that they don't want to sleep they just want to keep practicing what they have learned to do. You could also try soft music at night or some sort of soothing sounds to help her relax and hope she can sooth herself back to sleep when she wakes...A bedtime routine will also help. try keeping to the same bedtime and wake up time everyday so her body can get into some sort of sleep schedule. Just a few things that came to my mind.. hope something has helped. I also hope you can get some good nights sleep! I wish you all the best!

Meghan - posted on 12/08/2009

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o and make sure she take 2 naps!!! thats a myth. she will sleep better if she takes naps sounds crazy but its true.

Meghan - posted on 12/08/2009

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feed her some cereal later after her dinner if she will eat...i mix with formula. like an hour before you lay her down...may or may not work just a suggestion

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