Sleeping through the night!

Lysa - posted on 08/08/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Hi!

Addyson is 9 months old and still not sleeping through the night.. I have a routing down for her.. 7 pm bath then feeding then sleep.. She falls asleep roughly 9 ish and wakes up 11 ish then 3 am then 6 am... any advise on what I can do to make her sleep through the night? She doesn't sleep much during the day either.. She takes roughly 2 naps/ day morning and afternoon! Please any advise is apreciated!



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Shona - posted on 08/18/2009

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my lil girl goes to bed at 6-6.30 n sleeps thro till between 6-7 nxt mornin. she will hv bottle n nappy change then go back to sleep till bout 9-10am. hz been doin this since 2mths old.xx

Emma - posted on 08/18/2009

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Hi my 9month old son doesnt sleep thro he goes to bed at 7 and is up at 6.Recently getting him to bed is difficult as hes learnt he can pull himself up in his cot and stand up so having a bit of a tough time at the moment.iv tried crying it out but he screams and gets into such a state.Hes not very good at self soothing either

Kristina - posted on 08/18/2009

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my daughter has pretty much exactly the same schedule as yours, and she is also still getting up 2 or 3 times a night... ive tried everything to get her to sleep through the night, the crying it out and the water instead of milk... nothing has worked, im going to ask the dr if there is anything else i can do at her apt today

Ashley - posted on 08/17/2009

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try and get her down earlier. i know it sounds crazy cuz when i heard it i thought it was ridiculous, but sure enough i put my son down by 7 and he didn't wake up til 7 the next morning:) i woke up at 4:45 to make sure he was ok and he was just sleeping and when he gets sick or his schedule gets messed up he goes back to waking up but for the most part he sleeps completely through:) good luck

Ashley - posted on 08/17/2009

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Her bedtime is WAY too late!!!! She needs to be in bed by 7pm, that will help tremendously! I have a 9 month old as well and if she is not down before 7pm she will wake up way too early. She also takes 2 naps a day. Move her bedtime up, and she will have a better night. She's way too tired and overstimulated to sleep well at night.

Leah - posted on 08/16/2009

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my daughter is 9 months and we have had the same problem, she was having 2 naps during the day but she now only has 1 on the morning, and sleeps a lot better, she even goes to bed earlier on the evening too. im also trying to reduce her night time feed but when theyre hungry theyre hungry.

Susan - posted on 08/14/2009

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I found that with my son we had to sleep him on his side for a while and then eventually he rolled onto his stomach. Not sure if that might work but anything's a shot right?

Jennifer - posted on 08/14/2009

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My son was born November 19th. He slept from 8pm last night until 7 this morning :) I finally took out the middle of the night feedings at about 5-6 months. I would just let him cry it out in the middle of the night, I didn't go in his room... It only took about 2 or 3 days before he learned that mommy won't get him when it is dark. But as soon as he crys at like 5 or 6 am I WILL get him because it is light outside

Lee-Ann - posted on 08/13/2009

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I can't remember where i read it, maybe it was babywise or maybe it was 'happiest baby on the block' but the best advice i got was to not jump up straight away to the first sound of bub waking, but to lie back and listen, what kind of cry/sound is she making? is it a i'm hungry sound? tired (so need to re-settle) sound? uncomfortable sound? etc and to also give her a few minutes to settle herself (use the clock as seconds feel like ages in the dark). When my daughter was younger she used to cry in her sleep and i would get in there and grab her quickly without 'assessing' what was going on, with the above advise i discovered she would soon stop and go back to sleep. There's sooooooo many different things that it could be, it's such a guessing game isn't it/
best of luck for some full nights sleep soon :)

Trina - posted on 08/12/2009

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I totally recommend the concepts in the book "Babywise". I used it for my last 2 children, and both have been excellent sleepers. The 8 month old started sleeping 7 hours at 6 weeks old, and consistently sleeps from 9:30 - 6:30/7 every night now. I think the key is looking at your reponse to her during those times of awakening. If you're feeding, start reducing it dramatically. Are you trying to soothe her? She needs to learn to self-soothe so she can put herself back to sleep. You put her to bed, but SHE needs to learn to go to sleep.

Tania - posted on 08/10/2009

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my son jayden is 9mths he has never wokin up in the night (fingers crossed) i have never done any thing to make him sleep through my older son now 3 woke up once a nite until he was 2 the dr told me to give him water instead of milk n it will make him realise he wasnt going to get milk n after 2 weeks of it he started sleeping through has never wokin up since unless sick of course

Paula - posted on 08/10/2009

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My 9 month old son doesn't sleep through nights either. Summertime was awful, he kept waking up 6 times per night at worst but I think the reason was that he was teething. Now he wakes up twice (though last night tree times), first time around midnight and second time around 3-4 am. Still hoping he would sleep through till 3 am, but still waiting for that day. He eats really well and takes naps also twice a day, so I don't know if it is just a habit for him to still wake up.

Gemma - posted on 08/09/2009

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my is 9 months and has a nap at 11 am and again at 3pm and there are usually for an hour a time i dont let him lseep later then 4pm as he wont sleep at his bedtime at 8pm.

he used to wake up once at 3am for food so about 7pm i started giving him a solid meal then milk at 8pm and asleep at half 8, now he sleeps right through till 6/7am

Kirsty - posted on 08/08/2009

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i got told by my health visitor to gradually reduce the amount of milk night offered time feeds then evetually replace the milk with water and now my little girl sleeps right throu from 7 til 6 then i give her a morning bottle of milk n then more often than not she goes back 2 sleep for another couple of hours x

Kelly - posted on 08/08/2009

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My son started to sleep through the night when he was about 5 to 6 months old....i never did anything to make him sleep through the night....he was just ready and he decided that he didn't want to wake up anymore....ok well i guess i did start reducing the ammount of formula that i would give him in the middle of the night every other day i would reduce it by an ounce and eventually he wasn't hungry enough to wake up, or he though it wasn't worth it to wake up for only an ounce of formula....and he also started to put his binky back in his mouth when he would drop it.....so i really didn't do much to make him sleep through the night....i think that he was ready....i would just make sure that your baby is full...

Kristyn - posted on 08/08/2009

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Are you breast feeding or bottle feeding? Its very common for breastfeed babies at this age to maybe still get up once a night. Are you willing to try crying it out? My son finally slept through the night at about 6 1/ 2months. I had to let him cry it out it was not bad i would only let him cry for like 5 minutes before i would go i would never pick him up unless he was screaming, like really screaming. other than that i would pat his butt and back and he has a little music seahorse i would play. I lay him down for bed awake but tired that made a big difference in him sleeping better at night. when she gets up at night does she want to eat or she is just up? My son only takes two naps he is in bed around 8 that can very and up for the morning around 6:30 am. I would consider letting her cry it out a little that we she learns to soothe her self to sleep, they wake up in the middle of the night like anyone does but if they are use to someone rocking them to bed thats what they want thats all they know how to fall back asleep. It took me about 2 weeks to get him fully sleeping through the night and what a relief that was! i hope that helps you out!

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