sleeping thru the night !?

Pamela - posted on 12/12/2012 ( 59 moms have responded )

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My son is six weeks old today and he is still waking up every two hours throughout the night ? Is there anything I can do to get him in to a more normal routine >>> or am I expecting that too soon ?

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Dove - posted on 12/12/2012

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That is 100% normal at 6 weeks. All kids are different. I had two that were only waking once in a 12 hour night by 3 months and were capable of sleeping a 12 hour stretch at 6 months (though it didn't last long til 14 months). And I have a third who only slept 10-11 hours straight a handful of random times until he turned 2 years old. I never did any sort of 'sleep training' with any of them until I 'gently' night weaned my son at 2, but I started that at 18 months and it took the 6 months until he was ready to do it on his own.

Keri - posted on 01/02/2013

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I have more time now to give a better response. My first son ate every hour and half during the day at night he would eat at 9, midnight, at 4 and at 6 and would be back on his every hour and half thing until 9 the next night. He started sleeping from 9 pm until 6 am when he was 4 months old. I was spoiled with him. My second child was up every hour of the night until he was 18 month old then it was every 2 hours, but the time he was two is was up to every three hours. He was still getting up up 2 to 3 times a night when my third child was born. I would get her to sleep and he would wake up, I would get him back to sleep and she would wake back up. He finally started sleeping through the night almost the day he turned 4. My daughter started sleeping through the night when she was about 2 years old. All three of my kids sleep through the night now with the rare occasion of waking up early and crawling into bed with me. They are now 3 and half, just turned 7 and 12 and half. Right now it may seem like you son will never sleep through the night, but he will eventually.

Beatrice - posted on 12/18/2012

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I have 4.5 mo twins and one will sleep for up to 6 hours at a stretch. She will go to sleep at her bedtime and follows our nightly bedtime routine. She will happily fall asleep without nursing. My other baby, on the other hand, can barely sleep more than two hours at a time. I nurse him constantly through the night. I'm learning that all babies really are different and each one really does have his/her own time-table (even twins with the same bedtime routine!!)

I have read The No Cry Sleep Solution and I thought there were some great tips and strategies in there, some which you can start using now. However, as someone pointed out to me a couple months ago, its a little early to expect consistent results. This helped me tremendously bc I could attempt a routine knowing that things might not go exactly as planned instead of stressing out over unrealistic expectations. Every night, we would start our night routine and get different results but doing it consistently, they eventually caught on - well, one of them did. I still have to wait and see about baby boy (although he is certainly improving little by little)...

Sara - posted on 12/16/2012

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My 1st slept through the night at 16 months, my second at 17 months, and my third is 19 months and is just starting to get the hang of it now. Granted they havent woken me up every two hours since they were say..between 0 and 6 months. It'll happen. Or you could check out some no cry books on sleeping because he is so young. Elizabeth Pantley has some great ideas for helping little babies to sleep better without tears...Her book is called "The No Cry SLeep Solution".

Lexann - posted on 12/14/2012

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Every 2 hours is perfectly normal for a baby that young. My youngest just turned 8 weeks old, and he is just now doing a 5 hour stretch (randomly) at night. But except for that occasional 5 hour stretch, he still nurses every two hours day & night. He is my third, so I knew what to expect. It's just hard when it's your first, and you're so exhausted from being up at night so much. Try to nap in the day if you can. Your baby will start sleeping for longer stretches soon. Definitely start with good sleep habits now, though. Put him in his bed where it's dark & cool (but not cold), and quiet. He'll learn soon & you'll look back and be surprised how fast that infant period goes by.

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ALE - posted on 02/02/2013

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Mine is two weeks old and unless he's up for a big part of the day he might sleep 4 hours at night if Im lucky then be up evry two hours hungry agan. I say just go with the flow you and baby will work out a routine when the two of you are ready

Kayla - posted on 01/31/2013

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My daughter is almost 3 now, she didn't start sleeping through the night until she was 2. My son is 14 months, and he will only 6 hours straight. I think at 6 weeks old, it is completely normal for them to wake up every couple hours. Just remember that as he gets older, don't compare him too much to other kids sleeping patterns. I did that, and I drove myself crazy wondering why my kids didn't sleep as much. Every kid is different, just like all adults are different, some don't need as much sleep as others. I found that as mine got older and they still weren't sleeping that long at night, I ruled out them being sick, hungry, etc. and since nothing was wrong, I just figured they don't need as much sleep as some other kids do. Good luck though!

Tamika - posted on 01/29/2013

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i believe in a decent schedule-but also believe in responding to baby and feeding on demand more

April - posted on 01/29/2013

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"On Becoming Babywise" is a wonderful book about getting babies on a schedule and what normal expectations are at each level. It is an entire series that goes through the teenage years. I sometimes referred to these books when my kids were little. It always seemed to have logical answers that seemed to fit my kids perfectly. I have friends who swear by the scheduling in there. I was never quite a schedule person and just responded to my baby as needed.
On Becoming Babywise I: How 100,000 Parents Trained Their Babies to Sleep Through the Night the Natural Way [Book]
By Gary Ezzo, Robert Bucknam -

Tamika - posted on 01/29/2013

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my 5 month old is awake every 2-5 hrs...we breastfeed...you are expecting it too soon

Awilda - posted on 01/28/2013

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Mine is 10 months and she doesn't sleep all night and I’m desperate, she doesn’t have a standard schedule. She can sleep five or six consecutive hours one day and other days she just starts to wake up every two hours. I'm working and I don't have any relatives or any friends to help me with her and my husband is traveling Monday thru Thursday. I'm trying everything that I read but nothings work for me and also she is tired all day and is very difficult to deal with her because she is irritated.

Stacey - posted on 01/25/2013

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Hi yeah thank you. My boy has always had a routine too nd he did start sleeping through then got out of that nd was self soothing for ages but for a while now he been in different routines during the night. Nd teething has never bothered him nd he has alot teeth through already soncant see it being that either, it just hard to try figure out why I tried, teddie bears, special comfort blankets....etc :) but yeah thank you heapz for your advice, might try putting him to bed earlierv:) x

Claire - posted on 01/25/2013

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My son was 11 weeks when he started sleeping through the night. My hubbie & I wanted to get into a routine and as soon as we did everything changed. He self soothed which helped. His bedtime routine is bath bottle story then bed. He normally gets put in his cot at about 6.30pm & sleeps through until 7am. We read the Gina ford contented baby book which we found helpful although lots of people said you can't put babies in a routine. We proves them wrong. Stick with it. My advice would be do what you want don't listen to other people. Take the cue from your baby. Good luck x

Kajurie - posted on 01/21/2013

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To understand baby sleep behavior, it's important to understand the importance of

entertaining the baby during the day,
try and make him playful
and then leaving him alone at the signs of tiredness.

Keeping him awake doesn't mean making him over tired.
Over tiredness and excessive fatigue will just interfere in sleep and will make your baby over stimulated.

The moment you will feel the baby's getting less alert; you can give him...read more on breastfeeding made easy site.

Sara - posted on 01/16/2013

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For Stacey Wayte. Without knowing the routine of your child I think all I can do is say what the routine has been with each of my boys. They are aged 2yrs, 5yrs & 8yrs. Each one wakes between 7-7:30am but I think even around 6am is normal to some children. I then try and keep my toddler, 2yrs 2mths, busy playing, watching, helping etc. He loves to be helpful, Lol. After lunch he goes down for a nap between 1:30/2pm. I only let him sleep 1 1/2 hours so that he's tired by bedtime. Dinner is about 5/6pm. After dinner there is more play then off to bed. In bed between 7:30/8pm. Routine includes a story for each boy in bed. My 2 yr old loves books as much as his older brothers :-) Then his music and night light occupy him as I walk out. He's very content at bedtime and sleeps through. I hear him make noises in the night sometimes but I just go in, pat him on the back or chest to settle him again and he's back to sleep. May be the trick is to keep it quiet, and just say it's night time go back to sleep. Then walk out. If he wakes when it's dark in future and you say this each time he may just wake and settle himself again. Try not to go in straight away aswell. He may settle himself. Good luck :-)

Stacey - posted on 01/15/2013

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My boy is 2 years old in April and is still not sleeping through the night? What can I do to help him sleep through? Please help,advice?

Sara - posted on 01/15/2013

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Keep with it. I have three boys. I breast fed them all initially for as long as I could. Maximum was about 9 months when he was going onto solids anyway. The every 2 hours in the night was driving us mad. Exhausting. One of them it went on until nearly 3 months. My last son, who is now 26 months old I only managed about 6 weeks. I think it was having the other two children to care for that stopped my milk.
Tip: If you are breastfeeding you may want to express and give the night feed from a bottle, or give formula milk (which is generally thicker). That way you know exactly how much milk has been taken and that your baby is full when they go to sleep. Therefore hopefully more content and happy to sleep longer. At night they are already tired and they don't drink as much because it is hard work for them.
I never liked the idea of dummies but with one of my boys I tried a dummy and this settled him for longer in the night. I think when he was asleep and it came to him wanting feeding he thought he was getting something in his sleep. With another son he had a dummy only at night until he could co-ordinate getting his thumb in his mouth. He seemed to want the comfort of sucking. This maybe what's happening with your baby.
Hope that this helps you or someone else. Good luck and keep with it!

Maria - posted on 01/13/2013

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My little guy is 8months old and no matter what i do,try ,dont do he still wakes up at least 1 to 2 times a night sometimes all he needs or wants is a bottle he has never been a good sleeper or napper but if im afraid if i keep giving in i will be doing this FOREVER!!! In the begining it was ok but now its complete torture! He did have really bad reflux but now i just xont know ifits teething or just him being a piggy!i think i have seriously tried everything from crying it out for over a week instead of the time lestening it got longer i think we aboug hit a 5 hour mark, rocking him took less but the minute i put him down boom hes like i dont think so,a binky holding it worked till he would roll over and spit it out, holding all snuggled up he would sleep forever so i moved my living room chair into his room so i had a comfy seat,

Toni - posted on 01/12/2013

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ha - my dd did this until she was 2! some kids are just really bad sleepers...... My new baby is 8 weeks old and has slept the 5 hour chunk since 4 weeks old. Some things I learn't last time though were.....
You don't need to leave them cry if that isn't your thing - you can do it gently! Get the no cry sleep solution - managed to get dd sleeping without a single tear in 3 weeks - may not be the 3 days that CIO people claim but she hasn't regressed either.
Try to get in the habit now of putting baby in his crib just as his eyes shut
when he coughs whimpers otherwise makes noises give him 20 minutes to settle again before going in (of course go immediately if it sounds like he is distressed or needs you - ie: crying)
I made the mistake of feeding my dd every time she woke up and it took a lot of hard work as a toddler to get her back on track, sometimes they just stir or briefly wake before new sleep cycles and need to be left to go back to sleep. At this age he might well need to feed as he could be having a growth spurt but just observe him for 1 minute if he's not screaming to see whether he is really showing signs of hunger.
Make sure you are swaddling so that the startle reflex isn't so bad and consider having him in your room so you can actually see what he is up to - he may sleep better hearing your breathing too.

Gretchen - posted on 01/11/2013

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I brought my daughter to the doctor at her regular checkup at 6 weeks and my doctor said to let her cry. I knew this was true because I learned the hard way with my first son and by my second son I let him cry it out and he was sleeping through the night by 8 weeks from 7-7. I just wasn't sure if 6 weeks was too soon but as long as yor baby is getting the requires amount of milk/formula during the day it's ok to let them cry. It is called sleep training. The nurses do it in the hospital when the babies are just hours/days old. We have a monitor with a screen so we always kept that on to make sure they were ok of course.

Parul - posted on 01/08/2013

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Mine is five weeks, he sleeps on my tummy, he starts crying as soon as I put him down and wakes up evry one and half hour

Kristin - posted on 01/05/2013

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That is a pretty normal routine. Are you trying for longer stretches between feeds at night? That might be pushing it for him at this age. But, you can get a sleep routine started now. Just whatever works for you. Also, make the night feeds dull and thorough. There is going to be a big growth spurt soon and then it will level off again. After this first one he will likely start sleeping a bit longer at night.

Just be patient it will come.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/05/2013

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While it is true that every child is different and you shouldn't EXPECT your child to do the same everyone else's did, there are ways you CAN get your baby to sleep through the night faster. My baby slept through the night starting at 2 months old consistently and started to mostly sleep through the night shortly before that. Breastfed babies aren't supposed to sleep through the night within the first month, according to many doctors, because they don't get enough nutrients and can develop jaundice.

My MIL and several others all stated their children slept through the night at one month old. Then other mom friends said theirs didn't. I wrote down and compared everything they did and many of the moms didn't even REALIZE what they did that did and did not work.

There is a science to it really and here is what worked for me:

1. At a designated time, start a routine. This IS NOT to get them to start sleeping through the night, but to develop cues that are recognizable. For example, every night starting at 6pm, when it's dark, you talk in whispered tones and dimmed lights.

2. Try to develop a pattern of activities: bathing at certain times, outside every morning, walks etc. Routines set expectations about what comes next

3, When the baby is slightly older and you are differentiating between day clothes and pajamas, they can learn the cue that pjs are at night.

4. Some moms swear by baths at night and even using lavendar wash. My baby was energized by water and never got sleepy.

5, While feeding on cue is important for many, if you do try to breastfeed/bottle feed at the same times while still allowing some on demand feeding, you train baby to eat on schedule. Our baby drank the most before bed at about 6pm. In fact, she would fall asleep while drinking the bottle. Now, we still can't get rid of this habit at 14 months (though now she has a sippy and no bottle) and, while I worry about her teeth, etc, the doctor says it isn't the END of the world.

6. You can use a music toy or cd to signal bed time. My Pal Scout is one people go with. Some people like other toys. We used Enya when baby wouldn't sleep. Now, someone gave her a My Pal Violet and she knows that the sleep music means it's time to sleep both at nap time and bed time.

Since my baby was 3 months old she has slept from 6pm until 5am or 7am, depending on her mood. She doesn't wake for feedings, but that can change with teething, growth spurts or other things. There is no set rules and things can always change during periods of development. But be consistent and it will go back to how it should be.

Additionally, if baby wakes, don't go to them immediately. We wait 10 minutes. She will typically fall back asleep. If not, she usually just needs a diaper or maybe more milk.

Cereal in the bottle is not proven to work. In fact, it didn't for us. No, it won't make baby's tummy explode. No, it won't kill them, else hundreds of thousands of baby boomers wouldn't be as old as they are today. No, it won't cause them undo complications. Yes, if your baby is PRONE to Celiac disease, any non-rice gluten containing cereal can contribute to an increased likelihood of developing the genetic pre-disposition, but that is a separate issue. (I know this because I have Celiac Disease and specialize in gluten free consulting. Doctors have NO idea about it so I had to use my medical background from college to be my own doctor)

The coincidence with cereal and sleep is that by the time babies are old enough to eat cereal, they are coincidentally sleeping through the night. The cereal adding weight to their stomach or "filling them up more" is a myth. It's the body's natural physiology. If you suspect that more food before bed is good, you can always give extra milk or breastmilk. Neither have to be thrown out right away after feeding.

And co-sleeping can make things difficult when in the same bed but we didn't have a choice our first year as we had a one bedroom apartment and she slept in her crib in our room. Tough, but it can be done and STILL have a baby that sleeps through the night!

Mitzy - posted on 01/04/2013

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Karina - posted on 01/04/2013

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My son is about to turn 6 months next week and still wakes up twice at night to eat. He will sleep form 7pm to 7am waking up twice. Its perfectly normal for your 6 week old to wake up during the night. My mother in law tells me all her four sons slept from 7pm to 6am not waking up once to eat. It's tiring but they say eventually they will sleep through the night.
My sisters baby is 3 months older then my son and he has been sleeping through the night since he was like a month old. Isn't she lucky!!!
I looooong for those nights that i can sleep through them again. I love him though and even though i get frustrated as soon as i get up to feed him or give him his paci, as soon as i see him my heart smiles.
Good luck to you!!!

Vidhyaraghavan - posted on 01/04/2013

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He is follows his normal routine. Child usually gets hungry every two hours. Breast feed him he will be back to sleep again for the next wo to three hours

Rebekah - posted on 01/02/2013

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Every baby is different - I know when I put my 4 month old onto formula from breastmilk at 2 months old she started to sleep longer - but apparently I was told that's because the formula takes longer to digest and they need to sleep to have the energy to digest it.. Not that thats a reason to change if your still breastfeeding its the best for them.. I just ran out coz she was a guzzle guts and I am quite little...Don't bother trying to work exactly to a routine - a semi routine is good but if you try and follow it exactly you will just stress yourself out :) Trust me! She now generally sleeps from around 8:30 pm - 7am straight through..then has 1 morning snooze at 11am ish for about 2 hours then another one in the afternoon at about 5pm for an hour or so..
My bed time tricks for at night are - Bath - Cuddle and relax for a few mins- bottle of milk - big burp (before you try and change their bum because otherwise they sometimes spew everywhere) :) then another cuddle beside their bed with the lights down low enough to see but not bright.. then when you feel them relax pop them into bed - at the moment with bonjella then a dummy coz shes teething :( - and shes straight to sleep - Try not to have them in front of the t.v before bed because it stimulates them too much and they do NOT want to lie down then.. you can also buy organic lavender balm - I just rub some under her bottom sheet and it seems to help relax her.. I did notice though the more stressed I get with her the more she fusses so try and stay relaxed too haha good luck ae x

Keri - posted on 01/01/2013

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Sleeping through the night is defined at 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep. That can happen anywhere from a few days old to almost 6 years old. Usually babies sleep through the night by their first birthday, but not all babies will. He is only 6 weeks old he needs his mommy. Enjoy the time while you have it.

Rochel - posted on 01/01/2013

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Are both of you only allowing your baby a 90 minute wakeful period. try laying your baby right before the 90 minute mark hits. They are only capable of having a 90 minute wakeful period under 4 mos.

Brittany - posted on 01/01/2013

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I have a 4 week old,my second child,he is giving me almost a 4 hour stretch right now,he also is'nt getting a ton of sleep during the day because I have an 18 month old that is very loud.My 4 week old started sleeping 30-60 min longer when I switched to formula and also making sure he got a full feeding,I would get him right down to the diaper so that he would finish his 3-4 ounces of formula and that he would last at least 3 hours without another feeding.If your breastfeeding it will be less sleep,but to make sure your getting a proper feeding and not just a snack,get your baby down to the diaper,tickle his feet,hands ect to keep him alert,burp him half way through to keep him alert get him back dressed and then finish.

Rochel - posted on 01/01/2013

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Yes but you can assist your baby to give them healthy sleep habits to help establish a routine not schedule. they are different :)

Merrie - posted on 01/01/2013

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My doctor said most babies don't fall into a regular sleep schedule until around six months. I know that seems like a long time but it will fly by :0)

Rochel - posted on 12/30/2012

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both of my kids were sleeping 12 hour stretches by 12 weeks old, you can do things to assist your child to get to the cognitive level of that enlongated stretch. Swaddle all the time, if you think one can't hold, double swaddle. Another option can be to use a wombie and top it off with a swaddle. during the day eat-play-sleep... the last feed is the only way your should feed to sleep. Also 6 weeks is a growth spurt but every 2 hours is not needed. Gas maybe ? what are you eating? try putting on a size up diaper so there is more room for pee and they don't get over wet. Also magic bedtime is 7pm, in bed asleep! then dream feed at 10pm, this will enable your child to develop the ability to sleep longer hours with out actually waking. Hope this helps!

Jessica - posted on 12/30/2012

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at six weeks old you shouldnt worry. as stated before all babies are different, i would recommend begining a sleep routine, the baby will still wake durning the night but as the baby gets older putting him to sleep will be easy as he will be used to being put to bed at the same time evey night. as a mother of 3 i can honestly say that it does take some babies longer to beging sleeping through the night. some before age 1 and some after age 1, hang in there it will happen. I do agree with the night bond theory too, i let my baby sleep with me in my bed and she just turned two and its harder for her to sleep through the night without being in my bed so i am constantly having to put her in her own bed when she crawls into be with me in the middle of the night.

Jackie - posted on 12/29/2012

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My baby is now almost 11 months old at first he slept all through the night but after a trip we had to Greece when he was 6months he is always waking up and screaming his head off I don't know what to do anymore

Brandy - posted on 12/24/2012

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My 1st and 2nd woke up frequently to nurse. So we bed shared (with a make shift co-sleeper that consisted of an under bed storage tote and a few bath towels for padding). My 3rd however, I have to waik her up or she'd sleep for much longer periods. I nurse her every 2 hrs during the day and every 3-4 hrs at night. That is unless she's hungry before then. If I don't set an alarm at night she won't waik up which isn't conducive to a 3 weeks old.
Just give it time and follow your intuition.

Sarah - posted on 12/24/2012

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That is normal. My son was up like clock work every 2-3 hours. That changed once he started on cereal and baby food. He started sleeping the 5-6 hour stretch at around 4-5 Months. How I got him to sleep even longer was I timed out his nap times. He used to nap around 5pm for a hour or so then take another nap at 7-8 ish. I got rid of his 5pm nap and just did my best to keep him up. He stared sleeping through the night then:) I hope that helps

Amanda - posted on 12/22/2012

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Every baby is different my daughter started sleeping through the night around 8 months. Babies have to learn a sleep solution I did it by giving my daughter a lavender bath 2 hours before bed and dont play hard with her so she can tone down and I put her to bed with a light up mobile that shines on the ceiling and plays music she goes right to sleep and sleep the whole night and to keep them asleep at night her pediatrician told me to add 1 tsp of rice cereal for every 4 ozs of formula to fill her tummy better and make a routine if what time to go to bed and that did the trick.. Good Luck!

Brandy - posted on 12/21/2012

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My 1st and 2nd woke up frequently to nurse. So we bed shared (with a make shift co-sleeper that consisted of an under bed storage tote and a few bath towels for padding). My 3rd however, I have to waik her up or she'd sleep for much longer periods. I nurse her every 2 hrs during the day and every 3-4 hrs at night. That is unless she's hungry before then. If I don't set an alarm at night she won't waik up which isn't conducive to a very jaundice newborn. She's 17 days old.
Just give it time and follow your intuition.

Brandy - posted on 12/21/2012

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My 1st and 2nd woke up frequently to nurse. So we bed shared (with a make shift co-sleeper that consisted of an under bed storage tote and a few bath towels for padding). My 3rd however, I have to waik her up or she'd sleep for much longer periods. I nurse her every 2 hrs during the day and every 3-4 hrs at night. That is unless she's hungry before then. If I don't set an alarm at night she won't waik up which isn't conducive to a very jaundice newborn. She's 17 days old.
Just give it time and follow your intuition.

Karen - posted on 12/19/2012

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You are expecting too much. He IS in a "normal" routine. Waking every 2-3 hours at that age is Perfectly normal! A lot of babies do not sleep through the night til nearly 6 months! My son was 4 months, my sister's son was 11 months! Yes, Eleven, as in almost a year old, he still woke up once every night to eat. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES give your baby cereal in a bottle to "make" him sleep!!!!!!!!!! I repeat DO NOT DO IT!!!!!!! So many parents expect too much from their little ones so soon. Remember, his tummy is not much larger than a ping-pong ball right now. His tummy cannot hold more than a few ounces at a time, therefore he needs to eat more often. You would wake up at night too if your tummy was that small!

JenniferNathan - posted on 12/19/2012

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Ya well I learned from experience if you want them to sleep all night and not sleeping with you you need to drop that night bond I call it because the longer you do it the longer they need it

Zenab - posted on 12/18/2012

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my baby started sleeping for atleast 5 hours or more when she was 3 months old....it helped me catch up to my lost sleep. but now that she's 14 months old...she isnt sleeping for more than 4 hours...now im gently delaying her night feed, and just sing a lullaby to soothe her off to sleep again....im thinking of sicking to this routine, she shud sleep for more than 6 hours ...rite?

Rikki Ann - posted on 12/18/2012

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well my daughter is 5 mo and she still dont sleep thru the whole night yet, everybody told me to put a little cereal in her bottle bc it would feel her up, nope dont work! but she is sleeping for longer periods of time now

Sara - posted on 12/16/2012

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Oh and we never did any sleep training...I think kids naturally just start to sleep the night more regularly between 1 and 2 regardless of whether you sleep trained or not. I don't like hearing my babies cry for me and I have a supportive hubby who helped me with nights, so I just waited it out.

Kerstin - posted on 12/16/2012

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All 4 of mine started sleeping through the night at 14-15 months. Most babies don't have the metabolism to make it through the night without eating until they're around 1 year old. Those that do actually tend to be more sluggish and slow to meet milestones during the day, so be happy you've got a normal one! (Even if it IS exhausting...it's worth it!) this too shall pass, just consider it training for you in patience!

Kayla - posted on 12/16/2012

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My son is the same way... I'm not used to this cuz my daughter slept through the night since birth..

Rachel - posted on 12/14/2012

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My daughter cries for everyone but me. she c ant be put down for more than 10 minutes without crying unless im right in her face. I have to nap with her or she wont nap at all and will cry all day and not sleep well at night. Hang in there though Katie. I hear it gets better!

Rachel - posted on 12/14/2012

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Mine is 4 months and still sleeps in my arms all night long so I guess it's fairly normal

Katie - posted on 12/14/2012

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my sons 5 months and so clingy, he stil wont sleep in his own bed :/ iv tried everything!!!!! im soon to loose the will to live

T - posted on 12/13/2012

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People give grief snd their comments all the time..ugh
Ignore them..u know your baby best..reading helps learn what to expect too..if ur nursing expect sleeping thru the night to seem like it will never happen...but in time it will..

Rachel - posted on 12/13/2012

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Wow all these comments make ME feel baby. This is my first and everyone gives me grief about her not sleeping through the night yet like I'm doing something wrong lol

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