7 month girl, going on 8 months will not stay asleep

Michelle - posted on 12/13/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello Ladies,

I have a 7 month old daughter who refuses to stay asleep all night long. Are there any non-addictive sleeping aids (meds) I can give her to make her sleep longer?

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Carrie - posted on 12/17/2013

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Have you started giving her baby cereal? Most kids need something a little more substantial for their tummies between 3-6 months of age. I used to give my boys cereal at 9am and 6pm to start and they slept through the night. It is never ok to give a baby medications so they sleep. Sleepless nights are part of the joy of motherhood that you just have to deal with.

Michelle - posted on 12/13/2013

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No, I actually feed her and change her first when she wakes up the first time, then after that I just keep giving her the bottle, because we decided not to give her a pascifier since we heard it messes up baby's incoming teeth. So after the first hour she just wakes up every hour. So the longest stretch is probably 2 hours when she first falls asleep, then after that she wakes up every hour.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/13/2013

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There is no need to medicate your child. How many hours does she sleep at night? FYI, "sleeping through" is a 6 hour stretch.

If your child is waking at night it could be due to a growth spurt. Is she hungry? Does she need changed?

Tell you what: Go ask your doctor if it's ok to drug your daughter to force her to stay quiet longer.

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