Baby Sleeping Problems

Jessica - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I had my new born sleepin thourgh the night for 3 weeks, I dont know what happened... Is there a routine you moms do before bed to get them to sleep all night.. Is there a trick to it or what.. Plz give me your advice and tell me your wxperiences...

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Foxmeadowrider - posted on 10/21/2013

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with my newborns I never had a set routine, my life was hectic and unpredictable. I would make the house bright and loud as soon as it was morning or time to get up. even when they fell asleep for naps throughout the day id keep the curtains open and the tv turned up. My youngest who's now 1 would only fall asleep in her car seat or crib, never in my arms.. I could even place her car seat on top of the washer and she'd stay sound asleep. As for night time we'd turn the tv down real low and keep almost all lights off, my oldest whos 3 gets very hyper whens hes tired, he still takes a bottle of water and holds my thumb to fall asleep.. but once he has those two things and in a dark quiet room hes out. With my one year old at night she understands a dark quiet house means night time and she falls asleep as soon as shes placed in her crib, some nights it takes three times for me to just lay her back down till shes out. good luck

Melanie - posted on 10/15/2009

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I found the best thing for teething is the teethers u can put in the fridge and Ashton & Parsons teething powder. Bonjela does work but i always found it bnever lasted long enough xx

Jessica - posted on 10/15/2009

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Thank to all of yall for your advice.. It is really hard to get them in a routine.. but im have been tryin and will keep on workin with it.. hopefully soon it will get better...

Beth - posted on 10/15/2009

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My first baby slept through the night for the first 2 weeks, then it all changed. just keep working at putting them down at the same time every night.. I had to finally let my son cry for over a week every night.. boy that was hard.. but after making sure everything was fine.. he was fed, dry.. nothing poking him..I shut the door and let him cry.. it worked! but make sure everything else is fine first!

Momin Shireen - posted on 10/15/2009

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i am also in the same my dear bed time screaming n this is so toomuch which is fustraing since 1year

Katie - posted on 10/15/2009

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Hi, When my son was tiny i always tried to keep to a strict routine when it came to bedtime.. he had a bath - normally with nice lavendar johnson and johnson and then after getting dressed into bedtime clothes the lights would be low and noise kept to a minimum, perhaps singing the same song before bed. Then we would get into my bed and he would have a long breastfeed.. sometime he would need to be woken as sometimes he fell asleep during the feed. When he was finished the rocking and swaying during the burping session would put him in the right state of mind for sleep, perhaps humming a song while you do this and then putting them down.. I think if your baby is really little he/she needs something - perhaps more food or has some wind issues.. hope this helps xx

Kerry - posted on 10/15/2009

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My son, now 35wks old, & (8 1/2 mths) used to sleep 8 - 10 hours per night,,, until.................... teething started,. then bedtime become a war zone. he has 2 front bottom teeth, & now his top side teeth are coming through, so he not sleeping as good anymore.
I tried bathing him then full feed to try that. but a bath b4 bed seems to wake him up more than make him sleepy.
I used to use that Johnsons bedtime bath until i found that was drying his skin out.....
p.s,. he don't sleep much in the day either.

Karyn - posted on 10/15/2009

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I found bathing, little play to wind down and then feed just before sleep.
I got my daughter out of night feeds and sleeping through around 4 months by 'dream feeding' her. Which is say you her in bed by 7pm then when your off to bed pop in to feed her a little more whilst she's sleeping, it's very safe as long as you burp him/her. This feed just helps them to get used to not waking up for the feed (I think anyways) and then they sleep through. Hope this helps

Helen - posted on 10/15/2009

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my baby did the same thing, started sleeping through the night then after a couple of weeks waking again. i spoke to my health visitor about it and she said that sometimes when your baby has a growth srurt they do wake up. mine has done that a couple of times, she is now 5 months and sleeps from about 9 till 6.30 (shame i cant do the same). just stick with it, sleep in the day when your baby is asleep if you can. it does get easier.

good luck

Mandy - posted on 10/15/2009

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well jessica i found bathing them of an evening before a feed and it helped relaxed them more. as well put a peice of ur clothing in there bed as then they smell ur sent and they think ur there with them well thats wat i did .

Melanie - posted on 10/15/2009

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i always found bath then bottle the best. Maybe you should try Johnsons&Johnsons lavender baby lotion after the bath as I always found this soothed my kids.

Asia - posted on 10/15/2009

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I could only guess that to make thjem comfortable make them well fed. Im having troubles with my baby girl to and Im working on getting her to go to sleep without a bottle. I also read that some babies cry a little in their sleep and if you emmediately get up to comfort them you actually end up waking them more. The book also said that before 6 months of age babies cry for something they need or want (which we all know already) but apparently after 6 months of age babies understand enough that they will cry just to be picked up (of course you should elimate the other possible wants first ie. diaper, hunger) To help your baby to sleep through the night wait and be sure that your child is actually fully awake and if they are then soothe them by rubbing their back or giving them a soother rather than jumping to the conclusion that they are hungry. After the first few months babies can sleep through the night without waking up for a midnight snack they can usually wait until breakfast is served in the morning.

Maxine - posted on 10/15/2009

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Hi Jessica, unfortunately there is no real way to get your baby into a strict routine at that age. the only thing i can suggest is a bath and then full feed before bed (feed last). If baby is snack feeding that might be another thing that would cause the disturbed sleep because baby might be hungry.um my baby slept with the light off and swaddled nice and firmly. My son took a long time to adjust into sleeping properly, i just had to be firm and eventually he got it. hope this helps :)

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