baby wakes up at night every 5 to 10 min most of the time

Priscilla - posted on 07/17/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My baby is 4 months turning 5 months on 23rd I don't really know how to explain it but when she was a neborn she would sleep way better and hours straight but since she turned 3in half she started sleeping different like waking up constantly cuz she probably hungry or jus wants bottle to feel conferring.and I just started feeding her cearal thinking it would help her sleep better but doesn't work ..im trying not let her sleep during day no more only once no longer then an hour I gota try that and at night when she wakes up i was make sure it's not her diaper that's buying her and ..i think the problem is that she most of time doesn't eat a full 6 to 7 ounces she ended up jus eating like 2 to 3 ounces and then wanting to eat again in like 5min sometimes she eats 5 all at once ..but it's like she wats little by little most of time ..im going crazy at night not being able to sleep knowing how she eats i can't let her cry to sleep for awhile cuz she's probably hungry but idk really wat it could be ..and plus she never likes to sleep on her back she a crazy sleeper likes to sleep on her tummy or side or she won't be able to sleep ....i jus need suggestions what does anyone think ?? I got really try switch things up ?

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Priscilla - posted on 07/17/2013

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yeah true that yeah I'll give it a shot ..and she is teething to so that could be another thing buying her thank u so much :)

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First, do not continue to limit her sleep during the day. Lack of enough daytime sleep in infants that young leads to being "over tired" which makes them fussy and fidgety and makes it very difficult for them to sleep for more than a few minutes at a time without waking. This is because their little bodies get used to "forcing themselves" to stay awake, even when exhausted. Then when it's time to sleep, they can't sleep.

Also, children her age often take 5 to 10 minute breaks while eating. Let her eat until she stops, probably 2 to 3 minutes, then let her have a small break and finish the feeding. After that, she should be good for 2 to 3 hours. She is too young for cry it out, but you can lay her in her crib and just stand or sit beside her with your hand resting on her while she cries if you don't want to get into the habit of picking her up to sooth back to sleep.

Also, she may be teething. Some children start as early as 3 months, but most begin teething between 5 & 7 months.

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