Give babies a paci at night when they wake up instead of milk (bottle-fed)?

Shelly - posted on 05/14/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My hubby is going back to work next week and I would love to have my twins sleep "through the night" before he starts (they are bottle-fed). They wake up every four hours during the night-time and we feed them. I just read somewhere that you can try putting a paci in their mouths to see if that will make them go back to sleep. I'm wondering if I should try that. Is that cruel?

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Sarah - posted on 05/14/2014

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Then waking at night is normal. And waking every 4 hrs at that age is actually really good. Most at that age are waking every 2 to 3 hours. They are waking because they are hungry. You need to feed them or you are just setting yourself up for a REALLY long night as a hungry baby does not settle until fed.

Sarah - posted on 05/14/2014

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If they are under 6 months old they are waking because they are hungry and need the milk. Their stomachs are not big enough to eat what their body needs for proper brain development and growth without waking in the middle of the night.

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Tanya - posted on 05/16/2014

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OMG!
They are way to young to be doing their nights. I know it's hard but you have to go through this. My daughter didn't do her nights until about 3 months ago... she was 9 months.

They mostly do their nights when they start solids.

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