Hi my 7month baby keeps waking up every 2 hrs at night. Any suggestion
Raye - posted on 02/05/2016
Your baby should be taking 2-3 naps per day for a combined total of 2-3 hours per day plus sleeping 11-12 hours at night. Come up with a schedule that allows for this amount of sleep time (plus any soothing time needed for him to fall asleep). Having a routine is good for baby to know when it's supposed to be sleep time. It's normal for baby to wake 1-2 times per night, but (unless hungry) the baby should be able to go back to sleep on their own. If the baby is not getting enough sleep, then that causes them to be more restless and causes more problems trying to get them to sleep, and creates an endless cycle.
So, if you have been soothing him to sleep (rocking, cuddling, etc.), then you need to change this up a little. You need to train him to self-soothe so he can go back to sleep without you getting up. Feed him then rock/cuddle him until he's drowsy, but not yet asleep, then put him to bed. This will let him fall the rest of the way asleep on his own, and eventually he will get used to that and not have to rely on mommy to be able to go back to sleep.
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