how to make my babies sleep at night

Toluwalase - posted on 11/22/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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They keep crying every hour all night, not eating and driving me nuts

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Toluwalase - posted on 11/24/2014

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Thanks alot Birdwell, they are 2 months old, they eat but wake up like a hour later cry for like 20 mins eat and sleep, they do that all nigth long...

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Guest - posted on 11/24/2014

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Are they twins? If so, were they born early?
If so, this would be fairly normal for their age. If still breastfeeding, they should be waking about every 1 to 2 hours to eat. They should fall back to sleep once fed. If they were born on time and are now 2 months, they should be sleeping for at about 2 hours per stretch (some babies are great sleepers and will sleep 3-4 hours, but that is rare) before waking to be fed. Try the white noise (you can get the teddy bears with a heart beat for like $25 at most big box stores like Target or BabieRUs. Also try firmly swaddling them.

Mommabird - posted on 11/24/2014

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It could be noise or lack of noise. Babies that young are still used to the sound of being in the womb..if its too quiet they wake up scared, not feeling comforted by the sounds of "mommys tummy". You could try a 'white noise' machine or just a crib monitor that plays different sounds while they sleep. If you dont want to spend alot of money trying things you can put the radio on a classical station with volume down low. Put a humidifier close to the bed, it makes a humming sound and it can also help their breathing at night.

Mommabird - posted on 11/23/2014

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Not much information to go on here but...if they're not eating enough that is plenty reason for them to not sleep all night. Depending on how old they are....if theyre not eating baby food and solids yet then maybe switch their formula, with help from their pediatrician. If they are eating baby foods and solids but not eating much at dinnertime try giving them pedialyte. It has all the nutrients that they miss by not eating well.
If you have a pediatrician you should talk to him/her about it.

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