i am having trouble getting my 7 month boy to sleep through the night. any help?

Dezray - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my boy does not sleep though the night he was sleeping from 7pm-4am and that was ok and then now has different nights. at the moment he is very restless when we put him down and is not sleeping at all. I am not sure what is wrong. He has a routine so not sure whats going on

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Dezray - posted on 08/24/2011

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thanks emma. I do feed him before bathing and bed so I dont know but thank you

Nicola - posted on 01/09/2010

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I used Christopher Green's controlled crying method. I also saw a variation on a TV show (super nanny) I am sure there are other variations out there but it worked wonders in getting my kids back into a good sleeping pattern.

Now they are all teenagers and I can't wake them up lol

Karen - posted on 01/09/2010

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We had the same thing with our little boy over the holidays - too much excitement I think. He went from one wake-up in the middle of the night to 8+ times a night (erg!). We just stuck to routine and had a few quiet days at home and he is slowly getting back to a decent sleep pattern (may or may not have anything to do with what we are doing!). Also we stopped giving him a soother so he didn't wake up looking for it which we thought would be a difficult process but in fact was really easy - almost like he wanted rid of it. Best of luck!

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I have a 6 mo old, he has been sleeping through the night since he was 4 mos old. He looks to nap just about everytime he finishes eating or finishes a bottle. What I do is around 5:30pm he gets a bottle, then 7:30p he gets his dinner and a small bottle and of course burped. Then he gets a lavender bath, powdered down and dressed. (The lavendar bath is very soothing and helps with sleeping problems.) My son has issues with any light coming in, he likes complete darkness when he sleeps, I don't know if maybe you are using a nitelite or not. Also if he is being fussy at bedtime I will lay him on his side facing away from me and snuggle him close, remember they are use to being inside, kinda like the swaddling effect. Good luck.

Stevie - posted on 01/07/2010

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i just sent my husbands step sister a link last night to the method we used when my son was 3 months old that worked great worked in a week just like it said and the first night maybe the first two nights max were the only hard thing about it its pretty easy its called the ferber method i give tons of kudos to it...http://www.sleepwellbaby.com/The-Ferber-... ..... if you stick to it, it really does work i hope you like it and it works for you and your son good luck

Linda Leanne - posted on 01/07/2010

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I am not sure about supper before bedtime. That can be a habit hard to break. It is best to wait 2 to 3 hours before you go to bed after you eat. Reading, soft music, singing while you rock him is very comforting. Linda

Casie - posted on 01/07/2010

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you can try feeding him give him a warm bath then a bottle that worked for me and my sisters daughter

Evie - posted on 01/07/2010

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Try giving him a late bottle or boiled water he may have wind pain from a change in diet.

Casie - posted on 01/07/2010

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my son will be 1 in feb. and still don't sleep through the night and sometimes he sleeps from 7pm-3am or 9pm-7am just depends on how comfortable he is

Linda Leanne - posted on 01/07/2010

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Yes - warm milk with white bread and small amount of maple syrup mixed into the milk. I had this when I was young and it put me to sleep so fast. Warm milk brings out the melatonin in it. I still use it today and I am 63 years. Linda

Kat - posted on 01/07/2010

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is he waking 4 a bottle? coz if so try givin him water wen he wakes up as gradually he should get bored of the water n start sleepin through. alternativly try givin him extra food b4 wiv his last feed, it may b because he is not totally full up! good luck xx

Sandra - posted on 01/07/2010

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At times babies at this stage do that at times.you might try to play a little bit with him to change his bed time routine.Check his diaper,feed him a bit.My daugher used to do the same and it worked.If it doesnt you can see his doc.Good luck.

Emma - posted on 01/07/2010

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Hi, not sure if it will help but I had them same problem with my son and I found if I gave him supper before he goes to bed he went back to sleeping straight through. Saying that I also so had the same problem with my daughter. I suppose you can only try

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