Danielle Kimberly - posted on 11/28/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Let me start off by saying that when my LO was 6 weeks old she started sleeping through the night... She would go to bed at 7pm and sleep straight through t'ill 5:30am. This stopped when she turned 3 months old, she started waking a few times a night. I was bothered by it at first, but understood that it was normal. She is now 4 and a half months and I can't get her to sleep past midnight. She goes down for the night at 6:30pm. We always have a bedtime routine: bath, rice cereal (I just started this a week ago), bottle, burp, book then bed. We've had this routine since she was about a month old. For the past month, she has been waking at midnight and then she is up anywhere from every hour, maybe every 2 hours. What can I do to get her to sleep?? I have tried waking her for a feeding before I go to bed, I recently started rice cereal (that worked for the first night), more/less sleep throughout the day, trying to keep her awake a bit past her bedtime, crying it out (I was soo tired that for 2 nights in a row, I let her cry about 20 min before I went to her), putting a humidifier in her room (we have wood heat), changing her bed sheets twice a week..everything I can think of. When she wakes, most of the time she will eat and go back to sleep. She will eat anywhere form 2-5oz at a time. She has never taken to the soother, believe me I have tried, she is a thumb sucker. I have tried giving her a "comfort blanky" in the crib. She already has her 2 bottom teeth, its been weeks since they pierced the gums and are pretty much full grown, so I can't see teething still bothering her. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!