My 6 month old has stopped sleeping through the night

Ashley - posted on 06/09/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is 6 months old and for the past month he has slowly been waking more and more frequently at night. At give months he was sleeping from 9 to 5 every night. He breastfeeds except for one bottle of formula before bed. I keep a strict bedtime routine. He has never been a baby that cries, he wakes up and rolls around and wines till I feed him. He sleeps in our room next to my bed. He chooses to roll and sleep on his tummy. He is rocked to sleep at night. I feel like I have tried everything. I have tried not doing a bottle of formula before bed. Rice cereal in his one bottle of formula. I've changed the temperature. He has no signs of teething besides drooling so i tried tylenol before bed.I've tried switching him into his own room. Changing types of pajamas. Letting him "sleep eat" before I go to bed. It started out he woke up after four hours, then three, now two, and every two after that. I thought it was just a growth spurt, but they don't last this long.I've tried just patting his back and putting him back down but he will not go back to sleep without eating every two hours. Switching to formula is not an option. He is not ready for solids (still had tongue reflex). Any ideas on how to get my baby back to sleeping through the night?

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Ashley - posted on 06/11/2013

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He is now waking up every hour. I'm going to the doctors tomorrow for his 6 month

Gwen - posted on 06/10/2013

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Yes, it is normal. Like the other poster mentioned, it could be teething or a growth spurt. His sleep habits will change many times over the next few years. Walking, dreaming, separation anxiety, growth spurts, napping etc. will all impact his sleep. It's really a guessing game. If you think he's hungry, feed him. Just about the time you figure it out, he'll switch it up on you again! :) All you can do is find what works best and go with that.

Ashley - posted on 06/10/2013

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this has been going on for a month and he hasn't cut a single tooth. I'm just worried its a Hunger issue.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/10/2013

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This is pretty typical for this age. Chances are indeed he is teething, and possibly going through a growth spurt. The only thing to do that you can try, is either eliminating a nap during the day, or shortening them and still putting him to sleep at the same time at night. Teething throws everything off, and once they finally cut, usually they go back to the regular sleep patterns....but not always especially if they are cutting a lot of teeth at once....sometimes you just cannot tell until they appear. My sons only sign of teething was excessive drooling to his already ridiculous drooling. My daughter was a bit more dramatic.

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