how can i get my 2month old to sleep all the way through the night

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Lisa - posted on 04/07/2009

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sorry but i am pretty sure its not going to happen yet and probably not for a while either.



i have 4 and the earliest i got them to go through the night was 6 mths but mine were all breast fed

Shannon - posted on 04/07/2009

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bath, cereal, bottle bed. used that routine w both my kids and it worked. also try moving the baby to a crib, if your ready to tho

Caroline - posted on 04/07/2009

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2 month old babies don`t usually sleep through the night. They still need feedings. Once a baby is 4 months or 15 pounds then they don`t need midnight feedings.

Traci - posted on 04/07/2009

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i think you are asking abit much to get a 2month old to sleepp all the way thru....they either do or they dont...but u r very lucky if they do....mine slept from 6 weeks old all the way thru but i know my freinds child still dusnt sleep all the way thru n he's 5yrs old.........



 



just the make up of the child i think!

Lorella - posted on 04/07/2009

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All babies are different. At 2 months old she more than likely wont sleep through the night. You shouldnt use the lavander soaps as they can cause her to fall asleep to soundly and you may lose your baby. I know you are tired, but you need to enjoy this as much as you can. They really grow up way too fast. I have 4 kids my oldest is 13 my youngest if 16 months. Believe my they really do grow up way to fast. I will give you something you can try though. YOu should try the swing, or there is this chair which cradles the baby it moves slowely any direction you want, it plays music, it is the only way my daughter would sleep until she was around 4 months old and it was no longer safe to leave her unattended in the seat. It is called the  Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Glider. It really worked for my daughter. Toys r us has it, I also got mine from Walmart. Hop this helps

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Tamara - posted on 04/07/2009

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You don't. Their circadian rhythm doesn't begin to start developing until about 4 months and frequent night waking is a common occurrence for about the first year and into the 2nd year. Babies are biologically designed to wake often as they need to eat often. Remember, their little bellies are only the size of their fist so they will need to eat more often than you or I.

http://www.kellymom.com/parenting/sleep/... is an excellent page on the norms of baby sleep up into the 2nd year.

Cindy - posted on 04/07/2009

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HI Relisha!

Most babies aren't quite ready to give up their night time feeds until a little later. some children don't sleep through the night until after 7-9 months old. It really depends on how much your baby is drinking throughout the day. My daughter at 6 weeks was sleeping through the night, however she was already drinking 6 six ounce bottles in the day therefore didn't require her night feeds. Try and increase the day feeds a little bit. Also limit her naps. At 2 months old she should still be having 3 naps a days and could possibly sleep up to 12 hours throughout the night. Try not to let her sleep for more than 3 hours at a time in the day and while she's awake try to keep her up as long as she allows you too. A bedtime routine is really key. I would bathe, give a bottle, read a book then it was bedtime. (The 4 B's) This helped her understand that after all those actions it was her bedtime. I did this every night. I know it is a lot of work especially for a tired mom, but it helped quite a bit and I was happy to get more sleep. Even still at 18 months my daughter knows that after her bath and brushing her teeth that it is bedtime. Also another thing that most people don't think about is your wake up routine. In the morning try to dress your baby for the day before breakfast. It will help them realize the difference between day and night. We all usually get dressed in the morning so why shouldn't they? We change their diaper in the morning so why not just change them completely. Also during the night time don't change the diaper unless its poopy. My public health nurse mentioned that to me and I think it helped. Try to limit the amount of light when she does wake and keep noise to a minimum. Don't talk to him/her. All this will just awaken them more and take more time to get back to sleep.
Some moms I noticed mentioned cereal before bed, however your baby's digestive system isn't quite ready yet unless he or she is drinking more than 4 eight ounce bottles a day.It could cause more harm than good at this age. Also the lavender bedtime baths and lotions do help and I love them but it's stated on the labels not to use until after 3 months of age. They could cause breathing issues. These are my suggestions and they worked really well for my daughter and still do til this day. I hope some of this is of help to you. I wish you all the best!

Relisha - posted on 04/07/2009

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Quoting Cindy:



I was told that babies will not sleep through the night until they weigh about 10 pounds.  My 1st sleep through the night at 3 weeks (10 pounds) and my 2nd sleep through the night at 4 months (also, about 10 pounds).






As a side note : DO NOT feed infants plain water or watered down formula unless you have been told to do so by your baby's doctor.  Babies can not filter out the water and the extra fluid will build up in the baby's  lungs and can lead to pnumonia and death.  This is not something to fool with.  Google : 'water down baby formula' or cut&paste this link : http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/de...






Hope this helps






thank you that sounds good maybe i should do that

Relisha - posted on 04/07/2009

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Quoting Leah:



How long is he/she sleeping?  For a baby "sleeping through the night " is really just  a 5 hour stretch at a time.  It might just be that you need to get your baby to go down later so that you get some sleep overnight.  When my little guy was newborn ... he used to sleep from 11:30pm until about 5am ... not a lot of sleep for me but at least it was overnight when I could sleep as well.  A friend's little one would get her 5 hours from 7pm to midnight and then be up!  Good luck!  * oh just thought of something else ... it may help if your baby is in her own room if she's not already.






well she wakes up at 3am everyday and stays up until bout 12noon, and goes back to sleep and sleeps until her brothers get out school, but i tried everything i can think of wit her, i didnt have this problem wit my boys, and i dnt knw wat else to do i am sooooooo tied of drinking 5to8 cups of coffee a day

Cindy - posted on 04/07/2009

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I was told that babies will not sleep through the night until they weigh about 10 pounds.  My 1st sleep through the night at 3 weeks (10 pounds) and my 2nd sleep through the night at 4 months (also, about 10 pounds).



As a side note : DO NOT feed infants plain water or watered down formula unless you have been told to do so by your baby's doctor.  Babies can not filter out the water and the extra fluid will build up in the baby's  lungs and can lead to pnumonia and death.  This is not something to fool with.  Google : 'water down baby formula' or cut&paste this link : http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/de...



Hope this helps

Kay - posted on 04/07/2009

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it might help to try giving water at night feeds she may just be thirsty,and if she thinks she's not going to get milk she might not bother waking up.she's still young though so try not to worry they all settle down in the end! hope this helps xx

Jacqueline - posted on 04/07/2009

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Babies at 2 months of age do not have a long sleep cycle, light sleep-REM-into light sleep again...if they wake up during that second light sleep and can't get themselves back to sleep then they will start to cry. It is not about how full they are it is all about the REM cycle. If you can, pick up a sleep book, that helped me out, it helps you understand "sleep" all throughout childhood. Also, a good bedtime routine is a must.

Kizzy - posted on 04/07/2009

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All babies are different i dont think there is much u can do other than make sure babys comfortable, and a full belly! my son started to sleep through at two weeks old but i think i was very very lucky, and about that time i had to put him on hungry baby milk as he was a greedy boy then! good luck and im sure it wont be long till your getting a full nites sleep

Leah - posted on 04/07/2009

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How long is he/she sleeping?  For a baby "sleeping through the night " is really just  a 5 hour stretch at a time.  It might just be that you need to get your baby to go down later so that you get some sleep overnight.  When my little guy was newborn ... he used to sleep from 11:30pm until about 5am ... not a lot of sleep for me but at least it was overnight when I could sleep as well.  A friend's little one would get her 5 hours from 7pm to midnight and then be up!  Good luck!  * oh just thought of something else ... it may help if your baby is in her own room if she's not already.

Cathelijn - posted on 04/07/2009

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I really don't think there is much you can do some babies sleep trough some babies won't. My daughter started sleeping through the night at around 9 weeks and at the moment she will have a feed at 8 PM and then goes to bed after this she will sleep but then wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning so I give her dreamfeed at midnight when we go to sleep and she will sleep untill 7 in the morning. Don't worry it will happen this is just what babies do!

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I really don't think there's much you can do about that. She either does or doesn't. I suppose formula at night would help. Good luck

Rosy - posted on 04/07/2009

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Quoting Relisha:

how can i get my 2month old to sleep all the way through the night




Give her a feed 2 ounces extra to what she normally has, bath her with lavender baby bedtime from asda and change her nappy, that way she should sleep right through till 7 ish x

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