How do i get my son to sleep through the nigh he is nine weeks or is it still to early??

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Monica - posted on 03/25/2009

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Best book ever made for this matter..... "Baby Wise" by Gart  Ezzo & Robert Bucknam.



 



 

Cheryl - posted on 03/25/2009

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Hello, Have you looked into baby massage..they do courses so you learn how to massage your baby..There are certain massages tht help colic babies..

In regards to getting your baby to sleep alnight, all babys are different..it is good to get them into a routine at a young age (bath, massage, bottle, bed)..I have 2children and they didnt start sleeping through the night (12hours) tell they was16weeks..from 9weeks they both did 6hours and woke for a bottle thn i put them straight down in there crib..Try not get him used to being cuddled by you to get him to sleep..if he is tired put him down in his crib and he will associated tht with sleep..

Jessica - posted on 03/25/2009

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my daughter was around that age and i would put a little baby oatmeal in her bottle it all depends on how much he is drinking i wish i would of done that ten years ago with my son just pay attention to there bowel movement and if there good and regular go for it you could even after a few week probaly feed him out right 1 or twice a week

Francesca - posted on 03/25/2009

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i think its to early at 9 weeks..but then again not all babies are the same.



 



my daughter is 3, and she sometimes wakes up during the night, either to pee, or because she hears a noise or other reasons. i mean kids are kids ...they are bound to wake up during the night sumtime or another.



 



regarding ur baby being colic...apart from colic formula...pay attention not to give in to much air while ur bottle feeding ur baby. My baby was a colic baby also, and she used to wake up in the middle of the night in a LOT of pain.



 



she needs her tummy to be warm, for her to fall asleep again, so i suggest u lift her up, tummy against urs, and stay pacing up and down till she falls asleep again. i knw it sounds tiring, but she want remain a colic baby forever.

Heidi - posted on 03/25/2009

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Honestly, my mom put a little cereal in my bottle the night I came home... not a lot just a touch and I slept through the night from day one. I'm currently a step-mom & getting ready to ttc, but I know it's something I'll do as soon as my little miracle arrives.

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Peggy - posted on 03/28/2009

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 good luck with that one they all diffrent i guess i got the bad end of the stick with my lil fella didnt sleep thru till he was 8 month now hes 14 months still wakes at 6

Lavonne - posted on 03/27/2009

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no, it's not too early. My youngest was sleeping through the night by time he was 6 weeks. He wouldn't go to sleep until about 10, but then he would sleep until almost 9 the next morning. He would tend to eat more right before bed and sleep all night.

Katie - posted on 03/27/2009

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Nine weeks isn't necessarily too early but every baby is different. My daughter was colicky but usually once we finally got her settled at night she would sleep 6-7 hours (from about 7 weeks). Once her new formula kicked in (Similac Alimentum) and we got her on a sleep, eat, play, sleep, eat, play routine, she began sleeping from 8 pm to 7 am (at 11 weeks). A bedtime routine helps a lot even at this young age. We would give my daughter her bottle about 7ish, then she would get a bath, we would read a book and put her down for the night. For a while she would still wake @ 2 am for a feeding but that stopped at about 14 weeks and from then on she slept straight through the night.

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I whole-heartedly agree with everyone who says 9 weeks is too early, and I also agree that every child is different. I have two kiddos, a 3.5 year old boy and a 6 month old girl. Both babies we shared our bed with, and both of them have extremely different sleep habits. This really showed me that every child truly does have his or her own rhythm, and while we can aid that rhythm or push them in a different direction, what they feel intuitively should be honored. My son always had a late bed time, even as a baby. From the get go he was also a fitful sleeper, having night terrors and other things that would (and still do on occasion) wake him. We expected the same thing with our daughter, only she was the opposite. From the get-go she has slept through the night, stirring to nurse but never fully waking.

My son did have reflux, so I changed my diet completely and that took care of it for him. He was unable to digest cow dairy proteins (not lactose), which transferred through my milk. That went away after he turned one and was able to digest dairy on his own. Formula can be very hard for babies to digest because of the dairy. Soy is also hard for babies, but I do know the more digestible formulas seem to work well for many who use them. If you are breastfeeding at all, I would recommend increasing that while eliminating ALL dairy from your diet.

In the end, patience is key. Dr. Sears says it will in his Sleep Book: it's all about a parent's perception of what we expect of our children at night. If we can change our perspective to appreciate their position, it becomes easier for everyone. So if at 9 weeks your little one isn't sleeping through the night, don't worry. It will come. You'll be amazed.

Verna - posted on 03/27/2009

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It is way too early.  I know this is a difficult time but babies don't usually sleep through the night until much later.  Their tummys aren't big enough to hold enough food to satisfy them for a long period of time and they actually get tummy aches when they are hungry.  Be patient.  They grow up VERY quickly.

Pamela - posted on 03/27/2009

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Nice warm bath and added a table spoon of rice cereal to a warm bottle. A little body rub from the bottom of his/her feet to the tip of hand works miracles.

Marci - posted on 03/27/2009

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I mixed a little cereal with their bedtime feeding in their bottles. Made for a full tummy and they slept through the night very early. Make sure to poke an extra hole in the nipple of te bottle.

Amy - posted on 03/27/2009

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Quoting Jenny:



First, make sure you're swaddling. Second, read Baby Whisperer. That was my baby sleep guide. First baby - sleeping through the night by 10 weeks. But I had to work hard to get her to do it. Second baby - I was more laid back. Realized there was really no hurry and that I would sleep again. Someday. But swaddling, pacifier and Baby Whisperer were my biggest supporting mechanisms.





I agree. Swaddling has been a big help with my baby.

Amy - posted on 03/27/2009

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It's still too early to expect them to sleep through the night. My 6 week old actually goes to bed the same time everynight (10:30) but the amount of time he sleeps during the night varies. He was waking up every hour to nurse but recently started sleeping until about 4 am to nurse then back to sleep until 7. Last night though he slept through his 4 am feeding and didn't wake until 7:20. I was shocked. Needless to say I don't expect that to happen again. lol

Amy - posted on 03/27/2009

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OK my kids are grown, but years ago the pediatrician I had with my first daughter told me it's all about the CALORIES an infant gets during the day.  If they get enough calories during the day, they sleep better at night. He told me no matter what - even if she was sleeping peacefully, to wake her up every 3 hours during the day to feed her.  She'd get the calories she needed and would sleep at night.  Guess what?  I did that and by 6 weeks she slept all night long - from about 11:00 pm to 7-8:00 the next morning!  Now that daughter is grown and uses that same technique with her children - she has a 2 year old boy and a 1 month old girl and the baby girl is now sleeping 4 - 5 hours between feedings at night.   Try it and see how it goes for you.

Tamara - posted on 03/27/2009

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Too early. The circadian rhythm doesn't start developing until around 4 months.

Robin - posted on 03/27/2009

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I HAVE 7 CHILDREN.. AND COME FROM A BIG FAMILY COUNTRY FOLKS REALLY.  SO GROWING UP I ALWAYS HEARD ALOT OF CRAZY STORIES ON WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT...LOL  ANYWAYS,  MY FIRST CHILD I STARTED ON CEREAL AT 1 MONTH-- SHE SLEPT 12 HRS PER NITE, 2ND CHILD CEREAL AT 3 WEEKS... HE SLEPT 12-14 HRS A NITE, 3 CHILD CEREAL AT 2 WEEKS HE DIDNT SLEEP THAT GREAT, 4TH THROUGH 7TH CHILD CEREAL AT 7-10 DAYS OLD.... NOT THICK.... REAL THIN...... BUT THEY SLEPT 6-8 HRS..SOMETIMES A LIL LONGER.   YEAH DRS ARE AGAINST IT BUT IT NEVER HURT ANY OF MY FAMILY AND NONE OF MY CHILDREN SOOOOO.... AND I NOW HAVE A GRANDSON WHO IS 1 MONTH OLD AND HE WAS STARTED AT 1 WEEK OLD. GOOD LUCK!!

Mel - posted on 03/27/2009

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he is 9 weeks so safe to start solids perhaps try him on beginner stuff like apple, rice cereal banana etc. good luck hun

Leanne - posted on 03/25/2009

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My little boy started sleeping through at exactly 9 weeks old, from being a few days old i tried to stick to a bed time routine as much as possible and this seemed to really help. Although 9 weeks is early maybe i was just lucky, stick to a bedtime routine bath, lotion, calming activity, bottle and then bed and u will have him sleeping through in no time when he is ready.

Niki - posted on 03/25/2009

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Hi Jaye,



It is way too early, still.  You'll be surprised, though.  Sleeping through the night will come in fits and starts. 



Good luck!

Jenny - posted on 03/25/2009

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I think this is too early - usually babies dont sleep thru the night until they have "solids" like rice cereal - but they cant have this until they are older- like about 4 or 5 months.

Jenny - posted on 03/25/2009

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First, make sure you're swaddling. Second, read Baby Whisperer. That was my baby sleep guide. First baby - sleeping through the night by 10 weeks. But I had to work hard to get her to do it. Second baby - I was more laid back. Realized there was really no hurry and that I would sleep again. Someday. But swaddling, pacifier and Baby Whisperer were my biggest supporting mechanisms.

Jessie - posted on 03/25/2009

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I found that getting my son on a schedule helped. Also the more solids that he ate the longer he would sleep. He is 10 months now and has no problem sleeping 12 hours at night. It started around 3 months that he was sleeping 8 hours at night before wanting to nurse. At 9 weeks he was sleeping between 6 and 7 hours at night. Then he would nurse and go right back to bed. I also found that he slept bed and longer in his bed than in the pack and play or his car seat so if we were out passed his usually bed time than we would wake up more during the night. Hope this helps a bit.

Rachel - posted on 03/25/2009

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Not at all!  I had all 3 of my kids sleeping through the night at 5 weeks.  I start by pacifying them for one hour longer than they did the night before.  So let's say you put your baby to bed for the night at 10pm in her own crib and he/she is sleeping until 2am.  When she cries, let her cry for a few minutes.  If she doesn't settle down, go in and get her.  But, instead of feeding her, put a pacifier in and lay down on the couch with her (not in your bed) for an hour and then feed her.  Keep doing that until she sleeps until 3am and then pacify her until 4am and so on.  I know you are already tired from just having a baby and it seems like a lot of work, but it is worth it in the long run so you're not stuck with a 1 year old who is still not sleeping through the night.  It's my opinion that the younger you teach them (before they begin bad habits) the better.  I started all of my babies doing the above at one week old.  My 2 year old has never waken in the middle of the night after we did this and the other ones once in a while when they have a nightmare, but when they were babies they never woke up in the night after we did this. Good luck!  I'm happy to help if you have any more questions.  Many of my friends asked me how I got them to sleep through the night and they have done this too and it really works.  Be prepared for 1-2 weeks of being exhausted, but it's worth it!  Also, the funny thing was, once I got them to sleep for about 6 hours, they began sleeping 9 or 10 soon thereafter!  You can't beat that.

Stefanie - posted on 03/25/2009

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My Husband and I have been using a Big Box Fan outside of her Door. We still do to this day and she is almost 2. Hope this works for ya.
Best of Luck on having a full nights sleep.

Tara - posted on 03/25/2009

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Try a real nice warm soothing bath about an hour before bed, let him stretch out and kind of do like baby exercises with him, I know sounds wierd but I did this and it worked, then feed him a warm bottle before bed,, its like you have to tire him out, warms baths usually do the trick,, good luck.

Rachel - posted on 03/25/2009

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My son is 8 months and he still doesn't sleep through the night! But my daughter started sleeping through at about 4 or 5 months. I guess it just depends on the child. My son is more attached to me than my daughter was. I also didn't let my daughter sleep with me but my son did. So, I guess it depends on what they're used to also. Just don't stress! He will get there eventually!

Angela - posted on 03/25/2009

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My son started sleeping through the night at 8 weeks, so it can happen that early. However, it seemed when he was consistently taking 60z. of formula at each feeding, that is when he started sleeping longer. His naps weren't always reliable every day, but he did get into the routine of going to bed at 8:30pm and sleeping until 6:30 or 7am.

Sara - posted on 03/25/2009

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I think it's still too early, he needs to eat too frequently I think. It is not too early to start a routine centered around bedtime though. You can look for the time in the evening when he is starting to get tired and around that same time do bath, bottle (or breast), book then bed. We have been doing it will my daughter since she was only a couple of weeks old and even though she didn't go to sleep right after when she was really little, the routine is now something she associates with sleep. Hang in there, he'll be sleeping in longer stretches soon!

Jaye - posted on 03/25/2009

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Oh thank you Deegan is a colic baby so he is on a colic formula and i was just wondering if there was any tricks. Thank you for you help

Rae - posted on 03/25/2009

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my daughter didn't start sleeping through the night until 4 months. but for me it had a lot to do with what she ate.  while she was on breast milk, she woke up for often and when i switched her to formula, she started to sleep longer. but every child is different. my niece is 3 and still doesn't sleep through the night.

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