SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT

ERIN - posted on 06/14/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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MY 10 MONTH OLD DOES NOR SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT... HE GET A 8 OZ BOTTLE WITH CEREAL AND STILL WAKES UP AT LEAST 2 TIMES...HELP....

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Ashley - posted on 06/14/2009

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All babies are different some sleep through the night some dont. Just find it as more time to spend with him because when he gets to be an adult you are gonna wish there were times you could sit up with him all night!!

Michelle - posted on 06/14/2009

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My son is 13 month's old, and is just NOW starting to get CLOSE to sleeping thru the night. He usually is up moving around every 15 minutes, to a hour!! I was getting about 3 hour's a sleep a night, and it was about to kill me.



Now that he is walking around, he is starting to sleep much more, but take it from someone that has tried EVERYTHING to get their child to sleep. At least it is just 2 time's waking up at night, Hayden is up about 10 time's during the night.



Some thing's the dr told me, does your baby sleep a lot during the day? Sometimes it's opposite, if they don't get enough sleep during the day, then they are sleepless and night, and won't sleep. And sometime's if they sleep too much during the day, they won't sleep at night. Just something you got to try. I put hayden down for a nap around 7, and then at 9 wake up him and give him his rice cereal bottle, and then he goes right back to sleep. That's the only thing that has worked for us!!



Some babies just dont want to sleep. My niece didn't sleep till way after she was 1, and she just did it all on her own. So that's what i'm expecting from Hayden. He will just do it!!



Sorry this turned out to be a long message :) I just now how upsetting it can be for a baby to be up a lot!! I hope thing's get better for you!!

Christal - posted on 06/14/2009

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my daughter is doing the same thing, she sleeps through the night (shes 5 1/2 months) but she is getting her first tooth, and she wakes up in pain. she just cries in her sleep. is your son still getting teeth? maybe hes getting a new one. does he cry in his sleep or does he wake up altogether? it can be many things...

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Mel - posted on 06/15/2009

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all i can say is give cereal before bed but only let him have one bottle without cereal over night. cereal during the night if you do this isnt a good habit for him to get into and will make him worse. he isnt hungry but hes waking out of habit at this age. after about a week or so of doing on bottle a night, comfort him without a bottle or try the controlled crying , use a pacifier if you dont already it helps calm them i used to put one in my daughters mouth when she woke up so she would go back to sleep. good luck i hope it gets better soon

Amelia - posted on 06/15/2009

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My son is 11 months old and wakes about every 2 hours to nurse/suckle to get back to sleep. I don't think he sleeps enough and I know he's not hungry. He's waking/nursing out of habit! I'm pretty much at my wits end and desperately need some sleep! It gets worse every time he's teething. He used to give me a good 4-5 hour stretch between wakings, but that was before solid foods and teething! I sure hope we can all get some sleep soon!!

Abby - posted on 06/15/2009

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my son was sleeping from 6pm till 7 am and all of a sudden he started waking at 4am. i asked for help on here and a lovely mum told me she thght he prob wasnt sleeping enough during the day, he would sleep 30 mins at 10am and at 2pm and that would be it. now he has one long nap, either mornign or afternoon for around an hour and a half and he's waking at 6.30 now!

hope this helps. i just put cam in his cot and he'd sleep for as long as necessary. he's snoozing as i write this!

Macenzie - posted on 06/15/2009

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Quoting Christal:

my daughter is doing the same thing, she sleeps through the night (shes 5 1/2 months) but she is getting her first tooth, and she wakes up in pain. she just cries in her sleep. is your son still getting teeth? maybe hes getting a new one. does he cry in his sleep or does he wake up altogether? it can be many things...



my 3 1/2 month old son has suddenly stopped sleeping thru the night, he has pretty much slept thru since he was 6 weeks old.



I thought it may have just been a growth spurt- but its now been going on for a few weeks, I've now noticed that he is actually crying in his sleep. ..if I put his dummy back in his mouth he stops quietens back to sleep



I have looked in his mouth and felt around there are no signs of teeth comming thru...?

Tamara - posted on 06/14/2009

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This is perfectly fine for your LO to do. With learning new milestones, being hungry, desiring comfort, teething etc. waking in the middle of the night is fairly common. Everything I've read and experienced shows that parental involvement in putting a child back to sleep in the middle of the night really doesn't decrease until after 2. You'll be ok. This, too, shall pass.



Also, PLEASE cease the cereal in your baby's bottle as its not only a choking hazard but can also lead to obesity.

Tamara - posted on 06/14/2009

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my son is 5 weeks old and slept through for his first time last night...since bringing him home from hospital he only woke once during the night. i think it just depends onthe child. some wake heaps during the night and some dont! my neice is three years old and is still waking two to three times during hte night! i know its frustrating and u just want a full night sleep but hang in there!!!

ERIN - posted on 06/14/2009

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thank you, and actualy what you said about the naps during the day makes sense now, because he takes 2 1/2 hour 45min (if that) naps a day...so he probably is restless and teething on top of it all....is enough to drive me insane!!!!..esp when i have to be up for work at 6 am....
thank you for your input.. much appriciated ....

Marie - posted on 06/14/2009

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I'm in a similar situation. Baby had slept through the night when he was 2 months old from about 930 pm to 8:00am. It didn't last very long though - he started waking up at 1130 pm to nurse during his 6 months growth spurt and it stuck - with teething he also had the flu and he was waking every 2 or 3 hours screaming - until we found a wonderful teething product that calms the irritability that comes with it.



Now we're trying NOT to wake him up at 1130 to see how long he'll stay asleep and he's waking at 3:00am - OR 1130 then sleeping through to 8:30.



We try to start his bedtime routine at 8:00pm which involves jammies, cuddles/BF and bed. Dinner is around 5:30 or 6:00.

Jessica - posted on 06/14/2009

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My daughter used to do that. We would stay up late (after she was sleeping for a couple hours) and feed her oatmeal (in a bowl) and then give her some milk. Clean diaper and rock her for a bit. She was a happy sleepy baby after that. It's all about timing and finding out your baby's clock. It may sometimes mess up your schedule but that's kids for ya.

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How long is he sleeping in a single stretch? Is the night waking a new development? Teething definitely could be the cause. Not all babies sleep through the night by this age, and "sleep through the night" usually means more like a 6 hour stretch. My son is 9 months, and I'd say he wakes twice - around 11pm and 6am - and I think that's pretty normal.

Shawna - posted on 06/14/2009

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My 1st son slept threw the night really well. Now with my 2nd son who is 7 months old wakes 3 times!!! Its better than before, he use to wake more. I don't know what to do either!!! :(

Bridget - posted on 06/14/2009

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Some children just don't sleep through the night. My 11 month old is one of these, it doesn't matter what I do, she's just a night waker. So was I when I was a baby - my brother and I both woke at least once a night until 2 and half years old. My advice would be ask your mum, and your mother in law, what age you and your babies dad started sleeping through. You may find it's just genetics.

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