wot age do boys start sleeping all night my boy is just over 1 and he is still not sleeping all nigh
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Diane - posted on 09/06/2009
with my first baby i was just so overjoyed to have her that when she woke at night i would smile play and talk with her as long as she was awake, big mistake at 2 yrs old she was still waking and i wasnt quite so overjoyed anymore, the next two where fed changed and put back to bed with as little stimulation as possible, dull lights no noises etc, make sure your not making waking up at night a fun thing for your little one to do, a small amount of water and a nappy change then back to bed perhaps might help. routines are very helpful for babies and toddlers who are into a troublesome sleep pattern too. make your own but something like, dinner, play, bath, story or quiet songs and tuck into bed, do these things at the same time every day and your boy will get used to what is expected of him and hopefully will sleep through for you eventually good luck :-)
Stacey - posted on 09/06/2009
I bought a book called 'Save our Sleep' when my first born was about 10 months as he was waking every couple hrs through the night. Within a few days of implementing the things in the book, I had him settling himself to sleep, in his cot in his own room and sleeping through the night 7pm - 7am, he was also having 2 naps during the day, in his cot. He is now 2 1/2 and I rarely have a problem with him going to sleep and sleeping through. This worked so well and I was getting so much uninterrupted sleep that I was determined to do the same thing with my second as early as possible. When she was 3 months old, I had trained her to settle herself to sleep and she was sleeping through the night, in her cot, in her own room, no night feeds. & 2 naps during day. It was the best thing I ever did, & no, it does not involve control crying.
Mellissa - posted on 09/06/2009
i agree with diane, my son was in the NICU in hosiptal and they encouaged me not to stimulate him just feed, nappy back to bed , but i am very lucky he was sleeping 5 hours from 5 days old and now at 6 months he is sleeping 6-9 hours depending on the day he has had, but he has his nights, but good luck! i hope what diane said helps u
Candice - posted on 09/06/2009
my daughter didn't sleep through until around 14 mos...and even then went through a few weeks (after having slept a few weeks) where she needed a bottle once a night. it's been a little over a month now that she's been sleeping well, and she's 16 mos now.
My lil guy is 15 months old and just started sleeping through the night......my daughter started sleeping through the night at 2 months.....I think every kid is different and you know what i tried every thing that everyone told me to to get him to sleep and none of it wokred he just one night slept through the night and has been ever since. Be patient it will come i promise =)
Emily - posted on 09/06/2009
well i would stress to much.. they will when they are ready my son will be 2 in a couple of weeks and he still has broken nights.. if he is really tired he will sleep right thru but it just a phase they go tru...
you could try giving him a massage after his bath so he is nice and relaxed.. also my son needs a night light cause i didnt like the dark not sure if that could help u ... good luck.. let me no if u need any more advice..
Brenda - posted on 09/06/2009
My son was on a bottle til he was just over two years old. He had regular milk by this time, and at night he was allowed to take a bottle to bed, but it had water in it (which was okay with my pediatrician as the danger of bottles comes from the sugars in milk rotting their teeth when left with them). Even after then, he had his "milk" which was a sippy cup of water. This reduced the nightime trips to give him water. All kids are different, and my son is four now, and sleeps all night, but I would say it was probably around three before he stopped waking for a drink. It just depends on the child. I'd suggest maybe seeing if you could get him to have a water bottle near him or sippy cup so he can get to it during the night without you having to wake up too often. I figure I like a drink during the night sometimes, so why shouldn't my kids get one? :)
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