Sulay - posted on 05/20/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )
Sulay - posted on 05/20/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )
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Sulay - posted on 05/26/2010
thanks everyone!! i will try everything i can.....=) ♥
Tabitha - posted on 05/26/2010
have you tried a little rice cereal in the bottle? I found with my kids that adding just a little made a huge difference in how long they slept. I also discovered with my son that if he was hot he would not sleep so maybe the temp is what is waking your child up. good luck.
Izzy - posted on 05/26/2010
I agree with the majority of the above - but don't just have a night-time routine - have a daytime routine too so that your baby realises that she eats/sleeps etc etc at specific times :) good luck!
Danielle - posted on 05/25/2010
making a schedule that you MUST follow is most important, warm bath, bottle, bed. try putting cereal in your childs bottle. this helps them stay full longer
Carmen - posted on 05/25/2010
i know a lot have said the water trick i also did this but i added a small spoon of sugar,so that baby didnt feel hungry ,i fed all 3 of mine a rusk with baby milk mixed at 7.30pm,then i would give a 7oz bottle at 11.30pm ,then sugar water till 6.30-7am. this was a set routine cos routine also helps with this then breakfast was rusk made with milk and a good bottle ,it worked for all 3 of my kids i hope this helps .
Jayde - posted on 05/24/2010
With all these replies my advice would be a simple night routine including a bath then feed to sleep but they all sleep through the night differently but good luck! :)
Tina - posted on 05/24/2010
Wait for 10 minutes when the monitor goes off...if she's hungry she'll go past 10 minutes - if she is just checking to see if a bottle or some Mommy and Me time is in order she'll settle back down around 7 minutes in... :) - Set the clock if you have a hard time making it through 10 minutes...
I learned this the hard way and it sucked the life right out of me past babies 1st birthday..until one day I was so fed up with being played I explained to her that I was not going to come in when she calls... (The wakings got more and more frequent) I gave her a sippy cup of water and told her she could drink that if she is thirsty...and ALAS a couple of days later- and ten minutes on the frontsteps (Me) my child was sleeping through the night...unless sick or teething of course :)
Jennifer - posted on 05/23/2010
give ur lil a warm bath and then feed her a cerceal bottle ( use formula and baby rice or oatmeal but i recommened starting with rice bc it is less constipating and soe baby food ( start of with fruit, i would recomened prunes or peache or appesauce n babannas bc they can make ur baby conspitated but prunes help with that and also pt in a lil corn syurp to help prevent constiation) oryou can even just use baby ood as well. my son is 3 months and I give him either a cereal bottleor a fedder bottle wit baby food in it and he sleeps from 11pm till about 8ish in the morning. he is my second child aand I don th same with my daughter nd it works just fine. i would recomened giving ur baby aonly about 3oz to start and top off with formula ifur lil still acts a lil hungry. then u can upthe cereal bottle amounts ovrtme. i started my sone when he was 6 weeks and hes 5 mos and driking a5 oz cereal bottle and hes eating straight baby food onc a day. f you dont hav a feeder bottle you can bite the nipple of a regular bottle and it works just fine to.
Tania - posted on 05/23/2010
At four months, I think this may be a bit soon for an all nighter. How I did it with my girl is I got her in to my routine. I put her to bed at night (usually about 8pm), whether she was asleep or not and checked on her until she was asleep. She woke up once in the night (around 12.30 - 1am) and it was a matter or low lights, no noise, change nappy, bottle/tit, burp then sleep (10-15 mins tops). This would take her through to the morning. I believe at 4 months, thats about as good as it gets. Good Luck.
Stephanie - posted on 05/23/2010
The water trick worked for me but too bad I did not do it until my son was 7 months.
Tracy - posted on 05/23/2010
i did the teaspoon of rice in the bottle at 4months. It helped. When my son turned 5 months then i started with a talbespoon of rice and some milk from his 6 oz bottle. I made it soupy at first not to thick and then after 2 weeks i added more cereal. He sleeps 10-11 hrs now.
Jayla - posted on 05/23/2010
I also have a 4 month old. She sleeps through the night for the most part depends on what time she falls asleep. I give her a bath and then I rub her done with lotion. After that its bottle time make sure its really warm cause for some reason if you make it really warm it helps them sleep. Also I put cereal in her bottle. I use the rice kind it seems better then the oatmeal kind.
Adrianne - posted on 05/22/2010
At 4months old, they will not sleep through the night, and if it happens every so often, that's good luck for you. They are growing so much at this age, so wake because they are hungry (& usually a nappy change). The most you can hope for at this stage is 4-5 hours at a time. This has been the case with most children I know, including my own- they generally start sleeping through consistently around 10-12 months. BUT- can still wake due to illness, being cold/hot. nightmares, new environment, noises etc, or jsut 'cause they can. If you are finding that sleep is an ongoing issue, dont hesitate to seek medical advice or consider going to a 'sleep school' Good luck!
Molly - posted on 05/22/2010
A neat trick that worked for both of my kids is, if they're sleeping in a bassinette or crib, place something in it that you've worn that day or that smells like you; particularly a shirt. Also, warming the crib with a heating pad (not too hot, and take it out and test the heated sheets before laying the baby down) helps as well. I'm sure you're like most moms and let the baby sleep with you the first few months, so they're used to your warmth and smell. :)
Stephanie - posted on 05/22/2010
if your baby is at least ten pounds, then u must do the "water trick" when baby wakes up the 1st time in the middle of the night, just let her fuss for a few min, then pick her up & offer her water only. she will fuss & prob not want it, but just offfer her water and then lay her back down. when she gets up again, same thing,,, water only. on the third night my son slept thru the nite, he was 2 months old, and slept thru the nite since...it teaches them that at nite, they will only get water, and don't want to wake up for that, so they will eat more during the day. your baby must be ten pounds tho so that their blood sugar is regulated and won't drop...good luck!
Heather - posted on 05/21/2010
My daughter slept 7pm to 7.30am the first time when she was 13.5 weeks. We do a bath around 6pm, followed by massage and then her final bottle (expressed or formula).. somehow she is always asleep by 7pm. For a few weeks before she would wake at 4am - 5am ish.. but since putting a timer on the heater to come on around 3.30am she's been sleeping all the way through. I think babies will just do this when they're ready. I think its the routine thats helped the most.
Nicole - posted on 05/21/2010
Four months, my personal experience is your dreaming! Every baby is different, but give him/her time when they start solids they sleep better because they are staying fuller for longer, but when they are on milk only they need to be fed more regularly. Some babies eat a lot more than others, just like adults, so people that say, my baby was sleeping through at 12 wks probably don't have a big eater, but I think it takes a bit longer than four months for baby to slepp through.
Alison - posted on 05/21/2010
Define all night? I do not think you can expect your 4 month old to sleep a full night. Some do, but others are not yet ready. Recommendations vary between 6-7 months.
Cora - posted on 05/20/2010
try feeding him/her and then a warm bath and maybe a massage. it will help the baby relax and sleep longer.
Donna - posted on 05/20/2010
normally when there ready to sleep all night they will but make sure they eat good n try to give them rice or oatmeal baby cereal before bed a little n a bottle or if there eating solids now try a little n bowl on the back of the baby cereal it will give u directions but normally when ur starting out it needs to be runny looking put formula breastmilk mixed w it
Amy - posted on 05/20/2010
Some kids are just like that, at 4 months they should be able to go 4 (or more) hours during hte night. My son at 4 months still woke up every 3 hours to feed, we tried everything but for us our son was just hungry. Good luck!
Dashawn - posted on 05/20/2010
I am a mother of four. 27,23,21 & 10. First you must set the baby's schedule. At four months she should only knap twice throughout the day. Try a little cereal in her last bottle of the night. I know doctors tell you not to give 4 month olds cereal but they don't know nothing. Put some fruit and cereal in her bottle, her last bottle of the evening and she will sleep through the night. If she is not drinking cereal, give it to her gradually. About three table spoons and 1/2 jar of fruit.
Rachel - posted on 05/20/2010
how many times does he wake up? and sometimes it takes them a while till they sleep all night