my son is 7 months and still not sleeping through yet? any ideas?
Nicole - posted on 04/09/2010
Routine is the best thing. I also got the Johnson & Johnson nightime body wash and lotion. Give the bath and do a baby massage the same way everytime, then food (I gave a little cereal and breast milk) and bed. Could be a re- assurance issue as well. Something else you might check, some infants don't like wet diapers at all, maybe he is wet ( even if it seems minimal) and doesn't like that feeling.
Erika - posted on 04/08/2010
try giving your son a bath before bed, that always works for my daughters (Hailey 4 yrs & Alexa 1 yr). make sure his diaper is dry and he is fed before you put him down for the night, although i don't recommend putting cereal in his bottle. if he's teething he might be in too much pain to fall asleep, i have encounter that problem with my little one. i came across some homeopathic teething tablets, witch you can find at almost any drug store. i have found them more effective than oragel, mainly because they have no taste to them and they work right away.
Rosie - posted on 04/08/2010
my son is on a set routine he has brekkie at 8.30 then lunch at 12...then a bottle at 2 then his tea at 5 then he has a bath and goes bed at 7.30 with a 9oz bottle! but he still wakes at midnight and 5 for a feed myt try rice in his bottle xx
Leah - posted on 04/08/2010
with my son i have him taking a bath between 8 and 9 at night and then he nurses and goes to bed and if he wakes up during the night i'll let him fuss unless he is in a full out cry even then i wont pick him up. i'll give him his nuk and rub his head a little.i found that not letting my son nap as long (only taking 2 one hour naps a day) has also help cuz he is more tired towards the end of the night.
Ashley - posted on 04/07/2010
Do you have your baby on a set schedule?
Babies can not stay up during the day because they will become stressed and this interupts a good nights sleep. Also, If you feed your child during the night they will become accustomed to getting up. Try putting your baby on a strict schedule. For example, my son goes to bed betweem 8 and 9. He wakes up with me before 6. He is at day care for 6 and naps for at least one hour before lunch and naps again between 1-3. Then I pick him up at 4 and he plays until dinner time. Usually around 6. He has a bottle for bed when he is sleepy. (8-830).
I try not to give him anything to drink other then his bottle past dinner time because if they wet themselves during the night, this will cause them to wake up.
I always put a scoop of rice cereal into his bottles to help fill his stomach. The key is to make sure they are well rested & have a full tummy.
Dinah - posted on 04/07/2010
I too would have questions. Is he sleeping too much during the day? Is there something that stimulates him at night, i.e. night light, music? When was his last check up. Ear aches, teething, stuffy noses can all keep a child waking through out the night.
TANISHA - posted on 04/07/2010
Is he waking up for feedings? Is he awake to play? Is he just cranky? How many hours does he sleep at a time? At 7 months, there could be a combination of things, one being teething. Try the bedtime routine: Warm bath, lotion massage, warm bottle...and off to bed. Before bedtime, make sure he is stimluated enough where he is just ready to relax. Good Luck!
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