how can i make my baby have a full night sleep?

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Trina - posted on 04/30/2010

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Every baby is different...just hang in there and one day that time will come. Some will sleep through the night earlier than others will. Awhile back I did read the cereal thing was a myth, but I can't remember where right now.Maybe if you google it you could find the same thing I read?

Jessica - posted on 04/30/2010

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you cant... its a baby... it's meant to get you up 2-5 times a night for feedings....

Abdineli - posted on 04/30/2010

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thanks i apriciate all you're help.... i guess i have to wait till she wants to, beacuse, i do all you girls are telling me, i breastfeed her but she gets formula at night, we have a "routine" , beacuse her big sister go to school and i take her, so at night always at 9 pm is bedtime, in the morning everybody wakes up at the same time..... she's 3 month maybe when she starts to have her cereal she will sleep longer right?................ thanks a lot!!

Eileen - posted on 04/29/2010

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I know it could be frustrating at the beginning when you can't sleep no more than 2 or 3 hours in a row specially if you are breastfeeding. The first 3 weeks my baby girl would sleep all day and was up all night. I was a walking zombie so I started giving her formula only at bedtime. I found Enfamil Restfull for bedtime feeding which is a bit thicker than normal formula which let babies digest it slower so they dont wake up hungry in the middle of the night. I also developed a bedtime routine... I bathe her at 9pm, feed her formula (2 oz more than she usually takes during the day) and turn on her "little star" proyector and put her awake on her crib. She usually falls asleep by herself within 20 minutes. Since i started that routine she is been sleeping through the night ever since. Sometimes she sleeps like 10 hours straight which i find amazing.

I highly recommend you that you develop a routine and follow thru. It might not work at the beginning but being consistent pays off in the long run. Good luck.

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i have no idea. My daughter slept through the night from 2 months until almost 5 months. then she started to wake up in the middle of the night again. she is 6 and a half months and STILL getting up 2 times. She eats solids and I give her an 8oz bottle before bed, still not working.

I don't think it is right to "train" a baby to sleep so we are satisfied. Just know it is not forever it might take a few weeks or years but eventually every baby does sleep through the night.

Cathryn - posted on 04/29/2010

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one gerat thing to do that i found worked a treat with my daughter who is now 8 1/2 months old was set a routine for her and made sure that i put her to bed at the same time every night and got her up at the same time every morning. also make sure that they aren't too cold or hot otherwise they are more likely to wake up more during the night also. my daughter has been bottle fed since she was like 3 weeks old or something so not sure if that makes a difference to breastfed babies - but i got really sick so i had to make the swap :( but i would try some sort of routine that way you know they're getting enough sleep etc. hope this helps :) and good luck

Crystal - posted on 04/29/2010

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There are many ways to help a new baby sleep through the night. A few things you have to take into consideration is how old is your baby? What, if any, are some distractions that may be keeping your child from falling asleep/staying asleep....etc.



What I found, was when my children started taking the baby cereal, I would feed them a small amount of the cereal for dinner so that their bellies would be fuller longer and would stay sleeping longer. not to be confused with overfeeding though.



Also, what do you do when your baby wakes in the middle of the night? If your baby is waking for feedings, remember to keep lights dimmed/off when feeding and try to not make too much commotion when feeding, so that your baby can fall back asleep faster and easier.



take into consideration also the clothing/bedding your baby has. Maybe he/she is too warm or too cold? Make sure that there are no tags poking your child from clothing or blankets. This can irritate the baby and wake them.



Its hard to say with so little information known about your baby and their habits/patterns. Good luck on finding a fuller nights sleep for you and baby!

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