Still not sleeping through!!!!!!!!!!

Jayde - posted on 12/31/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am still trying to get my son to sleep through the night
I made the mistake of letting him fall asleep on the bottle and now when he wakes up in the night i cant get him back to sleep without a bottle.
I have tried leaving him to cry and i have tried putting water in the bottle but he just screams and screams help me please i need to get some sleep lol!

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Danielle - posted on 01/04/2010

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My daughter sleeps on a queen size mattress and she also goes to bed with her bottle if she wakes up in the night I go into her room and lay down with her for a minute. She sometimes asks for her bottle but I don't give her one, I comfort her and let her know I am there and she will go back to sleep. Is he still in a crib? maybe try moving to big boy bed.

Anita - posted on 01/02/2010

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Quoting Jayde:

For the constipation he is on Movicol and i pure orange juice seems to work too!
He is sleeping in his cot until he wakes at 5.30am then he gets in our bed until 7ish as i really cant settle him then.
He seems to be getting better now that we are giving him his bottle before putting him in bed as he is learning to fall asleep himself and not on the bottle.
You must be soooo tired Anita! We were thinking of having another baby but i was really tired through my pregnancy with Corey and dont think i could cope.



Good to hear that he is falling asleep without the bottle., well done!



and yes I am so sleep deprived it's not funny lol. But I am sure it will get better ( i am hoping...)



Good luck Jayde with eveyrthing



 

Jayde - posted on 01/02/2010

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For the constipation he is on Movicol and i pure orange juice seems to work too!
He is sleeping in his cot until he wakes at 5.30am then he gets in our bed until 7ish as i really cant settle him then.
He seems to be getting better now that we are giving him his bottle before putting him in bed as he is learning to fall asleep himself and not on the bottle.
You must be soooo tired Anita! We were thinking of having another baby but i was really tired through my pregnancy with Corey and dont think i could cope.

Anita - posted on 01/02/2010

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You poor thing, I really feel for you because my son who is 16 months old is the same, except I don't give him a bottle when he wakes. He has a bottle around 7pm to put him to sleep as that is the only way he will fall asleep but he still wakes up all night and we usually just offer him water in a sippy cup, he is getting a lot better as he use to wake up every couple of hours on a good night and every 20 minutes on a bad night.
I have to add that the ONLY thing that works for us is for my partner to sleep with our son on a big queen size mattress on the floor while I sleep in the other bed (we also have a 6 month old who I have to get up to during the night).
When our son son was 10 months old and I was 9 months pregnant with our daughter we ended up getting a sleep consultant out to help us. She showed us a couple of different methods to put Joe to sleep which only works if you are persistant. Joe was good for about 2 weeks but it all went out the window when our daughter was born. I was begging to be checked into a mental home just to get some sleep lol.
How long does he scream for? Are you co-sleeping with him or is he in his own cot? Have you tried co-sleeping, maybe this might settle him, and you wouldn't have to do it for very long as they grow up so quick, but it might help you both get some sleep in the meantime.

Teresa - posted on 01/01/2010

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Oh I know what you mean about heavy sleepers! Seems like I wake to the littlest sound and he can sleep through almost anything some nights. What has been working for me is going back to sleep with him for his morning nap and whenever my husband doesn't have to work he gets up with him in the morning and I get to sleep in a couple hours. I am always surprised how much better I feel after 4 hours uninterrupted!
Yes, we are still struggling with night time waking. We have been told by a doctor that he might have night terrors which is always hard because I haven't found much help for that. Kind of like colic it seems to be something we just have to wait out. :(
Right now we try to keep our night time contact to the minimum so hopefully he will get the message soon to sooth himself.
Your son has constipation too? Wow, I thought it was unusual to have my son on medication at 6 months for constipation. Good to know we are not alone! We started making sure he gets one container of prunes every day (usually for breakfast) and have recently started putting one tablespoon of flax meal in his morning oatmeal. That keeps him pretty regular without the medication.

Jayde - posted on 01/01/2010

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I have a partner (my sons father) but he is the heaviest sleeper i have ever known! He does help when i can wake him but usually by the time i have woken him i am completely awake myself.
Yes he has one nap during the day for minimum an hour, and his bedtime routine is always exactly the same bath, bottle, story and bed. He always goes down perfectly just still wakes up during the night.
Before now i have not been bothered about him waking as before he didnt eat very much and has always had a problem with being constipated, so i knew there was a reason he was waking.
But has been on strong medication for the contiapation for quite a while now and he is eating much better now that he is not contstipated, so now i know hes not hungry or in pain i just want to get him sleeping better.
Seems i have tried and checked everything but is nice to hear i am not the only one still getting up at night :)

Teresa - posted on 01/01/2010

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In the short term, do you have someone else that can take a night or share the wakings? It really helped me through the night wakings to have my husband take one and me take the next throughout the night. I have also had someone watch him through the morning so mommy can get at least four hours uninterrupted. It really helps in the short term.

I have read it is still normal at this age to have one night feeding. Anything more than that just makes for tired baby and exhausted mommy. You might want to check out 'Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child' to learn more about normal patterns and how to support them. I found some things my husband and I were doing were actually interfering with helping our son sleep through the night, when we stopped doing those things he started sleeping longer. We still have 1-2 wakings on normal nights, more when he is sick or teething.

Does he have regular naps during the day and a consistent bed time routine?

If he is dry and not hungry, no fever and no teething I just tuck him in and close the doors so I don't hear anything less than a scream. That helps mommy get some sleep between the screams. Our son also has occasional night terrors so you might want to check with his doctor to make sure there are no physical reasons for the continuing night wakings.

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