Are any of your october babies sleeping through the night?

Heather - posted on 04/23/2010 ( 37 moms have responded )

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Hey I have a 6 month old baby girl who is not sleeping through the night. I know it takes awhile for them to be able to soothe themselves back to sleep, but she wakes up usually 3 or 4 times at night wanting a bottle.. Sometimes it seems like she is trying to roll over onto her stomach, but she can't roll over yet, and I know that it's not safe to sleep them on their stomach. Also she wakes up once I go to put her in her crib, like she wants to constantly be held.. Any suggestions? If your baby is sleeping through the night how did you do it? Thanks to all:)

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Tamie - posted on 08/20/2010

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My daughter started sleeping thru the night at 2 months old only waking up for bottle and right back to sleep she went so was always back to sleep within 20 mins..She hated her night light..once we started leaving it completely dark in her room she slept great for us

Lyndsay - posted on 06/13/2010

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hi i have a 7 month old son who wont sleep through the night either he wakes wanting a bottle but i sometimes give him some porrige before or after his night time bottle and he will sleep through the night till about half 5 thats better than 3 or 4 times a night

Lindsay - posted on 06/13/2010

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I know it is hard, but sometimes you should just let them cry. Sooth them, rub their tummy, but don't pick them up. It doesn't take too long for them to learn to sooth themselves back to sleep. As long as you know that they are not hungry its better not to feed them. My pediatritian said that aound 3-6 months they get used to how you put them to sleep and how you put them back to sleep if they wake up in the middle of the night. Whatever you are doing now she will get used to, so if you let her sooth herself that is what she will get used to doing.

Michele - posted on 06/12/2010

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my daughter still gets up if i dont give her a bottle before i go to bed i give her a bottle around 2am and she sleeps till 10am to 1130am but she doesnt go to sleep till 12am most nights she never wants to sleep i have to hold her to i tried the letting her cry but i cant after 10 mins of it but my ped said its ok to let her cry and to deal with it for a few nights and that habit will be broken but its hard to do good luck

Susan - posted on 06/12/2010

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Jonah ahs only just started sleeping through. I took away his 10.30pm feed at the end of may and he was waking at 4am for a few days, now he sleeps through until 5/ 5.30am. he does wake sometimes in the night but i think its cause he gets hot and needs a few sips of water.

Sarah - posted on 06/11/2010

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Destiny was just like that, but i decided to try her sleeping on her tummy and it worked, shes been sleeping through the night since she was about 2 months old from 9 pm to 9 am, and she 8 months now, it might not be safe for them to sleep on their tummys but for some babys they just sleep better that way, if you dont want to risk haveing her sleep on her tummy then try putting her on her side to sleep.

Emily - posted on 05/04/2010

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feed them up my little one always has a bath bottle bed good routine bath wears him out always crashes out on bedtime bottle !!!

Emily - posted on 05/04/2010

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i think i have been very lucky reading the comments my little boy has slapt from 6pm till 6am from 8 weeks old !!!!

Emma - posted on 05/03/2010

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my little girl sleeps from 8.00pm till bout 7.30am and she has done from bout 3weeks old as at the start i was breast feeding her but had to stop but as soon as i gave her formula she was full quicker and there for slept all nite, shes 6months now and ive never had a sleepless nite its great lol x

Jennifer - posted on 05/02/2010

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My baby wakes 1-3 times per night, although since we are doing family bed and breastfeeding so I don't always recall. But at least one of those wakes is before I go to bed. I often bring her to bed when I go to bed (put her down in another room before that), and she actually stays asleep as I do that.

I have read that it's a myth that formula or solids will help them sleep through the night. All babies wake, it's just that some get themselves back to sleep.

Lise - posted on 05/02/2010

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Mine wakes about 2-3 times a night to eat, but we bedshare, so she's only awake about 10 seconds a night at most.

Helene - posted on 05/02/2010

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my little girl is 6month and has slept through the night since she was 1. i have always had the same routine for her that is 6:30 bath then bottle with maybe and extra ounce. then straight in crib. If she does happen to wake at night 9very rarely) i give her a dummy n try to let her fall back off. if this doesnt work i give her a bottle. However she rarely needs it.hope your lil one sleeps through for you soon x

Amanda - posted on 05/01/2010

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my baby was born october 31 and just turned 6 months on friday she has slept through the night since she was 2 months old and i breastfeed her but had to pump due to complications. due to my work schedual she gets last feeding at 11 and sleeps till about 10 some nights she will go to sleep earlier but also wake a lil earlier also also she has never had the disire to be sleeping with me or her dad best thing to do is put them to bed sleepy but not asleep this way they learn how to put them selves to sleep when they wake during the night due to something other than hunger this was my experience...

Samantha - posted on 04/28/2010

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my son is BF too and actually slept through the night for the first time 2 nights ago for the first time (shame his 2 siblings didn't) but was up again twice last night.be patient, it will happen when she is ready

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baby girl born on Oct. 28th. depends on what you consider "through the night"??? If I keep her up until 10 pmish for the last feed, she usually lasts until 5 am, has a quick feed and goes back to sleep until my other 2 wake up at 7 am (NO ONE sleeps once their up!). but if I feed her early evening and put her down at 8 pmish, she will only last until about 2 - 3 am and will want to stay awake for 2 hours!! I often just get her back to sleep and the older 2 then get up.....so no back to sleep for mommy. those are looonnnggg days. if I let her cry it out, she probably would go back to sleep --- she's 20 lbs so she should be able to last the night. but if I let her cry for a long time at night....the other 2 will wake up and then they are tired and grumpy all day. and they won't nap. at least the baby will nap usually. the last couple of nights she has seemed to sleep longer at night.... and she can now roll over on her tummy and lift her shoulders off the ground. we always find her on her tummy when she wakes up. I think babies just prefer it. since she can do it on her own, I am not worried about her. my other 2 were the same, and started sleeping longer as soon as they could roll on their tummies. she does have a tooth coming through, so we give her a couple of doses of Camilia, or Tempra if it is really bad, at the night feed. I forget what it is like to feel rested and refreshed. I haven't really had a good night sleep since my first was born 5 1/2 years ago. Some women ask their hubbies for diamonds, vacations, spa days......I just tell him to keep my coffee K cups full stocked. LOL

Sky - posted on 04/26/2010

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My son Zander was born on the 11th and he has been sleeping for us since December...goes to bed around 8 pm and sleeps until 7am-ish, has a bottle and sleeps until 10 am for us...this has been such a blessing!! Good luck with your little one!

Nicole - posted on 04/26/2010

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I have twin 6mnth old boys. One of them sleeps through the night and the other wakes only about 2 times a night now. When he cries it is usually just fussing and I have learned not to just run in there now...and sometimes he falls back to sleep. My boys now roll over and both sleep on their stomachs which keeps them asleep longer at night. When they slept on their backs, they would jerk while sleeping and wake themselves up. As long as there isn't alot of stuff or blankets in her crib, she should be fine at this age to sleep on her belly. Do what works for you though Mama!
Good luck!!

Terri - posted on 04/26/2010

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my baby goes to bed at 7pm and sleeps through till 7am now wake ups no nothing and has done for about 3months

Franchesca - posted on 04/26/2010

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My baby is an October baby and since he first came out hes been sleeping well.
A lot of people told me it was because I breast feed him only and knowing he has my boob there 24/7 keeps him sleeping (supposedly they smell the milk) anywho usually babies like knowing that there mommy is there so I suggest you leave her in the crib by herself with some shirt that smells like you...check in on her every 5 minutes just in case!!! But if shes crying at the top of her lungs then i suggest you pick her up and then put her in again.


It worked for me :-)

Pavan - posted on 04/26/2010

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Are any of the October babies still being swaddled? Our little girl still needs her upper body swaddled. Otherwise, her arms keep going up and she wakes herself up. However, the problem recently has been that she is also waking up several times a night with both her legs now in the air. Sometimes, it works to just push her legs back down and put the paci in her mouth. We don't know why she has now started to wake so frequently through the night. She has not been sleep trained and does not know how to soothe herself to sleep. We are thinking of starting the sleep training and stop the swaddle at the same time. Anybody have opinions about this?

Amanda - posted on 04/25/2010

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My daughter is b/f so no she dose not sleep through the night....I have been told and tried giving her cereal right before bed and all she dose is throw it up, and still wont sleep the night threw...some one also told me to do formula but for me personally would rather have her get up then give her formula...no offense to you in any way...try having her sleep with you sounds like she needs a little more mommy time!!

Elizabeth - posted on 04/25/2010

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my daughter has been sleeping from about 730p to 600a for the last 6 weeks or so. she will wake up during the night but most often will self soothe and go back to sleep. We try to feed her well before we put her down so she won't wake up hungry. Also she gets btwn 3-4 hours of naps during the day and that helps, believe it or not!

Cassandra - posted on 04/25/2010

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my daughter is also 6 months old and she goes to bed around 9 or 10 pm, then wakes up about 7 or 8 am. she just starting doing that on her own. they set their own schedules. all you can try and do is try warming the bottle to see if she will sleep longer. i have heard this works.

Siobhan - posted on 04/25/2010

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my little girl slept through the ight from 6 weeks and i have never been up through the night since even when she is poorly or teething this does not stop her she hardly haas naps through the day which i dont mind as she sleeps beautifull on a night time

Cecile - posted on 04/24/2010

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My son is 6 months and goes to sleep between 10 and 12 and he wakes up twice through the night and wakes up for the day at 6 then takes a long nap at 10am.

Terri - posted on 04/24/2010

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My little girl was 6 months last week and she wakes 3/4 times a night for feeds, she is also breastfed. I too have just decided to go with the flow as it won't last forever. I did this with my first daughter and she's always slept well since 12 months, (she's now 3). Each baby is different, and so I don't worry what other babies are doing too much...my little one wants milk and cuddles then she gets milk and cuddles. They are babies for such a short time, as much as I desperately need sleep some nights, I also secretely enjoy my night time cuddles, just me & her :-) Enjoy your baby xx

Lesley - posted on 04/24/2010

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My daughter is six months and sleeps 7pm until 7am. One night she slept through so the next night when she woke in the middle of the night I didnt feed her as I knew she could do it. After several nights I think she figured she wasn't going to be fed and gave up waking up. She does sometimes wake in the night and I just go into her and soothe her back to sleep (I definately dont pick her up from the cot). She wakes these days as she is rolling all over the place and gets herself stuck sideways down the end of the cot. Think a good bedtime routine helps x

Angie - posted on 04/24/2010

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Our twins starting sleeping through the night at 3 months...7P-6A. We used a sound machine and also the slumber bear from babies r us. They worked like charms. We also use the Johnson and Johnson Bedtime lotion. So when we give them their last bottle at 6:30P, they know its their last one and fall right to sleep. You may want to pay attention to the temp of the room...is it too hot or too cold?

Krystal - posted on 04/24/2010

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My baby was born October 1st and she sleeps right through the night. she goes to bed every night around 8:30-9:00 and wakes up around 6:30-7:00.

Krystal - posted on 04/24/2010

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Trinity was born on October 1st and on her 6 month old check up she weighed 17.5lbs and was 71cm....

CRYSTAL - posted on 04/24/2010

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my daughter been sleeping through the night since she was 2 1/2 or 3 months old ... she goes to bed between 830pm -9pm and wales up between 8am-9am .... she will be 6 months old on april 28th

Jenn - posted on 04/24/2010

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My son is sleeping through the night. He will start to stir and fuss a little in the early morning, because his gums are bothering him (he has two teeth starting to break gum). We put his pacifier in his mouth, and out he goes. Thank god the early feedings are done!

Lacey - posted on 04/24/2010

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My daughter has been sleeping threw the night since she was 4 and a half months. She may wake up a couple times but all I have to do it put her soother back in her mouth and she falls asleep. But she does wake up early. At about 630. My girl is formula fed. We give her a bottles at 9 and then she goes to bed for the night. She goes to bed kinda late but any earlier she is crusty all night.

Tammee - posted on 04/24/2010

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I WISH.... We are still getting up at 11, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, and then up for the day at 6. As soon as I put her back in her cot she wakes and wants cuddles. I have tried formula since I breast feed and giving her more solids closer to bed but doesn't seem to keep her tummy satisfied. I know it is not recommended but mine can roll over on her own and she often does roll over and sleep on her tummy. That is the only time I get more than 2 hours of sleep in between feeds. Mine also is teething and in the night seems to be more unsettled.

Farzanah - posted on 04/23/2010

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my son is breastfed, and so many ppl are telling me if i give him formula it'll make him more full and he'll sleep thru. he is waking up atleast 3 to 4 times a night, sometimes 3 time jsut for comfort drinking only from 7 to 10!! Ive done so much reading and searching for advice, to no avail so iv decided to just go with the flow, its exhausting but really dont have strength for the cio. maybe if she is able to hold her head up by herself u should put her on her tummy and just watch her, put on a monitor so u can hear her breathing and see if it helps. my son moves onto his tummy on his own and hardly ever sleeps on his back.

Farzanah - posted on 04/23/2010

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my son is breastfed, and so many ppl are telling me if i give him formula it'll make him more full and he'll sleep thru. he is waking up atleast 3 to 4 times a night, sometimes 3 time jsut for comfort drinking only from 7 to 10!! Ive done so much reading and searching for advice, to no avail so iv decided to just go with the flow, its exhausting but really dont have strength for the cio. maybe if she is able to hold her head up by herself u should put her on her tummy and just watch her, put on a monitor so u can hear her breathing and see if it helps. my son moves onto his tummy on his own and hardly ever sleeps on his back.

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