how can i get her to sleep at nigth she is 5 mos old and dose not sleep she wakes up 2 to 3 times

Susan - posted on 09/23/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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at nigth she is 5 mos old and dose not sleep she wakes up 2 to 3 times still and i tried ceral and rice and giving her baby food b4 she gose to bed baths

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Tammy - posted on 09/24/2009

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I have a three month old who has the three b's- bath, breast, bed. He wakes up during the night for a feed and also several other times during the night... I expect this to continue for sometime longer, I've been told this is perfectly normal

September - posted on 09/24/2009

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This sounds pretty normal to me. I've been told by our Doc. that babies sleeping patterns can change well into their second year of life. At 5 months old your child is still adjusting to the outside world. I know that it can be hard not getting sleep but it does get better. My 11 month old son has gone back and forth with his sleep habits and well I've just excepted it. It all about Sacrifices :) Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 09/23/2009

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Every baby is different. My 19mo. old still doesn't sleep through the night, he usually wakes up at least once maybe twice a night. His little brother on the other hand began sleeping through the night when he was 3 mo. old, and now (9 mo.) he is unpredictable, some nights he sleeps through the night and sometimes he doesn't. It really just depends on the baby, but i would try keeping them on a strict schedual, what seems to work the best for me is dinner, then a bath, and then a bottle if they need it and just lay them down to go to sleep.

Kylie - posted on 09/23/2009

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my daughter is 13 months old and she has only just started sleeping through the night. i got to the point where i had to sleep so if i heard her wake i would listen for about 3-5 minutes and if she didnt settle down i would go in to check her and feed her but if it was a cry that didnt suggest anything urgent and she didnt seem distressed i would just leave her and she would stop. she is getting used to it and only wakes up once now, some nights she even sleeps through. just make sure you play with her A LOT during the afternoon so she is really worn out. also a bit of baby cereal just before bed will fill her tummy so she doesnt need to feed as much during the night.
i was really frustrated too as my first child slept through the night from birth! good luck xx

Nicole - posted on 09/23/2009

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get one of those motorized swings. :]

some of them even have white noise like water and stuff.

Jessica - posted on 09/23/2009

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i guess some parents just get babies that sleep better then others. i feel your pain.

Sabrina - posted on 09/23/2009

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I have a 1 and a 2 year old and my 2 year old still has trouble sleeping through the night. Is she cutting teeth? My boys would always wake up more than usual when they were cutting teeth and they were 5 months old when they got their first tooth. I highly recomend Hylands teething tablets. You can get them at Wal-Mart.

Chastity - posted on 09/23/2009

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I did the same thing with my kids every night at about the same time. I would give them a bath, get them dressed with a blanket around them, feed them some cereal, and then a bottle, and I would hold them close make sure they were good and a sleep and then put them in bed. All of this may take a littlewhile to start working but don't give up. She will get there.My nephew is 9 months old and he still wakes up at least once a night. But it will get better. Hey.. when she gets older and has to go to school she will fight you, because she will not want to get up. Good Luck and Best Wishes.

Kimberly - posted on 09/23/2009

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Lots of 5 month olds still wake up during the night. Sorry but sometimes that is just the way it is. The only thing I can suggest trying is getting her on a solid bedtime routine. Bath, bottle, story/snuggle, bed. If she is not on a feeding schedule I would also suggest doing that. My son would wake up in the night too and I used to just always feed him right away assuming that he was waking because he was hungry. I then just started to give him his soother when he woke and he would go back to sleep so I would only have to feed him every second waking. He eventually got used to it and stopped waking up. If she is waking because she wants you you could also try and put something that you've worn in her crib with her so that she can smell you and will maybe sleep more soundly.

Heather - posted on 09/23/2009

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have you read the book "baby wise" i highly recommend it! i had my little girl sleeping through the night at 6 weeks

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