how do you get your baby to sleep through the nite

Isabella - posted on 06/19/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 5 months and is still waking at night..any tips?

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Alexis - posted on 06/20/2009

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I always let mine whine for awhile. Sometimes they just have to get comfortable or they forget where they are. I was always told that if you go in everytime your child will never learn to handle situations, such as nightmares on their own. I can tell the difference between their crys, important and just lonely- and make judgements by that. I usually let them go for 3-5 minutes depending, and then go in, and don't get them out of their beds, or really talk to them, just pat their bottoms or rub their backs, to calm and soothe them.

Christine - posted on 06/20/2009

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Oh i completly understand what you are going through. My son is now 3yrs and he still wants to be up at night only bc we are up. One thing i did when he was a baby was to give him rice or oatmeal in his bottle at bed time, then if he would get up i would give him water. yea he cried bc he wanted milk but after i kept myself on a routine of giving water or having my husband or mom or whoever was with me give him water he stopped waking up (no baby wants to wake up and only get a little water). My parents and aunts/uncles did this to all the kids and it worked. He was sleeping the thergh the night at 3 months old which was great bc i was back working during the day. It will be hard bc she will cry but you have to keep in mind it will make things easier for a steady schedule.

Also try a cd with soft music george winston..summer (solc piano) worked great or anything else that was soft acuistic. I put the cd on repeat once he laid down for bed, the soft sound was soothing even put me to sleep it was great.

Good luck and hang in there

Magan - posted on 06/20/2009

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I would use some rice or oatmeal baby food in the bottle. My son would sleep thru the nite after a whole bottle of that

Andrea - posted on 06/20/2009

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I have 2 kids and sleep is very important to me:) Like the moms before said, you have to let them whine and fuss for awhile. They get used to being consoled and rocked back to sleep so they never learn self-soothing. My pediatrician told me to wait as long as 15 minutes to start, then go in, soothe, but back to bed. Then gradually make the time that you let them cry a little longer and eventually they will put themselves back to sleep. It's also important to put them to bed when they are awake, not already asleep.

Charlie - posted on 06/20/2009

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i just stopped getting up and going to him everytime he made a sound he would wiggle or make a noise and i would jump up , once i stopped doing that he just slept straight through from 6 till 6 !

User - posted on 06/20/2009

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When my son was 4 months old I started putting a little rice in his last bottle of the evening. He was waking up every two to three hours and the first time I did this he slept 7 hours! Don't put too much though, or it won't come out of the bottle nipple. Hope this helps.

Tara - posted on 06/20/2009

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well i know it's different for everyone. i have a 7 month old, and he was settling into a good routine, when to my dismay, he started teething. something about that made him revert back to his newborn schedule. what's worked for me is getting him to sleep by nine every night. if he startles, i try not to immediately pick him up, but just pat his back while he's still in the crib. if he's not settling down then i try rocking him for a second, and if that doesnt' work he gets a bottle. right now since he's teething i give him baby ibuprofern (can't spell) right before bed. it lasts for 6 hours so he hasn't been getting up from the pain. he's started to fall back into his routine where he goes down at 9pm and doesnt' really move till 6 or 7 am. sticking to the same routine and reactions is seeming to work. hang in there, everything will fall into place.

Shereen - posted on 06/20/2009

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hahahaha every mother's dilemna!! Sleep training....Google ferberizing!! i didn't do it until my son was 8 months old bcs i didn't have the heart but i didn;t get a good night sleep till i did!

Shereen - posted on 06/20/2009

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hahahaha every mother's dilemna!! Sleep training....Google ferberizing!! i didn't do it until my son was 8 months old bcs i didn't have the heart but i didn;t get a good night sleep till i did!

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