I will take anyone's advise!

Jennifer - posted on 08/28/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hey my name is jen and i have a 8 month old how is not sleeping throu the night yet....So my question is what can i do for her to get her sleeping throu the night....i feed her right b4 bed and she gets up about twice throughout the night. Half the time shell get up for just an oz. and shell go right back to bed. So if anyone has any tips ill take them...Thanks!

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Cassandra - posted on 08/28/2009

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My daughter would do that too. I just gave her the pacifer until she went back to sleep and then like a week or so later she stopped getting up in the middle of the night.

Audrey - posted on 08/28/2009

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I breastfed my son until he was over a year old. As soon as I stopped breastfeeding him, he slept through the night for the first time! It was amazing. I don't know if that's the case with your daughter, but I just thought I'd throw that out there....

Amber - posted on 08/28/2009

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Oh hun hang in there! I know it gets tiring! My daughter started sleeping through the night when she was only a month old. My son on the other hand...he didn't finally start until after 10 months. When I asked our family doctor about it she said there really isn't a lot you can do. A nightly routine can help, and once they start eating solids they stay fuller longer. Every child is just very differant in what they start doing when!

Leah - posted on 08/28/2009

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She probably doesn't need to eat when she wakes up in the night. Usually babies can go longer at that age between feedings. She may just need the soothing effect of the sucking, I would try a pacifier or if she doesn't take to that I might try just encouraging self soothing methods (if she doesn't get too worked up crying or anything).



You may find she will get into a routine easily and then start all over again a couple months later. That doesn't mean it didn't work for her, just that there is another phase of her development. A lot of the time they will have disrupted sleep patterns with growth spurts or teething spells. If you haven't already I would suggets you establish a bedtime routine. Something she can expect each and every day. That was all it took for my kids. (ie bottle, bath, book/song, bed)



Hang in there. It can take a couple weeks of persistence to get it down but once you do you'll be soooo thankfull. :) Ps I have heard from my children's doctors not to put cereal in a bottle but I don't remember what the reason was, just FYI.

Kayla - posted on 08/28/2009

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add a little bit of cereal to her bottle i know that always worked for my son.

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