STILL ON BOTTLE AND WAKES UP UP 8 TIMES A NIGHT FOR IT HELP

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Angela - posted on 06/25/2009

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I have a little boy who is now 10 weeks and he woke up several times throughout the night wen he was first born which really weared me out so i went and got a dummy which helped heaps. Is your little one on formula or something else, as maybe its not filling them up enough, as i had 2 try 4 brands of formula before we settled on one that filled him up we now use Karicare Gold from birth to 6 months

Ashley - posted on 06/24/2009

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If the baby is old enough to not need a night feed try to have the lights on low an hour before bed time to get the baby to feel sleepy, try not to play though sing to them or read a story. After the hour just before bed give the baby a feed until they don't want anymore at all. Give the baby a dummy and sit with them in their room rocking them and singing or just gently talking for a while until the baby is sleepy. Put the baby down to sleep. When the baby wakes up again try to cuddle them back to sleep with very low lights the same as before. Some babies can come to rely on a feed to settle them or make them sleepy and it just becomes a bedtime ritual. Just try to do this once or twice a day until it starts to work more times each night until the habit is broken. It could take a few days to a week to do but it works very well. Best of luck.

Sheena - posted on 06/24/2009

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give her a soothing bath, put a little rice cereal in her bottle she will sleep through the night. My youngest is two, did it with all three.

Vanessa - posted on 06/24/2009

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Hi



I think you should read "Solving your childs sleep problems" !! I is soooo good it worked for me!!

Heather - posted on 06/24/2009

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How old is your baby? If they are under 4 months they are too young to start cereal, and from experience the "stuffing before bed " doesnt work and its hard on their little tummies. You could try other methods of soothing, and maybe your child has reflux? My son and my little sister had reflux, and lying flat was hard on them. Also, eating was one of the only ways to soothe the reflux. So maybe keep him or her upright when sleeping, like in the carseat or angling the mattress some, and try to give smaller frequent feedings during the day to teach him/her that daytime is for eating, night is for sleeping. Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 06/24/2009

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if your child is old enough take the bottle away at night, before bed stuff them full with cereal if a lil' infant(1-4mnths), and baby food if they are a lil' older(4-6mnths) maybe switch to a pacifier till you get them wined off the bottle. i hope it helps.....oh yeah be ware you may have a few rough nights before the transition is complete:)

Danni - posted on 06/22/2009

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i wonder the smae that monique does, cos it really depends on those things as to what advice we can offer!!

Monique - posted on 06/22/2009

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Does your baby have a dummy? how old is your baby? and is he or she on solids?

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