Training my seven month old

Esther - posted on 10/05/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello moms!
I'm looking for ways to train my seven month old son as in feeding time nap time and so on...since I'm demand feeding my son it is quite hard for me as we both don't get enough sleep.. I want my son to have a good sleep especially at night as he keeps waking up in between for feeds..I'm also trying to put him on bottle which isn't easy... please help :)
thanks xx

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Esther - posted on 10/07/2013

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Thank you Stacy for the wonderful advise really helpful! :)
Godbless you too and takecare xx

User - posted on 10/06/2013

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lol I had to look up demand feeding it is ironic because it sounds to me like you are making your baby eat on a schedule but its opposite. BTW that is great, its a good way for them to learn to eat only when they are hungry, but it does cause an issue during the night. I suggest that you might have to alter the feeding a bit to get him to sleep all night. It is wonderful too that you are trying to put him on a schedule. They look to us for limits and it also really helps with them knowing what is going to happen through the day. (its also good to have an off day so they are okay with change.

when mine was little I had to look at the clock and check to see when he was feeding/drinking. I went by his cue of tiredness as when to lay him down for a nap, making sure it wasnt too close to bedtime. the nap times changed as he got older since he didnt need as much sleep, but once you get the hang of it, its easier to figure out what time is best.
What I did say if he ate and drank at 7, then at 1030-11, but had a nap at 12. I let him eat at 7, but not as much, but enough to satisfy him for a while. I would give him a snack say at 10 (enough to tithe him over) and then at 11 45 I would let him eat/drink his lunch so he had a full belly right before he took a nap.
Hope you can see the gist of what I am meaning, not that you remove any feeding but to make some lighter, implement a small snack in between and make sure they get a good full belly, especially before night time, that really helps them sleep through the night.
God Bless and Hope the best for you

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