Sleeping Patterns...

Jaclyn - posted on 03/18/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




My baby girl was sleeping through the night perfectly. Now she seems to be waking up at least once a night (on a good night). Any idea what I can do to help her sleep all through the night again?

I've tried a lot of things but I am looking for some more suggestions.




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Anna-Marie - posted on 03/22/2009




Probably teething. My son started waking up too, we don't feed him at night anymore so what I've been doing is giving him a bit of oragel and his soother. He goes right back to sleep after that :) He just got his two first teeth the other day so now I'm sure that's why he was waking.

Sarah - posted on 03/22/2009




My daughter has always been a great sleeper but around 4 mo she get through a couple weeks of waking up 2-3 times a night. I think it was a growth spurt and that she is also going through one about now. She goes to bed about 7 pm and wakes up about 4-5 am. We have started a bad habit of putting her in bed with us at that time and she will go back to sleep until 7am. She does not eat anything during the night.

Jodi-Rae - posted on 03/21/2009




If she is around the 6 month mark then she might be cluster feeding. It usually last about a week. My son is just over 6 months and still wakes up about twice a night for feedings.

Jennifer - posted on 03/18/2009




I don't know if it makes a difference between breast & bottle feeding, but w/ my 1st son, what was suggested to me was to nurse him every 2 hours during the day, waking him up if necessary, & nursing him at night only if necessary but lights stay off & no talking or playing (make being awake at night boring). It worked, he was sleeping thru the night by 3 months & didn't start waking up again until the teething started.

Could it be she's teething? or something else? 

If you breastfeed, try night nursing w/ your baby in bed w/ you. best way to get sleep I think, & baby gets what she needs at the same time.

Melissa - posted on 03/18/2009




My son is doing this but my Dr. siad it is because we feed him during the night. She said to stop the during the night feedings and he should sleep through the night. We also had to stop feeding him directly before bed because she said they associate the bottle and sleep so when they wake up in the middleof the night, they expect to be fed. Last night we tried it, he went to bed at 7pm, woke up at 3:30, we put in a pacifier and he slept till 7:45am.

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