10 months and still not sleeping through the night???

Teandra - posted on 03/27/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 10 months and she is still waking during the night wanting a bottle. She does this at least twice. I feed and change her before bed. What is going on? Is this normal?

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Jade - posted on 03/28/2010

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My Baby Girl Is 4 Months Old And Has Been Sleeping Though For 2 Months 7 Till 7 At First She Was Waking All The Time And Then My Mum Told Me 2 Put Crushed Rusk In Her Bottle Ever Since She Has Slept Though And If She Does Wake I Give Her A Dummy And She Goes Straight Back Off I Also Told A Friend Who Was Having The Same Problem And It Also Worked For Her But Every Baby Is Different Hope You Find Somthing That Works For You Both..

Leslie - posted on 03/28/2010

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Teething tablets work well and don't be afraid of tylenol if baby is really uncomfortable. My son started sleeping though the night at 2 1/2 months, he is 14 months and sleeps a full ten hours per night. I believe he figured out that mom was just about worthless in the middle of the night. I never turned on lights and didn't make a sound. I would pull him into bed with me, feed and rock him back to sleep, once bottle was done, i was quick with binki, and then gently back in bed he went. No questions asked and minimal baby complaints. His sleeping also came as I moved him from breast milk to formula. As my son was transitioning from mainly formula to food and formula, I noticed some waking at night. Finding the right balance for him was my key. Less formula, more routine eating seemed to help his digestion at night and kept the midnight bottle snacks off the menu. Hope you and baby find long nights sleep soon.

Jennifer - posted on 03/27/2010

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Mine is 10 mo today and still wakes numerous times through the night.. I have been able to eliminate most feedings and changes during the night. The wakings are usually because she has spit out her pacifier, and usually goes back to sleep. I have had to start letting her cry it out because she is waking because she want's me only.. It is helping and the crying is lessing a little. It's still frustrating, but I'm hoping she'll get over it soon.. She also doesn't have any teeth yet, so I can't say she's not experiencing teething pain. I do give her homeopatic disolvable pills though PRN.

Melissa - posted on 03/27/2010

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My dr. said not to offer my son milk in the middle of the night after four months old. He said to calm him down in other manners, such as pacifier, rubbing back, cuddling, etc. Dr said if we feed him then he will continue to wake, more out of habit. So once we stopped feeding him and calming him in other ways, he slept through the night and he pretty much has since. He is now 9 months old.

Teandra - posted on 03/27/2010

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She goes to sleep about 9 or 9: 30. She wakes around 3am, then again around 6. She is teething, but I didn't know that could keep her from sleeping. She sleeps in my room, next to my bed. Should I ignore hear. I don't think she is hungry, I believe it is just routine for her.

Megan - posted on 03/27/2010

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It's probably normal, but there are some good books out there for baby sleep advice that might give you some ideas. I'm currently reading "The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight" since I recently went to hear the author, Kim West, give a talk (my 5 month old stays up eating all night too....). One thing she suggested was to actually wake your kid up just before you go to bed, like at 10 or 11 for a big feeding and then put them back down to sleep. At any rate, I'd recommend heading over the library and checking if there are any good books available.

Kristin - posted on 03/27/2010

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It could be totally normal. What time does she go to bed and what time are these feedings? Does she really NEED both, or will one be enough? I think you are beyond safe to drop one of the feedings and get her to go back to sleep. Listen to her and drop the one where she just sounds restless. If you can, just don't go in to her. If you would feel better about comforting her a little, go ahead just do not pick her up. Sing or hum, but minimal interaction and she will go back to sleep. You may need to bump bedtime back a little or shorten a nap too. Once she drops the one feeding, wait a bit and then you can start dropping the other.



Both of my boys had a 4 am feeding after going to bed at 9 following a feeding until they were about 9 months. It took a week once I decided I was done with it, I think, to drop that last feeding and then they woke up a little earlier.



Your daughter may be waking up, because that's just the routine and you keep doing it. If you think there is more to it, have her doctor check her out. Teething could be playing a role in this too.



Hope this helps, good luck.

Shaylene - posted on 03/27/2010

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When my daughter was 5 months old,she began to sleep through the night and it was awesome!! but it only lasted for a month, and i dont know why. but ive talked to doctors and nurses and they said its normal.

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