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Jessica - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my seven month old still doent sleep through the night. how do i get her to sleep well.also how do i break her of the bottle in the bed.

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In order to get rid of the nightime bottles you need to make sure she gets all the calories she needs throughout the day........once you get rid of those nightime feedings she'll sleep much better and you probably won't have to do a whole lot!

I agree with Jessica! A good bedtime routine goes a LONG way! You have to be consistent! Babies LOVE to know what comes next.......it helps build self esteem and gives them a sense of security which will help her to sleep better! Once ur convinced she's eating enuff throughout the day when she wakes in the night you can cuddle her, massage her, give her a soother.....bring her to bed with you? Whatever you have to do to get her back to sleep WITHOUT a bottle and after 3-4 nights she should accept this new routine which in turn will cause her to eat more during the day and so on and so on and so on.......I sound like a broken record!

Good luck!

Jessica - posted on 03/22/2010

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Try making a nightly routine. It will take a while but don't give up! My daughter is 5 months and I swear by the routine! She was the same way at that age ...



Choose a bedtime and stick to it... Give a bath, bottle, story in any order and then bed. You can try holding her until she's tired but not asleep then put her in her crib/bassinet. Or try letting her sleep in your arms for a little while then lay her down. My daughter still prefers to sleep in my arms than her crib but at least she sleeps through the night. Let me know if you need any more help or advice!

>Jessica

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