help no sleep

Megan - posted on 01/15/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 3 month old little boy will be 4 months old on the 7th of december i need help on how to get him to sleep more he hardley ever sleep doesnt even take naps very much he cries all time the doctor says he is perfectly healthy baby what can i do i have tried everything

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Allison - posted on 01/16/2010

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If you are breastfeeding, contact a breastfeeding association as they have a wealth of information on babies and sleep and being unsettled. As a mother of six who had no success with breastfeeding (it's just so much easier to breastfeed - comfort is right at hand), I did a lot of research over the years and I found that babies under 12 months aren't supposed to 'sleep through' , we just expect too much from them. Also, if your baby is unsettled and upset a lot of the time, it is most likely a reaction of some type to what he is being fed. My fourth child was exactly like this. Now she is 10 and we still jokingly call her Cadence Cranky Pants as it was really a struggle when she was little. We eventually found out that she had food intolerance and did as a little baby. She is also gluten intolerant. Otherwise, I highly recommend an Australian Breastfeeding Association baby sling.

Tarah - posted on 01/15/2010

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The best advice I can give, it to get him on a routine and be persistent. My daughter doesn't sleep through the night, but she is on enough of a routine that I am about to nap with her and get a couple hour at night. Enough to keep me sane, haha. We eat breakfast at 8, nurse a couple of times, take a nap from noon to 1, eat lunch and nurse a couple times, take another nap from 4 to 5, nurse a couple times, eat dinner at 7, take a bath, put on jammies and go to sleep. She's asleep every night by 8:30. She wakes up a lot at night, but I know for a fact that she's asleep at the same time every night. I hope that helps a little.

Rachelle - posted on 01/15/2010

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Have you tried putting him in the swing or taking a walk that always worked for me. Hope this helps

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