How do I get my 8 month old to sleep through the night?

Nicole - posted on 05/20/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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We moved to Florida in March and before we moved he was sleeping through the night. Now, he wakes up at least twice a night! i don't know what to do!

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Jerry - posted on 05/23/2010

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My son did the same thing when we moved to NC from IA. He is in am adjustment phase. It will take a while. I know that isn't what you want to hear but let me reassure u he will get back there with patience and reassureance that everything is back to normal.

Chinyendu - posted on 05/23/2010

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Babies are unique in there own ways. My first baby girl that is 31months now, never slept in her room or crib. She wakes up whenever I place in her in her crib. So, she slept with my husband and I because going back and fort to her room disturbed my sleep. Now she sleeps in her room without any problem. Babies start to have separation anxiety by this age. Be patient with ur baby.Try to rock and soothe her back to sleep. U know they are precious. Your baby won't prevent u from having a time with ur husband even if she is in the same room with both of u. My daughther's behavior didn't stop me from having an intimate time with my husband and now we have 11months old that sleeps in her crib, wakes up once at midnight. I soothe and rock her back to sleep. Just do what u feel is right for ur baby. Good luck.

Ashley - posted on 05/21/2010

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My daughter Anagale used to sleep throught the nite as well until she turned about 7 months old... Now she wakes up maybe one time.. I normally give her a warm thing of Oatmeal/Apples baby food with some formula. Then I played her music with her night light at nite... that seems to help.. She only wakes up only once but still... its better than nothing...Good Luck!!

Yesenia - posted on 05/21/2010

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Mom you need to put your baby in her own room, asap. That is the worst thing to do you'll never have any privacy or any alone time. Let her cry it out is something they have to go through. If u dont do it now your regret it later she'll be rulling your life.

Nicole - posted on 05/21/2010

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yea my son has had his own room and slept in his own room since birth! thank you all for your suggestions... i will try them.

Tiffiny - posted on 05/21/2010

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well my 8m. old wont sleep through the night either, i would try crying it out i would but she still in my room.

Santana - posted on 05/21/2010

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put a baby motior in his room. to see what he is doing. put night lights in two areas of his room and one in the hallway closes to ur door. leave both doors open. put a blanket on the floor w a pillow ( if want u can put a lil bed in there). tell him if he wakes up dont wake up mommie and daddie come in ur gays room a lay on the floor w the blanket and pillow. everything is still new to him. after awhile he will start to sleep though the night. my oldest and i move in w my husband when he was 15 months old. plus he had his own room. it took him up to 6 months to get use to it all. now he loves it. and he is ready to trun 3 in july so good luck

Nicole - posted on 05/21/2010

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its only an hour time difference. and he was sleeping through the night at 3 months. and is now 8 months and waking up in the middle of the night at least twice. and a bath is in his routine. He gets a bottle at 730 and then a bath right after his bath. after his bath he is more than ready to go to sleep and go out wthout a fight. and we tried to gve him a later bedtime but he ends up falling asleep at the usual bed time. we try to keep him awake but he is so tired that he just goes out.

Mary - posted on 05/20/2010

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How old is your son? My sons started sleeping thru the night at around 4 months old and then when they were about 9 months old they started waking up in the middle of the night. If there's a time difference that could affect him. How many naps does he take during the day? If it's more than one then I would cut it back to one or try a later bedtime. Also a warm bath can help relax him and make him sleepier. I found that johnson and johnson's bedtime bath helps relax a baby. Good luck!

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I had my daughter cry it out. But whats the time difference from where you moved from...if its a couple hours difference you might need to adjust the schedules.

Nicole - posted on 05/20/2010

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he's got it all in his room. a night light that he has had since he was born a little bear that he cuddles with every night and a blanket that i made him that he sleeps with. maybe i just need to go ahead and let him cry himself back to sleep. i feel that is the last resort

Elise - posted on 05/20/2010

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He's probably waking up a little disorientated by his new surroundings. You could try a night light. Put a familiar teddy or blanket in the corner of his cot that he can reach for comfort when he wakes up. try settling him by not picking him up, just putting a hand on him until he settles. Give him as little attention as possible when he wakes, you dont want him waking up thinking its cuddle time with mummy! If you're comfortable with it, you could just leave him to cry himself back to sleep. I did that with my son at 10 months he was waking up to six times a night because he was too used to me getting up and cuddling him back to sleep.
Hope some of this helps. Good luck! :)

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