How do you get your baby sleep through the night?

Christina - posted on 11/30/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My lo is 4 months and 1 wk. He use to sleep at 9 until 12 then feed, then 12 til 4ish then feed,and then wakes up at 6am or 7. Which was okay, I started get use to it. But now hes all over the place. he sleeps at 7 or 8 then wakes up at 10 or 11 and then sleep until 2 or 3 then wakes up at 5 or 6. And during those times he would cry to feed little which is 2 ounces/3 ounces then goes back to sleep. then get the rest later within that hour. I hoping if you moms can gives some advice.



p.s. oh and throughout the day he eats 6 or 8 bottles of 4 ounces of milk. No cereal yet but I think hes ready for it.

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User - posted on 11/30/2012

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Yea you can start cereal now and once that is established, that can help him stay fuller longer, maybe sleeping longer. Mine didnt sleep through the night until 5 mo, but we started a routine to help. We gie him a warm bath before bedtime and usethat lavender Johnson's lotion, and read a story and drink a bottle before we lay him down.

Maybe try to get him to drink a little more before bedtime to help him sleep longer. you can fed him in the later evening say about 7 or so maybe half of what he normally eats (dont let him stay hungry but enough to hold him over) and the time in between the feedings before bed you can give him his bath to get him more sleepy and comfortable and then see if he would eat a little bit more before bed.

Its really awesome to ge tto that point, lol I remember walking around like a zombie because I didnt get any sleep and when he started sleeping all night it was heaven and still is! Good luck with everything hope this helps!

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Elfrieda - posted on 12/01/2012

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He might be learning a new skill and waking himself up trying to practice. My son did that for learning to crawl and roll over. In which case he'll get back to normal in a few days.

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