My 8 months old is still not sleeping through the night , he usually goes to bed between 7:30 to 8

Sabrina - posted on 06/11/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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he is takes at least three naps during the day , eats well, play alot too . He wakes up like every 2-3 hours takes lil bit of formula then sleep . wakes up at 6:30 every morning . I have tried everything like giving him a bath before sleeping , feeding him close to his bed time, keeping him up during the day , nothing seem to work . Doc told me to start ,diluting his formula , i just cant do it . Does anybody has any other suggestions ??????

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Elise - posted on 06/14/2010

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my daughter didnt sleep through the night until she was 9 months old. she kept waking up to have a feed during the night. i soon figured out that she wasnt hungry it was just habit for her to wake. so i would give her a cuddle and her dummy and put her back to bed. it took just over a week for her to sleep through. she now sleeps through and if she wakes puts herself back to sleep.

Michelle - posted on 06/12/2010

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I have three kids, and I can safely say that there is no hard and fast rules about when they should sleep through the night, no matter what you try. My sons both did not sleep through until they were 3 1/2 year old. My daughter, who is 9 months old, does not sleep through and thinks it party time in the middle of the night, I do make sure she has two naps during the day but other than that this is just what makes her her.

You do need to bear in mind that at that age they need 13 hours of sleep a day, give or take. 10 of those are at night. but there is no hard and fast rule. as I said, my darling daughter things it is party time between 2 and 4am

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Christina - posted on 06/14/2010

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my son didnt start sleeping the whole night til more recently... and hes almost two. the cereal in the bottle did help though when he was closer to your sons age but it also made weening him off of the nite time bottle a lot harder to. it was rough but we had to just stop giving him nite time bottles. and eventually he just stopped waking up... well for food. Good luck i hope you and your family get sleep soon

Brandy - posted on 06/14/2010

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have you tried adding cereal to the bottle before bed? with all three i'd give them a bath,cereal bottle, and straight to bed! whatever time they went down was what time they got up in the morning! it may take ya a week or two but you'll notice a change almost instantly, atleast it did for me! Good Luck

Yvonne - posted on 06/14/2010

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alot of babies don't sleep through for some time i had a foster son who woke at 4am every day until he was 4,but usually they are sleeping through by about 6 weeks, as others have suggested try a plug(dummy/binky/pacifier/) i would also try not offering formula try water instead,he's got to learn at some point i guess that night-time is for sleeping not playing,also in my experience with my foster children i've had to ask birth parents not to rock baby to sleep as they come to expect it and then wont go to sleep without being rocked and you're stuck then until they are 4 or 5 years old,fine if you've only got one child and that's what you want to do but if like me whose nearly always got 2 very young babies to care for physically impossible,tiring and in my case soul destroying,as i adore those cuddles but don't physically have the time to do it.
good luck with a speedy solution and some much needed extra sleep.xx

Maria - posted on 06/12/2010

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im in the same boat my son is almost 9 months now. goes to bed at 830pm then wakes up at 1130pm and 3am like clockwork. he wakes up for the day at 730. and i'm 6 mo prego so this is reaaallly draining my energy!!

recently i have been trying to increase his intake of solids during the day to try to fill him up more, and at night instead of going straight for his bottle i see how long he can make it with just a binky (pacifier). sometimes he just wants to suck on something. They need to start learning that daytime is when you eat, NOT at night! Ill give a prayer for both of us! lol good luck

Lisa - posted on 06/12/2010

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Michelle, my son and your daughter should get together. He is 9 months and wants to party at that same time.

Christine - posted on 06/11/2010

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I have the same problem with my 10 month old he takes two naps and I can't avoid them. He will starting throwing fits if he doesn't get them. He always seems to be so hungry during the night. My daughter never woke up during the night so stillg etting used to this.

Sabrina - posted on 06/11/2010

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Jennifer Lott thanx for the suggestions, my sons sleeping pattern is exactly like ur son , like u said try to keep him up , only two naps i will try that , thats what i did today , he already woke up once lol.... im also thinking if he just wants me to hold him and rock him back to sleep he dint even take a bottle .

Theresa - posted on 06/11/2010

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Hi I have an 8 month old soon to be 9 months , she is about the same as your baby, but at night I give her ALMOND MILK not diluted OR CAMOMILE TEA HALF DILUTED WITH WATER ,if the formula is to heavy

Medic - posted on 06/11/2010

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Stop letting him take 3 naps a day. Neither of my kids ever took 3 naps only 2 and both slept threw the night from about 3 months on. My daughter is four months she goes to bed between 730 and 8 will sleep threw until 6ish drink a 6 oz bottle and go right back to bed until about 9-930. She is then up until about 12ish and goes back to sleep until 330-4ish and is up until her bed time. Now my son who is now almost 4 was on a totally different schedule he woke up about 630 was up until 930-10 then slept until 1130 got up ate lunch and napped from 2-5ish and went to bed at 8. So it kind of depends on your kids. I would not dilute his formula because that can cause water drunkness. Other than that he really may just not be ready to sleep threw the night.

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