my son doesn't sleep much how shd i put him to sleep....

Chitra - posted on 05/15/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my son is 6 months. he takes short 15 mins naps through out the day. at nite also he doesnot sleep properly. wakes up in between .

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Bethany - posted on 05/16/2010

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mate, that is properly. The books suggest around 70% of kids under 2 wake through the night at least once if not more. I figure if 70% of a population is doing something, it's not a problem, it's a norm.



As for day sleeps, (and night sleeps) I'd say routine, routine, routine.



We have "close the curtain, turn on the fan, turn on your music, nigh-nee-nigh, sh sh sh , etc" eversince birth pretty much. Watch for tired signs like lack of concentration, avoiding eye contact, short attention span, clumsyness and jump on it.



I wouldn't suggest limiting day naps in the hope of a sleepy baby at night. You'll have an overtired baby at night, who will be edgy and harder to settle. Sleep begets sleep. That said, I don't like Charlotte to nap after about 4pm or she'll be up later at night. She would go about 2 hrs between waking in the morning and her first nap, then about 3 hrs from waking from that nap to the next nap...ish.

Iliana - posted on 05/15/2010

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My son is 7 now and he still wakes up in the middle of the night. He has always been restless. As a baby he never slept through the night like my daughter did. I'm not sure how many naps you're letting him have during the day but maybe limit them so he is more tired at night and will fall asleep. What time does he go to bed at? Sometimes that makes a difference. My son's rhythm doesn't allow for his body to fall asleep at the same time my daughter's does so will toss and turn and fall asleep usually about an hour later than she does. My son likes a back rub and it's particularly helpful when he has been restless. Try giving your son warm baths with lavender scent at night before bedtime. Try to make your night time routine as quiet and peaceful as possible. Maybe play classical music. Sing him a lullaby...twinkle twinkle little star always did the trick for when my daughter was little. The waking up at night is very common in babies. He might be two before you see him settle down completely in the middle of the night. Some kids as just like that. Don't expect too much from him as a baby. Instead try to figure out what works for him. My friend just had a baby. She's two months old and she' s already worried about her baby not sleeping longer and other mom's make feel worse because they are constantly talking about how their babies are sleeping through the night. Don't be discouraged. Just try to help him soothe.

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