No sleep!

Chantal - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My 7 month old has been waking up during the night crying and moaning. This happens at least 10 times a night. How can i get him to sleep through or at least sleep enough so i can get some sleep? He is teething so maybe it will pass?

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Lorraine - posted on 09/23/2009

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I would maybe say that right before bed try to give him something like orajel right before bed. Just try to make a routine. Give him a teething ring, feed him, maybe even give him a massage to calm him down and then right before give the little one something like orajel. Or there is also some tablets that dissolve as soon as they touch the gums. So hopefully if you do something like this, it will last at least half way through the night.

Stephanie - posted on 09/23/2009

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When my two babies would get up during the night I would calm them and if they were crying from teething pain I would give them tylenol and put oragel on their gums and put them back down. If you go in there EVERY time they cry they will make a habit of getting up because they know that they will get you every time. My pediatrician said once they get around the 1 year mark they cry normally for social reasons and just want to be with you. Don't forget to ask your pediatrician for their advice on this. They might suggest a rice formula or something to keep them fuller longer. Good luck

Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2009

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When my son turned 6 months old I started letting him cry it out. If he became hysterical then I would go in there and check the normal things.....diapers, room temp. etc, If all was good I would rub his back cover him up and go back to my room(which of course pissed him off, but I never said anything cause it will make it worse). After about 3 hard nights he stopped waking all together. Be the one in charge now and you will thank yourself later

Melissa - posted on 09/23/2009

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I was just coming on to post the same question! The only difference is my baby is 9 months old and but she doesn't seem to be teething right now. I don't have much advice obviously, but just so you know I feel your pain and I hope others advice helps me too. The one thing I thik is that she is really tired and is still just trying to learn how to get herself back to sleep.

Ruth - posted on 09/23/2009

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The fussiness from teething will pass in about a week. A little bit of baby tylenol before they go to bed, and maybe a little bit more in the middle of the night (just make sure it's been at least 6 hours) can help.

I usually don't go and get my daughter until I can tell by the crying that she means it, and isn't going to settle back down on her own--in part because I'm exhausted, and don't want to get up, and in part because it's part of her learning to soothe herself to sleep. So if she's just grumbling and whining, I won't get up (unless she's been doing it for several minutes, and I can't get to sleep).

Amanda - posted on 09/23/2009

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use a binki...don't pick him up unless he is realy crying. just cover him up and pop in a binki it will sooth his gums. he may sleep longer

Megan - posted on 09/23/2009

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if he sleeps in his own room and it's consistently just moaning and not full out waking up and crying, don't jump up at every peep. my 3 year old son still does that from time to time, and i had to stop gettin up to walk to his room, only to find that he grunted and fell back asleep. you need sleep just as bad as he does, especially if you're a stay at home mommy and you're going to be with him all day. otherwise, nap when he naps throughout the day, so that you aren't so drained if u get up with him several times a night.

Crystall - posted on 09/22/2009

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there are Qtips with numbing gels in them that lat for a good 30 mins, and since under one i dont reccommend milk, but a WARM bottle of formula or breast milk should do the trick. the gel will take away the pain long enough to drink the formula and fall asleep

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