My girl is 7 month and is not sleeping thru the night pls help

Fabienne - posted on 03/25/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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and what did you do in the day i am looking for day rotines pls i need HELP HELP.

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Suzannah - posted on 03/27/2009

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A great book I used to help create a routine and encourage night sleeping is "The No Cry Sleep Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley and William Sears.

Holly - posted on 03/25/2009

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It is normal for a child that age to wake 1-2 times a night until age 1 and then 0-1 times from age 1-2 (check out "No Cry Sleep Solutions" book for more details). If she is waking more than that what are you doing to get her back to sleep. If rocking or nursing to sleep, every time she wakes up she is expecting that again...do what you feel comfortable with to break the habit

Myia - posted on 03/25/2009

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Quoting Fabienne:

My girl is 7 month and is not sleeping thru the night pls help

and what did you do in the day i am looking for day rotines pls i need HELP HELP.


my girls get up at 8:15 am, eat breakfast, something like hot cereal or oatmeal. no tv unless it's NOGGIN but for only half an hour. playtime in the living room, tummy time, blocks, reading, and most importantly, alone playtime. thats time for you to do dishes, laundry, etc. As long as you can see her. put on some music so time flies alitlle faster and you are amused too. Then time for lunch around 12:15. By 1 everyone is ready for a nap, including you. 4 everone gets up, and it's snack time, just a small snack. and we can relax watch alittle NOGGIN again or the news, 6:30 is dinner, playtime for a while, bath time and then bed time. makes the day kinda boring but thats what we do. now that my kids are 4 and 2 we've started changing things up alittle and i feel more confident in my abilities as a mom, but for a long time, routine was my priority. I always made sure lunch, naptime, dinner and bed time didn't really change much, so atleast i knew where the wiggle room was.

J - posted on 03/25/2009

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When you say she is not sleeping through the night, how frequently does she wake?  For how long is she awake? Is she nursing when she wakes?  



As for day routines, you can try waking and taking naps at the same times, as well as snacks and mealtimes. 



To get her to sleep more, maybe she cold have longer playtimes/times of active play.  If you don't already, yo could also have a regular bedtime activity--bath, books, quiet relaxing music...kind of look at what works with your family.

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