My son's sleeping habit's

Desiree - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 10 mouth's old and he dosen't sleep thourth the night. He gose's to sleep at 10;30 and I make sure to breastfeed him till his full. Then he wake's up at 1 am, 4 am, then 7 am for the day and take's a nap at 10;30 for an hour and then one at 4 for an hour. Should I just let him take an hour nap? Or dose he wake up like that because sometime's he gose's to sleep wheil breastfeeding? Help please everyone tell's me that he should be sleeping all night.

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Your son should be getting more food than breast milk at this point. also when he goes to sleep and wakes up how do you get him to go back to sleep? if you are feeding him then that right there is the problem. I had a similar issue with my daughter tough formula feed she would wake up 3 times a night for a bottle. when i asked the doc about it he said she only knows how to go back to sleep with a bottle and full full belly. he said to stop giving her bottles during the night and if i wanted to be tough then stop going into the room at night at all let her cry herself back to sleep and then they will learn to fall to sleep on thier own. i did the tough love act didnt go in when she wailed for about 45 min and well after about a week she sleep so much better and as a result is much happier throughout the day. he has a habit and you have to break him of it or it will never stop

Sherrie - posted on 10/16/2009

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What is his feeding routine through the day? Is he used to being fed every 3-4 hours? Maybe you should try feeding him a little bit of rice cereal (either in a bottle with your breastmilk or sjust cereal in a bowl, before yoor during his last breastfeeding for the evening). Do you keep his room dark? I find for my daughter she has always had a dark room so this helps her sleep better at night. I keep an ornamental light (like a low night light) on her shelf in her room that is turned off. But, if she were to wake up, I could turn it on and it wouldn't be that bright in her room. My daughter is 18 months old and has always had a bedtime of 10:30-11:00pm, I think his bedtime is fine. She too would take the 2 naps during the day, until she turned about 11 months old. You might want to try only one nap during the day. My daughter now normally takes an hour and a half nap. My daughter started sleeping through the night when she was 2 months old. Then she started having problems falling to sleep and she would be crying and we had problems soothing her. We found out she had a milk protien allergy/ Colhic. Switched her formula she was fine again sleeping through the night. Then around 6 months of age, she had problems sleeping through the night. So I would add some rice cereal to her last evening bottle, and that worked for her. She started sleeping through the night again. I hope these tips help you and your son.

September - posted on 10/16/2009

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Not all 10 month old babies sleep through the night. Our son will be 1 on the 26th and he still tosses and turns sometimes waking up at night. It's common! Babies and toddlers sleeping habbits are known to vary and change until about 2 years of age. Also not all babies are the same. Some a wonderful sleepers, some are ok sleepers and some are horrible sleepers. Have you tried feeding him some oat meal or grains before bed? Sometimes it helps to put babies to sleep with a full belly. I know that you mentioned that you nurse before he goes to bed but that he falls asleep while nursing so maybe his belly is not getting full enough. Plus breastmilk digest faster then formula so that might also have something to do with it. I no longer breastfeed but when I did our son would wake up at least 3 times a night to nurse. Hang in there! They don't stay little forever so try to enjoy as much as possible :) Good luck to you!

Christy - posted on 10/15/2009

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Also the naps during the day sound fine to me. I would also try to put him to bed a lot sooner.....mine both nap a total of 3 hours during the day, then sleep about 10 hrs at night (NOW, it wasn't always this way as far as the night time sleeping goes). They are in bed by 8pm. Maybe yours is so tired at 10:30 he can't get to sleep like he should?

Christy - posted on 10/15/2009

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HA! Not to bash anyone here, but NEITHER of my kids slept thru the night til they were 12 months. Have you thought about supplementing your breastmilk with formula, mixed with a little rice? It lasts longer that way. My kids are now 14 months and 28 months so I feel you.

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