bub is waking every hour

Christine - posted on 08/12/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Lately bub has started to wake up every hour (there abouts) from 11pm at night until I give him his first milk feed of the day around 4:30-5:30am. He has 4x200ml milk feeds during the day and 3 feeds of solids (pureed veggies, stewed fruit, custard etc). a milk feed before going to bed around 7:30pm with a clean nappy and his pacifier. He's in a Bonds jump suit and a sleeping bag so I don't think he's getting cold... He is teething at the moment but hasn't really had any problems. Should I try giving him and extra milk feed around midnight? I always check to make sure he hasn't done a poo... I just don't know, how can I break this cycle, any suggestions?

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Christine - posted on 08/26/2009

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Thank you ladies for your help. I think we had a combination going on here, growth spurt, teething, and a bit of nasal conjestion. Bub was (is) having a feed of solids followed by his last bottle around 7-7:30pm. In the end I was putting Eukybear rub, running the vapouriser, bonjela on his gums and baby panadol. We had to do that two nights in a row and then he improved. Infact I managed to get a few sleep ins out of him. :)

Thanks again for your help and suppor ladies.

Cathralynn - posted on 08/13/2009

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I know some ppl try not to give their baby meds but if he's teething that can bug their sleep alot. My daughter can work it out during the day but at night I give her baby motrin. It lasts for six hours. If she wakes during teething periods its right at the time the meds wear off. If I know she's having a rough time I give it to her right before bed, make sure he has a full tummy cause motrin is a lil harder on their stomachs. But if I don't she normally wakes a couple hours after falling asleep. I rub a lil orajel on and if she calms instantly I know it was teeth and give motrin. Baby tylenol is good too and easier on the tummy, but only lasts 4 hrs. I wouldn't feed him if he has previously not been eating at night, that will only train him to eat at night. Also how old is he? My daughter went thru separation anxiety at night around 8mo. Tough times! Hope this helps.

Mel - posted on 08/13/2009

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have you tried rice cereal in the bottle, or high calorie formula for that last feed to get him to sleep longer? feeding solids just before bed? other then this and cry it out I have no suggestions im sorry without knowing the age of the baby it makes it hard.

Tamara - posted on 08/12/2009

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I'd just roll w/it. If he's hungry, FEED HIM. It doesn't matter if its the middle of the bloody night. You say he's teething. That can disturb sleep quite a bit. There's just not much you can do other than just tend to his needs and know that this, too, shall pass.

Emma - posted on 08/12/2009

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How old is your bub? my little girl has her last feed at about 10.00 n sleeps through to 7.00 before i feed her again Evan if she is asleep i wake her for a feed at 10.00 because this way i know she will sleep through maybe you could try this?

Erin - posted on 08/12/2009

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maybe he is to warm with both the jumpsuit and the sleeping bag? my daughter can't sleep if shes to cold or to warm

Michele - posted on 08/12/2009

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I would give him some rice,or oatmeal with his bottle and i bet he will sleep alot longer! If at all possible if you can keep him up until 9;30 then feed him the cereal and milk you should be set.

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