Is it too early to sleep train a 2.5 month old on formula?


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Michelle - posted on 08/21/2014




Yes it's too early. Babies wake up during the night because they are hungry and need to be fed. Until they are around 6-12 months and they cut out a night time sleep then you should "sleep train". Let your baby be a baby and deal with the lack of sleep. We have all done it and have survived.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/20/2014




Baby needs to be fed on demand. Force feeding more 'to help them sleep' will usually result in an awesome puke fest, rather than more sleep.

Most babies will settle into a sleep routine early, but it may not feel like a routine to you, because you're used to a longer stretch of sleep. If baby is sleeping more than two hours at a stretch right now, they're doing great. Most babies will only sleep a max of 4-6 at a time when they start 'sleeping through'.

I'm not a fan of sleep training, but I have read that you shouldn't attempt it prior to 6 months.

Dove - posted on 08/20/2014




I don't really know about formula feeding ounces or intervals cuz I breastfed, but... just feed her when she's hungry. You and her are both still new at this, so you can figure it out together what works best for BOTH of you.

Jennifer - posted on 08/19/2014




I was told by the pediatrician to feed my baby more to have her sleep longer. Also dr Harvey karp talks about feeding the baby less milk but more frequently during the day to keep them more awake so they sleep better at night. Any thoughts?

Dove - posted on 08/18/2014




Yes. In my opinion sleep training is completely unnecessary, but it certainly shouldn't be done under a year anyway.

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