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how do i get my daughter to start sleepin threw the night?

my 2 month old daughter will not sleep threw the night... she wakes up every two hours when sometimes shes not even hungry...

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iloveshealyn

Asked by iloveshealyn at 10:08 AM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • She is a bit young to be expected to sleep through the night. You might have a few more months before that happens.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:11 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • It is a little early to expect so much. When they wake up at this age it is because they have needs that have to be met. She needs to eat, get changed, or just cuddles and reassurrances from her parents (night time is scary!). Even once she starts to sleep through the night it won't be a constant thing it will come and go depending on the night. If she starts teething or having a growth spirt you can expect her to start waking up constantly also. My son is five months and where he used to sleep four or five hours at a time at night, now he only is sleeping two or three because I am pretty sure he's having a growth spirt and needs to eat more. Good luck!
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 10:30 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • It is a little early. She still really needs to eat that often and you really should tend to her needs at night. between 4 and 6 months, you can start weening her off food (slowly decreasing the amount each night) and then letter her cry it out. We did this at 6 months and it worked wonderful. Good luck!
    madzachmom

    Answer by madzachmom at 11:19 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • well, first it's important to remember that night's sleep for a baby that age is 5 hours.
    so, if she's going stretches that long then consider yourself lucky.
    at that age babies still need to eat through the night. it's completely normal for her to wake up.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 12:26 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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