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I cant get my lil man to sleep!

My son is 8 months old. He wont sleep through the night we have tried everything. I just dont know what to do. we have tried feeding him cereal before bed, giving him a calming bath. we have tried the CIO but he crys for hours. the only way to get him to stop is pick him up or give him his bottle. he will get up every three hours at night to eat. he cant be that hungry he eats 3 solid meals a day a bottle after each meal and two or three in between. im just at such a loss here. and im the only one that gets up with my son at night cz my husband gos to work really early and needs sleep. please help....thanks!

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Mrs.Bush

Asked by Mrs.Bush at 1:36 PM on Jun. 25, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I'm dealing with this with my almost 4 mos. old. I"m starting to get the feeling she's waking out of habit more than anything else, since she doesn't eat very much at all when she wakes. I don't know what to do either. CIO? Sometimes my DH goes in and pats her and she falls right back to sleep, other times she really is hungry. I think some kids are just bad sleepers. I'd be interested to know if anyone has a solution!
    danielp

    Answer by danielp at 1:56 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Co-sleeping! Babes are not "built" to be separated from their moms so soon. Once I figured out how to nurse laying down I got a lot more sleep with my first babe (a "bad sleeper"). With my second I started out co-sleeping with a nursing nest and only woke up once a night for the first two months. You will run into growth/development spurts that will interrupt sleep from time to time.

    Dr. Sears on Co-sleeping http://www.askdrsears.com/splash-newsletter-specialoffer_A.asp

    "Why We Never Ask 'Is It Safe for Infants to Sleep Alone?'" http://www.nd.edu/~jmckenn1/lab/articles/A.pdf

    "Infant-Parent Co-sleeping in an Evolutionary Perspective." http://www.nd.edu/~jmckenn1/lab/articles/B.pdf

    "Maternal Sleep and Arousals During Bedsharing with Infants." http://www.nd.edu/~jmckenn1/lab/articles/C.pdf
    happytexasCM

    Answer by happytexasCM at 2:12 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • My 14 month old still doesn't sleep through the night, which was a huge culture shock for me because my middle child slept through the night from the beginning. I don't use any method to get her to sleep through the night because she is still really young and she still needs me, I am exhuasted because I work full time but I know when she is ready she will sleep through the night.
    Ashley53

    Answer by Ashley53 at 2:26 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • thanks guys :)
    Mrs.Bush

    Answer by Mrs.Bush at 10:16 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

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