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waking at night

my 5 and half month old still wakes up at night to eat but i dont think hes really hungry it seems to be more of a routine issue then anything almost like he doesnt know how to sooth himself back to sleep. Hes not eating the whole bottle when i make it thats why i think hes not really waking to feed. I dont believe in CIO so what other things can i try to get him to sleep all night.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Sep. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would go in and check on him and then put him back to bed. CIO isn't mean it just teaches them that they have to fall back asleep on their own. You should check on him every 5-10 min if he is crying or you can get yourself into a terrible habit of holding him until he is asleep.

    Answer by coala at 4:17 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • It's normal for babies to need to eat at night.

    Answer by Gailll at 4:18 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • BUMP!! but also give him a bath at night right before bed, so hes relaxd and maybe its worht a shot to CIO mama..

    Answer by ArlieBeeMee at 4:18 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • CIO is mean its wrong it doesnt teach them that they need to go back to sleep it teaches them you dont care and your not going to comfort them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • I don't agree. i think CIO is ok when you check on them. they need know you are there and will learn to go back to sleep and that they can't do whatever they want. they work on your schedule and will learn that if they cry you will come get them and baby them and pamper them and they will do it whenever they want.
    now having said that i think at 5 months old the baby may be a little young to CIO. They aren't quit understanding things like when you leave you can come back and that you aren't gone or disappeared forever. at five months they still need your comfort and love and to know you are there. my baby is 11 months and she wakes up at 11 sometimes and i go in and give her a hug and say its time for bed and i lay her down and say night night. She is fine and when i leave she cries but only does it for a little bit and then goes to sleep. she also understands bye and hi and all gone so i know she is learning andunderstandin

    Answer by myegoisprego at 5:54 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • also i think everybody has their own opinion and parenting skills. If your opinion is different then it is. doesn't make anybody else dumb or wrong. im my opinion if you go for their every beck and call as they are older you are going to have a spoiled brat and your not going to get any sleep and be running all the time.

    Answer by myegoisprego at 6:02 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

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