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I'm trying to be patient but I feel like I'm falling apart physically and emotionally

my now 7 month old son has never slept though the night he's always woke 4-5xs a night even to this day he still does and he fights naps as well. His pedi says he has no health problems and he's ebf. What ccan I do? He wakes every 1.5-2 hrs each night. I keep a routine and have even tried putting him to bed later.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My daughter was never a great sleeper as a baby. She didn't sleep through the night until she was 18 months old. Sleeping for long stretches is a developmental thing, mama. It will happen when he's ready.
    asaffell

    Answer by asaffell at 11:05 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Is he waking up because he is hungry? Have you tried to start him on solids yet or are you waiting? Does he sleep in his own bed?
    momtomicahj

    Answer by momtomicahj at 11:08 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • yea he eats solids, he's in his own crib. We used to co sleep till he was about 4 months but even when we co slept he was waking a lot.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • no, he's not waking hungry cause my husband can hold him to sleep, I think he's maybe lonley??
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Some kids feel like they're missing stuff while they're sleeping, especially @ nap times. Cosleeping may help w/ this. Does he have a stuffed animal yet that's a favorite? Try dressing it in an unwashed tee shirt of yours & put it to bed w/ him. The cuddle & smell may help. Feed him right before bed & don't feed him when he wakes up during the night-becomes a routine. Wear him out right before bed w/ lots of physical play. Sorry he's not sleeping mamma, I know, been there. Hold on & make sure you let hubby take over sometimes so you can nap!
    Nyx7

    Answer by Nyx7 at 11:31 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • He might not be warm enough? Our son would wake and not be hungry and if we held him he would go back to sleep. I figured he might not be warm enough so decided to try pj's and a sleep sack, socks on his hands and a hat and now he sleeps 6-8 hrs when he used to wake every 2-3 hrs.
    val576

    Answer by val576 at 12:54 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Have you tried letting him sleep with you guys? I didn't want that to happen but I wanted sleep more...and it worked. Then when she was 11 months old we let her CIO. Now she's been sleeping through the night ever since.
    Kaitlyn0816

    Answer by Kaitlyn0816 at 12:53 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I just saw that u Tried co sleeping...sorry.
    Kaitlyn0816

    Answer by Kaitlyn0816 at 12:55 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Read Babywise, it's hard to do but you'll have a great sleeper when you're done.
    wanttoadopt0707

    Answer by wanttoadopt0707 at 5:51 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

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