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baby sleeping?

my daughter will be 4 months old on the 20th she has slept through the night since we were in the hospital. just this week she has gotten to where she wakes up like 3-4 times a night i can give her the pacifier and she goes right back to sleep but not for very long. when this dont work i try to feed her and she don't want to eat. My mom told me to start giving her cereal so I have tried that but it doesn't really seem to be working. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Asked by Alyson_Torres09 at 2:11 PM on Jul. 14, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Get her into a set routine if she isn't already.

    Answer by HuskerMommy08 at 2:13 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Could she be teething?

    Answer by JamieLK at 2:15 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Just bring her into your bed. She should cuddle and fall back asleep. oor maybe its a diaper issue? Is she wet when she wakes up?

    Answer by JacyB at 2:15 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Five hours is considered a sleep through. The VAST majority of babies wake every 3-4 hours on average for needed feeds and/or peeing. They wake more during growth spurts, teething, and new milestones. In the first year, sleep patterns change a lot and a baby may sleep a long stretch one week during a growth spurt and the next wake frequently. All normal. Sleep patterns don't really settle into a more mature pattern until age three or four. Some babies sleep a lot in the first half of the year, but end up waking more later. There is nothing "bad" about a baby that doesn't sleep long stretches of more than four to six hours...they aren't bad sleepers as some say. They are quite normal. It's actually we adults who have forgotten how to sleep effectively because we watch the clock too much.

    We breastfeed and co-sleep with a side-carred crib for additional room so its easy to feed / change/potty return to sleep.

    Answer by amileegirl at 2:18 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • I have her on a routine but we had to go to San Antonio for a week like a month ago and thats when she kind of got to where she wasnt really eating. She's not wet when she wakes up i put her to bed about 9 and she wakes up in the morning dry so im really not sure whats going on with her. Is it possible that shes teething at 4months?

    Comment by Alyson_Torres09 (original poster) at 2:19 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Stop the cereal. It isconstipating, creates gas, and can't be digested. It takes up space and the baby takes in fewer calories that are needed for growing.

    Answer by amileegirl at 2:20 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • man my son is 21mo and still wakes up atleast once sometimes he wakes up 6 times a night its insane idk what to do eaither he is in a really good routine and eats real good i guess he is just a pain lol good luck

    Answer by lolapop13 at 2:28 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • she's not constipated. actually before i started giving her cereal she was only pooping like once every 7 days but the doctor told me that was normal for breastfed babies. now that i started giving her the cereal shes is pooping every day and shes not as gassy as she used to be.

    Comment by Alyson_Torres09 (original poster) at 2:30 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • she's pooping everyday because it comes out the same a it went in. it's taking up space that milk should fill. if you are breastfeeding the extra iron in the cereal also interferes with iron absorption from the breastmilk. you may begin to see a problem with constipation after a while, just giving you the heads up.

    Answer by amileegirl at 2:40 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • is she creating 6-8 wet diapers a day?

    Answer by amileegirl at 2:40 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

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