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How to get our baby to stop waking up for a pacifier 3 to 10 times per night so that we can get some sleep?

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Svetlana98usa

Asked by Svetlana98usa at 10:26 PM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Get a mam paci strap so they can get it back in themselves.
    http://www.diapers.com/product/productdetail.aspx?productid=48805&site=CI&cm_mmc=cse-_-googlebase-_-health%20&%20safety%7Cpacifiers%7Cpacifiers-_-MAM-059&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=MAM-059
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 10:28 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • throw away the pacifiers. seriously....i had one that liked the pacifier and he would do that. i got so sick of putting it back into his mouth i just threw them all away (he was 6mo). he slept better immediately...fussed for only like one minitue before he went back to sleep and then slept all night long. i was wondering why i didn't just do that sooner lmao
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:29 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • not a good idea ^ they can get that thing all wrapped around their little heads...my ds just grabs his, i keep more than one in the bedroom so i don't have to search for one in the dark
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Our son is 7 1/2-months old.
    Svetlana98usa

    Comment by Svetlana98usa (original poster) at 10:31 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • quit putting him to bed with it
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:32 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • If you're trying to pacify hunger with an empty nipple, you'll find your baby waking a lot more often than 'normal' --but normal is pretty often, from every 45 minutes to every 4 hours, depending on the child, the current rate of growth, teething, too much stress or not enough sleep during the day, etc. Babies have stomachs the same size as their fist, so it's hard to put 'enough' in for a night, the same way you would have difficulty eating enough for a week at one meal.

    Alternatively, you could direct the baby to her own hand to suck on, because that can't get lost in the sheets.
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 10:33 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

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