I have a 5 month old little boy who does not sleep well. On a good night he will get up every three hours to eat, it may take him 15-20 min to eat, go back to sleep and lay down. He will also wake up a 4 am and decide it is time to be up.
Latley his sleeping has gotten worse, he may take 45 min to eat, 30 min to go to sleep and get back up an hour and a half later wanting to eat again.
Does anyone have any tips or advice? I have the same bedtime routine, I have tried warming the bottle, I have tried rice/oatmeal, it seems that nothing works. What am I missing? I am ok if he doesn't sleep all night but if I could just get him to where he gets up twice a night I would be excited. I am a working mom also with a four year old and running on fumes.
Answer by DomoniqueWS at 3:43 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 3:44 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
You are doing a great job, and try not to get overwhelmed, babies react to how the parents feel. Continue to keep your routine consistent. You may need to ask your pediatrician if you should change the type of formula he is on, when my son was a baby he always cried and never slept. He was lactose intolerant. Sometimes there might be too much sugars in the rice or formula, this may also keep him awake? If your breast feeding, it might be the diet your on, it is important that your five month old get adequate nutrition.
Answer by Cyndi2Clean4U at 4:00 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
Answer by Sillylins at 4:12 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
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