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how can i get my son to sleep better

was sleeping through the night got his vaccinations a week ago didn't like them has settled during the day but now wakes for 1-2 hours during the night making noise and chattering and is not having proper daytime naps

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Asked by caroline225 at 12:52 AM on Jul. 8, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Uhh shots are the worst! trying giving him rice with his bottle a feeding before his last feeding of the night. For the daytime try to work out a schudeal like playing and eating and then haveing a time to lay him down even if he isn't asleep so he knows its settale down time and he might eveetually take a day time nap... it works with my 4 month old and she sleeps fom 1 to 2:30 3, and gose to bed at 8:30 and wakes at 10 :)

    Answer by melodyann19 at 1:00 AM on Jul. 8, 2008

  • check with your pedi before putting rice cereal in the bottle...its a fairly controversial idea...rather than put it in the bottle make a "soup" of cereal and formula (or breast milk) and feed him with a spoon....we did that with our wee man at 3.5 months and while it didnt help him sleep through the night any better he did enjoy it!
    sleeping through the night for an infant is considered to be 5-6 hours and not all babies do even that....if he is waking and sitting in his crib chattering but not crying you might just let him chatter himself back to sleep...

    Answer by afeather at 8:38 AM on Jul. 8, 2008

  • I noticed that when my son was going through growth spurts or learning something new (rolling over, sitting up, crawling, etc) that he'd go from sleeping through the night to waking up again at least once. I would just let him play himself back to sleep unless of course he was crying.

    Answer by deeder79 at 10:17 AM on Jul. 8, 2008

  • Don't put rice cereal in the bottle. It's a myth that it helps babies to sleep better at night. Instead, give him a full feeding before bed as part of a regular bedtime routine. Your son is 3 months old and is probably in a growth spurt. Some babies come home from the hospital sleeping through the night and then begin to wake again for feedings when they hit developmental milestones or growth spurts. If he takes a pacifier, you could teach him how to put it in himself. At 3 months, though, I would bet that he still needs to eat once or twice per night. For naps, follow a naptime routine, darken the room, put on a fresh diaper, and give him a snack before sleeping.

    Answer by jacobsmom707 at 12:52 PM on Jul. 8, 2008

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