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Sleeping all night.....

Ok.... i have a 7 month old little boy.... and he apparently doesnt believe in sleeping. He wont much long then 30-45 mins two or three times through out the day... and wont sleep all night... not being a napper during the day doesnt bother me... but i've tried EVERYTHING for him to sleep all night.... he sleeps in his crib in his room..... I've tried bath before bed... he drinks a bottle before bed.... baby food... both with cereal in them... i even laid him down and let him cry himself asleep... i've let him lay there... hes cried for an hour and not fall back asleep...

For example.. last night... laid him down... cried himself to sleep.. fell asleep at 11... was up at 3... 6... and was awake at 8.....

Any other suggestions??

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Asked by AmberLou6785 at 8:49 PM on Mar. 20, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Two wake ups at night for a 7 month old isn't that unusual. If he is waking up hungry then more than likely his nutritional needs still require the frequent feedings, which is no big deal. If he is just waking for snuggles then you can sleep train him if you choose by either using a cry it out method or by gradually lessening the time you spend sothing him back to sleep. Most of the time, though, babies will only sleep through the night when ready to. GL!

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 8:52 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Have you tried white noise? like a noise machine or a fan? maybe outside noise is waking him up?

    Answer by vbruno at 8:54 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Is he waking up crying??? does he need to eat??? or he used to seep with you and he wants to sleep with you??? You know at this age, it is normal that they wake up but they usually they fall back to sleep. It seems that the baby still doesn't know how to put himself to sleep??? But if you want to try anything, stick to it for 2-3 weeks . Good luck

    Answer by diet7up at 8:57 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • yeah when he went from his pack n play in my room to his room i put a fan in his room... since i run one in my room... thinking it would be a noise hes use to.... and for eating... he still eats every 3 hours... all day..... either a bottle of formula with cereal in it... or a jar of baby food....

    Comment by AmberLou6785 (original poster) at 8:58 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • im starting to think sometimes its just he dont know how to put himself back to sleep.. cause he can drink like 2 ounces of a bottle and hes back asleep.... i've tried letting him cry it out... and i never go get him until hes really upset..... (if that makes sense) but he will lay there and lay there until i do... hes not use to sleeping actually with me... and his pack n play wasnt right beside my bed... it was on the other side of the room...... wishing he was just more like me.... i sleep all night at 3 weeks old.... lol

    Comment by AmberLou6785 (original poster) at 9:01 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Babies sleep through the night when they are ready to, not when parents want them to.

    Try co-sleeping!

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:16 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Even if he was in a p&p in your room, chances are the "white noise" that he's used to is YOU and your breathing. Did he sleep all night before the move? If so, try moving him back to your room, then gradually move the p&p a little at a time (in the hall, a little further down, etc.) over the course of several days to get him used to not hearing you. Good luck! PS-If he wasn't sleeping all night before, then maybe he's not ready yet. My son didn't sleep ALL the way thru the night until he was over 2 years old.

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 8:31 AM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • He's very normal. Sleeping all night is not common.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:35 AM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Music or lullibies??

    Answer by Ambie0526 at 1:21 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

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