So she is 5 months old and she goes to bed at 8 and then wakes up at 11pm, 1am, 3am, and then 4am, I try giving her a pacifier at 4 and she takes it and lies there for a while and makes a lot of noise in her room and won’t go to bed. I try giving her a bottle and she’ll take it and then still be wide awake. I try lying her with me or near me in a crib next to me and that definitely does not work. I’ve tried letting her cry to sleep after 4 but she cries for an hour and makes lots of noise and still is up at 5:30and won’t go back to bed. In the day time I try to get her to only take 2-3 naps which she does and I have a bed time routine. Bath, sit with her dad and me for a couple of minutes and read, then a bottle and a song. Then I lie her down in her crib with her pacifier and she sometimes cries for like5 minutes and goes to sleep. She usually is a happy baby, but she just wont sleep. What do I do?Answer Question
Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:16 AM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by yesmaam at 9:17 AM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by Momforhealth at 9:19 AM on May. 19, 2011
She sounds over tired to me. I had one just like this and eventually she became more and more grumpy and tense and not so nice to know as a result. I tried keeping her awake in the day (but boy i wanted to break while she napped!) but it didn't make any difference to the nights at all. I casually complained to a paed' nurse and she said "she's overtired. Try forcing her to sleep as much as possible during the day. Give her a 3 hour wake period and then put her down for the night. You'll see". It worked! The next day I drove her round and round and she slept loads. Then at night she slept right through!
Answer by quiescence at 9:29 AM on May. 19, 2011
I found with my other kids this worked like a dream The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
Pacifiers can cause problems too though and often 5 month olds will still need a night feed.
Pantley's book explains well why more sleep, effects of exercise and food, can distrupt a baby's sleep. Really reco' you buy the book. Good luck!
Answer by quiescence at 9:31 AM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by jaceyrayesmom at 9:32 AM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by Amy2079 at 12:20 PM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by siren77 at 10:47 AM on May. 24, 2011