My 8mo. old daughter still does not sleep through the night. I'v been back to work since she was 3 mo. old and I'm exahusted! She has always woken up to eat during the night. Up until just a couple of months agao I was still breast feeding and sleeping next to her. Now she's in her own room and I give her water now, in hopes that that will turn her off to the idea of eatting during the night- no luck yet. Does anyone have any advice?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Dec. 31, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 12:41 PM on Dec. 31, 2008
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 12:42 PM on Dec. 31, 2008
She probably misses your warmth at night alone in her crib but she'll get over it. Water, while temporarily filling, goes through your system very quickly and then you have the issueof an overly wet diaper. Do you give her one last bottle/sippie of milk or formula before bedtime? This will stick with her longer than water and may keep her from waking because she's hungry or wet.
My best advice is stick with a routine, bottle/sippie right before bed, sleep in her own crib, and don't give in to crying (i.e. don't take her out of her crib and into your bed - this is teaching her that a few tears will get her what she wants.) She'll pick up that this is how it's going to be from now on and she'll adapt.
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