My son has always woken up during the night. The older he has gotten the less often he wakes up, but for the last 4 months he has woken up at 2 or 3 am, ate 2-3 oz and crashed back out. I don't really think this awakening is due to him being hungry. I hear of all these other babies his age and younger that sleep all night with no waking up. In the late afternoon (7ish)I put off feeding him until he is just starving and then feed him baby food along with cereal to be an extra filler and he eats 4-5 oz of formula. He crashes out around 8:30 - 9pm. I feel like he should atleast make it to 6:30 without waking up. Any advice for getting him to sleep longer? I have a monitor that i usually keep on and i feel bad when its 3am and he wakes up crying and i turn it off to let him cry it out. He has been falling back to sleep after a few minutes of crying, and hasn't put himself in any bad sleeping position when he does give it up. But i feel like a bad mom and scared something is going to happen (get a limb stuck between the slats, etc)if i don't get up to check on him. Advice?
on Apr. 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM