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my 2 month old little girl will not sleep through the night...i will walk her, play music, and even put her in the bed with us and nothing will work....what do i do??
I cant tell you much except to hang in there i have a 5 1/2 month old girl and she still wont sleep throught the night. It is a little ( ok sometimes alot ) frustrating. One thing that i can suggest is set up and stick to a bed time routine. Like my little ones routine is at 7:30 that evening i will give her a bath give her a good bedtime baby body lotion and she usually goes to sleep every night at 8:30 wakes up again at around 9:00 to 9:30 takes a bottle then goes to back to sleep and wakes up again at around 1:00 and again at around 4 or 5 and may or may not go back to sleep. But if you make her a predictable bedtime routine it might make it easier to get her into the bedtime mood it may not let her sleep all night but it might make her night time wakinings a little more predictable and therefore a little easier on you. Just hang in there it will eventually get better for the both of us.
My three and half month old isn't sleeping through the night either. We keep to a bedtime routine of 8pm pgs and bath. By 9pm he may be ready for a bottle. Then he will sleep until 12 or 1. If he wakes up earlier, depending on how much he ate, we can get him back to sleep without a bottle. However by 1am he is wanting to eat. He will then sleep until 4 or 5. Then we feed him and he may or may not go back to sleep, but if he is awake he is always back down by 7am for a two or three hour nap.
If your 2 month old is bottle fed, try giving her maybe one more ounce of milk. My 3 month old didn't sleep through the night until I started giving him a bigger bottle before bedtime. Don't get discouraged, she will sleep through the night eventually! I promise! You can also try giving her a warm bath right before bed time. I don't know about your daughter but my son LOVES his baths and normally sleeps like a rock afterward.
SHE MAY NOT BE GETTING ENOUGH FROM HER FORMULA FEED A LITTLE EXTRA AT BED TIME
It may help to be sure she's going down sleepy but awake. If she's rocked to sleep, or falls asleep while nursing/drinking from a bottle, she may create an association, so when she wakes in the middle of the night, she doesn't know how to fall back asleep by herself, with the rockig/feeding, etc. You could try some soothing white noise in her room--we use air purifiers in the kids' rooms.
Babies sleep through the night at different times. My pediatrician said that some of it has to do with their weight, that they need that extra feeding during the night until they reach a certain weight, and that some of it just has to do with the baby themselves. My daughter starting sleeping through the night regularly at around 3/4 months.
I know it's frustrating but remember that your's will sleep through the night when she's ready. Heck, one father I know has an 18mo daughter that STILL refuses to sleep through the night!
Everyone has such good advice. But I don't think any of it makes a difference. I think when they are ready, they will. I hear about other children still not sleeping through the night even over a year old. My heart goes out to those women! My twins are 4 1/2 months old. They usually fall asleep around 7:30-8:00 after a bath and a bottle. They definetly wake up once for a feeding and then fall back asleep for awhile and were up around 7am and they take little cat naps throughout the day. I know its hard to keep a baby that age awake, but try stimulating her with toys or something close to bath time so shes really tired after her bath. I tried giving baths in the morning and at night. I find they get used to having a schedule when you do it at night along with a bottle. They pass right out usually.
Just relax, she's only 2 months still. That's pretty young to be sleeping through the night. My son is 11 months and still waking more than once at night. He also wakes during his naps and has to be put back to sleep. She'll do it in her own time, but just know that you will survive.
A 2 month old is physically unable to sleep through the night without waking up for feeding. By 6 months babies are typically ready to go 8 hours without food. Read "Solve your child's sleep probelms" by Ferber. Not so much for how to get your child to sleep, but there's a lot in there about how babie's sleep patterns develop over the first few years.
You can't rush this one unfortunatley, baby will sleep throught the night when they are ready. I know it's exhausting and frustrating. Hang in there
does she want to eat? my DD was ahving troube and I went to LC and found she was starving still. GO GET Happiest Baby on the Block and watch it, it will get you some much needed help. she still should be getting up once at least in the night, but go back to sleep.
My baby didn't start sleeping through the night until he was 3.5 - 4 months old. I don't know how much your baby weighs but I read something about a baby having to be about 12 or 13 lbs before they are able to sleep all night and that's just about how much my lo weighed when he started sleeping all night. Hang in there!
Talk to your doctor about changing her formula. I have 3 children all of which had colic and the doctor put them on Alimentum and they did much better.
The "bedtime routine"worked for us. My son started sleeping through the night at 3 months. He bathes at 830pm every night (he loves playing in the tub which I think wears him out a little :) ) then I give feed him a bottle and he is out by 9pm. But I do all this in a calming environment..no t.v. or commotion to stir him up..you don't want him to think it is playtime. I did this every night even if we were out of town or had visitors and it worked for us. Oh yeah..and I also use the nighttime baby lotion. This also gives you a set time apart for you and your spouse after the baby is asleep. But, again I think every baby is different so I hope this helps!
Our baby girl is 7 wks old. We give her a bath around 9ish and we keep her up until it is time to eat around 11. She then sleeps until 4 or 5 gets up to eat and goes back to sleep. Everyone wants us to start her on cereal but I'm pretty dead set against that right now. Good luck everyone!!!
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