7 week old baby sleeps inconsistently all night !!!?
So…I’m aware that my baby will be sleeping inconsistently at this age. But he seems to be consistently, inconsistent ! He has his usual bedtime routine of a bath, swaddle, then feeding at around 8p and he nods off to sleep at 830p. He will sleep for 4-5 hours after this first night feeding, but after that…he begins to wake up every 1 1/2 hours to eat. He usually goes 4 hours during the day between feedings and he’s eating 4oz or a bit more. During the first night feeding (after his bath) he will eat 4oz, but at those other feedings he will usually eat a lot less and not finish his bottle no matter how much we try to wake him up to finish. It’s as if he just wants to top off his meal from the 8p feeding and snack the rest of the night. Any advice or help would be so awesome !!
Every baby is different but i did a bottle bath bottle bed routine and my son slept through after a couple of weeks. 5oz then bath then 9oz then bed. He used to polish both bottles off now he is on food and has food bath 7oz then bed and sleeps 7.30/8pm till half 6 in the morning he is now 19 weeks and has slept through for 2 months – still the odd night hie may get up once . Just bear with him stick with your routine and baby will work to it soon enough. If he is drinking the whole bottle before bed up it an oz and so on get him topped up. Or you could do a dream feed before you go to bed ( there is a nack to it and cam didnt take to it but i no many babies do) xx
when do babies learn to sleep thru the night?
The only way my son will sleep thru the night is if he is in bed with me and my husband, How do i get him to sleep thru the night in his own bed?
My son has slept through the night since he’s been born. The nurse brought him in from the nursery in the morning and said “your baby slept through the night!” and i was so excited!
All babies are different as i know we all say a million times here lol
but really, it’s different for every person. I was talking to someone about it yesterday and they said their youngest child didn’t sleep through the night until they were about 5!
How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?
My baby boy is 10 months old. During the day he has two naps. One in the morning, which is about 2 hours long, and one in the afternoon, which is about half an hour to an hour long. He is very active during the day when awake. In the evenings we have the routine of taking a nice long bath, which he loves, and after that he’ll have his bottle and go to sleep. During the night he usually has tea by his side. He sleeps well until about 1am in the morning, sometimes even 10pm at night, and then he starts becoming very restless. He’ll start crying, and toss and turn, all while he’s eyes are closed. He will sleep for another 15 minutes and start the same thing again. This causes us as parents to be awake every 15 minutes trying to get him to calm down. Can it be that he is hyperactive? What can we do to make him sleep through the night?
Firstly, babies have a tendency to wake up and most of the time there isn’t a lot we can do about it accept for ride it out and nudge in the right direction.
The advice from the previous poster about keeping things very calm, quiet and darkened when you get up to him through the night is very good advice it works a treat. Only very dull lights just enough for a nappy change if needed, and don’t talk any louder then a whisper or quiet shushes.
If there is a chance he is hungry just give him some formula through the night or water, nothing else.
You can’t really make a baby sleep through but you can do the above things to help encourage them to be calm and quiet through the night. Also make sure he gets enough sleep through the day, as much as he needs (his nap times sound fine!) an over-tired baby will also have a lot of trouble sleeping at night.
How do you get your baby to sleep through the night?
I have a 14 month old and his pediatrician suggested that my baby shouldn’t need a bottle during the night and is only allow 16 oz of milk in the 24hr period. So For the past 2 nights, I let my baby drink 8oz of milk to fall asleep with. Once he fall asleep, I take the bottle away. He would get up couple hours later during the night and start crying. It hurts me to see him cry like that. The first night was so bad because he started crying at 2am and didn’t stop until almost 4am. Last night was a bit better. He woke up twice but only cried for 10 or 15 minutes then fell back asleep. Is this the right way to get my baby off the bottle during the night and to sleep through the night?
Yes- your doing just fine.
I didn’t use bottles, so mine went to sleep without them but it only takes 2-4 nights and they will sleep through. It is very hard to listen to them crying but it is so much healthier for them in the long run if they get a full night sleep. Healthier for you too!
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