My little lady is the toughest baby out there- and I have worked in several daycare centers and have 8 neices and nephews. I am almost to the end of my rop here and do not want to be woken up through out the night any longer. My baby will wake up mostly 2 times or more ffrom 7:30- 6 AM. she is then up for good and will take one nap during the day. I am losing my mind- probably because how exhausted I permenantly am. I also cannot nap with her because I also have a 4 year old running around. Help!
As mother to five my only advice is to give it time. My last little boy (4 now) was the same way. I swear I didn't get a full nights sleep until he was three. Just remember that it'll pass eventually. I'm sorry this isn't good advice. I do understand how tiring little ones can be.
Maybe some oatmeal before bed will fill her tummy. My son is 14 months and he wakes up sometimes but has pretty much slept through the night for awhile now. He only takes one short nap a day though, It does seem like he sleeps better when he is full and then has a bottle of warm milk after he eats.
let your baby sleep on her chest with face facing her mother everytime at night.
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What sleep strategies can I try?
The following tactics may help your baby to sleep better when she's as young as six weeks old. Try to be consistent, even at weekends.
Make daytime feeds social and lively, and night-time feeds quiet and calm. This will help your baby to set her body clock and learn the difference between day and night.
Give your baby the chance to fall asleep on her own from between six weeks and eight weeks. Put her down on her back when she's sleepy, but still awake. If you rock or feed your baby to sleep she may start to depend on it, rather than be used to settling herself. But it's up to you to decide what's best.
Set a bedtime routine. Keep it short and simple, such as a bath, a nappy change then into her pyjamas, and a story or song. You could also try massaging your baby. Finish the bedtime ritual in your baby's bedroom and make sure that her room is a pleasant place to be. This routine should last no longer than 45 minutes.
Give her a security object, such as a baby blanket or stuffed animal. Keep it near you for a while so it becomes mum-scented. If you are breastfeeding, you could try expressing some breastmilk onto a small piece of muslin. Babies have a strong sense of smell, and when she startles awake, the smell of you will calm her down.
Let your baby cry it out if she is four months or five months old.
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Try a few drops of Lavender oil on her pillow (must be the pure essential oil, not just lavender scented stuff). This is a natural sedative and harmless to children. I gave some to a male friend whose young daughter was not sleeping through the night either, next day he told me that it didn't just help her, he tried it and slept right through the night too.
Maybe move her bedtime to a half hour later? Does she have a calm, consistent bedtime routine?
If she wakes up crying, and is ok, you might need to endure some crying for a while. Probably at this point, she knows if she cries, you're going to come and attend to her. She is responding to routine.
The lavender sounds like a nice idea to try, and it does work to help calm a room. We used it in an infant room at a preschool I used to work at, and it helped the babies sleep calmly. It was a light spritz of lavender oil in the room.
You can also spray it on yourself if you snuggle with your little one before bed.
I think this is the biggest challenge for us parents. I am also a father of 1month little boy, every 3 hours at night me and my wife are awake because our baby is crying for simple reason is hungry.
Maybe try keeping her awake during her normal naptime just once (it would not be good to do it regularly), so she is extra sleepy that night. And/or, as suggested, put her to be a bit later. Then a warm bath before bed? Warm cereal is good, too.
Also - if you are getting up and tending to her, I would stop doing that. It just trains her that you will come in at night when she cries.
If she is wet when she wakes up, try avoiding liquids (water, milk) for at least two hours before she goes to bed, so she won't wake up from a wet diaper (might be drier all night?). And use industrial strength nighttime diapers so she won't feel the dampness as easily.
My kids woke up very early every morning (like, 4 a.m.) for years. I swear, I did not have a full night's sleep for about 15 years. I truly understand how exhausted you are!
If you can keep her from napping a few days, or cut her nap short, perhaps, she will be tired at night. Also if she is dry and not hungry leave her in her crib. She may cry for a while until she realizes she won't give in to her. She will learn eventual to learn to lay in the crib and entertain herself. (self-sooth - meet the Fockers, LOL). It will be a little hard to hear her cry, don't let her cry too long maybe 5 minutes or so. Good luck.
My family always gave babies a heavier bottle at night so that they do not wake up to hunger. They also didn't put us to sleep so early 8-6 is ten hours.
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