DS 1 7 mo still feeding through night

(11 Posts)
Loislane78 Thu 14-Feb-13 09:11:21

7 teeth at 7 months!! At least you got that out of the way smile. 6 mo, lots of teething and still no tooth in sight here.

If my DD wakes up in the night (and I mean eyes open, babbling etc. not just needing a resettle), I never turned the lights on, talked to her or fed her necessarily. I just snuggled that's it. She soon got ir that it was nighttime and darkness/quiet means sleeping.

She just needs to figure out the sleeping for 8 hours in a row business!

monkeypuzzeltree Wed 13-Feb-13 18:47:43

That's just it Jezza, my first slept at 3 weeks - I had no idea how good I had it! Ride it out is exactly it, it's a bit wild in this house!

JezzaJ9 Tue 12-Feb-13 18:27:25

Thank you for all the responses smilesmile. Monkey sorry but it's nice to know someone else is out there as well! Eau my DS1 was only having one feed a night by this time, but they are already very different. I generally like a plan of action so I will have to look at this time as something to ride out. smile

idlevice Tue 12-Feb-13 12:36:22

Yes, absolutely normal I'm afraid. The only suggestion I have which is least resistance is to treat the wake-up as a low key normal wake up time so change/feed etc in his room or another room but keep it quiet, dimly lit, him still in sleeping bag, etc Then offer a short time of looking at one or two not-too-stimulating toys before putting down, with the idea that he will be able to get back to sleep as it will be like going to sleep at any other time. If successful you can then cut back the "play" time to a few mins until hopefully the wake-up stops.

There are more active ways to try to discourage night-waking but I wouldn't recommend until at least 1year, if not older, unless you are utterly desperate.

EauRouge Tue 12-Feb-13 12:29:15

I know grin I wish I had a parenting magic wand, it's a bugger isn't it?

monkeypuzzeltree Tue 12-Feb-13 12:23:34

Ok Eaurouge, you have the facts - I guess it's just the way some are and time will change things! BUT REALLY - no magic cures, spells to be said over his cot, magic recipes?!!

Drat grin

EauRouge Tue 12-Feb-13 11:11:30

It's not habit or hunger necessarily- it is completely normal for a 7 mo to wake up twice a night- sorry! What makes you think he should be sleeping through?

This is a really good resource for finding out about normal sleep.

monkeypuzzeltree Tue 12-Feb-13 10:50:45

Oh my, do you live in my house??! Did I post this in my sleep?! I am in exactly the same place. Eats well in the day, an early morning bf then again mid morn and afternoon then bedtime. Dh gives a bottle at 10 so i can get to bed early Yet STILL waking about 3.30 each night. Sometimes again at 5ish. He genuinely seems hungry at 3.30, can't think what else to fill him up with we already do an extra porridge before bed.

Sorry to hijack- but when I saw this I just so knew where you are at! My sympathies!

I too have a 3 year old and I'm broken!! Please someone give us a tip!

As it's only 2 wakings maybe he's thirsty, or still hungry, breast milk has more calories than most solids so it could be hunger, or you could try giving him some water to see if it's thirst and then maybe teaching him to drink the water himself so you don't need to get up?

JezzaJ9 Tue 12-Feb-13 03:58:41

Sorry it's late and on iPhone one handed looking with blurred visionsmile

JezzaJ9 Tue 12-Feb-13 03:47:50

My ds2 is 7 mo and has been happy eating for 6 weeks now he is eating some food at breakfast, lunch and dinner he also has milk from me in between feeds ( not as much but generally before and after sleep). He still wakes at least twice a night for a he is in bed for 7pm then up for BF between 10-12 and 2-4 up at about 6:30am, it feels like he is waking out of habit and not hunger. He feeds to sleep or needs to be held which is fine for 20mins but for 1- 1. 1/2 hours at 3am is not on. Any thoughts? He is also constantly teething he has 7 teeth currently broken, so I do give anbesol/teething gel or sometimes calpol depending. Is this normal or is it time for cc, he is eating solids well a mixture of finger food and puree. Sorry fir long post and not sure if its bf related or weaning hence in both! Have DS1 who is 4 so shattered! :

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