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when will my dd sleep through the night????

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bhk3 Sat 20-Sep-08 19:38:01

my dd 7 months wakes up early at 4 am. when does babies sleep through the night? she takes a 7oz bottle at bedtime at 7pm and the next at 1am. she'll wake up early morning & would take several short naps all day. i'm really tired and stuck at home coz i cant take her out during her nap times which is all throughout the day. please help. how to stop the night waking? and do babies really need a bottle feed at the middle of the night? i'm weaning at present.

choufleur Sat 20-Sep-08 19:59:08

sorry bhk but i think they are all different. I hate people who say their babies sleep through. my ds has only really started sleeping through properly every night in teh past few months (he's 2.6).

why can't you go out during her nap times? she could sleep in the pram?

Wallace Sat 20-Sep-08 20:12:06

My ds slept through at 9 weeks

until he was 4 months old and hasn't slept through since - he's 2!

Sorry, not what you want to hear!

Herecomesthesciencebint Sat 20-Sep-08 21:11:14

leave the house. its horrible being stuck in. get out and let your DD sleep in the pram. the fresh air and movement may keep her asleep longer.

oh, and my ds1 sleeps through sometimes and he is 3.7 DS2 is 15m and has never slept past 1am and thats only happened twice. he has at least 3 night feeds and is often up at 5am. No, Im not competing! just saying I understand the pain! but you are not alone.

pudding25 Sat 20-Sep-08 21:57:42

DD (4mths, 1wk) goes to sleep at 7pm, dreamfeed at 11pm, wakes between 6am and 7am. Started doing this 2 wks ago. Not holding my breath though! She has had 2/3 disturbed nights in this 2 weeks from teething.
She is mixed fed.
Do you have her in any kind of routine?

TheProvincialLady Sat 20-Sep-08 22:04:33

DS is just 2 and has still never slept 7 - 7. Don't put too much pressure on yourself thinking that your baby is in any way unusual for not sleeping through.

Is there no way you can get out with your DD during the day? It must be very hard for you if she won't sleep anywhere except her own cot. My DS was a bit like this for a while and would rather not sleep in his pushchair etc but I had to go out so eventually he got used to it again.

I am not a big fan of strict routines but sometimes they can help regulate your baby's sleep. You could try the No Cry Sleep Solution for some nice gentle suggestions.

kid Sat 20-Sep-08 22:13:22

my DD slept through the night from 2 1/2 years.
It was my own fault completely, I know that now. I used to love cuddling her at bedtime. This resulted in her being unable to fall to sleep by herself. So when she woke in the night, she relied on me cuddling her back to sleep again.

I didn't do the same with DS. He was soon able to get himself to sleep and was going through the night from about 13 months.

The sleepless nights are a pain but they don't last for ever. Just a couple of years!

bhk3 Mon 22-Sep-08 19:33:23

i'm trying to take her out in her buggy in the afternoon from 1-3 then i come back home and settle her to sleep. i'm trying this for a while lets see if it makes any changes in her early rising. i've cut down her nap time too to just watch if it makes any difference. she wouldnt sleep in her buggy, thats the main problem with my dd. thanks ladies for all ur suggestions.

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