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Is it safe that my 8 months baby started sleeping 12 hours straight at night? Or shall i wake her up to feed? She doesn't eat much & is breastfed only

Is it safe that my 8 months baby started sleeping 12 hours straight at night? Or shall i wake her up to feed? She doesn't eat much & is breastfed only

Depends: If she is thriving on this schedule, enjoy the change. I usually don't let them sleep more than 8-10hrs without a feed until they hit 10 lb, but if the kid is growing well and robust during the day, let her be. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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My 4month old baby not sleeping through night. Ow can I put my child to sleep at night.

My 4month old baby not sleeping through night. Ow can I put my child to sleep at night.

Sleep consolidation : Is promoted by a consistent bedtime & routine, reading, soothing, wiping out baby's mouth after the last feed, then putting her to bed on her back in her own crib, drowsy but awake. Learning to self-calm to sleep now helps her do this when she night wakes & prevents "trained night crying" at 6 mos. Or >. See the aap's healthy child app or on www.Aap.Org for personalized anticipatory guidance. ...Read more

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When can I expect my 1 month old daughter to sleep through the night? She still feeds pretty much every 3 hours which interrupts night time sleep

When can I expect my 1 month old daughter to sleep through the night? She still feeds pretty much every 3 hours which interrupts night time sleep

Baby Feedings: Sleeping through the night is a developmental milestone we don't expect until closer to 2 months. Feeding on demand (not on a schedule) is key to achieving a long sleep. Babies need to "cluster feed" (a meal marathon) before and after a long sleep (until their tummies get bigger). Once she's sleeping through, try putting her in her crib to learn to fall asleep on her own (on her back). ...Read more

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My baby 2 months old from her birth she does not sleep at night, she wakes up to 7-8 hours at night before sleeping. How to change her sleep pattern ?

My baby 2 months old from her birth she does not sleep at night, she wakes up to 7-8 hours at night before sleeping.  How to change her sleep pattern
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Breast or bottle?: During the day, rouse her gently after 2 1/2-3 hours. Engage her in gooing & cooing & putting her on her tummy to play. Have a consistent bedtime at night, read, rock & cuddle in low light. Wipe out her mouth after the last feed to establish the habit. Put her in her crib in her own room, on her back, drowsy but awake. She'll learn to self-calm to fall asleep & may sleep 6 hrs by 4-6 mos. ...Read more

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My 7month old baby she sleeps 3 times during the day but its been a week she is sleeping late at nights how can i change her sleeping routine?

My 7month old baby she sleeps 3 times during the day but its been a week she is sleeping late at nights how can i change her sleeping routine?

Naps and routine: I would try putting her for 2 naps a day (not 3), and the start an earlier routine and every day put her down to sleep 30 min earlier until you get to your goal bedtime (e.g. 7-8pm). Avoid late naps after 3pm. ...Read more

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My one year old baby never sleep well .iam fed up with him. he is go to sleep very difficult and wake up during the night 6 or 8 time until morning .

My one year old baby never sleep well .iam fed up with him. he is go to sleep very  difficult and wake up during the night 6 or 8 time until morning .

Routine: Help him by having a routine - same time each night, quieting the house, limiting exposure to TV, possibly a bath and a bedtime story. Set up the expectation that sleep is what happens at that time. When your baby wakes, check in, but try not to pick him up. Keep the room darkened and quiet. Walk away. You need to sleep to be a good mother. He needs to quiet himself - not easy at first. ...Read more

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My baby 11 weeks wakes up at night to eat only 3oz should I cut out night feedings? Let her cry it out? She does not sleep through the night help!

My baby 11 weeks wakes up at night to eat only 3oz should I cut out night feedings? Let her cry it out? She does not sleep through the night help!

Feed her: It is normal for 11 week old infants to not sleep through the night and to need to eat. They have small stomachs and need feedings every 4-6 hours. Exhausting as it is, it will get better. ...Read more

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When traveling w/6 months old to country that is 9 hours ahead will it cause my baby sleep all day(now he sleeps all night)and be awake through night?

When traveling w/6 months old to country that is 9 hours ahead will it cause my baby sleep all day(now he sleeps all night)and be awake through night?

It may take a few: days for your baby (and you) to adjust to the time difference. Depending on when you are leaving, you may be able to help that transition, but adjusting his sleep schedule a little bit at a time before you go. Otherwise you can keep him as awake as you can during the daytime once you're there and hopefully move the schedule to be more accommodating to the new time. ...Read more

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My 1 year old girl suddenly wakes up at night then sleeps 5mins later after consoling.she used to sleep through the night before..why is this?

My 1 year old girl suddenly wakes up at night then sleeps 5mins later after consoling.she used to sleep through the night before..why is this?

Common: Sleep habits often change. Try hard to allow her to settle herself back down (minimal intervention, don't pick her up if possible) and the problem should settle down. ...Read more

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My 2 months old baby is sleeping very well during the day but she cannot sleep easily at night and stay awake and crying until 4am. What can I do?

My 2 months old baby is sleeping very well during the day but she cannot sleep easily at night and stay awake and crying until 4am. What can I do?

Sleep hygiene: For a 2 mo old baby, the best sleep hygiene advice is continuity. Make sure the baby goes to sleep after a good feeding, burping and diaper change, sometimes a bath before bedtime helps them get a bit more sleepy. Quiet and cool sleeping area helps. Reading to them before bedtime, even at this age helps calm them down. Avoid feeding in the middle of the night, avoid noise and interruptions. ...Read more

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My 8 month old son wont sleep threw the night. Barely takes naps during the day. What can I do?

Sleep: Some causes of sleep problems: overfeeding, underfeeding, faulty feeding with swallowed air in the stomach; too much cloth, too less chothing; too much noise, too much silence, too dark, too much light, too warm, too cold room, etc. If these needs to be corrected, then fix. Use night light, play a soft music etc. If these doesn't help, talk to your pediatirician. ...Read more

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11 month old still wakes up to eat 2-3 times a night. She literally has not slept through the night since birth. Formula fed. Should i be concerned? I'm pretty tired and worn out.

11 month old still wakes up to eat 2-3 times a night. She literally has not slept through the night since birth. Formula fed. Should i be concerned? I'm pretty tired and worn out.

Time for a change: This issue is best dealt with at birth.Teaching a kid to eat on awaking rather than when tired.Difficulty at night is often tied to feeds just before sleep, when the baby considers it part of settling ritual.They require night feeding to resettle. Feeds should be completed at least a half hour or more before sleep. Going to crib awake and being read to while settling is more likely to help. ...Read more

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Is it normal fora 10 month old to wake up after six hours of sleep to eat? Shouldn't they be sleeping through the night? Not teething.

Is it normal fora 10 month old to wake up after six hours of sleep to eat? Shouldn't they be sleeping through the night?  Not teething.

Yes: Although 10 month old babies sleep longer six hours is not an unusual or rare interval time to wake up and eat especially if they are still breast feeding. Teething is another reason they would wake up. ...Read more

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When do baby sleep through the night if breastfeeding?

When do baby sleep through the night if breastfeeding?

Varies: Babies vary on when they begin to sleep through the night. Breastfed babies often sleep an extended period within the 2-4 week after birth, but may still wake up at night for at least one feeding. Some people feel adding a little watery cereal at bedtime by spoon may help stretch the one long sleeeping time during the night, but it usually should not be started until about 3 mos. Of age. ...Read more

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My son is 7 weeks old. Why doesn't he sleep through the night?

Nornal: Babies need to eat every 3-4 hours. Is he sleeping for longer periods during the day? Breast fed babies tend to eat more frequently. ...Read more

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7m old baby wakes 1.5hrs once in night breast feed and sleep.is it cause of concern. he does this even after eatin well at night before going to bed?

7m old baby wakes 1.5hrs once in night breast feed and sleep.is it cause of concern. he does this even after eatin well at night before going to bed?

Advance Solid Foods: Infants this age grow rapidly & require adequate nutrition. Solid foods are routinely introduced at age 6 mos. As infants advance w/ solids, breast feeding gradually becomes supplemental. Nighttime feedings are still fairly common at this age. If your baby is progressing well with solids, returns to sleep after night feed, has normal growth/development at doctor visits, then no action is needed. ...Read more