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How Do I Make My Baby Sleep Through The Night
Hard to tell: Babies should be sleeping through the night around 6 months, some as early as 3 months. Before this time they will often wake 1-2 times a night to feed. During growth spurts babies will often wake up more to feed. During times of illness babies will often not sleep through the night. So there can be many reasons why a baby does not sleep all the way through. If you are concerned see your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend on a baby: It depends on the baby, some do it almost right away for others it takes a while, most of kids sleep through the night by the time they are 9 months. But it doesn't mean that if they still wake up at night after 9 months that something is wrong with them. Personally mine didn't sleep through the night till they were 3 years old, so i guess there is a bit of luck and some genetics in it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Train from birth: There are hundreds of babies that die each year from co-sleeping with parents. Either smothered or strangled in bed linen.These are avoidable deaths. Babies should be put in a crib alone from birth & helped settle from a distance. Feeding on awakening rather than tired allows them to learn to settle without your body contact. No baby sleeps more than 4hr without waking but can resettle if allowed. ...Read more
Sleep consolidation : Through self-regulation occurs between 1-4 mos. If there has been a consistent bedtime & bedtime routine ( rocking, reading, feeding, wiping out baby's mouth with a soft cloth after the last feed) & baby is put in his own bed in his own room, drowsy, but awake. Allow him 5 min. To self-calm if he awakens. At 6 mos. Old, your going in & making eye contact will create a " trained night crier.". ...Read more
Sleep & dry at night: When your baby gets toilet trained.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: We all need a certain amount of sleep per day. Even as adults, we know that a nap will make us go to bed later in the day. In a perfect world, we should have a good night's rest every night. The only way to answer your question is for you to try taking out the afternoon nap, and see if your baby will sleep at an earlier bed time and longer at night. If it doesn't help, let him/her nap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Routine: Get back to your usual routine. Babies are dependent on routine. If your baby wakes be sure he/she is okay but don't offer too much gratification he may have to cry some of it out. Most important is routine. ...Read more
Usually 2-5 mo. : Everybody knows somebody whose kid slept through the night at 2 weeks, etc. Usually though it starts around 2 mo, with a 6 or 7 hour stretch. Some don't sleep until a couple months later. Putting cereal in the bottle does not help. Putting them in their own sleep place and having a normal sleep wind down period helps tremendously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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