Hope this phase will pass soon.
This is a discussion on help, my baby is not sleeping well within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; dear mummies, i need desperate advices... my 6mths dear son is having difficulties sleeping through the night. he will scream / ...
dear mummies, i need desperate advices... my 6mths dear son is having difficulties sleeping through the night. he will scream / cry every 2hrs in the middle of the night (with his eyes closed). Despite ive feed him to the fullest but he still wail every 2hrs..
Hope this phase will pass soon.
you may wish to try to co-sleep but do ensure proper care that baby does not roll down the bed or "squashed" if you/your partner is a deep-sleeper.
you are no alone..my 5.5 month old baby also do the same thing. Woke up every 2 hour and cry and i will quickly feed her back to sleep. She used to be able to sleep through already..but suddenly change again. So I guess they just keep changing pattern.
What i read is because she is dependent on us to fall asleep..e.g. for me..i nurse her to sleep..so when she wake up..so can't fall back to sleep without being nurse again. And this happen each time she wake up.
So it's very important to see how she fall asleep. Best is if he can fall asleep by himself by self soothing..but it's quite hard to train.
i myself almost got depression over her sleeping pattern..
I tried different method to give her independent self soothing instead of me (nurse to sleep)..using blanket while nursing so that she can start to associate the blanket to sleeping instead of me when she wake up..to using pacifier. She reject pacifier fiercely..but i keep forcing her even if she cried. Now she take pacifier to sleep..and it's much better. when she wake up..she had her pacifier and just go back to sleep again.
I plan to swaddle her again next week, she sleep better when swaddled..although she is turning to 6 month soon..what to do..really need her to sleep well.
my 10 month old baby has been having the same problem since birth too. until today, he wakes up every hour or so almost every night. some nights he does well, he can sleep for almost 4 hours. he is so dependent on pacifier or water or milk. i have asked around, a few peds, friends, etc.. they all say he will "outgrow" his sleeping habit sooner or later. i have tried to delay his milk session at night, but it would only end up in screaming of hunger. i tried to cut down his nap, he got super cranky in the evening. so obviously nothing worked and now i almost give up.. only himself can change the habit, not me as his mommy. i guess it's only a matter of time he will sleep thru the nite...
yeah..instead of being stress about it.
Why dont't we just enjoy our baby right now. Yes, its a phase. My sis has 2 boys and told me they will outgrown it and be able to sleep long on their own someday..particularly after they are able to walk and on solid. they will be super tired and just knock out..
i used to be super stress about it..and read soo many books and consult with pediatrician, GP, etc. But now..i just enjoy her. She won't be young for so long anyway. It's good to have support from all other mummies who also go through the same thing..at least we dont't feel so alone.
yep exactly. as long as baby is gaining weight well too, we dont't have to worry and stress out too much. some babies are born that way naturally. i won't deny that it's really tiring and sometimes i wish if only i could get away from the situation to take a break, but hey look at the bright side, it means more play time.. night and day..hahaha.. and he is only a baby once and soon he will start schooling, i think i'll definitely miss the times when he is really attached lol.