4 Month Old Still Up 2 3 Times Per Night HELP

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christi62504 - December 16

My four month old daughter has never slept through the night. She is still up twice most nights, and sometimes three times! She falls asleep by 7-730, but begins waking up around 11, then 2-3, then 4-5. And after the 4-5 waking, she never does go back to sleep in her crib. I am reading post after post of mothers of babies even younger who sleep through the night, and all of my friends with little ones seem to have an easy time also. What is the secret? My husband and I are ready for straight jackets!!


excited2bemama - December 16

I don't think their is a secret.. your baby is either a good sleeper or not... Thankfully mineis but I am betting our next baby will be a horrible sleeper as dd is soooo good at night- she is a napping diaster though.. Sometimes she does wake-up but dh goes in and pops in her paci and she goes back to sleep. Gooc luck...


lin7604 - December 16

my ds was never a good sleeper or napper. He is13.5 months now. Until he was 6 months he was up exactually the same as your, every night the same times pretty much, give or take a bit but very similar. At 6 months we went to his 6 month appt and the ped told us we weren't feedinghim enough solids ( as we started at 4 months as he was a very hungry baby and was eating 50oz a day of formula) SO we doubled his cereal and he started sleeping though that night. I don't belive in most cases that solids make a difference but i def believe in mine it was what made the difference. He was actually really really hungry. He still has ups and downs with milestones, teething, etc but for the most part he is now in bed at 8pm and sleeps till 6:30-7am.


Prego1 - December 17

Hi....I think that's normal for your LO to wake up several times. It's not easy on you though but I'm sure it will get better. Have u tried increasing your LOs intake during the day? That might help. Mine sleeps fine, some days she doesn't some days she sleeps for 6-7 hrs straight. She's 3.5 months old. I try to stick to her schedule bec. if she isn't on schedule, oh man, it goes downhill from there! Unfortunately lots of people don't understand and I've been accused of not wanting to share the baby, etc. Anyway, sorry to get off tangent.


Mrs.Ireland - December 17

My dd is almost 5 months and I have come to the conclusion that she is just a bad sleeper. She'll go to bed at 8 or 8:30 and wake at 1 or a little before, up again at 4 and 5 and then she's up for the day at 5. I am not working and my dh doesn't get up with her until the weekends which I guess is alright, not really but I feel bad because I am not working, WELL ACTUALLY I am, ALL of us women are, we work 24-7, we are MOMS!!!! We work harder then our dh. Sorry had to vent.


rohan - December 17

I am having the same problem with my 4 mo old. atleast you lo sleeps for a 4 hr stretch in the beginning. He doesn't sleep for even a 3 hr stretch. I am not sure what to do.? I am trying to cut out one feed. christi, let me know if anything works.


ginger6363 - December 20

I have a 4 month old who wakes 2-3 times per night. It's frustrating, but I've come to the conclusion it's normal for her. Bedtime is 8 (she takes until 9:30 to actually fall asleep). Wake at 1 or 2 AM, feed. Wake at 5 AM feed. Wake at 7:30 for the day. Normal, but oh so frustrating! :)


MelissaK - December 20

A couple things to consider with this problem... overstimulation during the day being the biggest. We just had our nanny start and she was overstimulating the baby during the day (no naps and toys in her face all day long) and all of a sudden the baby started waking at 1 am for no apparent reason. Once we got the nanny on track with her nap schedule and such, the baby started sleeping well again. The second consideration is to give your baby a dreamfeed at 10 pm, in her sleep. That should hold her until 4 am. We put our LO to bed at 7 pm, dreamfeed at 10:01 pm, then she wakes at 3:45 for a feed and back down until about 6:30-7. The 3:45 wake used to be at 2 am, but it is gradually getting longer and longer... But really, look to the activities of the day to see how excited she is, that might be a big part of the problem.



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