IVF-Infertility.com home

NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Forum for those who have undergone successful treatment, and wish to share their experiences of parenthood.

NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby nancy1 » Thu May 06, 2010 2:08 am

Hi everyone,

I'm ready for feedbacks from anyone who's baby sleeps through the night.
Here is my situation.
My peanut turns 6 months on mother's day and is still waking up at least 3 times a night.
We give him dinner (solids now) at around 6:30, then bathe her at around 8:30. Give him some oatmeal and milk and he goes to sleep at about 9-9:30. THen wakes up at 1 or 2, then 3 or 4, then 5 or 6.
Hubby and I are exhausted.
He eats well during the day and takes about 3 half hour naps.
WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG?! :-)
Would appreciate any feedback.
NAncy
nancy1
Regular
 
Posts: 209
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:27 pm

Sponsor
 

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby Tara2009 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:03 am

Nancy,

You are not doing anything wrong, and there probably isn't much you can do. I know it is easier said than done, but try to be patient for a few more weeks. One fine day your baby will start sleeping through the night. My baby is 5 months old. Until last month, she was getting up 2 times at night. All of a sudden one day she slept for 9 hours and it continued. I didn't do anything. But couple of things I can suggest are:

1. Don't put your baby to sleep unless she is really tired and sleepy.
2. Keep her active in the evening by playing games, taking her out for stroller trips etc so that she will get a little tired.

Hang in there. It will happen soon.

Tara
Image
Tara2009
Regular
 
Posts: 163
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:57 pm

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby siouxsie » Thu May 06, 2010 4:09 am

I have no solutions. Just thought I'd let you know you're not alone. At 4 mos., DD woke 2-3 times a night. Now, at 7 mos., she wakes every 1-3 hours. I have no idea why. We used to swaddle, but she's too old and strong for it. I've been so tired that I started bringing her into bed w/ us. (Maybe this taught her bad habits and exasperated the problem; although I do love the snuggles.) Anyw,ay she's back in the crib we're trying baby whisperer method. Also, starting to have a little Mommy clingy-ness so DH comforting gets her even more riled up. Still up 4 x last night, but I did get one 4 hour stretch!

I'm tired, but I love her so much. Good luck.
07 MC
08 IVF: lost twins 1 MC/1 anencephaly
1/30/09 FET: BFP!
9/21/09 She's here! born 5 weeks early, 4lb. 6 oz., 17-1/2 in.
siouxsie
Regular
 
Posts: 203
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:25 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby dys24 » Fri May 07, 2010 7:35 pm

I think its normal for babies up to 1 yr old to wake up this many times during the night. My dd was sleeping hru the night for 2 months until a week ago and now she wakes up 2 times a night once for food and once to play. The other night she was up 4 hours!!!! :shock: :shock: I know what you mean about being tired i go to work so i depend on sleep but unfortuantely its not our world lol :lol: :lol: I think that no matter what we do babies will get whatever sleep they need and if someones baby sleeps 3 months straight thru the night doesnt mean that that will not change i know from my own experience!!! I did notice thou that if she doesnt take a nap after 3 she sleeps more (she goes to sleep around 7:30-8) so maybe try keeping him up longer before bed.
IVF #1- BFN
IVF #2- BFP!!!!

Image

FET#1- BFN
IVF#3 August- BFP!!!
Image

FET#2- Mid July
dys24
Regular
 
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:01 pm

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby riogirl71 » Fri May 14, 2010 10:15 pm

Your baby is still figuring out sleep, our boy woke up a bunch until 13 mos old, he was breastfeeding every 3 hours at night. I then decided to wean the night feedings and thought it was going to be a battle. After 3 nights he didn't nurse at night anymore! We keep things pretty quiet when he wakes up and dark. One thing with us is he won't sleep before 9 pm then will sleep until 8 am. It is exhausting but it doesn't last forever! Good luck!
me 39 + DH 46 low mot - chemo
#3 IVF Lost one twin at 8 wks
Image
#2 IVF May 2010 Ectopic
#1 IVF
Image
riogirl71
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 2518
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:10 am
Location: CA, USA

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby deftonesmo » Sat May 22, 2010 5:58 pm

Have you read a book called "Baby Wise?" It's all about giving your baby a good night of sleep . . . it might help :D
Image


Image
Me: 33/Bilateral Hydrosalpinx/Tubes Removed
DH: Perfect =)
IVF #1: BFN =(
IVF#2: BFP! Beautiful Grace born 4.24.10
IVF#3: BFN =(
IVF#4: BFP! Beautiful Grady born 1.24.12
deftonesmo
Regular
 
Posts: 447
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:04 pm
Location: LA, CA

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby nancy1 » Sat May 22, 2010 10:45 pm

Hi ladies,

thank you so much for everyone's input.
MIRACULOUSLY, for the past 4 days, he's been sleeping about 7 hours, waking up, getting 4 ounces of milk, then sleeping another 2 hours. It might just be temporary, but I will enjoy EVERY SECOND of it while it last!!! :-)
Have a great weekend everyone.
Nancy
nancy1
Regular
 
Posts: 209
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:27 pm

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby Jacky » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:20 am

May be any thing wrong with him but your baby can't tell you any thing.
In these cases internally babies have some problems in their body but they can't tell,
So, consult with your doctor.
Jacky
Newbie
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:39 am
Location: USA

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby brit1612 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:19 pm

Every baby is different, and there may not be anything you can do. My little boy slept through the night at about nine weeks and continued to until about 9 months. We are having some issues now, but he has always been a great sleeper. I do feel that his schedule helped him to sleep through the night, because the times that we tried different things he would always wake up.

Here is what we did:
- solids at 5:30/6:00
-bottle at 7
-asleep by 8:00/8:30
-woke him up everynight at 10:30 for bottle--put him straight back in bed after bottle

To me the 10:30 bottle was the key, he has since done away with this last bottle, but we used this schedule until about 10 months old. The times I tried to let him stay asleep, he always woke up.

Good luck to you!
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!
brit1612
Regular
 
Posts: 591
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:19 pm

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby Warren Dew » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:32 pm

As others have said, you're not doing anything wrong. It's natural for babies to wake repeatedly through the night. Our daughter finally slept through the night at aroun a year and a half, I believe; our son, at 13 months, is still waking constantly.
TTC 2004
2005-2006 - clomid, IUI
mid 2006 - endometriomectomy
Dec 2006 - IVF #1 - negative
Mar 2007 - IVF #2 - chemical
Jun 2007 - IVF #3 - nothing to transfer
Sep 2007 - IVF #4 - healthy baby girl!
Apr 2009 - IVF #5 - healthy baby boy!
Warren Dew
Regular
 
Posts: 148
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:44 am
Location: Somerville, MA, USA

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby siouxsie » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:20 am

Just following up. We tried a million gentle techniques. Google "sleep lady" -- her method helped a bit. Anyway, nothing really did the trick and it was frustrating to read the tips where the "experts" say things like, "be sure to put her to bed sleepy, but not sleeping." And we were like, "yeah, right, that's impossible." But, then of her own accord, at about 16 months, she just got it and started sleeping through. Now at 18 months, she now goes down fairly easily after our routine of reading and songs and sleeps from 7:30/8 to 7ish -- except for the odd night of teething madness. So there's hope -- t doesn't feel like it, but sleep will come to you too. (We're still struggling to get her to take a decent length nap. Oh well.)

Best wishes.
07 MC
08 IVF: lost twins 1 MC/1 anencephaly
1/30/09 FET: BFP!
9/21/09 She's here! born 5 weeks early, 4lb. 6 oz., 17-1/2 in.
siouxsie
Regular
 
Posts: 203
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:25 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby Tara2009 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:03 am

My daughter is 16 months old now and she started sleeping through the night only 3 months back. I think at around 3 or 4 months old, they first start sleeping through the night. Then comes the teething problem. They keeping waking up. Also those couple of months before they start walking, they wake up several times at night. After they start walking, the sleep slowly gets smoother. That's what I heard.

Tara
Tara2009
Regular
 
Posts: 163
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:57 pm

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

Postby chal.nikkal » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:27 am

Your baby is still figuring out sleep, our boy woke up a bunch until 13 mos old, he was breastfeeding every 3 hours at night. I then decided to wean the night feedings and thought it was going to be a battle. After 3 nights he didn't nurse at night anymore! We keep things pretty quiet when he wakes up and dark.???


______________________
You can easily check out our best quality french words exam dumps learnalanguage.com you well for the real You can also get success in real exam of www.muih.edu with the quality Palm Beach Atlantic University questions and ccie voice Rasmussen College
chal.nikkal
Newbie
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:48 am


Return to Parents after treatment

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 2 guests