18 week old that wakes up 5-6 times a night!

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Lauren8873
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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:44 pm 
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My 18wk old little boy is really struggling with sleeping at night! He goes to bed between 6.30-7.00pm after a bath an then wakes at 10.30pm 4 a bottle, he takes between 5-6oz. He then goes bk to sleep but wakes every 1 to 2 hours untill 6am! I used to offer him a bottle an he would only take 1oz to 3oz if tht, then fall bk asleep. The other night i managed to pacify him with a dummy between 10.30pm and 6am, i was up every 15 minutes to half an hour to put it back in but he went without any feed! Last night he would`nt take his dummy but he fell bk 2 sleep after sucking on his bottle a few times.
My h.v has said to leave him to cry because hes obviously not hungry after having a bottle at 10.30pm an tht hes just messing me about. He Has His dinner at 4.30pm an Last Bottle Between 5-6pm, I cannot get him to stay awake past 7pm, he Just Screams Because he is overtired. He Has 2 Sleeps in the day at 10.30am 45mins an between 1pm and 4pm for 1-2 hours. He has 4 7oz bottles in 24hours! From a young age he has fell asleep on his bottle or dummy which is why i think he struggles to sleep anything longer than 2-3 hours through the night, Ive tried leaving him to cry but cannot bear it after 10-15 mins i go in and offer him a bottle! Any suggestions as i dnt no what else to try and im worrying as i go bk to work in july and 6am starts after a nyt of no sleep will nt b gud Sad x x
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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:53 pm 
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My daughter was like this and was alaways a terrible sleeper. In the end just before her 1st birthday I took the dummy away cold turkey which helped her sleepigng for a while, then she got into a bad sleeping habit again so I sone Controlled crying with her and mostly now she sleeps from 8 - 5.30 -6am, some odd nights she still wakes loads in the night and she is nearly 2. I would suggest Controlled crying but I don't think that's recommended until 6 months.

Maybe try and take the dummy and if he wakes in the night give him water!

Good luck

I know how hard it is going to work when you have a baby waking all night. Sometimes I used to be up from 2.30am as she wouldn't go back to sleep and then have to go to work!
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Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:11 pm 
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My six months old daughter slept very badly. Incidentally I discovered the "Get Your Baby to Sleep" system.
I spent four nights. Now My little Vivia sleeping peacefully throughout the night. Now I finally get to sleep. I do not move around like a zombie the day anymore. Vivia is a lot calmer and happier.
http://www.babymassageandgymnastic.com/getyourbabytosleep/ Very Happy
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Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:54 am 
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Hi, I was having trouble getting my little one to sleep and I found this PDF document extremely helpful, http://www.thepdfportal.com/how_to_get_your_baby_to_sleep_through_the_night_1_6.pdf
I hope this helps some one..
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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:05 pm 
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Hello, My 3mo doesn't seem to be able to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time. I used to put him down at 7 and he'd be up at 11 for a feed and then sleep through til about 4am. But for the last couple of weeks it has been taking longer and longer to put him down and then he is awake again after just an hour or two. Seems to be getting worse, but i can't think of anything i've changed. I'm can't believe he's not exhausted, I know I am!
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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:39 pm 
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the only thing i can suggest is (try getting him to clusterfeed i had to with my daughter and she is 13 weeks plus i started to keep her awake during the day (works better that way ) hope that helps
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