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October 21st, 2013, 05:28 AM
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So Dylan used to be a great sleeper. I would put him down at 8pm after an 8oz bottle and he would sleep through the night until around 7am.

First it started with him getting up at 5am wanting a bottle.

Now he's getting up at 1am, 3am, then 7am. Each time he will suck down a 6oz bottle and go back to bed. I miss sleep!

I've tried keeping him awake for his last nap, feeding him an extra feeding of solids/bottle, giving him motrin in case it was his teeth, putting him down later... Last night when he woke up at 1am he was so upset it took me quite a while to calm him down before he would even take his bottle.

When I put him to bed I "burrito" him, which means wrap him in a blanket so he feels secure. He's always liked to be snuggled. Last night I gave in and held in my bed him hoping he would sleep longer while I held him and he did, but only by an hour.

This all started at 6 months. I've tried to let him cry it out, but he just gets even more upset. I've also tried just rocking him back to sleep, but he clearly is hungry. I've even taken my daycare lady's suggestion of feeding him some formula/rice mixture along with his bottle/solids before bed.

Is there something I'm missing? Maybe something I'm doing wrong during the day?? Why is he so hungry? Is this just a growth spurt that I have to ride out and he will go back to sleeping through the night?

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October 21st, 2013, 09:23 AM
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Sounds like a growth spurt that he just needs to get through. Cereal also doesn't fill them up and make them sleep any longer just as an FYI. I would just continue to offer him a bottle each time he wakes up. He will eventually sleep longer stretches again.
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October 21st, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Yeah, when I was reading through your post, I was thinking growth spurt. There's usually one around 6 months. Hopefully if that's the case it'll resolve soon!
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October 21st, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Sounds like a growth spurt as well.

The cereal may actually upset his stomach, causing him to wake more.

We've been dealing with this since 3mos ... she is up at least 2x per night.

Maybe try un-swaddling him?
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October 22nd, 2013, 06:49 AM
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I was given advice to not offer him a bottle when he woke and just rock him back to sleep and last night, he got up twice and fell asleep with just his paci and some mommy cuddles. Hopefully now that he's not getting a bottle he will be less likely to wake.

Missa, he ate a lot of the formula/rice mixture last night and woke with a terrible tummy ache and I had to do the gas dance (hold him on his left side, bounce and massage his tummy). Maybe I'll cut back on that, thanks for the advice!

I was given advice to not offer him a bottle when he woke and just rock him back to sleep and last night, he got up twice and fell asleep with just his paci and some mommy cuddles. Hopefully now that he's not getting a bottle he will be less likely to wake.

Missa, he ate a lot of the formula/rice mixture last night and woke with a terrible tummy ache and I had to do the gas dance (hold him on his left side, bounce and massage his tummy). Maybe I'll cut back on that, thanks for the advice!
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October 22nd, 2013, 07:55 AM
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Oh that's great that the rocking him back to sleep is working. I will keep my fingers crossed for you that he starts sleeping through the night again.

Could he be waking up because he has teeth coming in and is hurting? Darion has been doing this the last few nights and I just snuggle with him until he calms down and we can put him back in bed. It usually takes about 10-15 minutes. I give him his teether toy to chomp on for a bit too.

In any event I'm glad that things are looking up! I hope it continues!
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October 23rd, 2013, 09:45 AM
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Xavier has been doing the same thing for the last 1 - 1 1/2 months. He used to sleep through the night. Now he never does on nights before I have to work, and it's hit or miss the rest of the time. I'm hoping that once I'm not working and can have him on a normal schedule, he'll re-acclimate.
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