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motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
27th Jan '13

While I cannot comment specifically on bottle feeding, what I can offer is, my kids increased their nighttime feedings around 6 months, apparently growth spurts aren't uncommon at this time. They may be approaching a growth spurt. If you think they are not needing additional nutrition, then you could try cuddling them to see if they will return to sleep without the bottle, if they will, then food is not really necessary. I know if I had to work more than usual, my kids would wake more frequently out of simple need to be close to me, and I was only dealing with one child, so I can only imagine how difficult it can be to give fully attention during the day with two kids to cuddle. Good luck and I hope you find a solution that works for you.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting megawylder:" My twins are 5 months && do almost the exact same thing. I'll feed them what they want && ... [snip!] ... don't know what it is they like the sounds and the light cause I'll still keep it dark. It really is NOT that huge of a deal."

Did you know that humans used to have an awake period in the middle of the night? They refereed to it as first sleep and second sleep. Its pretty natural for it to happen. We just fight it.

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
27th Jan '13

dd is 6 months and has slept thru the night from 9pm to 9am since 2 months. recently she started waking once to twice a week at about 2am. i too feed her solid but my doc recommended to try and not make a bad habit so to feed her last... change her, try rocking her, cuddle ext... then last give a bottle. the doc said if i give her a bottle every time she wakes at night it will become a problem and she will get used to it. he didnt say dont feed her just do it last.

Tricia♥ [+4Boys] 4 kids; Indiana 5816 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting megawylder:" My twins are 5 months && do almost the exact same thing. I'll feed them what they want && ... [snip!] ... don't know what it is they like the sounds and the light cause I'll still keep it dark. It really is NOT that huge of a deal."


I don't want to make it a habit of playing at 4am, because I have a 2&3 year old to also take care of all day long.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Love my 3 kids:" My DD is 6 months and I give her cereal with fruit in the morning when she gets up. She's usually ready ... [snip!] ... the day or give them some cereal before they go to bed at night. It may hold them over til the morning. Just an idea."


Your baby only gets one bottle a day??

Tricia♥ [+4Boys] 4 kids; Indiana 5816 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Laura [Syltherin]:" Have you thought about pushing their bedtime back a little and including a before bed snack? Giving them a bit more baby food before bed might do the trick."


I'd like to keep them going to bed at 8 since daddy works nights and I like to have them in bed before he leaves. They have their baby food at 6:30, and last bottle at 8

Tricia♥ [+4Boys] 4 kids; Indiana 5816 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" They don't drink any of it?"


An ounce, maybe 2.



They could be thirsty, I guess.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
27th Jan '13

I personally like that my babies still nurse at night until late (DD#1 still night nursed until after 2). It decreases the chance of SIDS.

Tricia♥ [+4Boys] 4 kids; Indiana 5816 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting October2011:" I appluad you Momma! I have one and sometime i feel overwhelmed. I cannot imagine 2 little ones plus 6 month old twins. You have your hands full! "


Better full than empty right? ;)

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Tricia♥ [+4Boys]:" An ounce, maybe 2. They could be thirsty, I guess."

ITs very possible, so they pick up bottles and drink? can you leave a bottle of water in the crib with an oz or two?

October2011 Due April 3; 1 child; Pennsylvania 6494 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Tricia♥ [+4Boys]:" I don't want to make it a habit of playing at 4am, because I have a 2&3 year old to also take care of all day long."


how does your routine go when you wake up with them? When my son woke for a morning bottle i wouldnt talk to him at all..i'd just take him out of his crib lay him in my bed, not turn on any lights, and he'd suck his bottle down as hes still all sleepy, i'd change his diaper as he was eating and once he was done put him right back in the crib and turn on his music/ceiling projector.
However with 2 I can see how it may be more difficult.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" Your baby only gets one bottle a day??"


O.o

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
27th Jan '13

OP check out the no cry sleep solution.

Tricia♥ [+4Boys] 4 kids; Indiana 5816 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" I personally like that my babies still nurse at night until late (DD#1 still night nursed until after 2). It decreases the chance of SIDS."


Only downside to having 4 kids within 3 years.. you have to sleep to be able to give them what they need. ;) We'll get a hang of it. Soon they'll be crawling, I'm sure they'll wear themselves out better.

Tricia♥ [+4Boys] 4 kids; Indiana 5816 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" ITs very possible, so they pick up bottles and drink? can you leave a bottle of water in the crib with an oz or two?"


They can't hold their bottles yet