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sleeping habits Trisha Beck 1 child; Pennsylvania 303 posts
5th Jun '13

So my son is almost 8 months and has only slept 8 hours straight maybe 3 or 4 times. Which let me first say have no complaints at all getting up with him during the night, but of course I wouldn't have any complaints with getting 6 to 8 hours straight sleep a night lol...I just have been staying to worry if I'm doing something wrong:-/ I exclusively breasfeed him (recently started giving him vegetables once a day and I usually give him cereal at night but I'm not strict about it...probably because I'm still breastfeeding and even in the nights when he gets cereal he still doesn't sleep any longer straight through then he normally does without cereal. Ok so this is his usual sleep "schedule": if I get him to fall asleep at 11pm, he'll usually wake up around 2:30-3...I'll feed him, then in sometimes have a bad habit of falling asleep in the couch with him until he wakes up again anywhere between 6 and 8, eats again and we pass out again until 11 or so...I try to get out of thatand put him back in his crib after he eats at 3 or 4 (yeait varies alot) but I'm so tired and in get so comfortable cuddled up with him that I just fall asleep with him! Lol I just want to get us into a more solid sleep routine, and basically want to all if you all think changing something will make him sleep longer or if he is just a baby that isn't going to sleep through the night until he's ready (which I'm fine with of course if that's just how he is:-)) do you think he's just looking for my comfort when he wakes up those times, becauselike I said I've witnessed him sleeping a full night 8 straight hours, so I'm starting to Weiner if he's even hungry when he's waking up?? Sorry this is so long just had to explain the entire situation:-) thanks in advance:-)

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74916 posts
5th Jun '13

I would guess that he is still hungry if he's only 8 months old. Most babies don't sleep fully through the night until they're weaned. When he wakes up do you try to comfort him in other ways first? If you do and the only thing that works is him eating then he probably just needs to eat inbetween sleeping. I wouldn't be too worried about his sleeping habits. It's still normal for a baby. :)

Tara Howell-Straight 1 child; Frenchtown, Montana 215 posts
5th Jun '13

Hmm I don't know, my 3 month old girl sleeps trhough the night usually 10 or 11 when I get her to sleep and she sleep until 5 sometimes all the way up to 7.

Trisha Beck 1 child; Pennsylvania 303 posts
5th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ¿ ¼ ¿:</b>" I would guess that he is still hungry if he's only 8 months old. Most babies don't sleep fully through ... [snip!] ... just needs to eat inbetween sleeping. I wouldn't be too worried about his sleeping habits. It's still normal for a baby. :)"</blockquote>




Yea that's what I figured :-) that's why I don't mind because of course I would do anything for my baby, comfort him whenever he needs it, if he wants to get up during the night, it's fine with me:-) yea sometimes I try to rock him and comfort him that way, but the only way I'm able to get him to go back to sleep is nursing...sometimes he doesn't nurse for longer then 3 Minutes that's why in was thinking maybe he wakes up specifically for comfort not cause he's hungry

Trisha Beck 1 child; Pennsylvania 303 posts
5th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tara Howell-Straight:</b>" Hmm I don't know, my 3 month old girl sleeps trhough the night usually 10 or 11 when I get her to sleep and she sleep until 5 sometimes all the way up to 7."</blockquote>



Yea that's how my niece is...she sleeps from 10 to 7...but she is also formula fed...what do your feed your daughter?

Tara Howell-Straight 1 child; Frenchtown, Montana 215 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Trisha Beck:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tara Howell-Straight:</b>" Hmm I don't know, my 3 month old ... [snip!] ... Yea that's how my niece is...she sleeps from 10 to 7...but she is also formula fed...what do your feed your daughter?"


She is also on formula, I tried brest but she tore them so bad by the time I was able to try again I was dry.