Posted in Sleep, Babies

So tired!

Anonymous

My baby girl is about to turn 6 months and she still wakes up a lot during the night. The longest she’ll stay asleep is like 2 hours therefore I'm exhausted all the time. My boyfriend can’t be with her alone because he suffers from seizures and he recently got hospitalized. I'm struggling right now and I need some help. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or if I should get her checked out? I've tried legit everything!!

  • Leila
    Oct 30, 2018

    I have no tips just offering support! My son woke up every 2 hours until he turned 10 months recently, Dad is zero help. You can do this! I promise eventually they sleep, sometimes not until they are teenagers 😂😂😂!

  • Betsy
    Oct 30, 2018

    A nightly routine also is she hungry? I do a last feed at 9pm. Also maybe take a look at naps and maybe adjusting times? Or adjusting bed time

  • Anonymous
    Oct 30, 2018

    My son sleeps 10+ hours (sometimes waking to eat, but quickly back to sleep) at night, and I’m 100% sure it’s because we cosleep. It may not be an option for you, because it’s definitely not for everyone, but maybe think about it

  • Ashley
    Oct 30, 2018

    At 6 months you are able to do oatmeal cereal (check with doc first) we fed oatmeal about an hour before bedtime. She still woke 2-3 times until about 10 months

  • Susan
    Oct 30, 2018

    I would check wake times, but if her weight is good I would try to increase amount of formula during the day to at least 24 oz. If she's getting that then she doesn't need to eat at night and it's probably waking out of habit. I would look into a sleep training regimen you are comfortable with. My girl started sleeping thru the night on her own at 6 months but probably could have done it a bit earlier. I was dream feeding her for a while bc I had to go back to work. We sleep trained at 4 months and it was the best decision I ever made.

  • Angela
    Oct 30, 2018

    Our pediatrician recommended to us the book “The Happy Sleeper” and it’s been a great help so far. My 7 month old used to sleep only 3-4 hour stretches but now she sleeps 6 hour stretches+ and sometimes through the night. In the day you have to be consistent with naps, you always have to put her to sleep with the same routine, and you want to be sure to feed her well during the day so at night she isn’t needing food. Those are some of the tips. But I also know it can take some time for some babies. I’m sorry!!! Hang in there and try to sleep when she does if you can.

  • Lily
    Oct 30, 2018

    I cosleep, and my baby has slept though the night since she was about 2 months old. Sometimes waking up once or twice, but I breast-feed so I don’t have to get up or anything. It has been a life saver. I know it’s not for everyone, but you could give it a try.

  • Lulu
    Oct 30, 2018

    I'm with Lily.