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Offline Charity Chanut

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I need help-9 month old wakes 2 or 3 times at night
« on: September 06, 2005, 22:34:09 pm »
I have a 9 month old who wakes 2 0r 3 times at night.  There is no pattern to his waking and I nurse him back to sleep.  How can I break this habit without too much trauma to my baby?

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I need help-9 month old wakes 2 or 3 times at night
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2005, 23:54:50 pm »
My dd used to sleep through the night until we went on vacation this summer. There, she developed a cold and slight ear infection. She would wake up a couple of times during the night and I would also nurse her back to sleep. But when we returned home, she was no longer sick but continued to wake up a couple of times in the night. At first I would go into her room, pick her up and give her the pacifier. I had to use PU/PD until she go the picture that it wasn't time to eat. Soon, it was down to only one night waking.  Then I read in Tracy's book that sometimes babies wake up during the night because they are hungry... why? because they don't get enough calories during the day. So I upped her ounces from 6 to 8 plus I 'cluster' fed her later in the day like the book says... I give her milk at 4:30-5pm and then some cereal or milk again at 6:30. And u know what? She is back to sleeping through the night! Try it! Good luck!

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I need help-9 month old wakes 2 or 3 times at night
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005, 00:06:07 am »
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I had to use PU/PD until she go the picture that it wasn't time to eat. Soon, it was down to only one night waking.

Did you find that she settled down with PU/PD?
DD born November 24 2004

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9 month old night wakings-thanks for suggestion
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005, 20:37:58 pm »
My son just started accepting solids about a month ago, and only bite-size,not baby food.  So perhaps he does need more calories during the day.  I wil try that as well as pu/pd method as well.  I have Tracy's new book so hopefully I can master it better.  Thanks for the suggestions!

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2005, 01:24:07 am »
PU/PD helped a lot when she would wake during the night, plus she uses a paci so she would settle quick.. up and down maybe 2-3 times max.