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  1. Anna says:

    Nicole-my baby is 3.5 months old now, and she has started to sleep a little bit longer stretches at night-usually 6-8 hours, then 3, then maybe another 2-3 after that. I don’t mind her waking up for feeds, but many times after the initial 6-8 hour stretch, she can’t go back to sleep well-she will be up every hour from about 3 am to 7am. I know it sounds silly when she is getting decent sleep the first stretch, however it’s been exhausting for me to get up from 3 am every hour until 6:30-7am. When she is awake she often grunts and groans like she is trying to make a bowel movement. I asked the pediatrician and she says it’s just because she has an immature digestive system, and to burp her for 10 minutes after we feed. I do this, and she doesn’t burp because she’s asleep, and so nothing is achieved. Also, every hour that she gets up nothing seems to calm her except feeding about an ounce to two ounces every time. Is this something she will grow out of, like my pediatrician says, or something that can be worked through? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you! Anna

    • Katherine Benskey says:

      @Anna It is great that your daughter is sleeping several hours straight, but it is exhausting to be up every hour after 3am! Babies do have immature digestive systems when they are first born and as they mature they tend to have less tummy problems. You can try to reduce the support you are giving her to fall back to sleep when she does wake, which can minimize her wake ups. Right now, it sounds like she is relying on feeding to fall back to sleep if she wakes, even if she is not hungry. You can do this by gentle techniques that are appropriate for her age. This way, if she does wake up, she can fall right back to sleep on her own. You can read about gentle techniques here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/gentle-sleep-training/

      I hope this helps and hang in there!

  2. VM says:

    My little boy is now 17 months and sleeps wonderfully at night and during his nap. All because i read your articles and followed your advice… your website is fantastic and you are the reason why me and my husband can have some time together after putting our little person in bed every night.

    THANKS a lot 🙂

    • Neosha says:

      @VM Thank you for your comments! ? I’m so glad to hear you have more quality time with your husband now – we all need that in our lives!! 😉 Please keep reading and be sure to share our site with others who you believe will find it useful.

  3. Melanie says:

    My son is 2 years old next month and when he was younger he was an amazing sleeper. He would sleep all night with no wakings. Now he is waking up 2-3 times a night screaming as if he’s scared. Sometimes it’s so hard to settle him down we have to take him for a drive to get him to go back to sleep. He also still sleeps with his dummy at night and sometimes during his small nap during the day. My partner and I have tried a strict bedtime routine and that works to get him to sleep initially but then he will still wake up during the night. I’m currently pregnant and due October and i would really love to resolve his sleeping issues before the new addition arrives.

    • Neosha says:

      @Melanie Thank you for commenting. I’m sorry to hear that sleep has been rough for you guys lately. Since your son was previously sleeping fine, I would suspect some of his current sleep challenges to be due to developmental changes. Toddlers typically go through two sleep regressions during high periods of development. One of them hits around 2 years of age and many parents begin to note disruptions in their toddler’s previously good sleep, whether it be with night waking reappearing, separation anxiety or fear at bedtime or inconsistent napping. Here is an article that you may find helpful to read: https://www.babysleepsite.com/toddlers/5-things-about-2-year-old-toddler-sleep/

      Working on sleep with toddlers can be a bit more challenging overall though. It’s all about setting limits and being consistent. Here are a couple of links to some articles that you may find helpful: https://www.babysleepsite.com/toddlers/limit-setting-toddler/
      https://www.babysleepsite.com/toddlers/sticker-chart-tips/

      Hopefully things smooth out for you in the next few weeks. If anything persists though, we’re here to help!

  4. Shital says:

    My baby is 20 months old and he is very stubborn and obsessed with mummy.
    We saw a pediatrician for his sleep problems and he gave us medicine for him to drink before sleep, which helped a little bit but not as much to put him to sleep throughout the night. He still walked up a lot, some nights.
    He looks for mummy and doesn’t even want to go to daddy for a second.

    Can you help me Nicole???

    • Danielle says:

      @Shital Hi Shital! I’m sorry to hear you’re having some trouble helping your toddler sleep, but based on your description, I definitely think one of our sleep consultants could help your family. We work with families with persistent, bright babies all the time, and we also work with separation anxiety and sleep associations to help everyone sleep through the night. You might like to see our article on sleep associations to help you here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/sleep-association/
      And our Services page with more information on our packages is here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-toddler-sleep-consulting-services/
      If you have any questions or need help deciding which package is right for you, you can contact a client services representative via our Contact page here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/contact
      Best of luck with everything, and hang in there!

  5. The Baby Sleep Site is wonderful. Thank you for your obvious desire to help parents with their child’s sleep problems. Your knowledge is so helpful. Sharing personal struggles is so validating and beneficial to those who battle endless nights without proper sleep.

    • Danielle says:

      @TheBabyTrend Hi, thanks so much for your comment and for visiting us. We’re so glad you’ve found the site so useful! Please feel free to share us with anyone who might find our information helpful for them 🙂

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