A big thing here is why the baby is waking up at night. Young babies are usually hungry - for instance, the formula my daughter is on has less protein which means it is less filling, so she woke up more often. Even though a baby can start sleeping through the night at a young age, that is most likely going to change in a few months when teething begins. My six month old daughter's schedule has changed numerous times over the last few months - she did very well earlier on, but began teething in her third month and hasn't stopped since, so her sleep schedule is all depending on how she is feeling. She just got another tooth this week so that explains the last three weeks of constant wake ups.
Lots of babies still aren't sleeping through the night in the first year - I've now opted for a more expensive concealer for the circles under my eyes.
Well ladies. Thank you for all the different advice. Fortunately since I posted this thread he started eating around 10 and waking up at 3:30am for a feeding and then again around 6. Before he was doing 10, 1:30, 4:00 and then 7 so hopefully he is starting to change a little. Once at night is doable. I read the book babywise and have been trying to apply feed, wake, sleep cycles and he diffinately has a feeding schedule but the part about getting your baby to sleep through the night by week 12 didn't work here. He is now 12 weeks old and doesn't do it yet. My girlfriend says it just happens one day. You wake up in the morning and think "hey he never woke up last night".
#1 08/07/2007 - It's a boy!
#2 EDD 09/04/2010
I don't know that I will be much help since I have only been a father for about five months but I will tell you what my wife and I do for our son. My son is in my opinion and from what I've read, kinda a phenomenom. We were very strict about putting him on a schedule;
This is what we use for a feeding schedule and it was hard for a while because of trying to hold him off to stay on schedule but after about three days he started to make it to those times on his own. He sleeps from around 10:30PM to about 6:00AM-6:30AM every morning. I have even had to wake him up a few mornings to get him ready for daycare. It was also important that our dycare provider was on our page and understood how important our schedule was and she has really been great with it. Good luck and I hope I have helped in some way.
P.S. The problem we had with rice cereal was some pretty intense constipation so we have started giving him a tablespoon of cereal and a tablespoon of karo syrup along with 5ozs of formula and it works like charm.
Last edited by tboylen; 11-11-2007 at 10:06 PM.
Reason: better explanation