Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Karlien | 2010-04-29


Baby not sleeping through

Baby is turning 1y on 9 May and is still not sleeping through. Tried Lennon products, feeding him during night, not feeding him during night. He is eating real food and, based on advice, I''m giving him 1/4 protein (meat) during dinner, rest is starch &  veggie. Also started iron treatment (2mls after dinner). He sleeps well from 19h00 to 24h00 and thereafter wakes up approx every hour. Does not necessarily drink full bottle which tells me he is not really hungry. What else can I try? Why is he not going into deep sleep after 24h00 again ? Pls help.

Expert's Reply



It is difficult to be able to find the cause of your baby still waking up so often after midnight.He may simply have become used to this sleep and feeding pattern.There does not appear to be anything obvious to explain his frequent waking. He should not be hungry, he does not appear to be teething and he would not be able to sleep so well for 5 hours from 19:00 if he had a problem with reflux. So it looks like this is just a pattern he has become used to. If his weight is good and he is doing well in all other respects than you may need to go through trying to see if controlled crying will break this pattern.

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