Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Rabie | 2009/06/03


7mnth old not sleeping well

My 7month old is waking up almost every 2/3 hours and then will not settle down again unless he gets some milk. He started on solids at 6months, and is eating really well. He gets dinner at about 17h45, then it is bathtime and then I settle him down with his bottle of milk (which he never finishes). I cannot imagine that he is hungry during the night, so can you give me any advice on how to get him to sleep better again? (He has slept from 19h00 - 03h00 before, until he was hospitalised with the RS virus and ever since he doesnt sleep like that anymore).
Thank you,
Mrs Rabie

Expert's Reply



Very often a baby's sleep pattern is disturbed by a period in hospital.It will take a while but your baby will settle down again. Make sure that his nose is clear as a blocked nose can really disturb a baby's sleep.

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