Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: First Time Mom | 2007/05/15

Q.

Sleeping

Good afternoon

My baby is two months old and doesnt sleep very well. He is always restless when I put him in his cot, always moving and making noises. Which means he doesnt sleep for very long.
The only way I get him to sleep long hours is when his sleeping in my arms or next to me and my husband in our bed.

Is this normal? Please help.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is quite normal. He is used to contact with you. As he is still very young you will need to put him in his crib or cot as soon as he falls asleep otherwise he will find it very difficult to sleep without being next to you as he gets older.

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Posted by: Leila | 2007/05/16

Hi FTMom

I demand fed my son every 2 hours (but then he would only drink for 5-7 min) until he started on solids 4mnths. Then I would give milk inbetween like a snack?! Now that went on a routine. Breastfed until 10 1/2 mnths. Sometimes it takes alot to wake up every 2 hrs, but it was worth it, I also didn't mind. They grow up tooooo quickly. And when the time is right for them, they will start sleeping in their own rooms, just like they would let go of the dummy, the bottle ext.

Reply to Leila
Posted by: cubby | 2007/05/15

Hi there I tried the feeding on demand thing but it did not work for me at all. Rather try and feed on a schedule at 6am, 10am 2pm, 6pm, 10pm and 2 am. Don't know if you are bottle feeding but if you are try and burp him a fews times during the feed - don't worry if he brings up some milk it is only because his digestive system is still immature - my baby did the same up until 9 months. I found the schedule feeding better because eventually baby wont wake at 10pm and then eventually the 2am one too and thats how they sleep through. good luck

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Posted by: First Time Mom | 2007/05/15

Hallo Leila

I think you're right. My husband says I'm spoiling him and that it's going to be difficult when he has to sleep on his own one day.

I know his right but this is the only way I also get some sleep.

I have another question for you, did you have a routine feeding your son when he was younger or did you feed him on demand. My son drinks when he is hungry, he cannot dring to much as he brings the milk up. So I just feed him as much as he can drink in shorter periods. Which just means I have to get up more. But I dont mind.

Regards

Reply to First Time Mom
Posted by: Leila | 2007/05/15

Hi

My son's 14mnths old, and still only sleeps well when he's with me in bed. Maybe they feel secure. Maybe they need our body warmth.

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