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4/30/12 9:20 A

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For my 2 boys I used Huggies Overnites b/c I was sick of doing the sheets/blankets every day. Not to mention getting up in the night to change the kid & bedding. They work pretty good and I plan on using them for #3 when she gets bigger. As for waking up to eat it sounds like a growth spurt. I was going to suggest just putting water in the bottle in case it's not but sounds like that didn't work. Hope she starts sleeping through the night for you again soon.emoticon

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4/29/12 4:44 P

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When my son turned 6 months old we started trying something a girlfriend of mine referred to as 2/3/4. When he gets up in the morning, it's 2 hours, then a nap, then 3 hours, then a nap, then 4 hours, bedtime. He sleeps from 7pm - 7am. Maybe that would work?

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4/27/12 11:26 P

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I am in the same boat as you. We have an almost 8 month old son that will not sleep through the night (more then 4 hours straight) He has nights here and there that he does but it is rare. He goes to daycare and I have little control as to when and how much he is feed and sleeps.

Our first son was such a routine (well so where we) baby. We all thrived with a schedule, and so did our old daycare lady. Not sure what to do. Is it too late to get the schedule going.

Usually he is super easy to put down because we DO have a nightime routine but the daytime one is all over the board because of daycare!!!

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3/13/12 4:12 P

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First I want to thank everyone for the suggestions. My daughter also wakes around 2 or 3am each morning. It is almost time to purchase new diapers & so I will probably be trying another brand of diaper. The ones I currently use for her are the ones I had switched to in order to keep my son from leaking. But like someone said, it's more of the baby's preference. Thank you all again & I'll let everyone know how it goes once I get some new diapers.

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3/13/12 1:35 P

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The only way to keep my son dry through the night is to use an overstuffed cloth diaper. No disposable keeps him dry through the night. We gradually switched him from formula to milk in his bottle at one year. Then gradually watered down the milk in the bottle until it was all water. That was in hopes that he wouldn't want the bottle any longer. But he still loved it and still wants it sometimes at night. With a good cloth diaper to keep him dry it's not a big deal for us. Using cloth just during the night would be a pain though. Hopefully you will be more successful than I was at getting your babe to reduce drinking at night to keep her dry. And hopefully if you try a few brands you can find a disposable to keep her dry at night. Good luck!

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3/13/12 1:33 P

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Interesting. My daughter is also 9 months old and has always slept through the night (literally, I'm very lucky), but over the past couple of weeks she has also started waking up around 2:00 or 3:00 every night. For her, she seems to just be hungry. I don't know if she's going through a growth spurt or what, but it's definitely a little tiresome. Now, I breastfeed, so I don't have the cost of formula issue, but I still have the loss of sleep issue. I'm hoping this is just something she'll grow out of, but if anyone else has been through this and has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated!


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3/13/12 1:23 P

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This may or may not help, but my Willow is 7 months, was sleeping through the night starting at 6 weeks and then poof, started waking up between 2 and 3 am every night.
We switched diaper brands. Turns out she was waking up because the ones we were using just weren't giving her that dry feeling. I don't advocate one brand over another, I think it's just individual babies' preferences, but maybe give that a try?

And OMG do I hear ya on the cost of formula!!! Hubs and I call it "powdered gold", I breastfed for the first 3 months and then just stopped producing milk, it hit me emotionally but WOW did the wallet ever take a beating! Our doc told us that we can switch to milk at 9 months, I'm looking forward to that :)

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3/13/12 12:47 P

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I wanted to post to see if anyone here could offer any suggestions. My daughter is almost 9mths old and rarely sleeps through the night. When she wakes up, the only way to get her back to sleep is to give her a bottle. She used to take a pacifier but no longer will. With her waking a few times a night- that's a great deal of formula that she's taking in & ends up as a VERY leaky diaper. I have tried feeding her right before bed, I have tried giving her water instead of formula. Nothing seems to be working. At this point I am desperate. We can not really afford to keep going through formula like this and not to mention- I would REALLY like to sleep through the night eventually. lol.

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