My 7 month old has never slept through the night. He used to wake for a bottle which I could understand, but he no longer needs a bottle as he is on 3 meals of solids a day but he still wakes through the night - mostly twice but sometimes 3 times.
When I get up to him - I give him his dummy and he pretty much goes straight back to sleep. I thought that maybe it was because he was losing his dummy but there has been times that he has his dummy in his mouth and is still grizzling and crying. I never pick him up - I don't speak to him. I just roll him onto his side and give him a quick pat then he's back to sleep.
I've also stopped giving him a "dream feed" at 10.30pm so am wondering if this is making it worse? He goes to bed at 7pm every night VERY easily - goes straight to sleep by himself which is fantastic. Now I just want him to learn to sleep through without me having to attend to him. Can you make any suggestions?
I look forward to hearing your views.
Debs, NZ, Mum to Rory born 19/01/04