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    Default Controlled crying and sharing room with sibling

    Hi there, I'm trying to get my baby (8 months) to sleep through the night. He's still having his 10pm feed which I'm fine with but a lot of the time he wi go to sleep fine after but around 2/3 etc am he wakes again.. I can only get him back to sleep with a small amount of milk (60 mils.. He's formula fed). Now some nights he does sleep through (11pm to 7/8am) but on the nights he doesn't I want to stop the small feeds ( or should I just keep feeding).. He's eating pretty well in the day, he's baby led weaned so has a variety of food. He has 4-5 bottles too..

    I sometimes do the cc method when the older kids are at their dad's for the weekend but I'm wondering if it's ok to do it if he shares a room with his 5 year old brother? Has anyone done this? If the baby cries at night my older son doesn't even hear him.

    Thanks for any advice and suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummbearPapabearNCubs View Post
    I sometimes do the cc method when the older kids are at their dad's for the weekend...
    My understanding of CC is that you need to be very consistent for it to be effective? By sometimes doing it and sometimes not I suspect it might just be confusing the baby and prolonging the whole process.
    I know that doesn't entirely answer your question though, sorry!

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    To me 4-5 bottles a day for an 8 month old is a bit. I know they say food is fun until 12 months but every child is different. My son in particular was a glutton from day 1. How much solids is he having? Given what you have previously said it sounds to me like he is hungry.

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    On average he's having three meals per day and sometimes an extra snack like yogurt or fruit. His appetite changes too. I've recently stsrted giving food first then bottle (though this varies too) and also dropped a bottle too. With his 10pm bottle he has 240 mils but the other ones are 180 mils. So all up he's having about 780 mils over the day and night.

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    Well he slept from 10:45 to 8:30 last night so maybe I might just not worry so much..

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    I think 1 -2 night wakes at that age is pretty good! I would try offering water instead of milk or resettling without milk. I'm pro -CC when babies are sleeping really badly, but I think your bub is doing really well and will likely start sleeping through with a little bit of gentle encouragement.

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    Thanks yeah I'll try a different approach ( offering water, settling without milk), on a really bad night I just bring him into bed with me anyway, I don't mind that.


 

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