My 8-month-old isn't sleeping through the night: Help?

My son is 8 months and lately I’ve been waking up literally every hour because he would not sleep alone. He used to sleep throughout the night without crying and now not anymore. I Put him to sleep and when I lay him down on his pillow he’ll wake up and starts crying. If his not laying on my chest or arm he would not go to sleep at all. I try putting a pillow on him and it doesn’t work. I don’t know why he won’t sleep by himself so I need some advice or tips on how to put him to sleep without waking up every hour and without sleeping on my chest and arm all night.


Your baby is teething…starts hurting them when u lay them down…feel the baby’s gums…see if swollen


Try putting a shirt that smells like you next to the baby when he sleeps… That’s what I did for all of my grandbabies when I’d watch them

Um my 2 1/2 year old started doing the same thing about 2 weeks ago they say it’s sleep regression all I can say is good luck

My son is 2 years old & still doesn’t sleep thru the night… :pensive:

My daughter did the same thing around that time. Had to get NUBY teething tablets and those helped a TON.

Don’t put him to sleep in your arms, if you can avoid it. Put him in the cot and pat him or better yet just sit very near and let him soothe himself to sleep. In this modern age, you can get machine(Phones ,Ipods etc) that play white noise, try that if you like. Or a fan in the room.AWAY from baby’s reach!

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So many things it could be. Talking to his dr might be best bet.

Let him sleep with the shirt you wore all day.

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Just a friendly note, please remember, nothing in crib with baby ie. pillow or shirt, for the first 12 months. Every baby is different. La Leche League has many resources that might help you.


Get a routine. And don’t change it no matter what. If you don’t want sleeping with you then you have to keep it that way every night. With my kids it was always been dinner bath then snack & tv time with cuddles (their favorite show or movie in a dark livingroom) then to their bed dim light for story and baby massage & humming soft song) then kissed and door closed. If they got up it was right back to their bed no talking to them. The routine works like a charm everything down to the same time of day. It works everytime and continues as they get older. My kids are now 18 and 16 and they both still have themselves on routines. Like clockwork.

Make sure ain’t nothing wrong and when he wakes up check him feed him change him and when he wake up wait a couple minutes before jumping up some times they wake up but will go back to sleep in a couple seconds

My oldest son was like this. When he was about a year and half, i had to sit by his crib every night for a week or two until he got used to sleeping by himself.

Take him to the doctor.
Have him check and see if thier is any infection

My kids are 12, 6 and 5 and still dont sleep thru the night… welcome to parenthood. Someone send coffee.

Let him cry, and see if he will go back to sleep, he knows you will come running every time he cries. I know it sounds mean but he will probably cry and then go back to sleep.

I would need more info really… You are feeding him real foods, or jar foods ?? Maybe give him some baby cereal and more formula before bedtime… Bassinet next to your bed… Maybe the baby is hungry…

I say after 3 kids, definitely teething, this 2 shall pass.

Sounds like a growth spurt… they usually happen around that time. Baby will be extra fussy, clingy, hungry. Ect. It will pass :purple_heart::purple_heart:

My slept all night up until the age of 10 months. Now myself and husband basically have shifts staying up all night. Nothing works. Plus all of mine started pushing teeth between 5-6 months. And my 4th at 10 months.