My baby has never slept through the night: Advice?

My nine almost 10.month old has never slept through the night. He would never breastfeed, so I exclusively pumped but dried up at five months and stopped. He still eats 16 oz a night of formula. He wakes four-plus times a night, and most recently, he won’t nap. Most nights he’s up till 1 am. I’m absolutely exhausted to the point of tears. He’s always been a good baby, but now he’s always whiney cause he’s so tired. He won’t transition past soft baby food. He’s been on soy, and regular, and tried various formulas. We have added cereals to his night bottles. Absolutely nothing makes a difference. Please give advice. I just started a very psychically demanding job unloading semi-trailers, and i can’t live on no sleep anymore.

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Give him a very low dose melatonin about 15-20 minutes before your ready for him to be in bed. Or. Do the cry it out method. 10-15 min then check on him. Both are very solid options and will definitely help you two get more sleep … praying for you mama :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Melatonin :joy::joy::joy:

If ur doctor says it’s safe that is.

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Sleep train him! It will take longer because he’s older but once he’s sleep trained you will be so happy!

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Have you checked to see if he’s possibly teething? If so, see if Tylenol is ok to give him. He might be uncomfortable if so.

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Feed him baby cereal around time of last bottle before bed. Started that with each of my kids around 2 months old and they slept through the night ever since.

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Mine is two almost three and she’s only slept all night like ten times.

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My oldest is 4 and still has not slept through the night. I feel your pain…

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Maybe you’ve missed him when he’s tired. My boy goes down 6pm every night. We initially tried 7.30 routine and he brought it forward to 6. If he goes down later he’s worse. We also found 3hrs after he wakes in the morning he’s ready for his nap. They say if they nap well they will sleep better. Recognising signs your baby is ready for bed. Also he much preferred being in his cot as if he needed the room. ( Not trying to rub it in at all) xx

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Sounds like he needs to go to the doctor to be seen. Could be an underlying issue

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If he ate good all day and had his night bottle, maybe push through the crying and not going up to feed him to get him use to schedule? I know those cries are hard but maybe just try it and if it’s nothing crazy lasting long maybe it will be ok

My twins didn’t sleep through the night till they were almost 2…my oldest did at 3 months. I just depends on the kid…

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Sounds like he is definitely teething. Tylenol will help but it’s an uncomfortable phase for them. Try giving him a teether or binky

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This has helped my daughter sleep better and be less cranky during the day

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Put a lil cereal in the milk it’ll be heavy and he won’t eat as much also should get him thru the night

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Detox your baby. Coseva Advanced TRS is what you need to look in to. There are several support groups on fb.
What you are describing in my thinking is toxin;heavy metals overload.
If you are following traditional pediatrics stop the suggested injection schedule. You can always go back to that but until you fix his issues don’t. During this time search the posts in the support groups looking for issues like you are having. That knowledge will change everything.

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Ask you Dr before giving a baby this young sleep AIDS PLEASE!
Try a bowl of cereal with fruit NO bananas before bed. Also try lavender

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All babies are different :pensive: my daughter woke up every two hrs till she was one. My boy was a different baby slept through the night. I say just keep your routine going and I promise this will be over in a blink of an eye. He’ll be sleeping through the night and you’ll say I remember when you would wake up all night. I know it’s hard now but it’ll get easier. It’s temporary :hugs::hugs: hugs momma…

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Babies do not require night feeds after 6 months. Night wakings become a habit. Try giving water, if he refuses pop him back in bed and leave room. Give him a few minutes to settle. Try process again each time if he refuses to settle. Eventually he will realise that he won’t get any milk and begin to sleep longer. Normally takes about a week.
At 10 months he should be on 2 naps a day totalling 2 hours of day sleep.
Try something like:
7 am wake
10-10:40 am nap
1:30-3:10 pm nap
7 pm bed

Adjust to suit of course according to his awake times or times you would prefer wake and bed times :slightly_smiling_face:

My son didn’t sleep through the night until he was almost 15 months. I would definitely make sure you have a bedtime routine.