Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Irregular sleep patterns
    avatar
    An_222310 posted:
    I have a 6 month old who was sleeping through the night (between 10-12 hrs.)until recently she's been waking up at 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Most of the time she goes back to sleep. When I know she isn't going to go down on her own I'll wait between 10 to 20 minutes before I go put her back to sleep. Sometimes I nurse her and sometimes I just hold her until she calms down and put her back down. I did all these things because she missed a nap or she only took two 20 min. naps. Just 2'o clock this morning I could hear her babbling and squeeling happily off and on til 4 a.m. I had to go in and nurse her to sleep again. How long she naps is unpredictable and her night sleeping has been compromised. I just want her to get her 14 hr. sleep! This is my third baby and I still don't know what I'm doing wrong. Somebody tell me!
    Reply
     
    avatar
    ashers_mommy514 responded:
    you arent doing anything wrong! my LO is 6 months and his sleep pattern changes constantly. this week he is only waking once to eat at night and i have been feeling great. last week was TERRIBLE, we were up all night, nursing several times, etc. my lo has also never had a very predictable nap schedule. he sleeps when he is tired. if he wakes at night i change his diaper if i have to and keep lights off while i nurse him back to sleep. sounds like you are doing great meeting your LOs needs!


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    Hi, I am a mommy of 3 very energetic ckids 2 boys and a girl. Th e baby is 8 months now and she is into everything. The boys keep me busy with all the...More

    Helpful Tips

    No stimulation
    I've read and been told that you shouldn't give your baby any stimulation when they wake up in the middle of the night. It may be hard but ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    12 of 24 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.