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My son is 7 months old still not sleeping threw the night, Help??

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Well i'm a teen mom and still in school. I tried getting a schedule set for my son but with me going to school and every thing i just could not keep up with it. My son sleep threw the night maybe like 2 times but I cant get him to do it any more. He usually wakes up at around 2 in the morning and usually i have to give him a bottle to get him back to sleep. I want to get a schedule set up for him that can work with my school schedule cause i still have one more year. He usually goes to bed around 7-9 but some times he will sleep a little then wake up and stay up till 10-11. I've bin trying to get him to go to bed by him self. I'll just put him in his crib and let him cry for a bit see if he will put him self to sleep after a bit if he is not calming down ill pick him up. any ways i'm going to just going to keep blabbing if i keep going. So over all i need help with sleeping threw the night and a good schedule for him. And i read a lot about feeding the the cereal like the oatmeal but he does not like it so what should i give him??

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my daughter slept through the night at 6 weeks because we put rice cereal in her bottle. cut the nipple a bit to allow it to flow better. the best thing is to let him cry it out. create a bedtime routine for him. give him a bath, brush his teeth/gums, read a story, and put him down in the crib. let him cry. it's not going to hurt him. he's capable of sleeping through the night, but won't because he knows you will go and get him up when he cries. put him to bed at around the same time every night. 7 is reasonable. my 22 month old goes to bed at 8, no later, no exceptions. every once in a blue moon, she will wake in the night and cry, but i don't go in there. i let her cry it out. fill his belly as much as you can before putting him to bed, so he doesn't wake up hungry wanting another bottle. rice cereal will help with that, and i hope that you have introduced solids by now. honestly, he can eat table food. we gave her jar food at 8 weeks, and by 5 months, she only ate table food, and took a bottle. i know it's hard to hear your baby cry, but there is nothing easy about being a mother, as you know. i would not use oatmeal in the bottle, you can use rice, wheat, barley, or anything else. oatmeal doesn't flow well.
thanks ansd yes i give him solids.  I try to let him cry i only go back in if he crys for more then 10 mins or so. But some times my mom comes down and gets him i try not to let her but it never works. thanks for the tips ill try rice he some times does not like the textur of foods so thats why he does not like the oatmeal. I plan on trying to give him cheeros soon. 
10 minutes is not a very long time for a him to cry. my rule of thumb at that age was around the 20 minute mark. yeah, i know that might sound cruel. however, they have to learn how to soothe themselves back to sleep, and also how to fall asleep on their own.
He might not like rice or oatmeal, but that doesn't mean you can try out non-grains.  Try sweet potatoes, avocado, banana, peas (all cooked and mashed very fine, of course).  He may like the flavor of those items better, and they'll all stick in his stomach longer than breastmilk or formula, which will help him sleep better. Keep in mind, too - learning to sleep through the night is just that: a learning process.  He's in the habit of waking up, so he may continue doing it for a while.  I'm not a proponent of the cry-it-out thing like Pink is, but then, my 19-month old son still wakes up once a night, very briefly, about three or four times a week. 
most pediatritions would tell you the same thing i have, let him cry it out. it's perfectly fine. my daughter's doc told me the same thing!

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