Q & A: My 3 Month Old Wakes Every Hour

Hi Rosemary,

I just discovered your site and love it! My little girl will be three months in four days. I thought she may be overtired as she was waking constantly at night so I made her bedtime earlier, as a friend suggested that might help but she still wakes every hour, sometimes 1/2 hour, wanting to eat. Could this be a growth spurt? I’m going crazy and don’t know what to do anymore, I can see my little one is also tired during the day but she fights sleep and does not eat so much during the day but when night comes there’s no stopping her just bottle, bottle, bottle!

 

Hi there,
You must be exhausted! It sounds like your little one is mixing up days and nights. Try focusing on getting her to eat more during the day. Make sure you give her longer, fuller feeds, rather than short ones. This way you will also train her to eat at particular times, rather than whenever she gets cranky.  At this point, you should be able to tell the difference between a hungry cry and a tired or cranky cry. Until babies are four months old, they really are unpredictable. So, if she seems to be hungry a lot, then feed her, but try to make that happen during the day instead of at night.
Hope this helps!
Rosemary


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