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9 Month Old Baby

Hi there I have a 9 month old baby girl. that up to speed with everything. but there are two thing that I am not sure about. The 1st is that she's not holding her own bottle and 2nd she not sleeping through the night. does anyone have any clue what i can do to try to work with her on these things.

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she will start sleeping thourgh the night when she is ready and the bottle make her hold it dont hold it for her

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Hi! I have an 8-month-old son. He's been holding his bottle for a couple of months now. He is very independent though and I think he couldn't wait to do this and not have to rely on us. He will hold it and than when he doesn't feel like it, he lets us hold it. Also, he's been sleeping through the night since about 2 and a half months. I am a big one on bedtime routines. We put our son to bed wide awake each night at around 7:30 and within 15 mins. he will be asleep and hardly cries. Try doing the same thing each night and eventually your baby should be sleeping through the night. Good luck.

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Hi Hun.. my son is 10 months old, and he has been ahead with everything... except the bottle thing- lol He was about 9 1/2 months when he started holding it simply b/c he was lazy im assuming.... i just kept giving him every opportunity to try it on his own even if he dropped it, held it upside down or whatever, practice makes perfect... also with the sleep, up until about 9 1/2 months as well, my son was waking up once a night for a bottle between 3-5 am... (he has always been a good sleeper though.) and then all off a sudden, he just stopped waking up for 1 all together on his own and sleeps from about 8 or 9pm until 7a... so with that i think u just have to weather it out ya know? If hes waking up for nothing then i would just make him stay in his crib, but sometimes they wake up if they are learning something new, like crawling etc... and also if they are teething.... but it'll come i promise!! Good luck hun, im sure your baby girl will be surprising u some day soon!

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well i dont have a lot of advice but maybe some commiseration! my ten month old can hold his own bottle i have discovered but really he is lazy and would rather have some one hold it for him which i enjoy as well unless i really cant sit with him, then i put him in the boppy pillow and he does it himself, i also have a child who is a non through the night sleeper.....we always get close and then something happens teeth, sick or learning a new skill, well i ahve decided that he is happy i enjoy the extra cuddle someday he will grow up but until then i am going to cherish every second, i should say every exhausted second, if she is gettign up for food or comfort, the response may be different.....

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T., Hi, I just have to ask a few questions-has she alwasy been fed by bottle? My daughter was behind on this too because I nursed for the first 6 months and then after that I felt guilty about bottle feeding (it was for medical reasons) and I held the bottle to keep that bond and closeness. I was told by her doctor that it is normal for nursed babies to be a little behind in this. Now, if I letter, she will try to be lazy and wait till I do it. I don't so she is learning quickly how to do it herself.
Also, about sleeping through the night, it is normal at this age to start waking up in the night because of seperation anxiety- simply letting her know that you are there by going in after a few minutes, but not picking her up- lay her down and tell her it is time to go to sleep. Cover, pat/rub her back a few seconds and then leave so she can fall back to sleep. This will take a little while but she will learn that you are still there but she needs to go back to sleep on her own. This time is for sleeping. Also check diaper and hunger. It may be that she is ready for a little more to eat especially her last feeding. I hope this helps. Good luck.

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