Re: Need advice for my 7 month old baby sleeping patterns
I know this is totally not what you want to hear, but I think it is a normal phase and the best thing to do is to wait it out (while cosleeping and napping with your baby to get some extra sleep). My son also woke every 2 hours at 7 months, and he continued to do so for a few months after that. He started sleeping better on his own once he started walking because the extra exercise required more solid sleep. There is a lot going on at 7 months that can lead to more frequent night waking. Teething is pretty common. You can try giving a dose of ibuprofen at bedtime if you suspect teething; that can get you an extra hour or two of sleep sometimes. There are lots of milestones at this age that can keep babies awake. Also, lots of babies are very busy and distracted during the day and nurse better at night when they are sleepy. My son had all three of these things going on simultaneously at that age.
Try to get naps as often as possible. My son was a terrible napper so I only got a couple 15-20 minute naps in during the day (which still helped a little), and I would hand my son over to my husband when he got home from work and take a short nap (usually about an hour) until my son needed to nurse again. Also try going to bed a little earlier if you can. And remember that this will pass. Your baby will sleep better when he is developmentally ready to do so. Good luck!
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).