What do you do when your baby wakes up in the middle of the night and wants to play?

Misty - posted on 04/02/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is almost six months old and he is constantly waking up in the middle of the night wanting to play. It usually happens around 3:30 - 4:30 and last an hour. It started out occasionally when he was about 4 months which I attributed to the "4 month wakeful period" thing. He would wake up in the middle of the night every 4 or 5 days at first. Then it became more like every 2 or 3 days and now it's been every night for past 9 days. He just wants to "talk" to me, give me kisses and touch my face. It's really sweet but tiring. If I ignore him or leave him in his bed he gets really upset and cries but I'm afraid that by giving in I'm making it a habit of it. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do? Any advice? Thanks!

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Angie - posted on 04/02/2010

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I have this problem with one of my twins. She just turned 6 months and squels and kicks her legs at 2A. I just keep putting the pacifier back in her mouth and she eventually goes back to sleep. SOmetimes I bring her in bed with us. My husband wants me to feed her but I know she is not hungry and just wants to play!

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I have this problem from 2am to 4am, but my baby is only 2 months. I of course stay awake with her until she is ready to sleep again. Being 6 months, I don't know if this would be a habit forming session or if this is just a phase.

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