10 month old waking up at night

Vanessa - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Do any other people have trouble with their 10-11 month olds waking up at night? either repeatedly for short spurts or once for over an hour? Sometimes he seems like he wants to play (but cries for me until I go into his room), sometimes he just wants me to rock him for hours and seems to just not be able to fall asleep on his own.. He is about to walk, he is already standing on his own and using the walker constantly, do you think that the excitement of walking is what is doing this? Or should I just let him cry until he puts himself back to sleep, I am so torn as to what I should do... Any advice?

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Liesle - posted on 02/18/2010

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My almost 10-month old litttle girl is waking up at night too. I've heard from our paediatrician that this is very common amongst 9-12 month olds, as they start to experience seperation anxiety, and are starting to actually wake up and look for their mommies at night - this seems to be particularly worse amongst babies with full-time working mothers. I'm not sure what to do, since, as a psychologist, I'm strongly opposed to the cry-it-out method, but would still like to handle this phase appropriately so that this doesn't become a habit. Any ideas from someone who's been in this situation?

Jenny - posted on 02/22/2010

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Ohh I hear you. My 10 month old is waking up at night at least 2 to 3 times. The only way to get him back to sleep is either rocking or giving him a feed. Sometime's I feel he either has had a bad dream because he is sitting there in his cot half awake but not settling until he has support or just hanging for a drink despite the amount of food or drink he had had during the day. He was a great sleeper up until the teeth started at 8 month's and as he is our second child we, my hubby and I would often say "wow this is too good to be true", the sleeping through the night thing, and it was. Thank god for caffeine during the day.

Jen - posted on 02/19/2010

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My babe does the same...he wakes in the night and wants a bottle and cuddle time. I am a true believer that they wake for a reason...like they hurt from teeth or maybe they excitement of walking OR maybe they start dreaming already! I have a 6 year old boy who I was always attentive to when he was a baby too and he has grown to be perfect as can be temperment wise and is very confident SO..I will do the same with this one. I know there are times when they say do not get them and I agree if they are just talking in their crib but if they are upset, I think you need to tend to their needs!! I am educated in early childhood ed. and I believe they cry for a reason and need that mommy time~!

Monica - posted on 11/05/2011

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My LO started doing that about 2 weeks ago. He went from sleeping soundly (stirring but not really waking up) to waking up hysterical and standing up on the cot calling me. He's 11 months old. I always go to him but don't take him off his cot, just try to settle him again and after doing it a few times, he will stay. The last 2 nights I've been talking to him through the baby monitor, just quiet 'shhh' as I believe it is related to separation anxiety and all he needs to know is that I am there, that stopped him waking up completely and he settled again without me having to go there. I'm also giving him the 4 doses of Brauer's Children's Sleep as I feel terrible for him that he's so terrified when he wakes up in the middle of the night and that has helped as well, it's giving him a more peaceful sleep. Hopefully this will continue to do the treat. Good luck!

Vanessa - posted on 02/23/2010

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Thank you all for your comments. JP last thursday all of a sudden stood up and took 4 steps and then sat down... That night, he slept through the night again... Then on Sunday, he started waking up again in the middle of the night... I also started playing with him in his room before putting him down, and putting music on when he goes to sleep (naps and bedtime).. I think that is helping... I read about separation anxiety when they start to walk, and some of these things were mentioned to help. Good luck to all of you as well!

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Nola - posted on 07/23/2014

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I have a 10 month old baby boy, that has probably only slept a good THREE times through the night EVER! When he wakes up, I will give him his bottle, seems that's the only way to calm him down. Should I be doing so? He is attached to his bottle and I think it has started to become a habit with him looking for it through the night. I just don't know what else to do?!

Daniel - posted on 01/20/2014

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I am a father with a 10 month old that has been waking in the middle of the night now for over a week! He normally sleeps through the night but now all of a sudden he is up like its time to play! I don't understand I feel so bad for my little guy what should I do? Nothing seams to help he just cry

Michelle - posted on 01/30/2012

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sometimes when babies are learning something they carry it over to when they are sleping. sometims they will find themselves sitting up or standing and cant figure out how t get back to laying down...try working on his walking more often during the daytime...maybe that will help him...good luck

Kayla - posted on 01/25/2012

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my daughter is 21 months old and she repeativly wakes up,.Usually just for a cuddle, she's fine when i hold her, she'd be sound asleep and as soon as i try to put her down she starts crying again. i tried just leaving her cry like some people have told me, but she made herself sick and threw up, it might be easier with some children, but i just can't do it:( the only way she calms down is if someone is holding her. I believe its seperation anxiety, but not sure what else to do, please moms give me some advice!!!

Charmaine - posted on 02/23/2010

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could be teething, my son was doing this but i found out he had an ear infection so i got him antibiotics and now he is sleeping without waking up again... so maybe check with your doctor about your 10 month old waking up at night.

Shawna - posted on 02/23/2010

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same with my daughter she sleep through the night from day one... now that she is 10 months she wakes up everynight all of a sudden... see i have never had problems with her waking up because of her teeth ....... but im pretty sure this is the reason my 10 month old is waking up at night, because i just noticed that her top back molars have come in.... if its not that then shes just a growing girl .. because i have noticed that she wants an extra bottle in the middle of the night now...

Marya - posted on 02/22/2010

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my 10 month old old still gets up on average 4 times a week to have a bottle at 2 am still. They all do it in there own time. My son who is 2.5 years old did not sleep through the night until he was 18 months old and did what your little one is at 10 months old too due to his molars coming in. So it could be them trying to come in waking your 10 month old up at night.

Amanda - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son has never slept through the night for a long period of time. He'll sleep 7-8 hours without waking on occasion, but usually wakes 1-2 times during the night. He never took a soother, so I just give him his bottle, or rock him for a few minutes and he falls asleep right away. Very rarely, he stays awake for longer (about 1 hour).

Molly - posted on 02/21/2010

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My daughter does the same thing. I have trouble getting her to go to sleep at all in the first place then she wakes up every two to three hours at night my mom suggested I put the shirt I wore that day in ther crib with her when I put her down she went from sleeping 2 hours to sleeping 4 to 5 so I guess it is a start I have never just let her cry it out I actually ended up put a bed in her room for me since she was waking up so often my poor husband feeling obligated to help was not getting much sleep and since I don't work I can sleep when she does. The bed is coming out tom. so I hope this continues to work.

April - posted on 02/20/2010

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Yes, it seems no matter what time I put Bella to sleep or make sure she is full she still wakes up throughtout the night! I am so exhausted and frustrated. My pediatrian said that I should put Bella to bed awake and have her learn to put herself to bed but I am so tired as it is she would be crying all night. Sometimes if I give her some milk and her binky she goes back to sleep but the point is she wakes up. I know how you feel and I have no idea what to do either. If you figure it out, please let me know

Jeanie - posted on 02/20/2010

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My daughter is almorst 11 months old and shes starting to wake up in the night! She sleeps next to me in her crib, me in my bed,. She will wake up just to let out a little whine. And back to sleep. I dont use nothing to soothe her. She stopped useing her pasifier @ 4month, when she started teething. She now has 6 teeth, what should i do??

Melissa - posted on 02/19/2010

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My 10 month old is waking up at night too..usually all it takes to soothe him is I rub his back and sing for a minute or two and then leave the room even if he is still awake.That usually does it for me.

Sarah - posted on 02/19/2010

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Hi, my daughter is 10 months, she used to wake 3 times a night for a feed then i went cold turkey and just stopped the feeds and used the dummy it worked for a while then she started crying all night, now i give her a bottle b4 bed and again wen i go to bed and she sleeps all night but still has her moments

Sarah - posted on 02/19/2010

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My son is 10 months old and waking up at night, either for dummy, bit of a bottle or just needed a cuddle. But people tell me babies at that age should be sleeping through the night!!! But i guess every baby different. And it dose get hard when my partner dos'nt help me at all. But sometimes he can have a good night and sleep all night but thats once in a blue moon.

Sarah - posted on 02/18/2010

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I think most of us are in the same boat my daughter who is also nearly 10 months has a couple of restless nights a week I give her juice as I don't want her to get back in the habit of her waking up for a night feed, some say watch how much sleep they have during the day but my daughter only has half an hour after lunch and half an hour after her bath about 4 she's then awake until her last feed at 9, my son who's now 3 still occasionally wakes up during the night and i think alot of it is overactive imaginations they say babies dont dream I dont believe that as my daughter giggles in her sleep, I would try some juice sometimes it settles them back off to sleep. but i have found leaving them to cry makes it worse, I know its hard work but keep at it, it could be just teeth, we did put a pillow in our daughters bed she seems to sleep better on a pillow, and one less blanket good luck

Laury - posted on 02/18/2010

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My son is nearly 11months and he went through a stage of crying at night until i would cuddle him and as soon as i went to put him down again, he'd wake and cry. Everyone told me to leave him, i hated the idea as theres nothing worse but it worked, took 2 days and now he sleeps right through, if he wakes up, he looks for his dummy and then goes back off again. If the crying persists it could well be the teething but if they've had medicine before bed then normally its not that. It is very hard to leave them but so worth it, i have another due when he will be 13mth so him sleeping through is imperitive. Good luck.

Jeannette - posted on 02/18/2010

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My son does this occassionally but I'vefound that if I put either a shirt that either his daddy or myself have wore in his bed it helps him. He can smell us and makes him a little more secure. Hope this helps.

Amanda - posted on 02/18/2010

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my daughter is the same at the moment, she is fine all day, and too just started to stand up and walk along the couch, but i have just found that she is teething and it is her molars coming in and she is so unsettled during the night! and just like your son she did sleep through the night sometimes 12-15 hrs! so i think he might be teething, and might be in a little bit of pain at night!

Vanessa - posted on 02/17/2010

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Yes he has 8 teeth, I think he is working on molars, but not sure yet that it could be teething... He cries out for me even if I give him some motrin before going to bed. I just don't know what is causing this waking up, and I am exhausted from rocking him fr hours at a time..

Nicci - posted on 02/17/2010

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Has he any teeth yet? My daughter is 10 1/2 months now and when she was cutting her first tooth a few weeks ago she would wake up crying during the night. I would take her into bed with us, nurse her for a bit until she fell back to sleep and then put her back in her crib. Sometimes she would wake up again a few hours later and other times she would sleep through 'til morning. Her tooth came in and she's sleeping fine again now.

Vanessa - posted on 02/17/2010

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I forgot to mention that he slept through the night before this (since he was 5 months old), this just started a couple of weeks ago...

Mandy - posted on 02/17/2010

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My daughter is almost 10 months, and still wakes at least twice during the night. Luckily all I have to do is give her soother to her, and she goes back to sleep.Many people have told me to just let her cry until she goes to sleep, however I find this very ineffective, as she just wakes herself up. It's worth as shot though, apparently it works for some babies. Good luck!!

Charmaine - posted on 02/23/2010

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could be teething, my son was doing this but i found out he had an ear infection so i got him antibiotics and now he is sleeping without waking up again... so maybe check with your doctor about your 10 month old waking up at night.

Shawna - posted on 02/23/2010

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same with my daughter she sleep through the night from day one... now that she is 10 months she wakes up everynight all of a sudden... see i have never had problems with her waking up because of her teeth ....... but im pretty sure this is the reason my 10 month old is waking up at night, because i just noticed that her top back molars have come in.... if its not that then shes just a growing girl .. because i have noticed that she wants an extra bottle in the middle of the night now...

Marya - posted on 02/22/2010

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my 10 month old old still gets up on average 4 times a week to have a bottle at 2 am still. They all do it in there own time. My son who is 2.5 years old did not sleep through the night until he was 18 months old and did what your little one is at 10 months old too due to his molars coming in. So it could be them trying to come in waking your 10 month old up at night.

Melissa - posted on 02/19/2010

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My 10 month old is waking up at night too..usually all it takes to soothe him is I rub his back and sing for a minute or two and then leave the room even if he is still awake.That usually does it for me.

Sarah - posted on 02/19/2010

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My son is 10 months old and waking up at night, either for dummy, bit of a bottle or just needed a cuddle. But people tell me babies at that age should be sleeping through the night!!! But i guess every baby different. And it dose get hard when my partner dos'nt help me at all. But sometimes he can have a good night and sleep all night but thats once in a blue moon.

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