Sleep Sitting

Kattie - posted on 08/18/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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So at 2:00 and 3:30 and 5:15, my 9 month old start whimpering and whining. I wait a minute, and it doesn't stop, so I drag myself out of bed adn head to her room. What do I find? Mattie is sitting up, swaying a bit, with her eyes closed tight and her bink in place. The first time I picked her up to get her back down, but the second and third times, I just nudged her back down. She went right back to sleep. What is she doing? Does anyone else's kid do this?

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Lois - posted on 08/18/2009

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Sounds like maybe she's just practicing what she's learned how to do in her sleep. Usually this wakes kids up though. I know whenever my 10 month old daughter learns something new it interferes with her sleep because she just keeps trying to do it, awake or alseep! I would help her lie back down too, before she falls over and wakes up because she hit her head on the crib!

Nikki - posted on 08/18/2009

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She is either playing in her sleep or shes having bad dreams. It eventually does stop. No need to worry. Both of mine did this.

Rebecca - posted on 08/18/2009

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yep its like a form of sleep walking. my daughter did exactly that. dont go in. she is fine unfortunatly there isnt anything you can do. except get prepared for a sleep walking child!!!! lots of alarmed saftey gates!!!

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