My 7 month old who used to get up at 2 and 4 like clockwork everynight is now waking up every hour during the night. He has 7 teeth already and they havn't really seemed to be bothering him. I am wondering if this could be some sort of seperation anxiety, does anyone have any insight/advice?
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Soraya - posted on 10/26/2008
It could be a response to a change in your mommy-baby sharing routine during the day. If maybe you went back to work or added some "alone mommy time" during the day, he might be feeling like "hey, let me check on my mommy to see if she's coming back". My older girl changed sleeping routine when I went back to work and it took a couple of weeks before she accepted it and went back to normal.
Clare - posted on 10/26/2008
It is soo frustration when they switch their routine on you!! Just when you think you've got it all under control! I would only suggest that you could stop the night feeds - generally by 7 mths he would be eating some solids and getting all he needs during the day. I did this with my first when she was 6 months (even before solids). If you have a good bedtime routine where he settles himself, just go into him and settle him without a feed. It could take many trips and a lot of crying for a few nights, but he will soon figure it out!