18 month old waking for 2 hours at 3am every night!

HAYLEY - posted on 08/23/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 18 months old and has recently started waking up around 3am every night. He's quite content though, he's wide awake and just rolls around his cot babbling and even laughing! This goes on for 2 to 2 and a half hours! He eventually goes back to sleep of his own accord. He doesn't cry, he's just happily chatting and giggling as if he's got a friend in there lol!
I know I shouldn't moan because he isn't crying but I can't work out why it's happening. Nothing that I know of disturbs him at that time and I'm such a light sleeper I can't go back to sleep unlike my husband.

Does anyone else experience this or is my son turning into a nocturnal child?!

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Peggy - posted on 08/24/2010

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my son is 18 months and gets up evry two hours and usally wakes around 530am whe he gets up he screams so i get him settled and puts hiom back in his crib and thebnn he is up again i dont think he likes the crib anymore im only getting about 3 hours a nght sleep

HAYLEY - posted on 08/23/2010

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I usually wake him after an hour at lunchtime, he would sleep longer if not. It's funny as today he didn't have a nap at all, he just didn't seem to need it so I thought I'd let him stay awake all day and see what happens tonight! He went to bed slightly earlier than usual so we shall see!

Kelina - posted on 08/23/2010

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Does he have a nap during the day? it could be detrimental. If he does, try cutting out his nap during the day. it'll be hell for the first couple of days but it might help him sleep through the night.

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