Waking up all night long but used to sleep through the night

Angie - posted on 11/15/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My son was born May 6. He started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks old and did so until he was 16 weeks old. Then all of a sudden he started waking up several times a night. He will eat if I feed him but I can tell he's not hungry and he's not used to eating during the night anyway. All he wants is his pacifier. I give it to him and he goes right back to sleep. But then he wakes up 5 or so more times, every time just for the pacifier. I have tried everything to tire him out during the day, I've changed his bedtime but nothing seems to help. Any suggestions?

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Kiara - posted on 05/03/2011

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OMG, My daughter sleeps all night since 3 months. Last month, when she had her 15 month old immunizations she had a seizure. Coincidence or not, she was never the same. She Could never sleep an entire night again (neither did I). My husband does not see any relation, but I am not quite sure, I think this seizure has affected her somehow. She acts normally and everything, but at night she seems desperate. Well, I hope this will pass soon enough, so I can get some rest.

Chantal - posted on 11/23/2010

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Mabey you could put him in a good sleep routine during the day, if baby sleeps well during the day, he will definitely sleep better at night. Keep his awake time limited to 60-90mins then you must put him down to sleep for as long as he wants to but not longer than 4hours at a time. It also helps if he doesn't sleep from 5pm, rather keep him busy until bath time, otherwise he will keep you busy when you want to sleep! Also, mabye he's just thirsty during the night! My first boy was like that, he could down a few bottles of tea every night! But now he's 3 years old and he has been sleeping through since he was 2 years old. OR he could be teething?

Jessie - posted on 11/18/2010

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WOW! this sounds like a page straight from my life! My daughter has been doing this for the last week or so really bad. Wow, sure does make me feel so much better knowing i am not alone! She only seems to want her binky, then goes back to sleep, but if i dont get the bink to her quick enough she will start talking. Then get herself wound up and start crying. I had tried the let her figure it out herself deal, but it didnt work out very well at all. I will try to sitting with her and keeping my hand on her tummy til shes back asleep and see hwo that goes. Thanks!

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Kasey - posted on 05/09/2011

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could it be that he just cant find his binky in the dark crib.... my little girl wakes up because she cant find it... i got a paci plushie online...which is a little stuffed animal that attaches to the binky... and that did the trick...made it easy to find and less likely to fall out of the crib...

Amanda - posted on 01/02/2011

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My daughter is 7 months, she has always slept for almost the whole night until about a week ago. Now she wakes up every 3 to 5 hrs wanting to play or she is screaming so bad I have to rock her to sleep. I dont know whats going on with her. But I hope it stops soon.

Angie - posted on 11/25/2010

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Glad to see I'm not alone! The past couple of nights have been better but I'm hoping he isn't waking up out of habit now!

Christina - posted on 11/24/2010

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My son is doing the same thing. He wakes up and grumbles/whines just for his pacifier! He does it many times at night too. We've kept him on the same sleep routine since he was born. I guess they go through phases??

Liz - posted on 11/22/2010

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I am in the right place! My DD has been doing this too. She slept through the night until 4 1/2 months. She then started waking up to eat in the night again. I fed her 1 or 2 times in the night. Then she started to wake up 5 or 6 times just to nurse for 30 seconds and then fall back asleep (similar to the other posters pacifiers) Now we are cutting back to only one time getting her out of her bed if she wakes. All of the other times I just pat her back and talk to her until she falls back asleep. I do use her crib light too. It plays quiet music and lights up a bit. She likes it.

Ally - posted on 11/15/2010

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Hi, my daughter did the exact same thing, and has the same birthday!! She slept through the night at 5 weeks till she turned 5 months. I first thought she was waking up hungry so fed her nightly for two weeks. One night i decided not to feed her and she went back to sleep with her dummy. I then had the problem of the dummy every night. Basically i would sit with her and put my hand on her belly or stroke her face to get her to sleep without the dummy. We still have the occasional night where she wakes up but not like it was. She is a lot less reliant on the dummy now, it probably took about a week and it got better. hang in there, it will go back to how it was :)

Angie - posted on 11/15/2010

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Oh yeah. He sleeps in his crib in his room. He has always slept in his crib but it used to be in our room. When he started waking up all the time we moved the crib to his room because we thought maybe one of us (my hubbie LOL) was snoring and waking him up or something.

Angie - posted on 11/15/2010

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He cut his first tooth around October 28th. It was weird because he slept that night but has since returned back to his waking up all the time. He has become an expert at rolling over but everytime he wakes up he is still on his back. IDK if maybe he's getting another tooth but I don't see anything when I look in his mouth. I think it's harder to get used to not getting any sleep after you;ve been spoiled by him sleeping through the night for 10 weeks. LOL

Tiffanie - posted on 11/15/2010

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Does he have any teeth yet? My son did this for weeks before cutting his two bottom teeth at the same time (just happened actually). He slept better last night so we will see tonight.

Where does your son sleep? Maybe he misses you and wants you to come visit him. I've read that babies can get separation anxiety at this age. Also, if your DS is learning a new skill, such as sitting, rolling, crawling, etc., they can "practice" it in their sleep and wake themselves up...then maybe he can't get back to sleep without his pacifier....these are just some thoughts...hope you get some rest soon (I know how you feel)!

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