My daughter just turned 1 and she is waking up twice a night for the last two weeks now.

Magen - posted on 10/30/2008 ( 31 moms have responded )

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It's like something happened on her birthday, and now she is sleeping like she did when she was four months old. I don't know what to do about it? Is anyone else having this problem.

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Becky - posted on 11/09/2008

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Yes the exact same thing, she's been sleeping through the night no probs since she was 8 months.Just the last couple of week she started waking up in the night crying and having fits when I tried to get her back to sleep.I noticed she was getiing some new teeth so that may have something to do with it. The teeth are through now and she slept righ through till morning last night, the first time in a couple weeks, hopefully it is just a teething thing or a little phase, good luck.

Sharon - posted on 11/09/2008

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Yes we are having this problem with our one year old too. I think my guy is having separation anxiety issues, also maybe teething and growth spurt? It's frustrating isn't it? We are all out of ideas.

Patty - posted on 11/08/2008

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If I walk in to "stroke her back" she starts screaming bloody murder until I pick her up...believe me I have tried that route as everyone says it is the way to go but Hannah won't quet until she is out of her crib...I tried for almost an hour last night not to pick her up and she just screamed the whole time...any other ideas? I am SOOO Tired-my husband is deployed so I have not slept in weeks

User - posted on 11/07/2008

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what works for us is never pick up the baby, they are half asleep and just stroking their back and they are back out in 10 min or less. if you pick them up you will have them up for hours!

Patty - posted on 11/07/2008

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I am!! I can't figure it out. I know she is getting some teeth but I think it is something else, The only thing that seems to calm her down is me holding her and if she falls asleep and I try to put her back down she starts screaming again..I really thought I was past this phase but I am glad to know I am not alone- one of my friend said nightmares start around this age and that coupled with sep anxiety and teeth...magic combo I guess...let me know if you figure out something that works for you because I am exhausted!

Marie - posted on 11/07/2008

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It does get better... I hear. My friend, who had three boys, said when the youngest was approaching two they were all finally sleeping through the night. Then she got pregnant again. LOL! She had a girl, though, which is cool.

Aisling - posted on 11/07/2008

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Bryan is like that to over the last couple of months he wakes during the night - we have had to put him into a single bed as he hated his cot! he soesnt climb out of the bed as of yet thank god1 but he wakes at least 3 times a night but once I/husband goes in he will settle and go back asleep but will wake again within 2 hours.



does it get better I think we have had 2 weeks in total of full night sleep since he was born!!!!!!

Magen - posted on 11/07/2008

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I am happy to say that I have went 4!!! nights with out having to wake up!!!! Yay! I forgot how much better I feel when I get to sleep the whole night! I did not change her sleeping habits or activity patterns. The only thing I did was monitor her sugar intake. She loves light apple juice and I cut her back to 1 cup a day (instead of 1 at all 3 meals) and ice water the rest of the day. She loves ice, so for her its great. I hope this continues and I hope the rest of have the same luck soon!!!!!

Marie - posted on 11/06/2008

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You all make me feel so much better!!! Some moms, when things change with their babies, tend to think something is wrong with the baby, while others, like myself, tend to think it's something we're doing wrong. SO glad to hear it's normal. Sometimes Juliet cries in the night just once, sometimes many many times, but I always just rub her back or stroke her face and she goes immediately back to sleep. I'm wondering if she is even awake when she does it. I noticed that if I pick her up or talk, it takes longer for her to fall back asleep. I figured it's because I'm actually waking her up when I do that.

Sally - posted on 11/06/2008

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...and our little guy also once a week will wake up and be up for hours, with nothing seeming to work. As a last ditch attempt I will make sure he's fed and dry and take him for a 2am car ride, just like when he was a baby. He tends to go down fairly quickly in the car and then I can transfer him.

Sally - posted on 11/06/2008

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Yup - we're in the same boat over here. I'm "blaming" teething and a recent move and trying to remember that this too shall pass and giving him as much mommy contact as he needs.

Cara - posted on 11/06/2008

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yup Holly started a bit of this just before her birthday, I read about it and they recommend cutting back the morning nap to 40 mins max and keeping the afternoon nap. Also, the extra activity is a good idea - I brought Hollhy's lunch forward a bit earlier so she could have her sleep and then play for a few hours before tea time which I stretched to 5. I give her a mid morning and mid afternoon snack and that keeps her going. She still winges a bit at night but settles herself. She's now got classic teething symptoms - sore bot, chewing everything, runny nose - if it's not one thing it's another ;-)

Amanda - posted on 11/05/2008

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My daughter is doing the same thing...not sure why, but shes only up for like 10 minutes and then goes right back to bed if I rock her. strange

Sharon - posted on 11/03/2008

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Yes, we are also experiencing this. My little guy turned one recently and has been waking around 2am and is up for 2 hours. He did not even do this when he was newborn! We are thinking teething or growth spurt. But when he wakes nothing gets him back to sleep, cuddles, Motrin, bottle, nothing! Let me know if you `find any solutions.

Patricia - posted on 11/02/2008

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My son started doing that too, but it's because he's getting teeth, and also because his crib is in our room, so when he wakes up, he knows we're there. The last week or so I've been making sure to give him baby tylonel and nighttime orajel -- it's helped tremendously!

Jamie - posted on 11/02/2008

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Hey,

My son was one on october 12th and he started doing that right aroun his birthday. My pediatrician said that it was most likely teething pain waking him up, and once he realized he was alone (separation anxiety) he cried until I came in the room. Now that he is through most of his teething (for mow) he is back to sleeping normal. It will pass!

User - posted on 11/01/2008

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Bethany not sure where you live but Costco has a 6 pack we use them all over the house on the stairs and in the bathroom so we dont have to put lights on. As well we just got the Twilight turtle as a Birthday gift for my son have you heard of it ? That might be something your child likes. I am staying away from leaving it on for him to fall asleep to as I think it does the opposite for him and will keep him awake. I sometimes put it on as we are reading a story. You can get soft night lights for kids at most fine baby stores. As well I bought the Tyke light, mostly going to use it for when my son is in a toddler bed I think. There is 3 settings on it and I think the brightest one they can actually read a book and fall asleep to when they are older. It keeps a charge and will eventually run out of power and shut off. Good luck!

Beth - posted on 11/01/2008

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Hey, my daughter is doing the same thing. She turned one Oct 9- I spoke with her doctor, and he suggested getting a VERY soft night light because they are getting to an age where they are a lot more aware of their surroundings and it may help them go back to sleep if they can see where they are. I haven't found one that I like yet, but I have been keeping the bathroom light on outside her room, it just lights the room lightly under the door and she seems to go back to sleep on her own most of the time now. You might try it, I know that I have just been completely exhausted since Lily started that again and it's been a relief to have at least a few more hours this week :) Good Luck.

User - posted on 10/31/2008

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Been going thru the same thing. Everything that people have posted could be the case or a combination of things. Good luck. I found a technique I read about awhile ago, not to pick them up out out of their crib. Once you pick t hem up it is harder for them to know not to wake and get them back to sleep, we just rub our sons back.

Cara - posted on 10/31/2008

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It is totally frustrating!!!! I have a 1 year old checkup next week and I will mention to the doc but I am sure that they will not have an answer anyway.

Cara - posted on 10/31/2008

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LOL!! I wrote 7a until 7p..I meant 7p until 7a...see how sleep deprived I am..LOL!!

Cara - posted on 10/31/2008

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OMG!! I thought I was the only one going through this. My son is one today and he has been waking up once and twice a night as well for the past 2 weeks. Is it growing pains? I am frustrated. He used to sleep from 7:00a until 7p--What happened--ugh! After reading the other posts, I agree with the mini meal before bed as well as the teething..I think he is teething also. I hope that this phase as well as yours resolves soon:)

Jane - posted on 10/31/2008

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Eden's been doing that, too!! I thought I was the only one. Of course, she never really was a great night sleeper...

Tina - posted on 10/31/2008

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Ditto! My little girl turned one on the 17th and has been waking up crying for a few minutes each night as well. She has always been a good sleeper so this also was a surprise to my husband and I. I know she is teething...the molars are pushing through. It is comforting to know that other mom's are experiencing the same thing.

I like the idea of swimming lessons or more physical activity! I think we will give it a try!

Magen - posted on 10/30/2008

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It is just funny how kids go through these "spells." She is a great sleeper (well, not currently but she was.) And so I have just been getting up with her and I talk to her for about 10-15 mins, and then lay her back down and she goes back to sleep for about another 4 hours. I'm sure it will pass, but it's nice knowing that I'm not the only one waking in the middle of the night with my (now) toddler.

Sylvie - posted on 10/30/2008

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hi there, my son was 1 on 4th october this year and is doing the same thing. i find giving him an mini meal about 45mins before bed. ive also had to reduce his napping time in the morning and scrap his afternoon one. apart from that i think its a case of just riding with it. i hope it helps :-)

Laura - posted on 10/30/2008

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I just went through this myself and I think it is finally over. In my case I think it was teething and separation anxiety at the same time. The last two nights she has been staying asleep all night. It was rough for about 3 weeks so I know how you must be feeling. Just hang in there and it should pass.

Ronica - posted on 10/30/2008

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Thanks, I never really thought about that. Since the weather is changing we are staying at home and not so active. I'll get her into some exercise classes or swimming. Thanks again :)

Sharon - posted on 10/30/2008

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hello nothing happen sometimes its just with age their bodies and mind react differently its like people saying that kids go through the 2yr old tantrums but in reality kids at any age act up remember she is one so now its the teething, growing, her changing habits and adjusting sometime what might help is getting her to an afternoon gymboree class or u can do it yourself after dinner time put on music have her dance around is she is the active kind have fun doing runnung jumping anything but sitting or watching tv when kids take afternoon nap its like sleeping through the night and resting so come night the are not that tired to even have a full night sleep but what might help is also giving her baths at night an massages with oil this also relaxes them i massaged my kids when they were babies all the time they loved it hope this helps and good luck as parents we do what work for us because not all the advice that we reads work for our kids

Ronica - posted on 10/30/2008

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Sorry that I do not have an answer but mine too :s She started this week, I have no idea why. I figured it was the furnace turning on, but some nights it doesn't go on. Seperation anziety? or maybe teething? I have no clue but if you find out I'd love to know :)

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