my son wakes up over 3 times EVERY NIGHT

Ashley - posted on 04/23/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my 2 n half yr old wakes every night about 3 times sometimes more then that. he wakes sreaming, for mama! i dont know why! the doctors are just as confused as mama n daddy are!

we have tried everything, bath b4 bed, books b4 bed, new sheets b4 bed, playing b4 bed, medicine as in tyl b4 bed, he has had everything done, but for some reason he is not sleeping through the night! we have tv, a night light, a bright light, and it goes on. i ask him if he has bad dreams and he says no most of hte time, i make sure he has a dry diaper n everything! (cause he wets the bed) any tips would be great

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Alyssa - posted on 06/11/2010

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He has not learned to comfort himself back to sleep. Everyone wakes up at times during the night but we as adults have learned to cope on our own. If you go get him everytime he wakes up he will actually think he cant fall asleep without you. Youve got to just leave him and let him work it out on his own. I rocked my daughter to sleep up to ten times a night until i learned this from my pediatrician. There will be crying but if you can hold out for a week it will do miracles for you I swear

Jemma - posted on 04/23/2010

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it could be the room have u tried getting him to sleep in another room i no it sounds odd but i was reading about a 2 year old that would wake at not but it only happened the 1 room they thought it was a ghost i think i guess it depends on if u beleave in that kind thing

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If it's not night terrors, then it's probably separation anxiety. It can be pretty scary for a child when they roll over in the bed semi-awake only to realize that they are completely alone. Instead of turning on bright lights or the tv, console him back to sleep. Rock him or rub his back. Whisper to him that he's okay, mama's here, go back to sleep... but limit the talking and anything that is going to keep him awake or prevent him from falling back asleep. My son is in a twin bed now so I'll lay down next to him and rub his back or hair until he falls back asleep. Good luck.

Kayliecia - posted on 04/23/2010

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The t.v. sounds like it could be the problem...he may want the t.v. on my son kept doing that then i laid my foot down and said no more t.v. not sure what else to do.

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