14 month old waking up every hour?!

Amanda - posted on 02/09/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 14 months old and has been sleeping 10 hours straight through the night since 11 months old. For the past 4 nights (and naptimes) he has woken up screaming/crying almost every hour. There is no medical reason, he's teething but is not effected at all during the day so we assume that is not the problem. We've tried to let him cry it out but after 15 minutes of him still crying it doesn't ease us at all. We can hold him and the second we lay him down he starts screaming again. Twice he's woken up crying and put himself back to sleep within a minute or two, but most times it takes us going in and laying him down and covering him back up with a blanket. We've tried giving him a few ounces of milk but it doesn't do much for the crying, so we don't believe it's a hunger issue.



Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas? Any hints at all are greatly appreciated.

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Amy - posted on 02/09/2012

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Yeah I experience every time my daughter is teething and like your son she appears fine during the day but night time becomes a nightmare. Sometimes Tylenol helps sometimes it doesn't. Her sleep pattern always returns to normal after the tooth comes in, now we're dealing with her two year molars.

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Elfrieda - posted on 02/09/2012

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That's a good point. It could be an ear infection, the symptoms are about the same as teething.



I hope you find out what it is soon! And after it's fixed, probably you'll need to be a bit stern to get him out of the habit of waking up every hour. Or maybe the poor thing will be so exhausted he'll just go back to sleeping well.

Sherri - posted on 02/09/2012

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Are you sure it isn't an ear infection?? Usually when they lay down it puts pressure on their ears causing a lot of pain.

Elfrieda - posted on 02/09/2012

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I think it's the teething, too. I think that during the day they have things to distract them so they don't feel it, but when they're just lying there they start to fixate on "ow my teeth!"



I don't like to drug my son, but that's one situation where I'm more and more in favour of baby painkillers. I just do a half-dose and that's usually enough to take care of him for the night.

Amanda - posted on 02/09/2012

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Thanks Amy! I've tried Ibp but I'll try Tylenol tonight. His 2yr molar's are always halfway through so it's odd that it could just be happening now. Oh well never underestimate our little ones.

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