Chantel - posted on 03/31/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is 10 months old, he has slept through the night since he was 5 months old, he would wake perhaps once a night for the dummy but that would be it. However the past few weeks he has been waking a bit through the night (at least 3-4 times). He has not got any teeth yet but does show signs of teething with the excessive dribble, rubbing the ears, the gums look swollen and you can occasionally see the whites of the teeth at the bottom.
I understand that this can be a painful time for my son with his teeth but he is waking up around 2am every morning and the only way I can get him back to sleep again is if I give him 100ml of milk. Once he has this he will go back off to sleep and wake up between 7.30-8.30am. By giving him the milk to get him back to sleep and I creating a habit as I dont want to have to do this every morning or is it a comfort thing for him whilst he is teething?
I've tried to give him water instead but he knows the difference and will not drink the water at night.