My 10 month old son slept great from birth to 4 months old. Now, at 10 months old he wakes up between 3 and 6 times a night. I have tried letting him cry himself to sleep, but after almost 2 hours (a few times) I can't let him cry like that. Any suggestions on how to get my son to sleep through the night?


Amy - posted on 01/20/2012




Sleep patterns change all the time, it could be a number of things how long has he been like this? Personally I can't let my daughter cry for more then 5 minutes because I know if she's crying something is wrong and she's 22 months old. Usually when her sleep patterns change drastically like sleeping through the night to waking every 2 hours or less I know she's teething. Her waking at night frequently is the only way I know she's teething because otherwise she's fine. As soon as a tooth comes through she goes back to sleeping through the night.

Did your son just start doing something new like cruising, pulling himself up, anything he's learned? That can mess with sleep patterns too because they become so focused on mastering something that it becomes an obsession to practice it.

If you honestly don't feel it's either of those things if this is new I suggest a visit to the doctor. It could be an ear infection or something else going on. It's better to be safe then sorry.

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