Sleeping at night.

Amy - posted on 01/11/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone....My son will be 21 weeks this thursday.....he was finally to the point to where he would sleep about 6 hours each night....He was sick a couple of weeks ago and was up alot because he was not feeling good...(he had a ear infection and bronchiolitis) his meds are finished and he is fine now but oh my for the last saw week and a half he wakes up about every 2 hours at night....just like he did when he was a newborn!!!!!!..................i bathe him before bed....feed him cereal and applesauce and a bottle he goes to sleep about midnight or 12:30 and will be back up by 2:30 to eat and does that all night....any suggestions......he was doing so good until he was sick and now it is a every night deal....he naps some during the day...eats very good and has a very healthy appetite so i cant figure out why he keeps getting up!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Amy - posted on 01/11/2010

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Thanks....interesting that both of our babies were sick....but could also be the growth spurt or that his mind is active.....well I will try patting him more often...I have done that and sometimes it works and he will go back to sleep and sometimes it does not and thats when I assume he is hungry.....its so hard sometimes because if i let him cry too long I swear he is going to make himself sick he gets so upset.....but I will try and pat him and go that route and see what happens thanks for the help....I am getting so tired now....and am up so much that I have TNT's middle of the night lineup memorized and sit and watch cold case during the night..LOL...hopefully something will work soon!!!!

Emily - posted on 01/11/2010

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Sleep rarely stays the same during the first year. So many changes are going on with their bodies, their sleep is affected too. Just hang tight with it.. it will get better! You don't have to do anything different.

Penny - posted on 01/11/2010

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My son was sleeping through from about 8 weeks until a few weeks ago where he started waking up at 2am, then every hour! He was also ill just before christmas & on antibiotics so I'm not sure if this is a link? I've spoken to a few friends & looked on a number of websites to find the answer & many say it's either a growth spurt (which is common 5-6 months) or because they're learning so much during the day that their minds are still very active at night & they wake themselves up? Quite a few babies seem to do this at this age although I'm not sure if that makes you feel any better?!



It could be that he's not hungry? I've been advised to try & re-train my son to send himself back to sleep, so letting him cry/grumble for a few mins before going in & patting him or whatever may get him back to sleep, & then keep doing it but leaving it longer each time (if you can!) I have to admit, I probably got out of his routine when he was ill & picked him up a lot so only have myself to blame!



Good luck with everything & I hope you get some sleep v soon! :o)

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