Growth Spurt?

Angela - posted on 06/01/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




Hey ladies,

My son (born Jan 11) used to sleep about 8 - 10 hours straight a night. The last 3-4 days, he's been up at LEAST twice and sometimes it takes 2+ hours for him to fall back to sleep. He eats a bottle and then just wants to play. His naps haven't changed (he usually has 2 naps - each about an hour and a half) and neither has his bedtime routine. Is it possible that this is a growth spurt? I know that would account for the waking up and eating, but I don't know why he feels the need to be up so long and not go straight back to sleep!

I don't think he's teething. He got his first two teeth about a month ago, but I don't feel anymore coming through. I need some help! I'm going insane being up so often during the night especially since he WAS sleeping really well.


So I don't think this is a growth spurt since it's STILL happening. Every single day without fail he wakes up in between 2 and 2:30 and is awake for at LEAST 2 hours.

One of my friends suggested cutting out his afternoon nap, which I've tried, and that didn't work. I've also tried giving him cereal before bed to try to make him full longer, but that also doesn't work.

I've also tried keeping him up later, but even THAT doesn't work. Anyone know how to break him from this habit? ANY suggestions are welcome at this point!!


Laura - posted on 06/02/2010




My baby girl definitely hit a growth spurt around 4 months. I am still BF and for about a week she wanted to nurse every 1 1/2 to 2 hours! It was driving me nuts! She was also a LOT fussier when I put her to sleep. The Dr. said she is not teething, yet so it must be a growing spurt!

Morgan - posted on 06/02/2010




did he learn somthing new?

like rolling over or sitting by him self?

My DD was born on Jan 14th and when she started rolling over we had a few rough nights, my doctor said to expect odd behaviour after a baby learns anything new, because all they want to do is practice :)

and it could still be teething as some times the teeth move up and down, they dont have to be visable or felt to bug baby!!


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Jessica - posted on 06/04/2010




Thanks for asking the question Angela, I'm having the same problem. My LO was born Jan. 7 and is struggling sleeping too. I guess it's just the age of constant changes...

Angela - posted on 06/02/2010




Hey Morgan,

He's been rolling over for a few weeks now, but lately he likes to roll over onto his side and sleep that way. Maybe that's why he's staying awake for so long - he likes to roll onto his side and then back onto his back! And I think you may be right about the teeth. He's acting the same way that he was just before he got his first two, so maybe that's what it is. Thanks for the help!

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