Baby wont sleep throught the night anymore

Krystal - posted on 02/23/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter, Ava started sleeping through the night, ten to twelve hours, at 3mo old. She is now 9mo old, and for the past month has been waking up two to three times during the night. She was off her schedule for about a week when we went to OH to visit my husbands family, and ever since we have been back she started with this new pattern of waking up. Shouldnt she be back to her schedule of sleeping through the night already? I dont know what to do. My sleepless nights are back now...help! Any suggestions?

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My son also started sleeping through the night at 3 months. Then he went through phases where he'd start waking up again during the night. Sometimes it was was due to teething and other times it was hunger due to a growth spurt and he would need a bottle. He also started became more aware of uncomfortable, wet diapers and simply needed a diaper change or maybe he was gassy because of something he ate the day before.

Kristina - posted on 02/24/2009

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My daughter will be 10 months old tomorrow and is going through the same thing.  For the past month she has been waking up two -three times a night.  I believe this may be in part to teething (she is chewing on everything again).  She has two bottom teeth and 4 top teeth and everytime a new tooth came in, her sleep pattern was thrown off, but she is otherwise, a good sleeper!  I noticed today a white spot on her lower gums...another tooth.  Which also explains her chewing on everything she can get her hands on.  You could be in the early stage of a new tooth and may not know.  But her pediatrician also said it's common at this age to go through this and to try to avoid going in too much with her and try to let her cry it out and avoid feeding her in the middle of the night IF this is something you weren't doing prior to this.   I feel your frustration and sleep depravity!  hang in there!  Last night was the first night Sophie slept through in awhile and of course it happened to be a restles night for me!  Oh well, at least she slept!  LOL

Joy - posted on 02/24/2009

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It sounds like she has just been thrown off a little and she will settle when she finds her bearings again. We took my son overseas at 8 weeks and he was completely off schedule. It took him only a few days to get back when we arrived home but he did it. It might just be taking a little longer with Ava. Hang in there and good luck.

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It could be nothing to do with sleep at all.  Sometimes when a baby is developing a new skill...like walking or just pulling up to standing position, they wake up more until the skill is mastered.  Or it could be a growth spurt, and she just needs a bigger meal before bed to carry her all the way thru to morning?  Hopefully you and Ava will get back to peaceful sleep soon!

Alicia - posted on 02/23/2009

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My girlfriend had this exact thing after they went on holidays this past summer with the 1 1/2 year old. After about a week of waking up through the night with her, they let her cry it out. Because she was older it only took about 20 minutes or so, and less than 3 nights of it and she was back to her old self.



I know alot of people disagree with letting their kids cry it out, but I think it's a pretty quick simple fix to your daughters new sleeping pattern.

Krystal - posted on 02/23/2009

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She actually started waking up throughout the night while we were in OH, except for the first night we were there, she slept fine. Her bedtimes after about two days were pretty normal and she slept in a crib my mother-in-law had for her, nothing like her own. We havent changed anything at all about her room. She is teething, and has been since 3mo,. but she's never been a bad teether, as far as fussiness and fever goes, I'm almost sure thats not why she's waking up, but I could be wrong!

Joy - posted on 02/23/2009

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Is she teething? When you say she was off her schedule was she still sleeping thru? When you went to visit family did you keep her usual bedtime routine and sleeping habits ie was she in a cot or with you? It could be the smallest little thing like have you changed anything in her room? My son went thru  stage like that and we figured out it was cause we took his mobile off his cot so he had nothing to stare at while he was getting to sleep. As soon as we put it back he was fixed!

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