waking during the night

Sharnee - posted on 09/26/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




my son is 7 months old and goes to sleep in his cot fine on his own, but wakes after 4-5 hours to sleep in my bed, i've tried to resettle him in his cot, but he just cries and cries, putting him in my bed puts him straight back to sleep, how do i break this now, or will he start sleeping right through on his own?


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My son is 4. Until March this year he had not slept through the night, not once. He would get up around 7 times a night. I tried everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. Everyone I asked gave me different advice and I tried it all. In the end I found out his tonsils were 5 times bigger than they were meant to be. He would stop breathing during the night from them so now I am very thankful he woke himself up. Now Im not saying there is something wrong with your son but if everything else you try doesnt work out it might be something to think about, getting them checked out.

Jennifer - posted on 09/26/2009




if you find out please let me know... im in the same boat about to fall overboard...!!

Sharnee - posted on 09/26/2009




thanks guys, and yes Anna he does wake at roughly the same time every night, i'll try that out, thanks again for your input

Anna - posted on 09/26/2009




Does he wake at pretty much the same time at night? There is a techique I used from the book 'The Baby Whisperer' by Tracy Hogg called wake to sleep. My first son used to wake at the same time nightly (I could set my clock to him), it was 3am every night, the theory is that if you wake them 1 hour earlier (not completely) but slightly disturb their sleep they'll re-enter the sleep and start a new sleep pattern motoring right through that usual wake up time. I had to do it for about 5 nights to break the pattern.

It sounds diabolical to wake your baby up! But check out the book, perhaps her website and it's explained in more detail. It was an option worth my trying it was either try to break his habit or let him wake me every night with seemingly no end in sight.

But look at self help books also - you'll hit on something that will work. But you must break the pattern because bubs are soooooooooo good at sticking to routine especially their routine.

Good luck,


Jeannette - posted on 09/26/2009




instead of letting him fall asleep in your bed wait until he is tired and almost asleep then go put him back in his bed. And try letting him sleep with something like a favorite toy or even a water bottle for security

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