Why is my toddler waking during the night??

Christine - posted on 08/09/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have a 2yr old that still wakes during the night?? I am not sure why, but my little girl gets up now at least once a night sometimes twice and she had been sleeping through the night previous to this. Any ideas/adivce??

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Bonnie - posted on 08/09/2011

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Mine does that too. He is almost 3, but he will have a few nights where he won't wake at all and then sometimes a few nights in a row where he will. Sometimes he wakes after only being asleep for a few hours. It could be happening if it's too cold or too hot in the room or maybe she is going through a growth spurt.

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I found that the weather has a huge effect on my 20 month old. On hot nights she'll wake up around 1 am and play in her crib for a bit. She's never cried (unless she was poopy), just talked and played. I didn't notice any change in sleeping habits (other than sleeping more) with a growth spurt, but I wouldn't rule it out either.

Corinne - posted on 08/09/2011

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My little man wakes when he's having a growth spurt. He also gets really clumsy and looks like a puppy with huge feet. x

Tamara - posted on 08/09/2011

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Mine woke up in the middle of the night when they were going through growth spurts. or like already suggested teething can cause it too. Sometime they get nightmares too. Good luck I hope she starts to sleep again

Christine - posted on 08/09/2011

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Those 2 year old mollers might be coming in. Or she could just be going through a phase. Just make sure you don't make a habit of giving her snacks or letting her sleep with you after she gets up in the middle of the night or you will have a very hard time getting it stopped. She will get back on track. : D

Sabrina - posted on 08/09/2011

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They do that sometimes.... but make sure that she is not teething - my little guy is going to be 2 in a month and its teething like crazy, the last four molers are coming in!

Good luck !

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