17 month old waking up at 3AM, every night, suggestions?

Kate - posted on 05/05/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone! My daughter has started waking up every night at 3AM, without fail. She is teething her second-year molars (yep, it's true - all other 16 teeth are out already :) ), so chances are she's waking from those but I wanted to know if your toddler went through this sort of phase? She's gone from sleeping 10-11 hours/night to waking up at 3, and then right at 5:30 as well. Is there a wakeful period for children this age? Thank you in advance!

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Katherine - posted on 05/05/2012

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Yep. With both of my girls. Pain in the butt lol. I gave them Tylenol every 4 hours and Motrin every 8. It did the trick. Ore-gel is dangerous to give because it numbs everything and can numb their throat which could cause them to choke and not know. Just an FYI.

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Elfrieda - posted on 05/07/2012

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Something to watch out for is whether, AFTER her teething issues resolve, she is just waking up out of habit. I know with my son, every time we finish a time when he's been up in the night for 2 or more nights in a row (because of teething or illness) we have to do what we call "de-spoiling", where we let him cry it out because he's just in the habit of waking up at that time so he does it even when there's nothing wrong. After one or two nights of us not coming up to him when he wakes up, he starts sleeping through the night again.

Kate - posted on 05/05/2012

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Thank you all so much for the responses, this helps so much, tried them and we will see how it goes!!

Sarah - posted on 05/05/2012

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Hi I am having the same problem with my little girl.. she has slept for 11-12 hours a night through the night since she was 2 months (minus a few nights of course here and there) But lately she has been waking up 2 times a night, mostly at 10 or 11 then again at 430 ish.. she has no teeth yet and is 11 mos!!

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not sure but apply ore-gel and give her a little infant Tylenol and a full belly before bed time. My child teething an it did the trick

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