sleeping at night

Jamie - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 5 months oldand has been sleeping right through the night since she was 8 weeks old. the past couple weeks, she has been waking uparound 2:30 a.m. she sleeps on her belly, and all she'll do is roll over to her back and start laughing, so i get up and roll her back over onto her belly and cover her back up, she usually falls back asleep right away. is there anyway to stop her from waking up then? i've tried keeping her awake a little longer before putting her to bed, and increasing her food thinking maybe she was hungry,but she seems to think 2:30 is party time!

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Renae - posted on 01/13/2010

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I dont think you should do anything at all. For the most part she sounds like she sleeps well so dont interfere with a 99% good thing. She has probably just learnt this new rolling thing. When babies are mastering a new skill their little brains will decide to practise their new trick at the most odd times, like when they are asleep. Once she has completely mastered rolling she might stop rolling over in her sleep. You could also get her one of the those things that put padding either side of her to stop her rolling (by god that was a terrible description wasn't it - just ask at a baby shop they will know what I'm on about!). Just hope she isn't going to practise all her new skills in her sleep like crawling and standing. :)

Jess - posted on 01/13/2010

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My 5 month old does the same thing but she doesn't laugh she squeals with excitment ! I've been told a variety of reason's for the sudden happiness including visiting angels but whatever the reason I tend to just let her settle herself. Only takes a few minutes most nights. While she is happy and not crying I don't see the harm in just leaving her be !

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