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2 Responses to Troubleshooting Night Waking

  1. Robyn

    I have an 11 month old and we are going through the same exact scenerio. Our little guy co-slept until 7 months when we transitioned him into his crib. He quickly settled into a routine of waking once around 3am to nurse then right back to his crib. The past 5 weeks or so he has been waking around midnight then 2am, 4am, and 6am. I bring him to bed to nurse then carry him back to his crib until the 6am waking where I co-sleep until the alarm goes off at 7am. Needless to say this has set me up for some serious sleep deprivation and in my foggy state it took me a while to realize that this waking pattern is EXACTLY the same as it was when he was 2 months old and briefly struggling with reflux. I phoned my pediatritan who confirmed that reflux is known to reoccur around 11 months and he suggested I resume the reflux medication and other reflux management techniques. That night after one dose and an earlier feeding my little guy slept 9pm-6am straight. I don’t know how you feel about reflux meds but you may try some reflux management techniques and see if that helps. Good luck!

  2. Alicia  

    With my daughter, behavior like that in the night would mean that she wanted her diaper changed. With my first, I never really had to change her diaper overnight (unless she pooped, but she didn’t really at night). I assumed it would be the same with my second. But there were times when she would be restless like that at night, and even nursing couldn’t get her back into a good sleep. She just kept tossing and turning. Eventually, I decided to try changing her diaper, and then she went back to sleep within a minute!

    In the middle of the night, nursing is my first go-to attempt. But now, if that doesn’t settle her, I remember to try changing her diaper, and it helps a lot!