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@dodo19 (29197)
Beaconsfield, Quebec
February 12, 2016 3:13pm CST
My little guy has just turned one, and still wakes up during the night. Usually once or twice a night. It's unusual for them to still wake up sometimes at this age. With him, I usually rock with him, he'll fall asleep, and I usually have no issue putting him back in his crib. However, the last couple of nights have been different. Tuesday night, around 3:30 in the morning, he woke up. So as usually, I went to rock with him, and as he seemed to have fallen asleep on me, I went to put him in his bed. However, he didn't stay asleep. Both my husband and I tried a few times with him, with no success. So finally around 4:30 I came down with him. He was up for a little, before finally falling asleep on me. The last two nights have been about the same. Although the last two nights I've brought him in our bed, as it seems as though the only way he can fall and stay asleep is with us. It's also been the only way my husband and I can get some sleep. I have noticed that he's a little congested, which may be part of the problem, but I still have some concerns. My husband has suggested taking him to the clinic, which certainly is a good idea. If this continues tonight, I may just take him to the clinic tomorrow. I hope it's nothing and tonight goes more smoothly. But we'll have to see.
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@Juliaacv (25759)
• Canada
12 Feb 16
I would tend to think that what you've always done, with rocking him when he wakes should be continued, otherwise, his sleep pattern will change and that will be hard to get him back onto the schedule that he was on. Good luck tonight, and when you're tired and sitting there rocking him, just try to remember how it feels, one day he'll be grown, and you'll miss those rocking sessions.
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@dodo19 (29197)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Feb 16
That's a good point. I'll try to get him back into the usual routine. I'll definitely remember that it's not forever. I'll miss it. I know I kind of miss it with my two girls. It's hard to believe how fast the time goes.
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@Juliaacv (25759)
• Canada
12 Feb 16
@dodo19 I gave our son that book by Mercer Meyer, Love You Forever, and it shows the Mom rocking the son and singing him to sleep all thru his life and then at the end it shows the son rocking his older mother and singing her to sleep. Its a tear-jerker child's book.
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@dodo19 (29197)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Feb 16
@Juliaacv aww! That's so sad and so sweet. I'd probably cry if I read the book.
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14 Feb 16
so many things can make little ones behave differently, often a little bug is coming on without warning... well, no this is the warning...
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@dodo19 (29197)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Feb 16
Lol. That's true. There are so many things that can cause someone, adult or child, to act differently. I hope we figure it out, and whatever may be bothering him goes away.
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@LadyDuck (130549)
• Switzerland
13 Feb 16
I would follow the advice of your husband and take him to the clinic. Good luck.
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@dodo19 (29197)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Feb 16
It definitely isn't a bad idea. Honestly, I may just do that.
@DianneN (66136)
• United States
14 Feb 16
If he is congested, I would watch him carefully. We always went to the doctor immediately, because our kids usually developed ear infections. As for bedtime, it is best to stick with a routine. Hope he is feeling better today.
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@dodo19 (29197)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Feb 16
Thanks for the advice. I'll keep this in mind, and definitely keep an eye on him. If this keeps up, it might mean a trip to the doctors.
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@DianneN (66136)
• United States
14 Feb 16
@dodo19 I hope he'll be fine. The habits of sleeping patterns change every three months, it seems.
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@dodo19 (29197)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Feb 16
@DianneN it does seem to be that way. I'll keep an eye on him and keep up with our routine.
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@kamel622 (317)
• United States
14 Feb 16
Oh I hope you all get some sleep tonight. I remember well those long nights of no sleep, but surprisingly the time passes quickly and this will be a sweet memory.
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@dodo19 (29197)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Feb 16
Time seems to go by so quickly. I remember them with my two girls. Now they're 4 and 2 1/2. They still sometimes get up during the night, but it's not like the first year.
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@Blondie2222 (19843)
• United States
13 Feb 16
He could be coming down with something or teething. Just keep an eye on him and just snuggle him the best you can. I'm sure this phase will pass in time. But I do know when they don't fell well all they want is mom or dad.
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@dodo19 (29197)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Feb 16
That's a good point. He does have teeth coming in. So that could be one thing. He also does seem a little congested. So maybe it's just a mix of the two. Kids do tend to want to snuggle more when they're not well.
@jaboUK (51988)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 16
Broken nights are no fun at all are they? I hope that there is nothing wrong with him.
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@dodo19 (29197)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Feb 16
They really aren't. It's one thing if he falls back asleep quickly. It's another if he won't. Maybe it's just congestion, maybe it's teething, ... We'll see. I'll keep an eye on him tonight.
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@gudheart (12775)
15 Feb 16
Could be because of the congestion or that he is used to getting up at night maybe. I hope he feels better soon.