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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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.
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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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.