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9.5 month old crying out at night

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emmyloo2 Mon 05-Sep-11 04:47:17

Hi there,

My 9.5 month old has started crying out during the night. He sleeps from around 8pm to 7am and rarely wakes up but has started just crying out. Just one cry and then that's it, he obviously falls back asleep. Is it him having a bad dream? He seems to do it around 1am and then again around 5.30am?

Any ideas what it might be?


Fiolondon Mon 05-Sep-11 14:14:50

No idea at all! My wee man did the same and still does occasionally now at 2.5. Just passing through a lighter sleep phase or dream probably. If you can handle the wake ups (pretty annoying I expect!) He should grow out of it.

Lainey1981 Wed 07-Sep-11 10:04:01

No idea what it is, just to say my ds who is also 9 mo has been doing this for a while now. Wakes me up, but he still has his eyes closed.
Wonder if caused by bad dream?

milkyjo Wed 07-Sep-11 12:26:29

My nearly 9 month old sometimes does this, he is now waking at least once a night and crying, and he needs soothing. He is teething and, although he never had too much bother with the first ones, he seems to be quite bad with this lot. Could your LO be teething. Maybe he wakes up with a bit of pain or discomfort but is so tired that he falls back to sleep?

emmyloo2 Thu 08-Sep-11 07:56:59

Milkyjo - I think you night be right. He has 4 teeth already and I am not sure whether he is teething now. He always seems to be teething! He does it about every second night. He didn't do it last night but night before he did it.

He did go through a stage of actually crying at night and needing soothing but this seems to have stopped thankfully. However, the crying out is a relatively new thing and seems to becoming more regular...

HappyAsASandboy Thu 08-Sep-11 08:43:00

My DD went through a phase of this around 9 months,, but it has tailed off now (10.5 months). She didn't seem to be in any distress, just one or two squawks without waking. It was around the time she mastered crawling and pulling up, and I wondered if it was just caused by sheer exhaustion after her physical efforts smile

I don't think ours was related to teeth as it was another month before a tooth appeared!

Dall Thu 08-Sep-11 14:21:17

My son is 21 months and has done this off and one since about 9 months. Often happens more when he is poorly or teething. Doesnt properly wake up at all - I think its between sleep cycles. Loads of my friends kids do it to - I dont think anything to worry about - turn monitor right down is my advice!

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