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Waking after 45mins after bedtime

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Madallie Thu 27-Sep-12 19:39:39

My dd (9.5mo) does this quite frequently. She self settles, can settle fine through sleep cycles. She is to fed/rocked/cuddled to sleep. She falls asleep fine by herself so I know this is not the issue.

Anyone had experience of this?

Anyone know why this might be?

Madallie Thu 27-Sep-12 19:41:34

Meant to say she is NOT fed/rocked/cuddled to sleep!

bloodybuilder Thu 27-Sep-12 19:41:40

Both dd and ds did this for months. I can't remember if there was a reason - but we were consistent and kept things dark and boring but providing comfort and it passed.

Madallie Thu 27-Sep-12 19:43:01

Thanks BB. Did it just pass by itself?

Were they unsettled through other parts of the night too or just at 45mins mark?

Wigeon Thu 27-Sep-12 19:48:25

DD2 definitely has phases of this (now 16 months). Pretty often she just needed to do a burp - I'd pick her up, and sometimes it would just come as soon as I held her upright on me.

Madallie Thu 27-Sep-12 19:55:57

Thanks W!

She ofte does settle after a while of fussing.

Ithink she is teethig though too so I guess that could be it too (hence the phases of it).

I did hear that it could be a sign of OT but I try to put her down for naps ad BT when she is just tired so not sure of this for her really.


6.30 - woke
9.35-11 - nap
3-4 nap
6.40pm bed

She seems to be getting enough sleep...I think!!

Suchanamateur Thu 27-Sep-12 20:42:48

That looks like a great schedule and I'd have thought unlikely to be overtiredness. My DS had phases of this too- usually during big developmental change. Passed on its own. Still occaisionally does now at 2.5 but then it's definitely OT.

Madallie Thu 27-Sep-12 20:53:19

Thanks Suchanamateur - That's our routine today, altho differs other days.

Yeah don't think it's OT. Guess it might just be developmetal altho not sure which milestone (maybe one I can't see yet or a mental develpment).

It's just frustrating hearing her thrashing about wondering why she can't settle. She's now done it after 45mins and then after another hour. I just feel that it must mean she isn't resting sufficienlty!

Aerobreaking Thu 27-Sep-12 20:56:34

Is she too hot? As the timings do definitely sound like it is an end of a sleep cycle waking, and temperature is a common cause of that. Just thinking because at this time of the evening it is probably still warmer than it is later in the night when she begins a new cycle?

Madallie Thu 27-Sep-12 21:09:22

Funny you should say that Aerobreaking cos this recent phase actually started a few nights ago (have had other episodes b4 this tho) and I have just nought a new sleeping bag. It's the same tog as the one we were using previously (2.5) but she did seem warmer it it than in the previous one. Even when I got her up this morning she was very warm and it was only 17degrees in her room!

Guess that could be it! I think I'll try the other sleeping bag again tomorrow night, or maybe just a pj top and no bottoms with this new one!

Honestly, I swear little dd is super sensitive to all eventualities involving sleep. She's like the princess and the pea! ha!

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