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12 month old waking after first sleep cycle

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BabyHaribo Wed 12-Aug-15 20:58:54

DD always wakes after the first 45 mins at night which I assume is first sleep cycle.

Any tips on how to stop this?

I still rock her to sleep however she doesn't do it at naps and can (although rarely does 😴) sleep thru.

How can I get her to stop this

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Wed 12-Aug-15 21:19:33

I had this exact same thing with DS when he was smaller. I had good results using a technique called "wake to sleep". It involves gently rousing (but not waking) about 5-10 mins before the expected waking time, the theory being that this would "reset" the sleep cycle.
I used to gently stroke DS' hand until he moved a little bit and then would let him settle into a deeper sleep again. Took a little bit of practice to learn just how much to rouse him but it worked great for us.
I found it on google

Iggly Wed 12-Aug-15 21:23:18

Try an earlier bedtime as sometimes a sign of being over tired. Or make sure they're winded - this used to wake up my dd up even up to 18 months.
Another thing is to make sure they're not too hot or cold.

BabyHaribo Thu 13-Aug-15 10:02:56


I'm sure she's not hot/cold, could be wind as she's suffered a lot with reflux and wind but I'm not convinced!

They do like to keep us on our toes don't they!

Iggly Thu 13-Aug-15 19:59:45

I wouldn't rule it out. Mine both had reflux and theyd get very bad wind. I never quite believed it but if I didn't do anything it was worse.

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