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Any ideas? 10 mo suddenly waking several times a night

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missusmiles Fri 29-Jun-07 13:54:24

Anyone out there got any ideas? All of a sudden dd, who has previously slept and napped really well, is waking up really crying hard several times a night. She settles down when I go in and pick her up. Am reluctant to leave her to cry because I've found that she is also now able to sit up and stand up in the cot and doesn't seem to be able to sit back down again. Its co-incided exactly with her learning to crawl - could this be anything to do with it? Also her naps are a bit haywire - often takes several attempts and I have to go back in etc before she'll settle down. Am worried that If I keep going in she'll get to need that every time she wakes to get back to sleep and just not sure really why she's suddenly so unsettled!?

ArtichokeTagine Fri 29-Jun-07 14:00:33

DD is 10 months and although she isn't waking in the night (touch wood, cross fingers, get on my knees and pray), she is much harder to settle in her cot. Her problem is that as soon as she realises she is lying down she tries to sit or get in the crawling or standing positions. So instead of lying still and relaxing before she drops off she is continuously getting herself into positions that are uncomfy, over stimulating and hard to get out of. Could this be happeneing to your DD when she gets into light sleep at night?

I have bought a longer sleeping bag and started tucking the end firmly under the mattress. It helps a bit but not all the time. I think it is just a phase because they are so excited about being able to move. They will soon learn to lie back down (I hope).

ruth2007 Fri 29-Jun-07 14:32:16

Have a look at the post "any one elses 10m old waking up to play". Seems it may just be their age.

My DD is not getting up yet but she does swivel around in the cot which I think she finds uncomfortable.

fizzbuzz Fri 29-Jun-07 14:38:07

My dd does this, and has been doing since 9 months pld .

Ususally find her sat up when she wakes up. However she now seems to fall asleep sitting up ie puts her head on her knees and falls asleep. I go and lay her down, but always go back in and find her asleep sitting up. very odd..

LittleHarrysMum Fri 29-Jun-07 14:38:44

My ds started doing this at 10 mo too. Soo frustrating, he was always a good sleeper/napper and it's gone totally in the pooper now. I think it might be what was previously mentioned about them constantly wanting to be sitting/standing up. Seems from other posts it's just a phase (crosses fingers and hopes it will pass).

I long for the days that on the rare occasion he did wake in the night it was a quick pop in of the dummy and back to sleep rather than the standing in the cot, rattling the bars, screaming like a caged animal!!

fizzbuzz Fri 29-Jun-07 14:41:09

Yes, caged animals is right. Dd (when she lies down) clings to bars of cot, glaring out. Looks like a caged lion!

missusmiles Fri 29-Jun-07 19:31:15

Thanks everyone.. at least its not just us, and hopefully it is just a passing phase for us all! Was wondering if it might be related to separation anxiety as well as its just about the same time that she's learnt to crawl, (so I figure that she should realise by now that she's her own person) but i've never seen any major signs of that during the day. Well thanks anyway you all.. Good idea about the sleeping bag AT - I've just tried tucking it in when I put her to bed just now (fingers crossed....!!)

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