My first daughter did what yours is doing, exactly. She woke up after 30 minutes on the dot, three times a day. It was aggravating because she seemed so cranky and tired! We darkened her room, tried white noise, tried changing the temp or her room... what finally worked was that she grew out of it.I think it was around 7 or 8 months. He's probably waking up during a light phase of his sleep cycle. Some people are able to go in and nurse their babies back to sleep when this happens, or give a pacifier or whatever, but this never worked for me. She just eventually started having an occasional hour and a half nap, and then it became more regularly. My second daughter who is 6 months now is all over the place. Usually one of her naps is 30 or 45 minutes, the other might be 1.5-2.5 hours, sometimes she'll take a third 30 minute one. It feels like a crapshoot! Try to keep your routine consistent and I bet she'll grow out of it.
at 9:59 AM on Mar. 15, 2009