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why is he waking up all of a sudden?

my 2 year old has never been a good sleeper, but the last couple months i have found a sleep schedule that works for him and he no longer wakes up at night and usually sleeps till 7 or 8, but the last couple nights he has been waking up a few hours after he goes to bed (he doesnt have a nap and goes to bed at 8 so i dont think hes not tired enough) and he acts like he wants to get up and go into the living room or needs something and is whinning but i cant figure out what he wants! i keep a water bottle by my bed and sometimes he wants a drink out of that but he still just lays there awake for like an hour, and im pregnant again and need sleep! lol if anyone can help thank you :)

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Asked by bradynsmom222 at 7:34 PM on Jul. 6, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Maybe the dinner that night was something that didn't "stay with him".

    You know, like how you get hungry quicker after a light meal than a heavier one.

    Try giving him a light snack about an hour before bedtime.

    Answer by timelessglass at 7:37 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • He could be going through a growth spurt, and that can sometimes make things uncomfortable for little ones. He could also be teething. He could just be going through a phase.

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 7:40 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • is he sleeping with you? if he has his own crib, i would suggest a crib soother or something else he can turn on and look at until he goes back to sleep. he could be cutting teeth, that always disturbs my boys' sleep

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:05 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • my dd went through a short phase of this and i learned that if i lay there and tell her to go back to sleep she would get upset and not go back to bed as quick. but if i got up and took her to the living room in the dark, she would want to go back to bed and she would go right back to sleep. if she didnt say she wanted to go back to bed right away i would say do you want to sleep out here or come back to bed with momma? and she would say go with momma. good luck :)

    Answer by lilysmommy23 at 11:36 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

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