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why does my baby of 16 weeks start waking back up in middle of the night? she was sleeping thru for about a month.

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Asked by juneq at 7:03 AM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Because she's only 4 months old. Once they sleep through the night doesn't necessarily mean they're going to continue.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • Babies often start waking back up when they start the teething process. Things might be moving around under his/her gums and causing her to wake in the night. (Doesn't mean you'll see teeth soon) Plus, 4 months is kind of young based on my definition of Sleeping Through The Night (8+ hours--- for kind of sleeping through the night- 12+ (like my other kids) for the real thing).
    Good luck!

    Answer by IrishMommaC at 9:00 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • Your baby sleeping through the night that early was just a fluke. A baby's brain doesn't develop to the point of being able to regulate sleep patterns until after 6 months old.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:58 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • ThrivingMom, that's not always true. Mine slept through before 10 weeks and continued to do so.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • It'll happen every so often, just stick to what your doing and remember she's knew at this whole sleep thing''.It'll get easier.

    Answer by Stefono at 1:27 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

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