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bedtime baby

my 8 month old son recently started waking up every hour and crying and he was sleeping just fine. as soon as i give him his bottle he goes back to sleep but then it happens again. what should i do? should i reintroduce the binky? why is he doing this?


Asked by AmandaKay2009 at 1:12 PM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He is 8 months much regressing can he do? Geeze. He should actually probably still have it. There is no law for when to take away a binky except after three because of teeth. Bottles should only go quickly if they sleep with it because of cavity issues.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:55 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • is he teething? if nothing else works binky is ok, but first I would try to figure out whats wrong..

    Answer by maiahlynn at 1:14 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • I wouldn't reintroduce the binky... that'll just be more of an issue later on for you and him. He may be having inner ear problems, or teething or it could be that he knows it wakes you up. Take him to the doctor if there is any chance of an ear issue (pinkish colored ear, tugging at the ear, etc.). Good luck!

    Answer by Memigen at 1:17 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • You shouldn't let him fall asleep with a bottle if he has teeth. It can rot his teeth and he will have to have dental work done.

    Answer by Gailll at 1:19 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • he dosen't have teeth and i don't see anything with his ears

    Answer by AmandaKay2009 at 1:22 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • It can still affect his teeth later on if you let him sleep with the bottle, whether he has them yet or not. They can have an ear infection without clear signs. He might be teething. He also might not be over needing non-nutritive sucking. Most kids don't lose that until at least 18 months, sometimes longer.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:27 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

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    Answer by amileegirl at 1:50 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • he could be teething, or maybe its reflux?
    It could be gas too. have you introduced anything new into his diet?
    Does he have a stuffy nose? My son would wake up when he opened his mouth to breath.
    You cant see an ear infection from the outside unless its severe.

    Answer by Christina2135 at 1:59 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • No, no, no never reitroduce a binky after you've taken it away. You will only be encouraging him to regress and it will cause problems further down the road. It could be he's gassy, teething, has a growth spert, not getting enough to eat before bed, he's having nightmeres, he's cold, he's too hot .. Just go through everything. That's the only way you'll be able to find out what it is.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:32 PM on Jan. 27, 2010