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My baby has regressed! He was sleeping all night....

my child is 7 months old and had been sleeping through the night for a long while up until just recently he has started waking up 3-4 times a night. What caused this and why is he doing this ?? help I need answers and sleep again! what can I do to fix this.

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tiffandgene2009

Asked by tiffandgene2009 at 4:14 PM on Jun. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He is going through a growth spurt. Feed him when he wakes up hungry then put him back to bed.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 4:17 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • I do but then what can I do to to help him sleep more
    tiffandgene2009

    Answer by tiffandgene2009 at 4:20 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • He'll sleep again when he finishes the growth spurt.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • how long does a growth spurt normally last ( gosh this makes me sound desperate for sleep lol)
    tiffandgene2009

    Answer by tiffandgene2009 at 4:23 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • Usually around a week, but it can go longer.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • thanks
    tiffandgene2009

    Answer by tiffandgene2009 at 4:26 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • I'd say more like 2 to 3 weeks, but every baby is different. You actually really just got lucky that he was already sleeping through the night before 7 months old.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 4:29 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • My daughter was sleeping through the night at 6 months old, and she does occasionally wake up in the middle of the night but I don't bother her. She goes back to sleep on her own after about 10 minutes.
    MissMommyK

    Answer by MissMommyK at 4:44 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • How does he act when he wakes up? Does he wake up crying like he's in pain, acting hungry, just laying there cooing? If he's crying like something hurts, he could have an ear infection, or be teething - frequent night waking has always been the first sign of an ear infection for my kiddos, so call the doctor. If he's acting hungry, feed him. If he's happy, leave him be unless he starts screaming.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • You don't really need to fix anything. He's not broken. :) You have been exceedingly fortunate. Baby sleep patterns don't settle really until age 3 or 4. So a sleep 5-8 hours at a time tonight and tomorrow, doesn't mean it will continue the day after that. Growth spurts, teething, and reaching milestones (learning new things) can make for more wakeful babies. Also the time of year and just growing up may mean that putting him to bed too early means he'll wake up earlier.

    My baby is breastfed and wakes every 3-4 hours for a diaper change and a feed. It's quite normal. Not even adults sleep without waking for some reason even if they don't remember doing so.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:01 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

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