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10 month old wont sleep through the night anymore
nado76 posted:
I have tried the cereal in bottle with formula before bed, it didnt work,,,he wakes up 3 times a night...he use to sleep through the night,,,he is teething but no teeth have come in yet...anyone else have the same issues or solutions.. thanks
attleysmom responded:
How long has it been going on? If it just started have you ruled out an ear infection. Some kids don't have fevers and just have pain, especially when laying down.

Are you giving medicine (ibuprofen) for the teething before bed? The pain starts before the teeth actually come through since they are pushing through. Also, babies can seem fine during the day with teething since they are distracted by other things. At night they don't really have anything to think about but the pain they are feeling. Especially if he doesn't have any teeth yet or are starting to get his molars. My DD did pretty good with teething but even the molars gave her issues since there are 4 of them and they are so large and take a long time to come through.

Is he getting close to any milestones like standing, cruising, talking? Processing new information like that can cause restless sleep as well even for a while.

GL. I know it is hard.
tothebeach4 responded:
At my son's 9 month check-up, his doctor warned me that this may start to happen and is very common with babies at this age. She gave me a few reasons why babies will all of a sudden stop sleeping through the night.

The first reason being teething. Teething can be a pretty painful experience for babies and my doctor recommended giving him a pain reliever when they seem to be bothering him. I notice when he's extra cranky and moody, he'll take his toys or his hands and "jam" them into his mouth and try to bite down as hard as he can... that's when I know they're bothering him. A small dose of acetaminophen and he's good to go!

The second reason she gave me was at this age babies start to have a sort of seperation anxiety. She said that sometimes I'll notice that when I leave the room or even just put him down and walk away, he will start to cry (which he does). She said, "So, imagine being him, waking up in the middle of the night, in the dark and Mommy isn't there". Normally, he would just feel around for his paci, stick it in his mouth and soothe himself back to sleep, but since he's going through this "phase"... he wakes up and cries, instead, wanting me to come reassure him that I'm still there.

That being said, I don't think he's waking up because he's hungry or anything. I think it's just a normal phase that some babies go through. Hopefully, when the teething stops and he is more assured that each time you leave, you always come back he'll get back into his normal routine.

Hope this helps a little :D

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