Change In 6 Month Old Night Time Sleeping

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kristin - April 8

My 6 month old has been sleeping through the night without waking, (atleast not noisily waking), but for the past week, she has been waking up a couple times through the night. She will cry for a minute or so..(I can't bear to let her cry longer than that) Then, I'll go in there, and rub her cheek and she'll hold my hand against her cheek and fall asleep. Does anyone know why she may be doing this? Someone told me it may be paired with reaching a milestone and it messes up a habit that they have had...like sleep. I'm looking for any advice or any words from someone who has been through this..ie. Will she outgrow this soon? It's amazing that not too long ago I was up at all hours of the night, and then when I have been sleeping through the night for the last couple months, and now I'm not, It is really exhausting...I think-How did I do it before?? Funny. Thanks in advance!

 

Erin1979 - April 8

It could be that she is teething as well. I find that my daughter wakes much more when a tooth is coming in.

 

Ca__sieSong - April 10

My dd is 4 months and for the past week has been waking up about 4 times at night!! Before she would only wake up once or twice. I don't know what it could be. We thought maybe she was too hot. so last night we only had her in a onesie and then swaddled her. She woke up once at 10:30 (we had put her down to sleep at 7:30) because she had gotten out of her swaddling, but then slept till 3am... which is very good for her. Then she slept from 4-6:30. I'm hoping it was just that she was hot and not sleeping well and that she'll have another good night tonight. I NEED TO SLEEP!!!

 

Aussie Beck - April 10

Hi Kristin. Your bub could be teething! My 3 1/2 month old dd has just started teething and prior to teething she had been sleeping from around 7pm, waking once for a feed then sleeping again till about 6 or 7am. The past week she has suddenly started waking up every 2-3 hours. All I do is re-swaddle her if she needs it, put her 'dummy' (pacifier) back in and she'll go back to sleep. There is only one time in the night when she is fully awake and has a feed, the other times her eyes are still closed but she's fussing and chewing on her hands. For the past three nights she has gone back to her normal sleeping pattern and i've also noticed that she isn't chewing on her hands or dribbling as much. Her teeth haven't actually cut through yet, so I'm sure I'll have some more disturbed nights until they do!!! I was just speaking with a friend of mine and her 4 1/2 month old db is doing exactly the same thing at the moment and he has also started teething!!! Is your little one chewing on their hands and dribbling a lot???

 

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