Able To Turn Over At Night Waking Him

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JerseyGirl - October 18

My 4-month-old son learned to roll over a few weeks ago, and since then has "woken up" pretty much every night. I put that in quotes because though he's making noises (sometimes even lets out a cry), his eyes are closed. Example: he slept from 8:25 last night until 1 this morning, at which time I heard him do his talking/noise thing... but his eyes were closed. This, of course means I can't sleep. So I went in there and quieted him down. Not 30 minutes later was I back in there again. I chose to sleep on the glider chair, and I was there until 3am. Went back to bed, then he was up again at 5. What is this c__p?? Is it because turning over is waking him?? Is this a phase that he will (soon) grow out of and just be comfy enough to sleep through the night? I miss my sleeping-through-the-night baby! HELP!


kimberly - October 18

He is probably waking himself by turning over and once he gets use to it he should stop waking. Funny you say he makes noise in his sleep, my little boy use to make sounds while he was sleeping, it kept me awake too. Now he is 4 and he has conversations in his sleep. He says the funniest things. Maybe yours will just be someone who talks in his sleep.


JerseyGirl - October 18

If that's the case, he'll be like his daddy! He talks in his sleep all the time. Even curses sometimes! Anyway, I sure do hope my son gets used to the tummy thing quickly and is able to sleep through the night again. It'll be better for him too. Right now, he's been napping for just under 2 hours!


Allisonc79 - October 18

I read that babies will wake up just like adults in the night but it is important that unless they are crying (hungry) not to disturb them and let them get themselves back to sleep. I tried that with my lo when she shifts around and kinda makes noises, and usually she is sound asleep within a few minutes.


JerseyGirl - October 19

When his eyes are closed, I just move him a little bit (his leg may be stuck in one of the crib slats) but don't pick him up. I let him stop "talking" on his own, but have a habit of patting his tushy and saying "shhhhh."


ImpatientMommy - October 19

Ii don't think that counts as "waking up" because my little girl will move, kinda like she's stretching and even make a noise or something but her eyes are closed the whole time and like a couple of seconds later she'll just stop moving and settle down again, being completely still again. Does your little one move so much that if you don't settle him down you think he'll really wake up?


wailing - October 19

I just went thru this w/ my ds. He's 4 months also. He doesn't roll over in his crib...but he does fling himself all over the place 360 degrees!! They eventually get over it. It's a developmental phase. If he isn't crying I would leave him be for a while and see if he goes back to sleep on his own. W/ ds I usually only go in or try and comfort him when his eyes open. Usually if they are closed it means they are still somewhat asleep and may be able to go back easily. Altho it may take a few minutes.


JerseyGirl - October 19

IMPATIENT: He's not actually moving a lot, he's making a lot of noise and crying. Not hysterically, but I feel if I don't go in there, he won't be able to get back to sleep w/o me patting his tushy and saying "shhhh." I usually let him make his noises for about 5 minutes and then I can't it anymore. Besides, after that time, the noises/crying usually escalate.



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