Waking every hour all night long
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|Tue, 02-22-2011 - 7:42am|
Wyatt has been waking up every hour all night long for the last week. He wants to eat but will only drink 1 or 2 ounces before falling back to sleep. It started a week ago after a miserable weekend of teething and finally cutting teeth 3 and 4. He had been sleeping through the night so well. His sleep has changed completely. Wyatt is napping less during the day. He has cut himself down to 2 naps a day from 3. We are having a horrible time getting him to go to bed at 9pm no matter how tired he is. I would prefer him to go to bed at 8pm but we can't get him to go down at 9pm! He will sleep until midnight then he wakes up for his *snack* and then every hour up to 6am. After 6 am he sleeps until 9am. Then he is up for the day.
I know that at 8 months old he is more then capable of sleeping through the night with out eating. He has been doing it for months. I have been giving in and letting him eat out of exhaustion and because DH works days and gets up at 6am. Last night I gave him a bottle of water in hopes of deterring him from wanting to eat and just go back to sleep. It didn't work. He just sucked down the water instead. DH has been putting him in his bouncy chair and the wrapping him up very tightly with a blanket. It helped at first but after a couple of nights he was back to waking up every hour. I prefer him to sleep in his crib as the bouncy chair is not working and is just one more habit to break in my mind.
How do I get him to bed earlier or at the very least back on his previous 9pm schedule? How do I get him back to sleeping through the night? Or at the very least getting him to wake just once during the night and eat a decent amount of milk so he goes back to sleep until at least 6am when I get up with DH and DS to get them off to work and school? I am willing to let him cry it out but DH wants to snuggle him and wrap him up and baby him. But then he isn't the one who has to get up with him all night long. LOL So what do I do?