Childhood Diseases

Posted by: shirley | 2011-03-08


18 month old restless

My son is 18 months old next week. He has always woken for a bottle at night but then gone back to sleep. the last month he has been sleeping through from 7:30 to 4:30 has a bottle then sleeps till 6:30. However the last week he has been a nightmare, very very resltess, waking at night and waking at 4:30 wanting to get up and play.

I dont think its teeth cos he has 16 teeth including the incisors.

What could it be and what can i do, is this normal at this age?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



Your son's early waking and wanting to play is very common at this age. Fortunately it does not usually last too long before they get back to sleeping a bit later again. Your little toddler would probably be able to keep himself amused for a while by playing with a soft toy such as a teddy bear or some other safe toy in his bed.

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