Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Michelle | 2008/06/11

Q.

Night wakings

PLEASE can you help - I am at my wits end. My daughter will be 2 on sat and used to be a good sleeper but now she wakes between 1 and 3 am and calls for me. I go to her room and lie her down and she nods off again (she doesn't cry so it is not night terrors) but she wakes after about 10 mins again and we do the whole thing over. This can last up to 1.5 - 2 hrs at night and I am SO tired and so is she. What could be causing this and is there anything I can do to stop it.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Is there anything that could be upsetting your daughter and making her unhappy? Is she at a creche where she may be unhappy? When you go to her, just reassure her, kiss her goodnight and leave the room. If you stay in her bed she will get used to this and will keep on and on with this behaviour?

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