Our expert says:
Please see your pediatrician to check him out for any issues. It is normal for a child (and everyone else) to wake regularly, but he needs to learn that he is not going to get attention just because he wakes. Remember, his genes are finding the best way to get attention, without regard for you!
There are various ways to deal with this, and they are all in the self-help books. You can try whichever seems the best to you.
Otherwise, Dr Alison Bentley at Wits Medical School has a particular interest in children's sleeping disorders, and you might try to get hold of her.
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