Sunday, April 4, 2010

By toddler isn't sleeping! Help!

From: Jen

Subject: sleep

Question: My 22 month old son wakes up every 2 hours through the night. He does not cry or call out. He sits up and starts rocking himself hard against his bed. If I try to lay him back down, he will get right back up and start rocking again. He will lay down on his own again after 30 min. or longer. Should I be concerned about this?
Thank you for your advice.

Answer: Dear Jen,

Is he getting his two year old molars in the back of his mouth? Sometimes those last teeth are a bear and cause lots of pressure. Have you consulted with his doctor? Tried massaging him from top to bottom? Does he have a regular bedtime routine? Has anything changed in his daily routine?

There are so many things that can cause a toddler to wake up.

Best Wishes!

Dr. Mary Kay Keller
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