Why does Max wake

It’s so bizarre most of the time max goes down a dream. Sometimes he cries for 5 min or so but he mainly snoozes straight away.

9 times out of 10 he will wake crying before midnight and sometimes during the early hours.

I think he has nightmares. When he wakes I soothe him give him his dummy and sometimes as a last resort I give him milk.

Sometimes he wants to be held and sometimes he jumps out of my arms back in to the cot only to resume the wailing .

It really leaves me at a loss. I’m terrible with the nighttime crying,often I’m knackered by then and my patience has worn down after a long day. Dan on the other hand is fantastic with the night time soothing  (which naturally drives me mental).

I wish Max could just say to me what was keeping him awake. He’s room is dark he seems warm enough,he’s bum is clean and he has a dummy in his gob and  classic fm on low in the background. 

What are your experiences with waking babies. It’s so exhausting I wish he would just sleep all the way thru preferably till 9 in the morning (dream on right).

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5 thoughts on “Why does Max wake

  1. It could be nightmares. How old is he? My daughter is one and she rarely has a bad dream(Though she wakes up to only be changed or fed.) Only thing different is, she sleeps in her crib in our bedroom because I want her near me until she is older. She recently turned one, and when she turns two, I think I’ll put her in her own room. 🙂

    Try letting him sleep in your room (or put a plug in nightlight in his room.)

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    • Sometimes max does just go back to sleep. Sometimes I will let him cry for 5 or 10 mins and he settles himself. It’s always when ur
      just about to eat or watch a film 🙂

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  2. I hear you. Just when you think you’ve got it down, they are awake again. We’ve tried so much, but it depends on the night. Usually a cuddle and then put back into bed, other nights, just a rub on the back and a calming voice works. Other times, we leave ours go to see if it’s just in their sleep; sometimes they don’t even realize what they are doing and they wake more scared with us there. Best of luck!

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  3. My four month old gets nightmares too, but it usually happens in the earlier part of the night or during his daytime naps. He just wakes up crying and I wish I knew what little babies dream about! When it happens, I just give him a cuddle and nurse him if he wants to and then he just sleeps through the night. When it seems to be a bothersome dream, I actually gently wake him up — seeing me and his dad seems to calm him and make him happy — then it just takes me about 5 – 10 minutes to get him to sleep again.

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