Megan does that... If she learns new things or if she has too busy of a day she will randomly wake at night and has a very hard time going back to sleep. She just lays in there and talks to herself. If she gets overtired she does this as well.. And then she gets giggly and crazy.
Tom has phases of this too and has done since 9 months old. Doesn't want to play but just can't go back to sleep for up to 3 hrs. Totally knackering for you though - we had a stretch of 6 nights in a row in February and it was like having a newborn again.
I think with Tom its either down to teeth (the last lot was his back molars moving into the gums) or developmental leaps (crawling, walking, big jump in his speech). Could it be either of these for you?
My 2 1/2 year old does it, probably every 5 out of 7 nights. She's been doing it since she was about 6 months old so can't put it down to teething/developmental issues. Tuesday night she was awake for over 4 hours
I think I've narrowed down the cause as her being overtired but trying to get on top of that is a nightmare as she will only nap when she wants to.
Sorry I can't offer any advice as I'm still trying to sort it out myself. I just think I've cracked it and then she has a horrendous week.
But sending to you
JJ also does this. Teeth used to be my main suspect, but now I'm quite certain it's a developmental thing. Last time the night wakings occurred, JJ's vocabulary exploded shortly after, and also it was like I could see him getting taller before my very eyes. Hope it's over soon Hun.
Dillan was doing this a few weeks ago. He wouid wake up at 3am and just stay awake, even though we bring him into our bed he wouldn't go back to sleep untill we thought we would just get him up. And then as if by magic he went back to sleep again. It lasted a few weeks and then he just went back to sttn again.
He started doing it again and then last night he slept through from 8.30- 6.30 in his cot. He never usually stays in his cot past 5am!
I think its just a phase, but we have noticed it usually when he is learning something new.
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