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    For almost the past week my 7 month old daughter has been waking every 1/2 hour or hour crying. We co-sleep in our bed and we also attached the crib as a sidecar and sometimes she sleeps in that. It doesn't seem to matter where she is sleeping, she still wakes up crying. She has two bottom teeth and so I thought it could be teething pain. I have tried giving her homeopathic teething tablets and/or tylenol. These things have seemed to work in the past but haven't made much difference this last week. When she wakes up crying I either cuddle her back to sleep and then roll away or I nurse. She usually goes back to sleep pretty easily but still wakes up crying within the next hour. This goes on for about the 3-5 hours (from 8pm to about 11pm or 12am, last night 1am) then she sleeps better for the rest of the night, still waking every couple of hours but not crying. She seems to be healthy and happy during the day and has been taking pretty decent naps. Yesterday she napped for 2 1/2 hours in our bed (longer than usual) One more thing, we just got back from a week long trip to Baja where she slept with us in hotel beds very well.
    What could be causing the waking up crying?
    What can I do about it?
    When will she start sleeping longer stretches (longer than 2 hours)?
    Is our current sleeping arrangement causing her waking since she seems to sleep better for naps when I am not in the room? I don't think I would be able to put her to sleep in another room!
    Sorry for the long post and thanks for any support/advice.

    -Another sleep deprived mom

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    hey im in retty much same situ...no answers but reas recently that when they are learning new things sleep pattern can be disrupted...from one sleep deprived mum to another
    xxx

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    • #3
      Hi Priscilla719,
      If it’s only been a week of different sleeping I wouldn't worry too much. I am sure she is adjusting to being home, having home food again and getting back into normal life. I often hear of kids who sleep excellent on vacation and then get home and sleep poorly in comparison. Vacations are very stimulating and exhausting so I can imagine sleeping like a rock after a day on the beach in the sun and all that new stuff happening!
      It still might be teeth or other ailment she is incapable to communicating to you. I remember my own boys having severe ‘growing pains’ in their legs at that age. She might even be eating something new that gives her digestive discomfort .
      These are all just ideas!
      Can you think of any other changes she has been experiencing?

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