How do I manage sudden night wakings?
Night wakings are common, even for little ones who were once good sleepers! Soothe your little one at first, but ultimately let him return to sleep on his own. Be sure, too, that your little one knows how to fall asleep independently at bedtime. Little ones that can fall asleep independently at bedtime can typically return to sleep on their own after natural night wakings. Sudden night wakings may also be a sign that something is making your little one feel physically uncomfortable, such as an ear infection, which is disrupting his sleep. If you are concerned, be sure to check-in with your health care provider.About Dr. A.J. Schwichtenberg