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My 8 month old has always been a great sleeper until the past 2 weeks

Hi Maree
My 8 month old has always been a great sleeper until the past 2 weeks. He awakes all through the night and is unable to re-settle and seems to be wide awake and ready to play. Also when it comes to going to the cot to sleep, he screams and carries on for ages. He never used to do this and I am so frustrated. Also his morning and afternnon sleeps seems to be only lasting 1 hour. He goes down at 7pm and sleeps thru til 5, back in bed at 9am and then again at 2pm. He used to go back to bed at 7am for an hour but I have stopped that one. What do you suggest?
Thanks so much. Katie

Maree...
Answer: Hi Katie, He is probably experiencing 8 month separation anxiety and this will pass. In the meantime try to avoid any unwanted habits for settling. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 15 Mar 2008