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Is waking 3-5 times a night normal for a 9 month old?

Hi Maree, after having 2 older children (now 4 & 3 yrs) who were and are great night sleepers from a young age, little Emma who is now 9 months old still wakes from every 3-5 hrs through the night. Is this normal for a 9 month old or should I be concerned with the night waking?
Regards, Annita

Maree...
Answer: Hi Annita, From about 6 months on a baby should be able to sleep 7pm to 7am without an overnight feed. Her waking may have to do with a sleep association and she may be waking out of habit for a cuddle or feed. You should always settle her awake into her cot initially at night so she learns to sleep independently so she can resettle herself when waking on her light sleep during the night. Take a look at our settling program it will take you step by step through the techniques used. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 08 Jul 2008