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He has started waking around midnight and wants to play

hi alex,my 10 month old son Deegan is having issues with sleep..He has started waking around midnight and wants to play, my partner and i end up awake with him for anywhere up to 2 hours through the night keeping him happy..Also he wakes early between 4:30 and 6:00 he is awake for about 3 hours then sleeps from 20 minutes to 2 hours then he is awake for sometimes 4 hours then sleeps an hour, in the afternoon he does a stint of awakeness of 6 or more hours..we cant get to bed before 9 most nights and we loose our time together..CONFUSES us because he is quite happy to sleep little..plase help me out here.
kind regards ..karen

Sarah...
Answer: Hi Karen, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Childhood Health Centre. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 15 Dec 2008