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#1 of 3 Old 04-19-2014, 07:13 AM - Thread Starter
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My son is almost 8 months old, and usually sleeps fairly predictably. Goes to bed about an hour before us, and wakes up once or twice to eat in the night. No problem. My husband is a pilot and so he is sometimes gone overnight or for a couple of days. On nights when my husband is gone, my son wakes up no less than five times! At first we thought it was just a coincidence but we have made sure to pay attention to it and it is definitely related!

Does anyone else have a baby that sleeps poorly when daddy is away?
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My first son was like that. DH was a bartender, and was gone late at night, many nights. DS didn't like it all, and would wait up for his daddy. He definitely had major problems sleeping until he was 2, but it was much more pronounced when DH was not home. By the time our second was born, DH was working a 9-5 job, and the orderliness of our home/ routines were so set, no one had any trouble sleeping. 

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I think my husband's early work schedule helped reinforce an early wake up time for her. I think she just feels the house has awake energy in it or something. Not quite what ou are talking about, by similar.

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