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mom to one glorious sweetpea born 10/18/2007.
I am having a similar issue with my 6 month old. He used to only wake only 1-2 times per night to nurse and fell right back to sleep. It was awsome!!!! Now he is waking every couple hours or so. At least 4 times per night. My older one always woke several times (like 6-10 times per night) until he was a year and it got a bit better so I have never really experienced a sleep regression before. It makes a lot of sense though. He is definately teething and has started to roll and is close to sitting up. He is not nursing quite as efficiently during the day because he is so interested in what is going on around him and is so distracted. I have been trying to nurse him in quieter places, especially those few hours before bedtime to tank him up. It seems to help sometimes.
Mama to DS (6/07) , DD (6/09) , and DD (07/12) ..
Kathlin mama to Kezia (3.5) & Cowan (1)
Partial solution: I've been trying to put him to bed very early--easier now that it's getting dark earlier. I've gotten it to about 7:45 or 8, which is miraculous considering how things have been going. I'm still letting his nap schedule fluctuate based on when he wants to rest, but try to keep it within a certain range, so that he's not napping anywhere near bed time. Also, I try not to schedule more than one grown up activity per day (like running errands, or attending a LLL meeting), which works for me since I don't have other kids yet. This makes him more relaxed, and gives more time for crawling around during the day, which helps with bed time and more solid sleep. We also go for a walk in the evening with our sling, which helps calm him and often puts him to sleep..