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All of the sudden..my 15 month old daughter has begun to wake up in the middle of the night.<br>
This has been going on for about two weeks.<br>
My husband gets up first and rocks her to sleep, only to have her wake up again 10 minutes later.<br>
I will then get up ( which is hard because I'm 6 months pregnant) and rock her to sleep or giver her a bottle.<br>
She tends to stay down when I rock her though.<br><br>
What could it be ? Could she just want snuggle time, or having a nightmare. Is this a phase of her just growing up.<br><br>
I'm very open to suggestions.
 

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Could it be a growth spurt and she's hungry? Does she have teeth coming in? Have you been busy lately and she needs some mommy time? Sorry I can't help you out more since at 18 months my dd still is up twice or more to nurse.
 

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:LOL Sorry, my 16m old never stopped waking up at least twice a night so I had to giggle a little. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I can't imagine doing it 6 months pg, though. That's got to be tough. It's hard to tell what it might be. Does she seem hungry? It doesn't sound like she is since she goes back down (eventually) without you feeding her every time. If she eats a decent amount (a normal or almost normal size bottle) when she wakes then I think it's safe to say she's hungry. If not she's likely not hungry and the bottle just lulls her back to sleep.<br><br>
It could just be a phase, babes at her age are starting to become really aware of their surroundings and she may not like waking up alone in the dark.<br><br>
Could she be teething? Is she chewing on her fingers or other things, or drooling?<br><br>
Could it be gas? Or have you introduced a new food recently?<br><br>
Sorry I can't help more. I would just keep doing what you are doing. Just listen to your mama instincts and I'm sure you'll both be fine, if a bit tired. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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If she's learning to talk or walk or run, she might be waking up to work on things. My ds does that, periodically.
 

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It could also be that she is going through a developmental change or gearing up for one. I've noticed that my dd (21 mo) will wake up more and be more whiny right before a big change, be it teeth or walking or talking or something else. My dd still wakes up at least twice to nurse (we cosleep) and I've been talking to every mom I can find on the subject. It seems like this is pretty normal unless you are cio. We are not so we go with the flow.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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For us it meant the start of molars. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Only I didn't figure it out until recently. Dd started to want to sleep in our bed around 14 mon. (she was sleeping in our room in a crib). At first we thought it was because the house was cold and she wasn't warm enough (actually, that might've been part of it since it's a drafty old place). But in the last week and a half I noticed she's cutting 4 molars. Also she's started to become more clear verbally -- not just her usual chatter, but forming sounds that are clearly words. I think all of these things have contributed to the hard times we have getting her to sleep.<br><br>
I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who bottlefeeds and wakes more than one time a night. Lately I can't seem to have enough bottles ready! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I'm up about 3 times on a good night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/caffix.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="coffee"> And I can understand how hard this is for you -- I'm 5 months pregnant.
 

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we just went through this. it was a combination of teething, then an ear infection, then a reaction to the antibiotics & then a possible growth spurt. ugh. by the end of all this nastiness, she had lost all her skills of calming herself at night. we spent the past week or so, working towards getting her back to sleep- comforting her, patting her back, "shhhhh" ing her, etc.<br><br>
Hopefully, for you, it may only be *one* thing contributing to her lack of sleep. I agree with developmental spurts interfering with sleep, too. By the time you figure it out, she may be sleeping soundly again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">. I wish i had more help for you!!!
 
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