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please don't flame me for asking this, i'm just so jealous: my good friend has a 2 month old that has always slept in large chunks, though they <i>were</i> during the day, but now he's starting to sleep 7-8 hours during the night. yesterday she woke him at 8 am just to make him eat! meanwhile with my 8 month old i'm <b>lucky</b> if he seeps in 2 hour chunks, and i have a similar problem as another poster that he is really restless during the eve often waking after just 30 minutes. is it just a temperment thing? will he ever sleep better?
 

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You are doing nothing wrong! it's totally a temperament thing. Yes, he will someday sleep better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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It is very much temperment. I have 2 ds'. The first never slept well, and needed to be either latched on, or physically ON me in order to sleep well past his 2nd birthday. My 2nd slept through the night from birth (6 hours) and napped consistantly as well. He is 15 months and doesn't sleep as well anymore, but he has so much going on in his little brain right now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I did everything the same with each of them, yet one slept and the other didn't. The sleeper is easygoing, the non-sleeper is not. Temperment!!
 

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Trust me....the 2 month old will start waking again because of teeth and other issues.<br><br>
My ds would sleep 8 hours from 2 months to 5 months when teething pain came on and seperation anxiety ( I started my part-time job).<br><br>
Now at 19 months he STILL wakes up 3-4 times a night and he is an easy going kind of guy.
 

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Rest asssured it is most likely a personality issue. My dd slept very well, very early. 6 hrs at 6 wks, 8 hours at 8 wks,and so on. Then we went through phases of waking almost constantly ( and i mean constantly). She now sleeps again, 11 - 12 hrs at night . But not always great during the day. My only comfort is that yes, they do learn to sleep eventually. until then, sleep whenever you can..30 minutes on the couch is better than nothing!!!
 
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