Waking frequently during the night is one of the most common sleep concerns parents have about their child’s sleep. While sleeping in short stints is common and natural to all babies, especially those under 4 months of age, you may be wondering why your older baby or toddler continues to wake.
There are many reasons why children continue to wake during the night and I’ve listed those that most families can relate to. Go through the list below and find out how you can work on improving the issues that are causing your child to wake up.
Play detective and rule out which issues are not impacting your child’s sleep and start working on those you have control over.
Ashley Cooley is a Health Promotion Specialist, Childbirth Educator, and Child Sleep Consultant with Citadel Sleep Consulting. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her husband and two toddler girls. She’s passionate about sharing her real life experiences and certified knowledge to help families sleep better.