A 33-year-old male asked:
my 11month old son wakes up at night at least 3 times a night. is this normal? besides sleep training techniques, what else can i do.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ellen Altenburg answered
31 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : Make sure you put him to sleep ... sleepy but not asleep. Assuming he is not in pain (teething, illness or GERD), I generally recommend letting them cry it out. Of course, this is best to discuss with his pediatrician. He/she knows his history, and can examine him.
Answered on Jul 30, 2014
Dr. Natalie Hodge answered
26 years experience Pediatrics
Check Thyroid: I notice hypothyroidism in the past history for the baby? Definitely double check thyroid status for the baby. You are correct in utilizing "sleep training" to help the baby learn to self console. If he consoles readily at night when you pick him up, then you know he is not in serious pain from a tooth cutting or an ear infection! Best of luck you are on the right track!
Answered on May 9, 2017
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