My 6 month old grandson who will be 7 months old on May 9 (My husband and I have temporary custody) has sleep issues that concern me. He is usually in bed for the night around 9 PM. However; he has NEVER slept through the entire night. Most nights he will awaken between the hours of 12 AM-3 AM, and sometimes again as early as 6 AM. He gets a formula feeding before going back to sleep. I am reading info that says he should be sleeping from 10-12 hours per night at this age. My perception is also that he awakens too easily at night. Should I be concerned? Are there any tips to help us help him with this situation? By the way, he does not sleep a lot during the day either. Often his naps may be only 30 minutes or so, and only a few times per day. I'm sorry to say that he was exposed to cocaine during the pregnancy. (Remember, we are the grandparents and not the parents.) Could the drug exposure be a possible cause of this? I would appreciate any and all input. This is hard on my husband and I----we are no longer "young parents"View Thread
My husband and I are 57 and 58 years old. We got legal custody of our 4 month old grandson when he was 6 weeks old. He was exposed to nicotine, alcohol, and cocaine during the pregnancy. He will go to sleep for nap or night time. We put him in his crib, and almost always he is awake and crying within 5-10 minutes. We get him up, put him back to sleep (or replace his pacifier). This can happen 4-5 times and it is wearing us down. Sometimes he wakes because he pulls his pacifier out. (So he must not be sleeping soundly). We don't know how to handle this. Very frustratiog. Could this be related to his prenatal drug exposure? Please help.View Thread
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