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  5. Hi, I have a 14 month old who since 6 months old has self settled & slept through from 6pm - 6am. 2 weeks ago she was really sick with croup & was awake for 2 & 3 hours at a time. However this waking has continued. Usually around 2 or 3am she wakes & stru
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Hi, I have a 14 month old who since 6 months old has self settled & slept through from 6pm - 6am. 2 weeks ago she was really sick with croup & was awake for 2 & 3 hours at a time. However this waking has continued. Usually around 2 or 3am she wakes & stru

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, It's not unusual for illness to cause waking and then quickly this becomes a habit. If she's well now and fully recovered then it's reasonable for you to implement some responsive settling strategies. Think about what you may be doing to support her night waking and then, reliance on you to resettle. If she's in your bed, is feeding, getting attention or generally is now relying on your help to resettle then she's likely to persist with needing this. Check the settling strategies on the Huggies site and a also a check with your CHN may be useful. It's important to make sure your little one is getting sufficient food and fluids through the day to support her sleep overnight. But if she wants a drink of water and just reassurance of course this is fine and entirely age appropriate. Because she slept so well previously and now she's not is of course, disappointing, but in some ways reassuring as well. You know she can do this. Be patient and consistent with her and try not to give her any positive "reward" for waking and calling out for you overnight. Best Jane
Answered: 07 Jul 2015