Night waking is common among young children. Children wake up either out of habit, due to nightmares or because of occasional mental disturbances. But parents have to handle night waking in an intelligent manner. They have to understand that night waking has nothing to do with discipline. And there can't be any formula solutions. A parent should neither scold the child for waking up, nor should the parent be overprotective. Consider the following options for effective sleep-management of your child.
1. Do not disturb the child by touching and coddling too much during sleep.
2. Place your child in a sleeping bag or blanket sleeper. Or, you can keep a separate cot blanket to drape over your child and the toys around.
3. Install a 15-watt night-light. This will not stop your child from waking, but your child will be able to manage her emotions better.
Yes my child wakes up very often at night. Sometimes either he is hungry or thirsty or scared....