Waking at night

My son will be 8 months old on the 12th. He was sleeping all night but over the past few weeks has begun waking again at night. Usually once or twice but sometimes several times.

My question is this:

When your baby wakes up at night, how long to do feel is an acceptable time to let them cry before you go in and check on them?

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    04/03/15
    Bethany Reilly
    Well, my son is 18 months and he's cutting two teeth so he's been waking at night and he normally just talks to himself. I do go in and change his diaper and bring him some water. If he needs Tylenol I give it to him. The. He gets back into his bed. I don't get him out to play because then he will learn that he can play at 3 or 4 am. He usually is up for 2-3 hrs. I go in about every 30 mins or so to check on him or sometimes I turn the monitor down & fall back asleep. He eventually goes back to sleep as well. But if he were crying I'd say about 15 minutes or so
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      04/03/15
      He never wakes up to play or anything like that. If he wakes up he's crying. He's been teething since he was 2 months(got his first teeth at 4 months) and never had it wake him up before so I don't really know if that's why he's getting up but it could have something to do with it. When he wakes up he just cries and if he sees, hears or feels me he just cries harder. If I feed him he'll go right back to sleep if I don't he just keeps crying. But I feel like at his age he shouldn't have to wake up to eat anymore, especially since he was previously sleeping through the night. At first I thought maybe he was crying for him, so I've tried letting him sleep with me, but he cries whether he's in his own crib or in bed with me. I feed him as it lets him go right back to sleep because I don't want him waking up his older sister as she has to go to school every morning(shes 11) nor do I want him waking up the neighbors(we live in an apt). But I also don't want him thinking that it's ok to eat at 3am. I'm wondering if it would help if I change the way I break up his meals, maybe the way he's eating isn't keeping him full at night like it did when he was smaller.
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      04/03/15
      Bethany Reilly
      Oh ok! Yea, my son just plays. He woke up for feelings at night during growth spurts. It could be a growth spurt. Or he could be doing it out of habit. My sons pediatrician suggested just giving him water in the bottle when he woke up and that stopped him from waking up. Also every tooth is different. Some hurt more than others. But it sounds like feeding him is the only thing that calms your little guy down.
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        04/03/15
        I usually only waited a minute or so. By then she would have either started to settle down or found her pacifier. Sometimes she just needed her pacifier when it fell out of the crib. Other times we held her for 10 or 20 minutes and then she was good. Try some different ways to see what works best. You know your child best. As always trust your gut feeling!
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          04/04/15
          This little drives me nuts sometimes with his sleeping lol. My daughter started sleeping through the night at 5 months and never went back to not sleeping through it. He's always refused a pacifier so him losing it isnt the issue. I think I'm going to try switching around when he eats things see if that helps. I'm also going to try giving him water when he wakes up, see if that helps. Thanks ladies.
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            04/04/15
            Bethany Reilly
            My sons sleeping patterns change every week, still! Gah! It's frustrating. I can never count on him sleeping all night long. I hope it gets better! You're his momma. You know what's best
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            Hi, I'm Jenelle and I'm 32 years old. I got married at 19 and had my daughter, Kiera, when I was 21. Though still legally married her father and I have been separated for about 5 years now. I am expecting a baby boy in august. We are excited.