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Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of ...Read more


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Will fluid in my 20 month old ear cause him to wake up screaming frantically at naps and bedtime?

Will fluid in my 20 month old ear cause him to wake up screaming frantically at naps and bedtime?

It's possible: It's possible but very hard to be sure. The only way to know would be to ask him and of course he probably can't answer at this stage of his life. Sudden changes of pressure in the eustachian tube from yawning or swallowing can produce sudden sharp pains in the ear which by themselves aren't really harmful, but prolonged fluid in the middle ear may cause hearing loss over time. Check it out. ...Read more

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Any tips on getting my 4 month old to nap...He is coli, but growing out of it. Also what should his daily schedule be like?

Any tips on getting my 4 month old to nap...He is coli, but growing out of it. Also what should his daily schedule be like?

4 months naps schedu: Though at 4 months most babies have developed a sleep pattern, they will sleep 7to8 hours at night may wake up to fed once, and day tme small 2to 3 naps of 30to60 minutes
but remember each infant is different and some may take a little longer to go in the pattern. ...Read more

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Is it okay for my 4 month old to take a 4 hour nap?

Is it okay for my 4 month old to take a 4 hour nap?

I wouldn't advise it: Infants seldom sleep > 4hrs at a time without waking at least briefly. They are capable of one period of prolonged sleep / 24hr & having a day nap that long could flip the day night pattern. Babies should get their soundest sleep when you try to get yours. I try to limit their day naps to 2hrs in the first month & 3 hours thereafter. ...Read more

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How can I get my 4 month old to nap in his crib? Right now he will only sleep in swing or car seat.

How can I get my 4 month old to nap in his crib? Right now he will only sleep in swing or car seat.

Does he seem: To be uncomfortable in his crib? Does he spit up a lot when lying down or cry and arch his back or awaken more often? He may have reflux even if he is not spitting up. If that is the case, an antacid will relieve his discomfort. Discuss with his pediatrician and if all is ok you can use behavioral measures. Call back after discussion.
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My 4 month old has started startling (moro reflex) during light sleep. He did this 4x during his nap. Is this normal? He just started rolling too...

My 4 month old has started startling (moro reflex) during light sleep. He did this 4x during his nap. Is this normal? He just started rolling too...

Yes: The moro reflex is present at birth & persists until about 3 months when fully awake or up to 6 months in mild sleep states. Loud noises, vibrations or movements can set this off. Kids often start to roll as early as 4 m. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby has silent reflux and is on losec (omeprazole) he's a very fussy sleeper day and night he will not have more than 10 min naps few times a day?

My 4 month old baby has silent reflux and is on losec (omeprazole) he's a very fussy sleeper day and night he will not have more than 10 min naps few times a day?

Reflux: Reflux that is symptomatic and not responding to treatment needs to evaluated further by your physician. May need a special formula, different medication and further evaluation as well. ...Read more

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4 yr old child, 3.5 lb premie. Since birth while sleeping or napping, wakes up with spasms of the body, arms, and legs, jerking and screaming. Then she re?

4 yr old child, 3.5 lb premie. Since birth while sleeping or napping, wakes up with spasms of the body, arms, and legs, jerking and screaming. Then she re?

Having Seizures: What you describe sounds like epileptic seizures. You need to have your child evaluated by a pediatric neurologist. Seizures can be controlled with medication, but left untreated can cause permanent brain damage. ...Read more

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My 4 month old son has been sleeping a lot and when he is awake he is really fussy. He is stuffy and holds his right ear after he falls asleep.?

My 4 month old son has been sleeping a lot and when he is awake he is really fussy. He is stuffy and holds his right ear after he falls asleep.?

Maybe ear infection: If your young baby is not acting well, it is best to see your doctor. It certainly could be an ear infection that could be causing his symptoms. Ear infections are common complications of colds. It also could be he may have a bit of congestion that may improve with saline and a humidifier while teething as well. For the most accurate diagnosis & treatment, it's best to consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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7 week old falls asleep and keeps waking up with pain screams, falls asleep and wakes up un five min. Screaming?

7 week old falls asleep and keeps waking up with pain screams, falls asleep and wakes up un five min. Screaming?

Abdominal discomfort: After y ou have been seen and made necessary changes, you can also consider a couple remedies that help with gas/colic/belly pain. Cocyntal, colic calm, camillia, are all homeopathic remedies that can alleviate symptoms. It is better to find the cause. ...Read more

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My 1 year old son is teething and not sleeping through the night. Wakes up screaming. Falls asleep but as soon as I put him down he wakes. Advice?

My 1 year old son is teething and not sleeping through the night. Wakes up screaming. Falls asleep but as soon as I put him down he wakes. Advice?

Help with teething: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than acetaminophen.You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring. Some parents have found camilia really aids in teething discomfort. It is important you do not give your baby more than four doses of Acetaminophen per day. Acetaminophen really challenges the liver. Massaging the gum tissue with a soft bristle brush can also help. ...Read more

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What should I do if my 15 mo wakes up too early from her nap and is crying/screaming?

What should I do if my 15 mo wakes up too early from her nap and is crying/screaming?

Wait a little: It is normal for all of us to have awakenings when we sleep. Give her 5 minutes to see if she will settle back down. If not, go and check on her to make sure she is alright (ex: leg not stuck in crib) and if so, try to pat and shush her (try to not pick her up) and leave again. ...Read more

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My 18 month son wakes up screaming and crying after being asleep for only 3 hours. It's been going on for about 2 months and every night what's wrong?

My 18 month son wakes up screaming and crying after being asleep for only 3 hours. It's been going on for about 2 months and every night what's wrong?

Other features??: If the kid is fully awake when you check him and calms to your visit, this can arise from many sources.Separation anxiety, changes in living conditions, absence of a parent, all may play a role. A medical condition should be evident during daytime activities. If the kid is not awakeor doesn't immediately waken to your touch, it might be a sleep disorder called a night terror, more common to older kids. ...Read more

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My son is 4 months old. He was taking a nap in my arms, when he had woke up I noticed he had a raised bruise that covered his shin with red spots.

My son is 4 months old. He was taking a nap in my arms, when he had woke up I noticed he had a raised bruise that covered his shin with red spots.

See below: Is it a bruise or a raised red welt? If the areas are actual red/purple bruises, then get the child seen now, especially if fussy, febrile, or any breathing problems. ...Read more

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Last night my baby slept for 11 hrs. What's a normal stretch for a 4 month old to sleep at night? Should I wake him up after so long?

Last night my baby slept for 11 hrs. What's a normal stretch for a 4 month old to sleep at night? Should I wake him up after so long?

It's fine: At 4 months old I wouldn't wake the baby for any reason. When he is hungry, he'll wake up and let you know! Be sure to sleep him on his back with no fluffy stuff in the crib. ...Read more

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Ready to crib train my 8mo old, but she won't stay asleep unless I'm next to her. She'll scream -- any suggestions?

Ready to crib train my 8mo old, but she won't stay asleep unless I'm next to her. She'll scream -- any suggestions?

Try gradually moving: Away. Start with having your head next to hers, but while standing outside of the crib. She'll cry, but eventually will fall asleep. Each day, move further away, until you're not in the room. Your other alternative is letting her cry, waiting 10 minutes and then go in;let that time stretch out (may get up to 1/2hr)before going in. The crying will stop and she will sleep on her own with either technique. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby boy is very irritated, day and night. During night sleep he suddenly wakes up crying. Please help. Thank you.

My 4 month old baby boy is very irritated, day and night. During night sleep he suddenly wakes up crying. Please help. Thank you.

Gut issues: Discuss this with your pediatrician. Things that cone to mind are #1 diet...If you are breastfeeding are you drinking milk or eating dairy (it is very irritating to the guts of infants). If you are formula feeding maybe he has a problem with it. Maybe he has reflux that wakes him at night. You will feel better if you are seen. ...Read more

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My 5 week old baby starts screaming whilst asleep for no reason what can it be?

My 5 week old baby starts screaming whilst asleep for no reason what can it be?

Is this recurrent or: A one time occurrence? If it's recurrent and he/she seems fine once awake, there probably is not anything physically wrong. Otherwise, it could be acid reflux, gas or one of several other reasons. Check and make sure there's not a hair stuck around any of his/her finger/toes....and please take him/her to his doctor to be checked if this continues. ...Read more