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Why my 2.5 year old wakes up couple of times at night crying and falls back to sleep after?

Why my 2.5 year old wakes up couple of times at night crying and falls back to sleep after?

If he/she is fine: during the day and isn't ill, these could be nightmares or night terrors. Night terrors are very common in children and often the child wakes up crying, but doesn't realize they are awake and then falls back to sleep (like sleep walking and sleep talking). If your child has had a cold, perhaps he/she has an ear infection.Please call your child's doctor to discuss and possibly see. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Why is my baby crying in his sleep?

Why is my baby crying in his sleep?

Variety of issues: I put night issues into context with age, time of night & response to intervention. The 6-9mo may be experiancing separation anxiety & fear you are gone forever- if they are awake when you check & settle when they see you, it fits. The baby that struggles in early sleep & doesn't awaken to light touch may have a night terror. The same scene later pm but awakening quickly can be a nightmare. ...Read more

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My 1 year old baby is crying in sleep like he is in pain?

My 1 year old baby is crying in sleep like he is in pain?

See doctor: See the doctor and see if there is a reason for the crying, like an ear infection or sore throat. If not, then it could be dreaming. I think you should have the possibility of an infection ruled out first. ...Read more

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My 5 year old squezed my newborn hard and it started crying hard for 3-4 minutes.can there be damaged done?the baby is ok..

My 5 year old squezed my newborn hard and it started crying hard for 3-4 minutes.can there be damaged done?the baby is ok..

Possibly: Really can't tell over the internet. If it seems tender or swollen, or if the baby is fussy, I would have him seen for sure. May want to call the baby's pediatrician and discuss it with him/her. ...Read more

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Why some babies at age 12 months don't sleep good and wake up crying every 20 -30 minutes during the night , what problem can they have?

Why some babies at age 12 months don't sleep good and wake up crying  every 20 -30 minutes during the night , what problem can they have?

Many things: It could be a number of things. Teething, gas, environmental causes, or more serious things like intussusception. The baby should be checked to make sure his/her physical exam is normal. ...Read more

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How many breaths per minute is normal for a sleeping 5-year-old?

How many breaths per minute is normal for a sleeping 5-year-old?

Varies: Awake it can be anywhere from 20-30 breaths per minute. Asleep may reduce somewhat. Key is does your child seem in distress during the sleep cycle and breathing pattern? If overweight or abnormally loud snoring/breathing patterns see your MD to see if an issue exits. Sleep apnea problems can be seen in children too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_rate ...Read more

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Is it fine to leave my baby crying sometimes if i am driving? 4 months old baby

Is it fine to leave my baby crying sometimes if i am driving? 4 months old baby

Crying baby: Yes it is ok to let your baby cry. Just make sure to check on him to make sure there is no chocking or something that would bother your baby ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more