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My 19 mth baby wakes up crying inconsolably every night why? Was awake crying for 8 hours last night

My 19 mth baby wakes up crying inconsolably every night why?   Was awake crying for 8 hours last night

Nightmares maybe: At 19 months you child maybe having nightmares. Try to have a quiet hour before putting her to bed. You can play some quiet music or read a non rousing story. There are other things as well, but start with the easy things. ...Read more

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Why has my baby started waking up hysterical at night?

Why has my baby started waking up hysterical at night?

Depends on pattern: Night events for baby can include: awakenings, terrors, nightmares &separation anxiety. Nightmares occur in a light sleep state so baby is aware of you immediately if you check them. Night terrors occur in deep sleep & look like a crying fit or struggle.They are not aware of you and don't waken to light touch. Occasionally some show extra separation fear at points in development. ...Read more

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Why baby cries at night all the time?

Why baby cries at night all the time?

If baby is healthy,: growing & developing normally, most likely you go in, pick her up &/or feed her when she night-cries. Wean her to a cup. Set a regular bedtime & routine: read, soothe, brush her teeth & put her in her own crib in her own room drowsy, but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep. When you consistently ignore night-crying, it increases at first, then stops. See HealthyChildren.org for graded ignoring. ...Read more

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My 6wk old baby fusses all night & sleeps daytime & often needs waking up 4 hourly during the day but hardly sleeps at night. Normal? Formula fed baby

My 6wk old baby fusses all night & sleeps daytime & often needs waking up 4 hourly during the day but hardly sleeps at night. Normal? Formula fed baby

Flipped pattern: This is common to parents who believe they should let baby sleep during the day if they had a bad night. Babies are pattern creatures and this continues until you stop it. Try waking every hour during the day for a minimum of five minutes and leaving alone at night, the pattern should reset within a week. ...Read more

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Waking up in the night at 3 every night. Why?

Waking up in the night at 3 every night. Why?

Try melatonin: Try over-the-counter sleeping pills such as melatonin. Do you have nightmares? Do you have allergies? If melatonin doesn't work, consult your doctor or perhaps a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Why is my ten month old son waking up crying every hour at night?

Why is my ten month old son waking up crying every hour at night?

Doctor to evaluate: A ten month-old baby who starts crying hourly at night has a problem and should see his doctor. The problem could be ear pain, throat ulcers, head ache, tummy pain, tight clothes, fever, or something else that's preventing him from staying asleep. He may be starting a new viral or bacterial illness. If he is much better in the morning, that is reassuring, but his doctor needs to evaluate him. ...Read more

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My 3-month-old sleeps 6-9 hrs straight at night. During the day, he's alert and smiley and nurses every 2-3 hrs. Should i wake him up at night to eat?

My 3-month-old sleeps 6-9 hrs straight at night. During the day, he's alert and smiley and nurses every 2-3 hrs. Should i wake him up at night to eat?

Let sleeping baby...: As long as your baby is happy and healthy, and gaining appropriate height, weight, and head circumference, there is no need to wake him. Be aware that sleeping patterns can change. With this in mind, be thankful for those 6-9 hours a night. ...Read more

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Why baby not sleeping at night, sleeping at daytime?

Why baby not sleeping at night, sleeping at daytime?

Baby: Babies sleep so many hours that the night alone would not be enough. Plus, they require frequent feeding, so they wake up often. And on top, they are slow eaters (they are very smart on this!). So it is ok. Babies sleep only when they feel like. Gradually, they grow up to adjust to a more normal (for adults) pattern. ...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 2 month old sleeps for 7 hours at night. She never wake up for feeding. Should I forcefully wake her up and feed?

My 2 month old sleeps for 7 hours at night. She never wake up for feeding. Should I forcefully wake her up and feed?

Let babies sleep...: If she is happy and growing, leave her alone. After 3 months of age, parents can give a feeding at 10 p.m. or thereabouts, and expect the baby to sleep 6 hours. If a normal baby sleeps 6-8 hours and is fine the next day, she'll eat enough during the day to make up for sleeping all night (and parents will sleep well at night, too). A normal 2-month baby sleeping well at night means lucky parents. ...Read more

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4.5 mo boy shakes his head when trying to fall asleep again when wakes up at night. ??

4.5 mo boy shakes his head when trying to fall asleep again when wakes up at night. ??

Him: Likely his way of going to sleep. Take a video and show it to his doctor to confirm that it is normal behavior. Also have his development checked. All the best. ...Read more

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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

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1 month old son sleeps through day and awake at night. How to make him sleep at night and awake during day. Please help?

1 month old son sleeps through day and awake at night. How to make him sleep at night and awake during day. Please help?

Change it: Never allow more than 2 hours of sleep in a single segment during the day,waking up the baby to feed.Change then and stimulate them until tired, then put to crib to sleep another 2 hr segment. At night, allow baby to sleep any length of time, feeding only if they wake, then back to bed. Babies are capable of only one deep sleep period of 4 hours/day. Let it happen during the day and this happens ...Read more

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My baby is we days old, sleeps during day and wakes during night . how to make him sleep at night and awake during day?

My baby is we days old,  sleeps during day and wakes during night . how to make him sleep at night and awake during day?

You can't, but you : can promote sleep consolidation at night between 1-4 months. Put him on his back in his crib with no loose bedding or items when he is drowsy, but awake to learn to self-calm to sleep. Babies cry out during light sleep; it's easier to wait till he's fully awake before feeding if you put him in his own room. See tips on healthy children.org. Play during daylight; minimize interaction at night. ...Read more

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Toddler not sleeping at night?

Toddler not sleeping at night?

If the pediatrician : says his health, growth & development are normal, set a consistent bedtime & routine: bathe, brush his teeth, read, cuddle, then put him in his own bed in his own room, drowsy but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep without liquids or a pacifier. Consistently & completely ignore night-crying while it first intensifies before it stops. See the American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChild app. ...Read more

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How come i keep waking up every hour at night when i sleep ?

How come i keep waking up every hour at night when i sleep ?

Talk to your dr: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body ( high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. A leading cause of fatal car accidents is falling asleep at the wheel. Your body is telling you that you need help. Also look for a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I wake up constantly during the night?

I wake up constantly during the night?

Well...: You are probably no breathing well though the night if you are allergies... In any event if this lasts you should consult a Dr. and review carefully what medications you are taking and discuss anxiety issues. Do not panic ...Read more

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Health month old waking up and not gojng to sleep at night .. ?

Health month old waking up and not gojng to sleep at night .. ?

Sleep: This is not uncommon for him healthy one-month-old usually the pattern altars and the normal sleep pattern will be restored ...Read more

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