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My baby keeps wakening up fidgeting.Why is this? 

My baby keeps wakening up fidgeting.Why is this? 

Might not be awake: Your baby might not actually be awake- babies move a lot (and make lots of noise!) during sleep. Sometimes it may sound and seem like they are awake, but they are in fact asleep. If you hear movement or sounds from baby's bedroom don't rush in to pick them up, wait awhile and see if they settle themselves or go back into a deep sleep. ...Read more

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Besides burping, what can I do to feed my restless baby?

Besides burping, what can I do to feed my restless baby?

Natural Soothing: Chamomile is soothing, calming. Make an herbal tea with chamomile: steep 1 teaspoon chamomile in 1 cup hot water for 10 minutes; strain, cool; 1 ounce every few hrs for soothing effect. Also consider aromatherapy: calming, soothing essential oils are lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm. 2-3 drops in a steam vaporizer water for soothing effect. Caution: keep infants and toddlers away from steamer! ...Read more

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I have a 16mon old baby at night she is very restless it's hard for her to sleep but @6am she falls in a deep sleep how can help her sleep at night?

I have a 16mon old baby at night she is very restless it's hard for her to sleep but @6am she falls in a deep sleep how can help her sleep at night?

Wake days/sleep nite: I would make a conscious effort to never let her sleep more than 2 hours at a time during the day, without at least a five minute period of alertness, before i let her sleep more. After a few days her body will shift her deep sleep to a night pattern. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a 9 month old breast feed baby whose pee has begun to smell strong, no fever.He has been very restless in his sleep waking every hour. ?

Hi! I have a 9 month old breast feed baby whose pee has begun to smell strong, no fever.He has been very restless in his sleep waking every hour. ?

Urine sample: A urinary tract infection can occur without fever. A change in the odor and his restlessness suggest he needs a urine checked for infection with a urinalysis and a urine culture. All the best. ...Read more

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He said it's been going on for a while now. we've noticed he's always fidgeting around and he gets distracted easily. ?

He said it's been going on for a while now. we've noticed he's always fidgeting around and he gets distracted easily. ?

?? Attention Deficit: There is a very skimpy history given but has ADD been given any consideration? There are good screening tools for it and good treatments. Have him seen by a good educational psychologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I stop myself from fidgeting in my sleep?

How do I stop myself from fidgeting in my sleep?

Get help: There are a number of things that can cause this. I would suggest seeing a sleep specialist or psychologist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is Zoloft (sertraline) making me fidget at night?

Why is Zoloft (sertraline) making me fidget at night?

^'ed nervousness ;: Insomnia are two possible side effects from zoloft (sertraline). They may dissipate with time. Let your prescribing provider know about these side effects. Take care. ...Read more