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9 months baby never sleeps through the night & wakes up around 5 times crying & never go deep in sleep she's not teething or ill she naps 3x for 1/2 h?

9 months baby never sleeps through the night & wakes up around 5 times crying & never go deep in sleep she's not teething or ill she naps 3x for 1/2 h?

Sleep hygiene: Set a bedtime routine. Stick with the same bedtime rituals, which may include a bath, reading a story or song, and a hug and a kiss Goodnight. ...Read more

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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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Been tired (out of the normal for me to take naps), been moody (along the lines of crying) , also my hips hurt all the time. Could i be pregnant?

Been tired (out of the normal for me to take naps), been moody (along the lines of crying) , also my hips hurt all the time. Could i be pregnant?

Not primary signs: Those are not the primary signs of being pregnant. Missing a period is. If you had unprotected sex , especially during your most fertile time, and your period is overdue - yes, you could be pregnant. The energy and emotional issues and pain deserve your attention, but would not be related to such an early stage of pregnancy in all likelihood. Take a test if you are late and take care in the future. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my three week old son went limp after turning red from crying and one min later went back to normal 4 days ago my wife was holding him and he went limp and he was awake at the time then fell asleep again, he also is having trouble poopin

Is it normal that my three week old son went limp after turning red from crying and one min later went back to normal 4 days ago my wife was holding him and he went limp and he was awake at the time then fell asleep again, he also is having trouble poopin

Any : Any time a child has an episode of apnea (stops breathing), with choking, gagging, change in muscle tone (such as going limp like your child did) and/or color change - especially turning blue - it is known as an alte or apparent life threatening event. When this happens you need to call your child's doctor immediately or go to the emergency room for evaluation. 50% of the time a cause is not found, which means the other 50% of the time the cause is found. The list of what it could be is enormous - it could be a number of problems with the gastrointesinal system, neurological system, a cardiac or respiratory problem, infection, or even a metabolic problem. Doctors will do a complete history and physical followed by testing to try and determine the cause of these episodes. ...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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Switched 14 mo old to cry it out. Now she wakes up from naps crying/really upset. Anything I can do?

Switched 14 mo old to cry it out. Now she wakes up from naps crying/really upset. Anything I can do?

Ferber Technique: Dr. Ferber wrote a book about solving your child's sleep problems. The technique involves gradually desensitizing your child by leaving his/her room for progressively longer times. My technique is to let the baby cry until they fall asleep. Remember once you start on this course you must be consistent. Within a week the problem should subside. Peekaboo can be helpful during waking times. ...Read more

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Son woke up from a nap 3 hrs ago crying & said his butt and back thighs were hurting. 97.5 Temp. Do I need to take him to ER? Started Ritelin yesterda

Leg pain: Can he walk? Bear weight? Any areas over where it hurts that seem abnormally warm? If he's not having fever, and he can walk and has normal strength, if there are no areas of heat/swelling then I say you can monitor. If any of those are not true then at the very least you need to put a call into the pediatrician's office and speak with the doctor on-call. ...Read more

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My four week old grunts during the day ... Sometimes crying afterwards. Is this normal? He eats well and takes good naps and normal bm and pee diapers

My four week old grunts during the day ... Sometimes crying afterwards. Is this normal? He eats well and takes good naps and normal bm and pee diapers

Babies make sounds: Babies do tend to make a lot of different sounds. Some grunts, gurgles, fussy sounds, and others are quite common. If your baby seems to have a good appetite, sleeps well and is acting fine, don't worry too much about the noises. If he is having trouble- not eating/sleeping well, etc., check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 13mth old has had 3 night terrors since june. Tonight from overtired-missed nap. Crying loudly and unresponsive, even w/eyes open 2hrs into sleep.

My 13mth old has had 3 night terrors since june. Tonight from overtired-missed nap. Crying loudly and unresponsive, even w/eyes open 2hrs into sleep.

Night terrors: You are on target with a night terror label. These are common for kids with poor sleep habits and reflect a rapid entry into deep sleep triggered by that deficit.It is similar to sleep walking in older kids and adults. Improving the night ritual with some wind down time, reading or other comforting activity helps along with gaining as little as a half hour per night of sleep will usually end them. ...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


Naps (Definition)

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