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Toddlers Coughing Only 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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
4 year old suddenly crying at bed time, waking up at night crying for me not going back to sleep. Had 2 accidents at night (awake) but trained since 2?
Night terrors?: Reassure her/him. No tv prior to bed--calm at bedtime ...Read more
My son only cough, sneeze and sniffle at night when he's trying to go to sleep. It happens quite often. He has allergies but only does this at night.
Allergic rhinitis: Nasal congestion that occurs at bedtime and upon waking up is often times the result of a dust mite allergy. Claritin and Zyrtec are two over the counter allergy medications approved for children. If symptoms resolve after routine use of these medications daily, the diagnosis is more likely. ...Read more
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?
Jason is experiencing trouble sleeping at night it just started last night. He sometimes refused to eat although I can hear his stomach. Only at night?
If it just started: he may be stressed, worried,usually a person that has this type of behavioral doesn't have much of an appetite. Has he done anything different? change in routine? These are the things that has to be looked at and ruled out. try getting information out of him as to why he doesn't want to eat, or say I notice you had a hard time falling soundly asleep can you tell me why? that's one way of getting ...Read more
What would cause waking up choking on my own spit? This has happened at night after a few hours of sleep. I wake up coughing and coughing. Mainly at night rarely during the day if at all. I have no cold or congestion.
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
Whatever suits your: Lifestyle. The timing is unimportant. Many find it useful to do as part of the evening ritual as it can relax them prior to bed time. ...Read more
Find cause first: Night time coughing can be a symptom of asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus issues or even acid reflux from the stomach. Night cough can interfere with normal sleep patterns and lead to day time drowsiness. A lung specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the cause so that remedy can be prescribed. ...Read more
Babies who are put : In their own cribs drowsy, but awake, from birth learn to self-calm to fall asleep between 1-4 months & to fall back asleep if they night wake. Establish a consistent bedtime & routine, including reading & cleaning the gums or teeth. At/after 5-6 months it's harder for them to settle, but they do after a few nights of fussing, if parents consistently allow them to learn to self-calm. ...Read more
Every night a tickly cough wakes me up. I don't cough at all during the day, only at night when I sleep. What could it be?
My son wakes up in middle of the night a few times a month for 2-3 hrs at time and is wide awake. Naps fine. Sleeps 10-12hrs night. Solutions? Reasons
My 5yr old son urinates in bed every night. Although we do not give him mik at night or let him drink water at night. Still he wets his bed daily.
See doctor for worku: He probably is a bed wetter.There is usually a family history of bed wetting. You can try various measures to try to have him stay dry. Have him double urinate before bed time. Cut fluids off several hours before bed time. Take to the washroom before going to bed. Get an alarm system to wake him. When all else fails, ask your doctor for medication to help him stop wetting. Your doctor will want to. ...Read more
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