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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are night wakings in infants other than those for feedings common and should the infant be helped to fall back asleep or left to 'cry it out'?
Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?
My wife is 25 years of age, our babies are 2 years and the other is 11 months. My wife is having headache pains for the last week waking up in morning?
When is it okay to let babies cry it out ? My daughter is 18 pounds and 5 months old . She isn't hungry and doesn't need changed. Waking up every hr .
Sleep Training: 5 month old babies are capable of sleeping 8-10 hours a night. The sleep environment should allow her to fall asleep on her own when she is sleepy. This occurs best in her own space where she feels safe and can spend time alone even when not sleepy such as a crib. There are several training methods that can gradually and consistently help her adjust to calming herself to sleep. ...Read more
Three to four months: Babies are capable of one period of deep sleep (3-4hrs) per 24 hours starting at birth and generally drift in and out of lighter sleep states for the rest of their day. By 3mo their brain waves include mature sleep patterns and longer sleep is expected. Babies can learn to self settle soon after birth and return to sleep after they wake, though a brief feeding may be needed.Good routeins help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That varies: New babies don't sleep through the night because they need to awaken to feed. As they get bigger, they sleep longer. Most babies can safely do an 8 hour stretch when they're several months old; some do it a little younger, some a little older. Babies are people; what happens one way in one happens a bit differently in another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good sleep routine: This is possible for almost all little ones, but is more than can be described in 400 characters. Consistency, a regular sleep routine, keeping the home quiet and dark at night, and helping them learn to self-settle are essential. Talk with your pediatrician about the details, but know that it is possible - once you are ready! (the secondary gain from "comforting" your baby at night is powerful.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Confusing question: I don't think babies care what time it is when they are bathed. I'ts enough that it gets done as needed. Timing is inconsequential. ...Read more
My 3.5 month old baby sleeps for max 45 min stretches at night. This doesn't seem normal for babies of this age. Is this bad for his development?
Will get by: Baby will do better than you with this. I would change the kid back to a more traditional night pattern.If you never allow the kid more than 2 hours of sleep at a time during the day, waking him to feed or whatever, you can get his deep sleep segment to go back to nights when you don't wake him.Don't feed prior to sleep, only feed on awakening. ...Read more
Sleep consolidation : Through self-regulation occurs between 1-4 mos. If there has been a consistent bedtime & bedtime routine ( rocking, reading, feeding, wiping out baby's mouth with a soft cloth after the last feed) & baby is put in his own bed in his own room, drowsy, but awake. Allow him 5 min. To self-calm if he awakens. At 6 mos. Old, your going in & making eye contact will create a " trained night crier.". ...Read more
Yes: Babies usually need to eat every 3-4 hours in the first month or 2. After a while, that time will start to stretch. Babies can also wake up and cry if they are uncomfortable with gas, wet or dirty diaper, etc. Older babies, who haven't learned to fall asleep on their own, may wake up out of habit, even when they don't need to eat at night. If your baby wakes frequently, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should babies stop being swaddled? My 2m baby startles too much and wakes up but the swaddle allows her to sleep through the night.
Please tell me if there are any evidence proving that babies who are ignored during night time if they wake up crying can develop mental problems?
No there is not.: You should check your baby and make sure that they are not hungry or have a wet or dirty diaper and that they are not hurt in any way and that they have not thrown up. If not, you can actually help your baby learn to get back to sleep by letting them cry and fuss for a short period of time. ...Read more
Is sleeping in contacts dangerous? Or do they just irritate & dry out? I sleep with them to be alert in the middle of the night to care for my infant
See below: From my point of view as an allopathic physician, i don't recommend any otc meds except tylenol (acetaminophen) for infant. The i don't know if there have been any controlled studies looking at the efficacy and safety of the ingredients in hylands 4 kids cold and cough, therefore, i can't say whether they are safe. ...Read more
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?
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