Wakes up screaming every morning @ 5am

Tanya - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My lil 4 month old guy wakes up every morning at 5am. sometimes he'll sleep all night and other nights he will wake up every hour, but he always wakes up at 5am. I could have changed him @ 4:15... feed him at 4:30 and he will still wake up. He screams and screams for like 10 to 20 mins. He will scream if I hold him or leave him in bed... then he will stay awake... why does he do that.. how do I prevent it? Any ideas?? Thx

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Chrissy - posted on 10/01/2009

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Unfortunatly you can not prevent that from happening. Sometimes it can just be the thought of you not being there, other times in can be just wanting attention. My 6 month old did that too at 3am.....If you have a monitor, try turning it off. Trust me you will still hear him scream.. Sometimes babies just need to scream....he could be lone;y, have gas or just be fussy....it is normal....and one more thing parents need to endure.....Good Luck

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