Baby Screams for no reason at night

Jacklyn - posted on 02/11/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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anyone elses' baby have difficulty at night during teething? My son is on the verge of getting his top teeth, but now for the last 3 nights he screams uncontrollably. He is on Tylenol, teething tablets, and oragel, but he is still obviously in pain or maybe its something else.

Anyone else experience this and what did u do??

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My son, now 8 months old, was doing this for months. Just waking up screaming bloody murder. It was awful. We asked the doctor for anything he can do and actually refered us to a GI specialist for it. He has been dealing with constipation since he was born and turns out that was the issue. Im not sure if your child has the same issue or if its just teething. But for teething i just learned an amazing trick a friend taught me. I put like crushed ice chips in one of those mesh things for food. I found mine at babies r us but they have them everywhere. My son will chew on that for hours and a couple nights later his first tooth popped out! Good luck

Tammy - posted on 02/25/2010

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My daughter started doing this about 3 months ago and after trying to figure out what it was ie teething, hungry, sick. We figured out that she is afraid of the dark. Now whether it is "acutal" fear of the dark, but we tried a nightlight. That didn't work, then we tried leaving the television on with slight volume and YIPPIE! We figured it out.

Just a thought, try a larger night light, or a sound box it might help. Good luck :)

Amy - posted on 02/15/2010

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I don't remember if they are pediacare or pedialyte but I found them in the baby aisle with the juice type of products. I don't know if they make them anymore but 4 years ago they were great. My 6 month old isn't teething quite yet but I may go look for them so I have them on hand

Nina - posted on 02/14/2010

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Hi Girls,
I'm not big on frosen products. Where can I find frozen pediacare popcicles - supermarket? Thanks

Amy - posted on 02/13/2010

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Try baby motrin sometimes tylenol just doesnt relieve the swelling or pressure from the teeth and it usually works longer than tylenol so I would only give it at night and do tylenol during the day. Also try frozen pediacare popcicles. I like them better than otter pops because they dont have the sugar and they give electrolytes. Just cut small corner off the end and let them chew away. They like the cold on the gums and they get a little taste of something new.

Regina - posted on 02/13/2010

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My daughter does that every once in a while. She will just let out this blood curdling scream in the middle of the night and when I go to check on her she is back asleep. When I asked her Dr. about it she said some babies just do that. It could be teething pain, gas pain, etc.
If she stays awake and is still crying, I usually give her some baby motrin or baby acetaminophen ( I try to alternate). Then rocking while making the shhhhh sound and gently rubbing her back which usually does the trick. But every baby is different.

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my daugther goes thru teething phases where for several nights in a row she will wake up constantly just crying and just like you i do all three of the teething remedies but i also have her mattress elevated. and sometimes i have to pick her up and walk out of the room with her then bring her back to her crib and put her back down she cries for a few then goes back to sleep. then we do it again a few hrs later. the wonderful world of teething.

Vicki - posted on 02/11/2010

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Maybe he's waking for other reasons? Lonely, cold, hungry, nightmares? Hugs to you and it will pass eventually.

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