Amy - posted on 12/15/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daugther is 9 months old and the past few weeks bedtime has become a nightmare. We have always been able to put her in the crib and she would fall asleep usually within 10 minutes. About 3 weeks ago as soon as we would put her in the crib she would start crying as soon as we would head towards the door so I ended up starting to rock her to sleep because she would not self settle and I didn't feel comfortable letting her cry for more then 5 or 10 minutes.
In the beginning of December she had her first tooth pop through and I felt really bad because she had only been cranky at night so I hadn't been giving her anything for the pain, well nighttime just keeps getting worse. She has already started crying twice now and she's only been to bed for about an hour. I had to go back up once to rock her back to sleep. Even when you pick her up she is crying uncontrollable unless she is sitting up. Occassionally she tugs at her ear but she's not running a fever. I don't want to keep giving her tyelnol at night and at this point it doesnt seem to make much difference. I don't mind getting up with her at night but I don't want it to become a bad habit, but I feel like she's uncomfortable because her sleeping habits have gone from really good to pretty bad. My older son never had ear infections so I'm really unsure what to look for because based on what I've read the symptoms are very similar to teething. During the day she still seems pretty content when I'm not working although my husband said she was pretty cranky today. So moms what do you think teething, possible ear infection, or just a change of sleeping habits and I should just deal with it. I'll probably call the doctor in the morning but wanted some moms opinions on it too!