Help my 18 month old won't stop crying at night. He screams when I put him down at night and then wakes up crying!

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Asma - posted on 10/21/2012

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my 18 montho slee old son cries at night and he also rubs his nose and is sucks his hand and cries when i make him go to sleep.

Mary - posted on 01/29/2009

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my daughter is 12 months and does that when a) she's had too much stimulation and needs to let out some steam before bed- in which case i hold her the whole time and sing or calm her or b) gas pains- if she has eaten some new foods or two much whole food etc- in which case i rub her tummy in a downward motion or if its really bad (and i know she's due a BM) and she wants to stand up, i support her standing and rub her belly and back, sometimes walking helps get it moving and distract her. i'd say just give him lots of attention and listen to him. I personally don't believe you can spoil with time or attention. candy or video games maybe, but not love. we go to work and we're busy with so much other than them that cant be helped. i would stay with him and reassure him if nothing else! good luck! keep up the good work!

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User - posted on 01/28/2009

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Have you had the doctor check the ears? I know that they will scream when laid down or wake up in the middle of the night because of ear infections or allergy problems.

Michelle - posted on 01/28/2009

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Have you had you babys ears checked for ear infectons? When my children where little baby and they had this problem, I would check their ears by pressing gently on the front outside of thier ears. And then took the steps needed to help them feel better.

Shuron - posted on 01/28/2009

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i sing to my daughter also and rub her on the back until falls asleep. i also leave her sippy because if she wakes she can have that.

Charla - posted on 01/28/2009

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It sounds like you baby is very spoiled. You should bathe him at night (as late as possible), rub him down with lotion and powder. You could even give him a massage on his legs.He should cut back on crying after that.Try not to let him sleep most of the day, so he will go to bed early. My grandmother use to buy sing along cds or nature sound cds, and she use to play them in my daughters room until he fell asleep. Try to break him out of being so spoiled early.

Megan - posted on 01/28/2009

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Sometimes I sing to my 16 month old! Occasionally she gets into a crying fit when she doesn't want to be put to bed, I just lay her back down or hug her and sing her Twinkle Twinkle (it's her favorite). Sometimes just holding her for a sec works to calm her down. She loves having her glow worm so she can push it as I leave the room. Good Luck!

Lisa - posted on 01/28/2009

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i have 3 kids all were different.sometimes they just needed a diaper change or a drink.but my last one was the worst teether ever.i got some homeopathic teething tablets and also have used oragel for teething.those molars and eye teeth really hurt.if they are teething really bad i have also used tylonol or motrin as well.

Chrissy - posted on 01/28/2009

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Make sure that there is a night light on, and a sippy of water. Sometimes they just go through phases of this. My youngest still does it on occasion, but drinks a little water andback to sleep she goes.

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