Nicole - posted on 10/12/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
My 10 month old son has been waking up screaming bloody murder at least once a night for the past few days. I mean screaming, you would think someone was killing him! He slept fine before, just waking up every now and then once he hit about 6 months because of teething. But even then he would just cry, not scream. He had his 2 bottom teeth pop through a couple weeks ago, and he was fine while they were coming through. I don't know why he keeps waking up. He's been real clingy lately, maybe it's separation anxiety? More teeth coming through? Scared of the dark? It's only in the middle of the night that he does this. When he wakes up after nap or in the morning, he's fine. He might cry, but he doesn't scream. And he's fine if I pick him up, but when I go to put him back in his crib he starts screaming again and trying to stand back up. He can't be hungry, he eats all day! He might wake up and then realize he's hungry, but I know he's not waking up because he's hungry. Sometimes the only way I can get some peace is to nurse him, which I hate to do. I don't want him to use me as a pacifier. Any ideas on why he's waking up and what to do about it? He's wearing me out!