My 9 month old puts himself to sleep, but recently started waking up throughout the night screaming. I've tried to let him cry (consoling him throughout), but he'll cry over 2 hours. He used to go back to sleep with his paci, but now nothing works. What do I do???
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Shannon - posted on 11/03/2008
My 19 month old does that. He has now been waking up screaming for about 6 months now. It is not his teeth, He does not seem scared, we took him to the doctor, we have rocked and walked, and we even got him a new bed. All is seems to come down to is that he wants to look up and see someone when he is in bed. So I do not know what to tell you. I feel like we will never get sleep again. Some children just want different things. I feel like he will grow out of it soon. Good luck!
User - posted on 11/03/2008
Try seeing if he has gas or teething. Babies will wake up to that. If not most likely he is having night terrors, smooches and snuggles and soft music or singing with help. A nice warm wash cloth across the forehead for nightterrors always seemed to help my lil ones. Each child is different. Wishing they came with manuals....Have a great day,,,
Donna - posted on 11/03/2008
I agree with Cathy..sounds like night terrors..my son had them at the same age as yours..I also agree with her advice just hold him and rock him..soothe him that really is all you can do.
I would always check with a doctor to rule out anything else.
Adrienne - posted on 11/03/2008
My 8 month old son was waking up at night a few weeks back. He would wake up screaming and I would pick him up and he would be asleep on my shoulder. It took me a few times to lay him back down but now 2 weeks later he is back to sleeping through the night. I did find his first tooth breaking the surface yesterday so maybe that had something to do with it. Hopefully yours will go back to normal, I feel for ya, I was very frustrated when he started waking up, he has been such a good sleeper so far.