sleeping

Kim - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My little boy was sleeping through the night fine until a few days ago. He wakes up screaming and cant be settled again so bad to the point i have to get him out of his bed a reasure him everything is ok. but then he is restless for the rest of the night. he isnt hungry cos when i give him his dummy he rolls over and goes back to sleep but not for long. and im not willing to take the dummy of him

would solids be doing this to him?

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Kim - posted on 10/05/2009

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i have found my baby was hungry fore food not milk i have upped his food and dont hear a peep from him just think i was a rough few days he was having thank you for all your comments i did take them on board cheers

Dawn - posted on 09/30/2009

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I have a 10 month old....he is not sleeping through the night since he has been borned...some nights he may sleep for about 7 or 8 hours but thats it, that don't happen offen....not sure why he is like this....when he wakes he wakes up screaming and I can't get him settled back down, he is always moving in his sleep its like he can't get settled.....he usually only sleeps about 3 to 4 hours.....he is not a very good napper either in the daytime....

Nicole - posted on 09/30/2009

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And as far as putting him on medications at such a young age it's not worth it. many people run to medications to help them with everything and I don't believe in all that. As far as night terrors go, not to scare you, but i believe she is right. They have said that babies are more perceptive to being able to hear, see and talk with ghosts I know sounds crazy but when my daughter went through it and then when she was about 13 months old and sitting in a corner handing toys to the air I believed. I strongly suggest to use the calming night time baby wash though it worked wonders for my daughter and I could finally sleep again. Good Luck!

Nicole - posted on 09/30/2009

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My daughter (who is now 6 years old) had the same problem when she was a baby. The doctor recommended I give her a bath with the Johnson and Johnson Lavender calming baby bath right before bed. It worked! I did that for the next three years just put a little bit in the tub and let her play for about 10 minutes then washed her hair with it and when I laid her down for bed she fell right asleep and slept the whole night no problems.

Crystal - posted on 09/30/2009

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It could be teething. My little boy, who is 7 months, went through this. I would give him Humphrey's teething pellets to help ease the irritation at night. This helped out a lot. You'll have a few restless nights, but you'll get through it. Hope this helps.

Kristi - posted on 09/30/2009

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My lil gir used to get night terrors when she was around 6-9 months. It was crazy and scary! Maybe look up night terrors when you can so you can help your son or out rule it.

Kalyn - posted on 09/30/2009

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my little boys did this at 5 months and his ped. could not figure out what could be wrong with him. Finally she thought it might be acid reflux and put him on Zantec. It worked!!!!! He is now 16 months old and is slowly being taken off the meds. Hope this might help casue for 2 months we didnt know what was wrong with him.

Kim - posted on 09/29/2009

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no he doesnt vomit at all and has been on solids for a little while before i changed the formula could it be teething interupting his night? thanks for all your help every one so hard when they cant tell you whats wrong

Rebecca - posted on 09/29/2009

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oh also, when we had our son on cereal at first we were only giving it to him at night time. it was too heavy for his stomach for night so we had to give it to him a bit earlier and really really runny. maybe at supper only give cereal with some fruit or a veggie on the same spoon. we would feed half and half so it was a bit thicker for him but the cereal itself wasn't as thick,this also helped us.

Rebecca - posted on 09/29/2009

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yes if you changed his formula that can be a huge issue. Our son had the most horriable time with formula from the day he was changed from nursing and we even changed him over slowly. We went through about 5 types of formuls before we found one that worked and it only worked for about a month...we were told to change him to whole milk at 9 months old due to this and he wasn't sick ever again. If the first formula he was on is good for up to 12 months then i suggest sticking to that. I know here the nestle good start is up to 12 months but they have the follow up that can be offered from 6-12 months. Maybe change him back to his old one until you can get in to a doctor. Was he fine with the old formula and solids or did you start both at the same time? Remember to only introduce one kind of solid every 3 days just to be sure. A friend of mine rushed her daughter and was giving her different ones everyday she became allergic to one of them and she couldn't tell which one bceuase she introduced them so close together. We waited 4 days on most things just to be sure with our son.

Good luck with the sleeping.

Kim - posted on 09/29/2009

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Thankyou ill look that up we are not under a peidiatrician could be the formula have put him on the 6 month formula so that coulod be up setting him as well

Rebecca - posted on 09/29/2009

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Solids could be doing it. Did you add a different one recently,maybe he's allergic to it. Try doing the LOVE rub,look it up online if you aren't sure. My son was like this with oatmeal cereal and we discovered he could only eat rice cereal. Our 2 month old daughter gets like this just from formula also and i have to do a LOVE rub on her to help her poop. So you notice his diapers are changing at all or is he regular with everything?

Desiree - posted on 09/29/2009

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He is at an age where there could be a growth spurt. If it continues for more than a week, I would call the pediatrician. They may be able to give you a better idea or evaluate him to make sure that there is nothing physically bothering him.

Leslie - posted on 09/29/2009

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How old is he? It's a relevant question b/c there are developmental milestones that could explain this behavior.

Desiree - posted on 09/29/2009

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Sometimes kids go through spurts, whether it is a growth spurt or something that causes them to not sleep very well. When my littlest one has nights like that, it is a growth spurt or a gassy belly. If he is in a routine, keep him in that routine. If he is not in a bedtime routine, get him in one. Dinner, a bath, a book, etc. Routines ease children at night and help them sleep a little bit better.

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