This is a discussion on Sleep Deprive: what's wrong with my baby within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; for the past 1 month, dear son (6.5months) is torturing me with his hourly cries at night. last time was able ...
for the past 1 month, dear son (6.5months) is torturing me with his hourly cries at night. last time was able to turn him to sides / latch on to get him back to sleep. bt for the last 1 month, his cries happen every 1 hour at night with the following:
a) Streaking Scream / Painful Cries
b) No matter latch on / turn to sides, he will still resist and got very tense
c) Amazingly, all these are with his eyes closed
im sure it's not diaper cos they dont feel full. im sure he's not hungry cos he has porridge at 7pm followed by 120ml of FM before sleep at 9pm.
im not sure if he's cold / hot cos he can sweat even in aircon room. im not sure if he's experience reflux. im not sure if he's teething.
any mummies can help?
ive tried... but still the same... the 1-2hours before sleep, his activities are basically porridge, shower, read, milk ... nthg simulating..
i feel that it might be due to teething... some babies... when teething will keep waking up due to gum is itchy & painful...
if your baby can sleep very well after all these activities, of cos no pro letting them 'watch' the tv with you. but if really cant sleep well at night, no harm trying those methods..
Last edited by apollo; 11-09-2010 at 12:40 PM.
It may b teething, some babies r more sensitive to the teething stage bcos of the pain n numbness of the gums. My son didn't have any problems when his front teeth is errupting but with his lateral incisors n molars he's crying in pain at night but day time he's ok. To c if it's teething you can try applying teething gel if it stops after applying then it must b teething.. But then again I limit my use of teething gel on son as it does still contain a certain degree of in it so during the day I offer cold fruits for him to munch on n night time teething gel if he's crying in pain.. But he doesn't exactly like the taste of teething gel either. must trial n error to c what is the main cause of the crying
Sounds like night terror. Can search online about night terror, quite a few methods to help your child calm down.
dear mummies...ive tried all the above methods and none is helping.... baby whined every sleep interval.... taking its toll on me...
Did you take him to the doctor already? Just to make sure what you baby is going through, how to treat it and so you won't be sleep deprived already.
Definitely teething. My son was the same. Even with the teething gel. If it's really hurting ang you really lack of sleep, then you may give her some Panadol. I did it, but when my son was 1 year old and having his molars! He woke up every hour and then, I was sleeping only 30 mn in between! Some babies are just more sensitive to teething pain. My daughter is sleeping well even with the molars!
I dont't think it's night terror. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think children start having night terrors when they are between 2 to 3 years old.