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unsettled baby

casey27casey27
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
can anyone tell me if its normal for a previously contented baby who went down for the night perfectly up until recently to suddenly become hysterical the moment you put her in her cot. she is eating and drinking fine i was just wondering if its possible that teething could cause this sudden change in her. she is seven months old and normally sleeps thru the night but is currentl waking up to three times a night


janjan
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
hi,mine went through stages like that,think sometimes it starts as a problem like teething etc then the baby learns that if she wakes up crying you will come and give lots of tlc,i stopped my son from doing it by not really talking or fussing him when he woke up i would just give calpol calm him but would not pick him out of cot and leave the room,it sounds harsh but i have 4 children and one on way so need my sleep!plus the longer it goes on for the harder the habit will be to break!good luck Sleep

casey27casey27
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
thank you for replying! i have been leaving her to cry but after abou twenty mins she gets so worked up i have to go sort her out. i try and make it as un interesting as possible by not talking to her just giving her the dummy and walking away. how long can i expect this to go on for? x

RichRich Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Check that her gums are not giving her troubles, if she is teething which is a strong possibility then she might need some soothing gell on them. If it's not her teeth, then speak with your Health Visitor about it and see if she/he can help you figure out what it may be. The other thing, she might be having dreams, which she associates with being put in the cot...it might not be, just throwing suggestions out...is she going to the toilet just fine?...no struggling, straining etc?....if it's teething, just some gell on the gums should help that, but if you are still getting no results, perhaps a visit to the GP to see what she/he can find out. Hope this helps. Keep us posted.

casey27casey27
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
well i tried a few things this evening. she has had calpol, a nice bath and teething gel just before bed. i slao gave her the bottle in her room i sat gently rocking her and quietly talking to her as she fed. i put her straight into the cot and she went out like a light no crying fit! ill find out later i guess if it helped at all but for now she is asleep.

bunnigirlbunnigirl
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
ahh good luck hun i had that a few weeks ago i think it was teeth it settled down within the week and all is ok for now touch wood
hope everythin better soon
xxx

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