oh, and my husband has been able to get her to fall asleep the past 2 times by laying her on her stomach and patting her, but i cant start making that a habit so what is the deal?
Karen, my little James has been doing the same thing for the past couple weeks, every time I lay him down he wails, like crazy big tears and all. I am trying to change his bedtime routine to so far nothing is working, he just want to be held all the time.
My pediatrician thinks that some babies go through this stage and here is nothing much you can do.
I don't think you can spoil your child by holding them, and I don't believe in th CIO method, I thinnk is o.k to let them cry for bits of time but not for long, the longest I have left James cry is around 5 minutes (probably was less according to my husband), it breaks my hart because he wails so loud like he is dying.
So I have resigned myself to hold him as much as I can, and will see later on.
Okay first of all breathe!!!!! Ok there are numerous reasons why she is screaming like that and it's most likely more than just her teething. Have you tried taking her for a walk even if it's cold out bundle her up and let the fresh air wear her out?! How about her formula what type is she on?! My son has acid reflex and has a prescription formula that he's been on since he was a month old. If the formula they are on is not settling well with them they will scream. Have you talked to your pediatirician what do they say? Have you tried walking around the house with her to get her to sleep or a bath or a swing? Is she eating cereal at night to fill her up? I'm not a believer of stomach sleeping until they are older. If they roll over on their own that is one thing but it's a different story to put them to bed on their bellies. I think it's ok to let them cry for a few minutes not a half hour. My son is not a fussy baby so I'm lucky with that. I do believe that fussiness is their way of telling you something is not right. does she have a night light in her room? Is she too hot or cold? It could be a number of things. Let me know if you have tried some of these things. If so I will rack my brain for more. Good luck and hang in there hey she could be the most wonderful amazing toddler. I agree w eternidad they go thru a stage at about 6 mos w their sleeping!
Medina cries when she's tired and wants to sleep. Although it is cold here (-14 Degrees Celcius here the last few days), I try to go out with her when it is almost nap time and I have to admit sometimes she is out within 2 minutes, I really recommend that. Give it a go. The fresh air might do her good just like AP said. It helps us :-)
James has always been a quite mellow guy, he never, NEVER cried except some whimpers here and there until this last week or so, when he cries like screming murder if we lay him down, as long he is in our laps he is fine. We talked to our pediatircian and he thinks he is just going through a face, he poops, eats, and smile quite well, he is just going through a rough time of going to sleep.
It is shocking to see how much they change form my quite, calm, sleeping a lot (he used to take 3 naps daily) form 1-3 hours until last week, he will sleep throught the night and only wake up once for feeding and will go back to sleep again.
Now he is definitly going through speration anxiety, this is why our docotor recommended just to hold him a lot, give him kisses and ride the wae until next month when they start settling down again.
my son is the exact age and getting all 4 top teeth too the little spikes r sticking threw nothing works either usually wen my daughter use to throw little fits that i couldn't handle i would throw her inthe car n go for a little drive my son on the other hand cried for 30 mins the other day i have no idea what else to do ..me my son and daughter go for walks every day so we get fresh air ive give all the different tylenols ibu n oragels nothing helps i took him to the doc a week ago cuz this came on so sudden i was amazed i need help tooooooo oh nits not just me n my husband he acts like this with he spent the night at my moms n she said he acted the same way ...............eeeeeeeek HELP