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8mo dd wakes every hour SCREAMING

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#1 zonnewigham

Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:31 PM

For the last 3 nights my 8 month old hasn’t been waking up every 40-60 minutes screaming. She goes to bed like any normal baby (fighting sleep but eventually giving in) then an hour later she’ll wake up instantly inconsolable. There’s no build up of fussing or anything it’s straight to writhing around, arching her back, fists balled up, and somewhat congested sound in the back of her throat.
She’s never been a fantastic sleeper and often got up every 2-3 hours to feed, but now she’s not feeding at these wakes. She’s usually not too hard to get back down. I just hold her and bounce her and eventually she drifts off again. She’s marginally better if she sleeps in my arms in my bed but this bothers my poor poor hubby because she’ll wake him every 2 hours and how will he ever cope 🤬
She’s breast fed and she barely eats solids and if she does it’s usually only around midday so not likely an intolerance. We do use wonder weeks and she is in a leap but they’ve never been even close to this bad before.
I saw a previous post that was similar and someone suggested it’s teething and to give panadol before bed? Should I try this? I’m always hesitant about panadol because I worry if she’s not really needing it then I’m just giving her medication for nothing 😫
Cry it out is not an option I’m willing to try. if it worked for you ok, but it’s just not me so please don’t suggest

#2 BBC

Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:35 PM

Check for ear infection also.

#3 opethmum

Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:03 PM

Ear infection or possible silent reflux especially if new foods are being added to the diet. I would get this checked over as the acid in the throat can't help adding the new foods in and she may have food sensitivities if the silent reflux is not dealt with.

Good luck.

#4 Riotproof

Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:08 PM

Please take her to the gp today. I’m going to bet ear infection.

#5 Bereckii

Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:31 PM

Yes. Sounds like an ear infection. I hope the GP can help you.

#6 mandala

Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:33 PM

Any sudden change like that warrants a trip to the GP. I hope she's back to normal soon.

#7 PooksLikeChristmas

Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:58 PM

Agree with others but also don’t be afraid to offer pain relief to a distressed child. A dose of panadol isn’t going to hurt her. The fear of medication might.

#8 zonnewigham

Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:26 PM

Gp said he’s flummoxed :( no ear infection, no rash, no problems breathing, nothing. He gave me a kit to take a urine sample to test for UTI but thinks it might just b an extreme separation anxiety that will fade in a few days 🤷‍♀️

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