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what causes a 17 month old to scream on and off all night with no seen problems?

He is 17 months old he is teething and has a cough with stuffy nose for 2 months. Last night he would wake up screaming for several minutes then stop and go back to sleep. He did the same thing all night through. This is new he has never done this before. Help.

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pooheyeore

Asked by pooheyeore at 7:24 PM on May. 11, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • teething, ear infections, stomach aches, leg cramps, nightmares, illness.
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 7:26 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • burping him alittle longer, gassy, cold, tummy ache, or maybe even the tape of the diaper could be poking in his side it could be anything. I hope your baby feels alot better.
    Butterfly1108

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 7:28 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • My kids always did this when they had an ear infection...especially if a runny nose comes before.
    christyg

    Answer by christyg at 7:45 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Also night terrors. They do get nightmares like we do.
    MissV.

    Answer by MissV. at 8:17 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Molars? Night terrors or nightmares? There are so many possibilities.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:40 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • It could be the back teeth. I had my adult molars come down really late and I wanted to cry...so I can imagine how a baby would feel. Also, maybe nightmares...just not feeling good, even being frustrated with waking up again. Poor kid...and poor you! Hope it gets better for both of you soon!
    metalhealthmama

    Answer by metalhealthmama at 9:51 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Ear infections will make them scream in the middle of the night. Or gas and teething. I have never heard of a baby getting nightmares or night terrors so not sure on that one??? Have you taken him to the dr? I would start there.
    mommymine3

    Answer by mommymine3 at 5:02 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • Oh and I forgot to add that if your Son has had a stuffy nose and cough for the past 2 months you need to take him in to his Dr. That is way too long to be sick in my opinion.
    mommymine3

    Answer by mommymine3 at 5:05 PM on May. 12, 2009

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