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My 51/2 month old used to sleep through the night until recently. now she wakes up many times at night crying and i dont know why? i know it is not teething because durig the day she is totally fine. i need to rub her back to put her back to sleep. when she wakes up she inches her way to the corner of the crib on her belly. What could be the problem?

i also noticed she is not feeding as well as she used to.

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Asked by reggiboo at 12:18 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Is she not feeding well during the day? It very well could be teething even if she doesn't seem upset during the day. My boys seemed to be more bothered by their teeth when they were laying down. Also an ear infection sometimes hurts more when they are laying down because of how the fluid moves.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • i wonder if she is hungry maybe saome cereal at bedtime

    Answer by mom2snsb at 12:23 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • She is not feeding well during the day either, but her teeth came up already and she was acting different then than she is now. do you have a fever with an ear infection?

    Answer by reggiboo at 12:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Growth spert, it could be teething that only bothers her at night. It could be she's sick. She had a nightmere. It could be anything.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:44 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Ear infection. No you don't have to have a fever for that. Take her to the doc.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • It can also be that she's five and a half months old. They change patterns FREQUENTLY...and sometimes for no reason you can detect.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:14 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Sounds like teething - the pain becomes much more noticeable when they are laying down and not doing anything to take their minds off it...could be a growth spurt...honestly my dd is 8 months and she's gone through all kinds of weird sleep patterns and instead of making myself crazy about it I just go with the flow. It will pass and you will probably never really know what the deal is! Good luck!!

    Answer by stepmom929 at 7:08 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Co-sleep so you can sleep while baby snacks.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:37 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

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