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Why do babies wake up screaming sometimes?

My 10 week old will occasionally start crying out her eyes stay closed and she relents after a few minutes. Whats up with that?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:09 AM on May. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • night terrors, totally normal, just be there for her, cuddle her and let her know you're there and everything is alright. it eventually ends. GL
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 AM on May. 15, 2010

  • I heard babies really do get nightmares... so that could be it
    jessran1218

    Answer by jessran1218 at 12:24 AM on May. 15, 2010

  • my dd started doint that about 3 months. turned out we had fleas
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:32 AM on May. 15, 2010

  • gas? or something that could be causing pain? Mine never did this as newborns although my oldest did have gas and would be screaming at night while being awake. What I would do it pick her up and cuddle, maybe that she needs that physical contact as well.... remember she was in your womb for 9 months.... its a huge adjustment for a tiny little baby.
    Precious333

    Answer by Precious333 at 12:51 AM on May. 15, 2010

  • Mine's 8 months old and he still does that on occassion. I think he gets startled by waking up-- you know that light period of sleeping when you're more susceptible to waking? I think he actually feels sensations and gets startled. I usually cuddle him then he goes back to sleep.

    I remember when he was first born I'd change his diaper after a few hours and he'd be royally ticked (frankly, I would be too-- it was cold!). His cries are similar, so I figure something has disturbed his peace.
    Busimommi

    Answer by Busimommi at 1:27 AM on May. 15, 2010

  • I think dd does it because she wakes herself up and is still tired. she'll start moving around alot then start screaming. as soon as i put her paci back in and stroke her head a few times she's passed back out.
    jedwards2009

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 1:40 AM on May. 15, 2010

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