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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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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

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

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

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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