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cryin baby

my son is 8 months,he dont really sleep at night.he crys all night long.i feedhim,change him,give him everthing he wants. what can i do help plz

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:31 AM on May. 31, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How long has this been going on? Ear infections and teething can cause prolonged spells of crying.. I would say take him to his ped and have him checked out.


    Answer by midnightmoma at 1:35 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • you must be exhausted - does he sleep if you are holding him? If so tuck him in bed with you. If he cries when he lies down get him checked for an ear infection as that is a classic symptom ( not crying cos he doesn't want to sleep) If this has been his pattern since day one, then you need to bring out the big guns . Try putting his cot next to your bed so he can see & touch you in bed, it is also easier to soothe him if you only have to reach out an arm. I know it is hard, but if he is fed, clean and dry, then sometimes you have to let them cry a bit to get themselves into sleep mode. Put him in the cot & lay down on the bed, but don't talk to him or anything (read a book if you like). Or do CIO - Put him in his bed, think of a sentence you will say for every nap, & say it ( night night Mommy loves you), now leave the room. Time it for 2 mins. Go in,say the same sentence, lie him down, leave.-time for 5 mins, contd

    Answer by myheartx4 at 1:49 AM on May. 31, 2010

  • contd then do 7 mins and then 10 mins. Don't leave him for more than 10 mins BUT don't go in unless he is still full on crying - if he has quietened just wait. He is safe and secure in there, nothing bad will happen. I know this is hard, and you feel awful but it is how you teach a child to put themselves to sleep. Now if he wakes after an hour go back in, say the sentence and start again. A few hard nights of this are invovled, but you will be surprised how quickly he learns that sleep time is sleeptime. Keep saying the same sentance each time so that becomes a cue, also pick one toy and put that in his hands each sleep time. Please don't leave him hard crying for more than 10 mins, but remember if he has started to quieten down (even just a whimper) leave him as long as you know he is safe.
    Good luck

    Answer by myheartx4 at 1:52 AM on May. 31, 2010

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