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19 month old son, screams when I put him to bed and wakes up screaming almost every night

..and if he doesn't wake up screaming he wakes up at least 3 times a night. I give him water when he wakes up. Any ideas on what to do or why he does this?

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Asked by excitedmommy22 at 9:39 PM on Jun. 3, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • have you talked to your doctor about it? i would call his doctor and find out whats going on.

    Answer by noel1978 at 10:09 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • sounds like he's in pain....

    Answer by michaux at 10:46 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • We just finished 3 months of something similar. He was teething (getting all 4 molars and 4 canines in at the same time). Even with some ibuprofen it still hurt, and he started to really hate going to bed because he knew the night would be unpleasant... poor kid would start to cry when he realized it's time for bed. Thankfully, it got A LOT better once the teeth finished moving in.

    Have the ped check him out to see if there is any cause for pain (ears, teeth, etc.) And just try to keep comforting him as much as you can when he wakes up crying. If you all think it's psychological, it might be fears... has anything changed in the room? Does he seem scared of anything? Good luck!

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 11:13 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • talk to doctor

    Answer by sassy21176 at 8:53 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

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