for the last 3 days my 10 week old baby has been waking up screaming during his daytime sleeps, at night he is great & sleeps through no problem but during the day he wakes after 45mins-1hr screaming, I have tried letting him cry for 5 mins to see if he will get himself back to sleep but that doesn't work, I try to gently pat him & shhhh him but that doesn't help, the only thing that works is picking him up & cuddling& patting him in my arms, but I don't want to make a habit of this .
Antone had this problem?
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04-03-2012 17:10 #1Member
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10 week old waking up screaming
04-03-2012 18:26 #2
With mine when they did that it was because they had woken before finishing their sleep. Nothing would work except to just pick them up and calm them. Usually that would send them back to sleep almost immediately.
They never seemed to form bad habits from it either
Hope that helps in some way!
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04-03-2012 19:06 #3
Hi, hope you are enjoying your new baby. Best to quickly reassure a very young baby, pick them up, console them, pat them etc. The quicker you are to console them, the less crying in the long run as they feel safe and secure as you are meeting their needs quickly. They are too young to manipulate you for attention, it may be as simple as they are uncomfortable, too hot/cold, have a wet or dirty nappy, or need a top-up feed. Bubs may simply want mummy or a reassurance you are there.
Bad habits will not be formed at this age, yet ~ a routine to settle or resettle bubs that you are happy with and that works will help. I've found rocking and patting to sleep has not caused any longer-term dependence upon this, but to be sure, put bub back in cot or crib when settled but still slightly awake, bub will soon learn to settle self with your reassurance after all needs have been met.
Sleeping well and settling do not come naturally to babies ~ they have to be taught these skills.
Good luck with your new baby.
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04-03-2012 19:07 #4Member
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Thanks so much, that advice really does help
05-03-2012 10:31 #5
Completely agree with BaronessM.
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