My Angel is 6 weeks old and she is a tiny bit constipated. But I got something for that. But now my problem is. Today she doesnt sleep for more then 5 or 10 min without waking up. But thats not the problem. The problem is she keeps waking up screaming and with her hands in the air like something scared her to wake up and she looks scared when she wakes up. What could this be? Any tips to get her to sleep would be great. I am one tired mummy and need some sleep.
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05-06-2014 02:01 #1
Help needed now please.
05-06-2014 02:16 #2
Sounds like she's startling herself awake with her startle reflex. Have you tried swaddling her?
05-06-2014 02:21 #3
I will try swaddling her tonight. She isnt a big fan of having her hands tie'ed down. She cries when she cant play with her hands. But I will give anything a go now. I know she is going through some milestones now so I am hoping this will pass soon. But until then I need some tips. I will give swaddling a go.
05-06-2014 02:26 #4
But definitely sounds like she's startling herself awake so probably needs arms contained and some pressure around her torso to stop the startle reflex.
05-06-2014 02:31 #5
You could also try swaddling with one or both arms free as it's the pressure across the chest that helps stop the startle reflex, but I find having the arms contained whether down or up in a Swaddle like I mentioned above helps the most.
05-06-2014 02:36 #6
I swaddled her and put her in her bassinet. We will see how we go. She is a formula baby. She seems to ok with it now. I think it might be her startle reflex keeping her from sleeping. Fingers crossed. She sleeps longer then 10 min. If this works I will swaddle her until it passes. So my ears and emotions can get a break.
05-06-2014 02:40 #7
Just an FYI that a lot of babies don't grow out of the startle reflex until close to four months so it's normal to need to be swaddled until then. It's safe to do so until she starts moving and rolling.
Hope you have a good night!
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05-06-2014 08:33 #10
My little one grunts and complains when we first swaddle her then she goes to sleep and sleeps really well. Good luck op.
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