I have no idea why she keeps waking in the night....

(9 Posts)
Iggly Tue 04-Dec-12 19:22:54

A quick trial would be to switch cows milk for oat or coconut milk which is calcium rich and no dairy plus gentle foods for a week then see how she gets on.

Mine had silent reflux and it wasn't always screaming. They also have very sensitive digestive systems! Dd gets constipated very easily (similar age to yours) as did ds.

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Tue 04-Dec-12 15:13:37

hmmm peppermint tea is interesting

Her sleep has consistently been bad for one reason or another - a friend actually suggested silent reflux, when I looked it up it didn't seem to correspond and sometimes she wakes screaming, sometimes she's just whimpering, there alays seems to be a different reason/time/whatever to her waking - but maybe you're right and it's worth considering. Will give my paeditrician a call. Raising her cot doesn't help - we've done this whenever she's had a cold and she bloody moves around too much for it to be of any help!

She's just gone on to cow's milk so I'm keeping an eye on the response to that - she's always had a fairly sensitive tummy and blocks up quite easily. Bananas have been a no go from the start!

JadedAngel Mon 03-Dec-12 22:40:46

Try sleeping her on an incline to see if it makes any difference. This really helped my DS2, although he did also need drugs and to come off all dairy.

JadedAngel Mon 03-Dec-12 22:37:40

Has her sleep been consistently bad? Was she unsettled from the start?

Wonder about silent reflux. It's the screaming that made me think of it as reflux is painful. Worth getting her checked for it if you think it could be as it can be sorted with medication and will prevent her oseophagus being damaged.

Iggly Mon 03-Dec-12 07:22:23

I found dilute peppermint tea after dinner (one teaspoon in a beaker of water) and during the night worked wonders. You'd really notice if he hadn't had any.

PoppyWearer Mon 03-Dec-12 07:12:46

What the previous posters said. My 15mo wakes screaming. We have found out that bananas give him bad trapped wind. But he still gets a messed-up tummy and lots of pain from teething. Luckily he only has the last few to come through now.

Look out for visual clues like touching her tummy and chewing hands. Not wanting her tummy to be touched by you is another clue.

Iggly Mon 03-Dec-12 07:03:04

Food intolerance? Ds used to get painful wind after some feeds. Worse when teeth was coming through.

isabelladeste Mon 03-Dec-12 02:49:44

Could it be her molars coming through?

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Sun 02-Dec-12 15:54:09

DD is 1yr and has always been a shitty sleeper. Gradualy have managed to wean her, stop her falling asleep on the bottle, she tosses and turns and gets up a few times at bedtime, I go in and lie her down, she eventually rolls over and I always leave the room before she's asleep - prob takes about 10mins so not too bad.

But she keeps waking in the night SCREAMING. I can tell when it's the kind of wake up where she'll self settle (so she can do it) but it usually isn't....I just don't know why she's waking. A cuddle soothes her immediately, then I put her back in the cot and stay until she looks like she's going to sleep again. Repeat ad infinitum

She's not hungry, too cold, too hot, nappy is fine, wind her at bedtime.

I am so goddamn tired

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