Should I call in a noise complaint on a family with a crying baby?
Our baby had bouts of ear-splitting screams until she was about a year old. Then it abruptly stopped. We were very conscious of how this would impact our neighbors, so we took to camping in the living room each night with the bedroom doors shut until the phase passed - the living room being the most isolated room in the apartment from the neighboring units.However, it's important to note that this was neither required of us, nor can you require it from your neighbor.So here's what you can't do:You cannot call the police unless you suspect abuse. Note that a baby crying in the night could also be a sign of the parent following the controversial 'Ferber method' - that is NOT considered abuse.You cannot require your neighbor to make an 'out of their way' accommodation for you. You can request it, of course, but you'll need superhuman charm to pull that off with sleep-deprived parents.But here's what you can do:The crying baby is not the problem. Babies, by definition, can never be a problem. The problem is poor sound-proofing in your apartment building, which is affecting the livability of the unit. Take up this 'problem' with the building management while making it very clear that you are not complaining about your neighbor - you are only complaining about your unit. I've known such cases to result in one or more of the following:Allowing you to break your lease so you can find a new placeOffering you a different apartment and covering the cost of the moveInstalling sound deadening layers on the adjoining wallA break in the rent - while this doesn't address the noise, it does promote your general well-being and/or allows you to buy the stuff you need in order to sleep betterGet a pair of ear plugsGet a box fan or white noise machineSleep in a different room until the crying phase passes - it willDespite having been on the other side of the wall, I can fully understand your predicament. Sleepless nights are no fun.
Can Diarrhea and vomiting be normal with teething?
YES, it can don't freak out. Give the baby caopectate, NOT pepto-bismol....Like about 1/4 teaspoon in his bottle. If he can't hold anything down have the doctor prescribe supositories for the nausea. Give the baby apples they have pectin and they helps, plus the apple will sooth his gums (of course peel it first), pedialyte to drink. Baby rotate the baby Tylenol & baby motrin/ibuprophen (so it last longer and you won't use to much in one 24- hour period of one kind of medicine) if at all possible try to feed the baby just pedialyte for at least 24-hours to give his stomache time to calm down.
Does teething *really* cause a stuffy/runny nose?
Yes. "How do you know when your child is teething? First, he or she is somewhere between three months and a year old and doesn't yet have teeth, right? Some signs of teething are obvious; drooling, wakefulness, crankiness, crying, biting, chewing and tender gums are a few. Other signs of cutting teeth may be a little less obvious: she refuses food or may not be drinking milk; she may have a rash around the mouth; saliva irritates the delicate skin. There may be a runny nose, the mechanics of which escape me, but if you've ever eaten a hot chili, you know that your mouth floods with saliva, your eyes tear up and your nose starts to run. "
Why does my 8-month-old baby boy wake up crying every 30-60 minutes at night?
I am sorry your little guy is having such a rough time! I think the answer depends on how long this has been going on. If it is a new behavior then I would suspect he has fluid in his ears, and possibly an ear infection. (I am not a doctor, and am not diagnosing him, of course.) You might want to have him checked out to rule out ear issues. Lying down with fluid in the ears can be very painful due to the pressure it puts on the eardrum, which could explain the crying only at night. Barring a medical reason, some kids just have a hard time dropping into sleep and staying that way. I would encourage you to make sleep time as peaceful and enjoyable as possible. A great bedtime routine does wonders for a reluctant sleeper. I would give a warm bath, snuggle and read a bedtime story, then lay him in bed while singing lullabies and rubbing his back every night. Then, I would refuse to pick him up when he cries, but instead rub his back and sing again until he falls asleep. Hopefully, he will develop the positive associations with sleep he needs to grow past this phase and enjoy his sleep time again. I wish you a swift return to a good night's sleep!
Baby screams for bloody murder same time every night?
sounds like it could be colic i would call the doc monday and talk to them and see what they say, have u tried rubbin her tummy? that might help or a nice warm bath?
9-month-old screams and rubs feet together at night?
I was searching online to find other parents that are going through the same thing and I came across your post. My 9 month old daughter wakes in the middle of the night with these ear piercing screams and she just can't get a sound nights sleep. I know for her it is teething. She has been doing the screams and fussiness for a few weeks now and we were wondering what was going on with her because there weren’t any signs of new teeth coming in, she was given a clean bill of health by her doc and so we were left wondering. But.... then the little bumps showed up on her top gums and now we notice the teeth coming int. It took a few weeks from the time she started with the screams and fussiness. I would say keep giving her tylenol or motrin at bed since it last longer and we use humphrey's teething tablets as well they are homeopathic and really help calm. You can find it at Walgreens. When she wakes screaming we usually will give her another dose of motrin (if it is time to) and put "Little Teether's Teething Gel" on her gums (Walgreens has this too).
Why would a 5 month old baby have night terrors?
It's unlikely your baby is having night terrors at 5 months--that doesn't generally kick in until toddlerhood.Very common causes of screamy wakeups at this age, however, are early teething and waking up between sleep cycles (which causes the “sleep regressions” people talk about at 4 to 6 months.As they emerge from the newborn stage, babies adopt the same sort of sleep cycle as adults. This cycle includes a period of very light sleep when “transitioning” between cycles. Adults are able to stay asleep during this phase, but babies don't necessarily have that skill right off. The wakeup is sudden and upsetting to the baby, so they scream as though having a terror.The advice regarding how to handle it varies by parenting philosophy, ranging from “cry it out” to attachment parenting.With our son, we used “the pause.” when he woke up crying, we waited 5 to 10 minutes (which can feel like an eternity!) to give him a chance to self soothe and get back to sleep. If he was still awake and upset, I would them go up with a couple ounces in a bottle and give him a light comfort feed and cuddling until he was calm and starting to drift off.Some babies have trouble with ending nighttime feeds, but it didn't become a problem for us. We did NOT ever bring him to bed with us and tried to put him down before he was fully asleep, so he would learn to self soothe and sleep on his own.
How do I get an 8-month-old baby to sleep?
* Make sure the baby's primary needs are met. Make sure -The diaper is clean. -The baby has been adequately fed. -That the baby is not overstimulated. Some noise is okay, but not a lot of jarring noises. - That the room is neither too cold nor too hot, and that the baby is dressed for the season with the right pyjamas.-That they're not crying because of teething.- That it's time for them to sleep. A baby at that age usually sleeps a good part of the night (waking is normal) and has one nap in the afternoon. If the baby woke up at 5 am and it's mid-morning and they're not feeling sleepy, you're out of luck. You have to wait for their nap time.* Normally, when my babies were that age, I would breastfeed them until they slept. Sometimes my husband would give them a bottle of formula. That would put them to sleep.* Sometimes the baby swing could get them to sleep. I could not have gotten along without mine.* If you're really desperate, put them in the stroller and go for a walk. Or, take a ride in the car.Babies often wake up in the middle of the night, and that's when you're desperate to get the baby back to sleep, which prompts such questions. The best way to deal with that problem is to examine to see what's making the baby wake up in the first place. I know, for instance, sometimes breastfed babies feel hungry in the middle of the night (and I know that goes against conventional wisdom, but that is my observation). My solution for that with some of my children was to start them on solids, and to put a pinch of rice cereal in their bottle of formula. Worked like a charm.Another possibility is that they're teething. If you can see that teething will be a problem that night, there's nothing wrong with feeding them some liquid Tylenol to prevent the teething pain to begin with.If you wake up in the middle of the night, and you know all their needs are met, it's okay to let the baby cry a little and make themselves settle down at that age. Sometimes after a few minutes, they realize nothing's going to happen and then roll over and go back to sleep.