OMG I Cant Take This

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ry - January 28

Hey girls, my dd is just about 10 months and has always gone right to sleep for me. In fact she LOVED going to bed. She had to stay with my mom during the day on Thursday at her house and my mom said she would not take a nap. Well since then everytime I lay her down she FLIPS! Screaming bloody murder until she is hoarse. The first couple of days I would get her back up because she never cries when she goes down and it was breaking my heart but now I dont know what to do. She is in there screaming right now and it is killing me but I know she is exhausted and needs to sleep. I even let her skip her afternoon nap yesterday because she was crying so bad. What do I do? Why is she doing this?!!!!

 

ry - January 28

* I should add that I have let been letting her cry for 5 minutes and sometimes she will calm down and go to sleep then, sometimes not. But while she is in there she is absolutely hysterical, big tears, gasping for breath, etc. And she was never left to cry her entire life, how am i supposed to handle this? Please help! :(

 

jb - January 28

I had a similar situation not to long ago. Like your dd, my dd has always gone to bed with no problems, no tears, so fussing. I had a night recently that she cried right after I put her down. Like you, I gave her 5 minutes or so and then went back in. When she cries in her crib, I know something is wrong. Well, sure enough, she took a big stinky dump and then she was good to go. Also, when she was around your dd's age she got her second tooth and we had about 2 nights of waking up every 2 hours or so. She would cry and cry, then be fine for a minute or so, then cry over and over again. She kept laying her head on my shoulder, so I knew she was tired, but I think her teeth were bothering her that much. Anyhow, is it possible that it could be coincidence that she started being fussy at ngiht time after being with your mom and it could possibly be teething?

 

krista-lee - January 28

my daughters the same way. if shes tired she'll never fall asleep on her own anymore. (shes 8 months) i rock her in a rocking chair and she cries for a little bit then she falls asleep. Sometimes when shes tired, she'll lay down with a bottle and fall asleep herself.

 

Lisastar9 - January 28

sounds like the cla__sic case of seperation anxiety,or it could be teething.

 

ry - January 28

ugh, its almost afternoon naptime, does anyone have any advice for me???

 

ry - January 28

Ok anyone please!!!!!! Is this normal??? I cant call the doctor its Sunday....

 

sophandbob - January 28

I would ask if anything unusual happened at your mums? Maybe something has happened which has made her apprehensive to sleep. Was she asleep when you dropped her off at your mums? So she fell asleep and you were there, but weren't when she awoke?

 

ry - January 28

Thanks for answering-no she loves my mom but doesnt go to her house very often. It is strange because she will sleep at mil's house with no problems but since she came home she is HYSTERICAL when i put her to bed. I feel like i am abusing her to let her cry. Maybe this is seperation anxiety, but with a VERY sudden onset? I am clueless...

 

sophandbob - January 28

No, it is odd. I was wondering if she a__sociated herself going to sleep and you not being there when you awoke. I suppose if it occurs it occurs at some point but you would have thought it might be gradual. Maybe speak to dr and ask for advise.

 

ry - January 28

Yeah, I am gonna call tomorrow morning. She was awake when she went to my moms so it should not be a trauma thing. Although I have a feeling my mom let her "cio" when she laid her down-something i dont do (mainly because I never had to). My mother and I strongly disagree about the whole "cio" issue, I know my baby and if she cries when I lay her down, something is wrong. Now my mom is yelling at me telling me "to yell at her and let her cry" I'm sorry maybe i am naive but I do not feel comfortable with that. I feel there has to be something going on here. I hope I am wrong and she is just going through a phase where she doesnt want to nap...

 

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