Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Annalise | 2010-10-18


Baby not sleeping

Good Day

My baby boy of 6 months is not sleeping well. During night time he is very restless and kicks and rolsl around a lot. He sleeps about 30min at night during which he is calm and not rolling around. Is there anything I can give him to calm him down so he can have a good nights sleep? He is not sick at all and during the day he is his normal self. I don''t want to give him anything for pain since there is no sign that he is in pain, the only thing that might cause him pain is if he is teething but I don''t thing that is the case since he would have the same problem during the day.


Expert's Reply



Your baby is probably teething now but he is fine during the day. So you are probably correct and there must be some other cause. As he is restless but does not wake he is unlikley to be hungry and he is not obviously ill. This leaves very few other possibilities. The most likely one would be an acid reflux problem which is causing him discomfort.It would be worthwhile asking your paediatrician to see him so that he can be correctly treated if he/she agrees that reflux is causing this problem.

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