Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Megan | 2009-10-05


My 13 months old is not sleeping

Since we got back from our overseas visit, 1.5 weeks ago. My 13 month baby is not sleeping well. He used to sleep through some nights or wake up 1 / 2 a night. When we got back I took him to the Dr who told me that he had tonsilitis &  sore ears from the flight. She gave him antibiotics. He wakes up now every 1 / 2 / 3 hours screaming like crazy, as if he is having nightmares or is in serious pain, I get up, console him, than he goes back to sleep, very rarely does he want a bottle. I am very worried as this is not like him. He is fine during the day adn sleeps well. Should I take him back to the Paed this time or do you have some advise for me, please....

Expert's Reply



This is a very common problem when a baby's routine has been upset. He will soon settle down again. For the present he just needs reassurance and he will go back to sleep.

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