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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: DEBZ | 2004/11/02

Q.

13 MONTH CHILD DOES NOT SLEEP THRU

HI PLEASE HELP, MY DAUGHTER OF 13MNTHS WAKES EVERY NIGHT CRYING AND WILL NOT GO BACK TO SLEEP SHE SORT OF WHINES AS IF IN PAIN WHAT CAN THIS BE I AM AT THE END OF MY TETHER. IS IT HER TEETH IS IT SOME SORT OF PAIN WE ARE MAYBE UNAWARE OF LET ME KNOW IF SOMEONE HAS THE SAME PROBLEMO
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Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This is very common and children need to settle into a definite pattern. The most important thing is to ensure that she is not ill (feverish), cold or has a dirty nappy etc. and then to leave her alone after giving some comfort or a single milk or water bottle. Excessive comforting or taking her into your bed, will only encourage this behaviour.

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Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/11/04

Is she having a fever?

If you suspect pain, administer panado syrup, withou fail.
If it is the teeth or even a mild throat infection, it should settle on panado in 2-3 days. If no imrpovment, see a paed,

Administer panado 3 days in a row 3 times a day & see how she does.

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