Posted by: Riana | 2010/06/21


8 months old baby screaming

My baby is 8 months old and in day time is fine with sleeping but at night he wakes up every hour scream crying. I don''t know what it is and its taking allot of strain on me and my baby. He is fast asleep and next moment just this heavy crying. Please help us!

Expert's Reply



Your baby may be teething but another possibility is that he has a problem with reflux. Give your baby 2.5ml [half a teaspoonful] of Gaviscon Liquid at night and see if this helps him to sleep better. If it does then he is refluxing and he will benefit from the usual reflux treatment and should see his paediatrician.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

user comments


Posted by: HMom | 2010/06/21

When my daughter did that it was teething but she was older - 16 months and was getting big teeth like molars and eye teeth (3 at a time). It can affect their ears though....

Reply to HMom

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.