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#1 of 3 Old 05-15-2013, 10:29 PM - Thread Starter
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For the last several nights our little one (2 years) has woken up screaming.  We co-sleep, so we are right on it.  My lovely wife takes the brunt of it by trying to console our little boy.  Last night they got out of bed and walked around the living room.  Our little one would scream, yell, and cry.  I joined in by trying to hold and rock him, but nothing would ease his soul.  Eventually my beautiful wife shared an orange with him and he relaxed for the moment.  Then tantrum time again.  They try standing in the bathroom with the shower going because water relaxes him.  It works sometimes.  Bottom line, every night for the last several nights he wakes up about 11:30 screaming.  Any ideas?  Any ideas on helping mama?  I feel helpless.  I am glad a married a good woman.  However, I wish I could help more.  Help this papa out...

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Do you think he could be teething? It sounds like this is a new phenomenon for you, so maybe he has new teeth coming in?

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could be ear ache

had that a lot with one of my children at about that age, more or less when they were teething ... and also about a year later, just having some fluid in the middle ear, no other obvious symptoms, so we didn't realise it was an ear infection ...only when the pre-school teacher started mentionning that said child had ignored directions .... did we get the idea to have her hearing tested & ear drums checked (a temporary 30 db hearing loss with the fluid accumulated in the middle ear ) & it does hurt more at night

didn't have that type of problem with previous children so we didn't work it out by ourselves then ...

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