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sorry for the lame title, i am just too tired. and thus my reason for help. for the past three weeks DD has entered a new sleeping stage that i don't understand. background: dd sleeps on my arm at night.<br><br>
so now she has started to scream in her sleep really loud and will only be calmed down if i physically move her from the one side of me where she is sleeping to the other side of me. she calms down immediately. the problem? she screams literally every five minutes (if not more) from about 2 am to 5 am. she does it less frequently during the rest of the night.<br><br>
is this developmental? teething? (she is getting two teeth now)? will this end?<br>
thanks!
 

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Is she awake while screaming or asleep? If she's asleep, it sounds like night terrors, which I hear can start as early as 6 months. I think if that's the case, you may need to wake her up to get her out of it...maybe some other mama's have experience with this?
 

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My son does that when he's teething. It always makes me realize how far he's come (in general) in sleeping, because for about two weeks he regresses to waking up all night long.<br><br>
I thought I'd read that you weren't supposed to wake kids up when they're having night terrors, but you might want to look into that.
 

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I had the same with my DS shortly before he stopped sleeping in my arms at night for good. IMO he would get uncomfortable... Perhaps give her a bit more freedom of movement, maybe if she can move around herself she won't get kinks or whatever. Just an idea, it might not work. Also my DS wakes up mostly in those hours too, I wonder what it is.
 

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i have tried taking her off my arm and she just gets more angry, more awake. she seems to be asleep when she is screaming. night terrors? anyone know where i can get more info about that? thanks y'al you are awesome!
 

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ear infections? (laying on their side is painful then)...<br>
teething??<br><br>
and yeah, my DS sometimes starts screaming also when he wants more space... but obviousy in your case this isn't the thing, right...?<br><br>
i dont'know anything about night terrors
 

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I agree it sounds like an ear infection. Has she had a temperature? Is she grumpy during the day? A recent cold?
 
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