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As mentioned in your comments, perhaps giving her a high-protein snack pre-bedtime. An egg maybe or even a protein shake. You could make a pretty awesome high-protein, pre-bedtime smoothie with peanut or almond butter, yogurt and/or milk and a fruit of some kind. We know that eating protein helps to sort of stave off hunger by increasing the hormone ...


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You may not actually be dealing with nightmares. You may be dealing with night terrors. From the NIH website (linked), night terrors are disturbed sleep, usually waking up in a terrified state. They are common from ages 3-7, usually in boys, but not uncommon in girls. The cause is unknown, but the site indicates that stress, emotional tension, fever, or lack ...


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That sounds relatively normal. Note that a newborn has no concept of day and night yet - at least in the sense of what is a time for activity or sleeping. Even older babies that have good "sleeping habits" often get an early evening bout of activity - the time window in the evening many working dads (and moms) enjoy. Also, being put down in the bassinet ...


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One of my nannies used a trick on me and I have used it since then and it has worked well. She put her hand in her pocket and handed me an imagined object, an invisible wish stone. And she then told me that I would always have this wish stone with me when I was dreaming. And I could wish for anything and it would happen in the dream. I could even use it to ...


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If your daughter is gaining weight well, I would just let her self soothe back to sleep and consider it a blessing that she is able to do so. I would not wake her up to feed. I think that if she was really hungry, she would eventually cry. My own daughter (second child) was also breastfed and began sleeping through the night at 2 months old. She also sucks ...


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Looking at her diet it is actually too healthy! Children should get half their calories from fat, and have high protein levels as well. They should get their veggies to be sure, but stoke her up on high energy, long-lasting stuff that "sticks to your ribs" as my grandfather said. Chuck some cheeseburgers and fries her way! Good dairy fats are something easy ...


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A humidifier helps, but even more effective than that is to apply Vaseline to the nostrils using a Q-tip. Do it every night before going to bed, and hope that eventually he will grow out of it.


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I think Chrys' comment is correct. Also, it takes a while for the baby to find and settle into her own personal rhythm, and there is lots of variation between babies. You're probably right that 13 hours per day is on the low side but that doesn't automatically make it something to worry over. Give it two more weeks and you'll see a sleep pattern. You can ...


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Given your description, it is not paranormal, it is NORMAL :) These are called night terrors, which children in that age have, and they are perfectly normal. You may still want to check this out with your pediatrician, since the normal age for night terrors to develop is 3 years old+ (though children as young as 6 mos. can also have them). If you want to ...


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Oh, the joys of the night-waking toddler. My daughter was a terrible sleeper and woke at all kinds of random, crazy times. Rarely did she ever sleep for more than three hours at a time and she often woke us, wandered the house or turned on the tv by herself. She never went outside though, thankfully. First, if they haven't already done so, I would recommend ...


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Perhaps this is just a difficult time and she is getting used to be separate from her mother (after all she has been with you her whole life) now she must learn to be separate. I think babies learn very quickly that if they cry they get comfort, and so if she is crying at night repeatedly then perhaps she has already learned this ;) I don't think crying ...


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At this age, a smaller bassinet with close sides might feel more comfortable than a giant crib.


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Some ideas you could consider (these are all based on personal experience): prewarm the crib with a warm hot water bottle get the baby to sleep in a sling-type carrier, and when it's time to transfer to the crib, bend over and undo the carrier at the shoulder, so you can gently set the baby and the sling down on the crib together. noise machine or radio ...


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That sounds like an absolute NIGHTMARE. If he's not a fan of loud noises, they could also add door alarms so that if he opens off-limits doors, the alarm goes off (doesn't have to be a full security system, and I know there are door alarm systems where you can turn the alert on and off). I honestly don't believe a simple lock on the bedroom door for a child ...


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It looks like Kari Gunnarsson has about half of what my answer would be in a really fun way. Put simply - teach your child he can control his dreams once he knows it is a dream! Best advice I was ever given as a child myself too! I would Add a couple more things though too. If there is something specific in the dreams that are scary and your child can ...


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This sounds quite normal. If you are sleeping in the same room as the baby, they can smell your lactation and in my experience then tend to wake up more and tend to be more hungry. Cosleeping also intensifies you response to their cries, every whimper you are instant access, which debatably creates a situation where the little one doesn't have time to learn ...


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Oof, that sounds miserable. I am not a doctor, and this is not a forum for medical advice, yet that report sounds like it may be worth talking to a doctor, if it is disruptive to normal sleep. There are myriad, innumerable causes for problematic sleep patterns in little ones, a lot of which involve situational/circumstantial stimuli around lights/screens, ...


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Night noise is linked to insomnia and lower sleep duration. This link is mostly supported by multiple research studies. This association was considered substantial enough for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to issue the night noise guidelines in 2009 (see below). I show 2 relevant research studies below, but one can quickly find multiple other research ...


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This is something I and a lot of parents I know have done. Religiously every night at 10pm we would wake our young children and take them to the toilet, and then a dry night would follow. The nights we did not wake ours, he would usually wet the bed. We did start waking him later and later and then not at all. For us this lasted around 2 years until he was ...


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About one in forty children aged 7 will wet the bed at night. This website gives some information about bedwetting, including information about treatments. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Bedwetting/Pages/Introduction.aspx sweet food could stimulate production of urine while salty food could decrease it. Do not give your seven year old child salty food ...


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There are a lot of possibilities, but a few to check. Definitely talk to your pediatrician as soon as you can, both because it's possible there could be an underlying medical issue, and your doctor will know your child better than random strangers on the internet and have good advice. Acid reflux. Is it worst when he's lying down? Try not feeding him ...


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The clinginess and lower appetite has absolutely nothing to do with night weaning, most likely. It is 100% normal at this age. Separation and stranger anxiety are very common in 11 month olds. This behavior may last, with some ebb and flow, until 18 months or even later. Also clinginess is associated with developmental leaps, and there is one around 11 ...


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My daughter got to 5 months old and wasn't sleeping so I decided to let her cry it out one night! Yes she screamed for an hour and the second night was worse but third night was 20 mins and by the 4th night she slept. The reason I knew that she was not hungry at night but rather it being a habit was because in the morning she would play in her cot for half ...


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I have 5 kids, my oldest is 14 my youngest is 4 years old, and every time they woke up with a nose bleed I knew that there air ways were dry. The results of the allergy treatment Exedra. I give them saline spray or drops: it moisturizes and flushes out mucus to clean little noses and it has not the side effects of drops or sprays with alcohol.


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White noise machines are great, but in my experience the ROUTINE is what will make the difference. You say he goes to bed at different times every night; that makes a routine very hard for him to get into, and if he cannot reliably predict what will happen (bath at 7, book at 7:30, lights out at 8) it makes it more difficult for him to settle down. Can all ...


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We found a cradle swing extremely useful with both of ours, when they were overtired and really needed to sleep but couldn't get off to sleep. White noise + swinging motion + dim moving lights + mobile + mum or dad nearby = baby hypnotism machine.


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My wife and I went through Night Terrors when our daughter was around your son's age. She would wake up screaming, hands balled in fists and shaking as though she saw something absolutely horrific. Talk about a terrifying experience for a parent. First: I wouldn't be terribly concerned with the bad attitude. Lack of sleep makes everyone grumpy. I would ...


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I wonder if it's possible this is night terrors. She seems a little young for this to be starting, but the predictability of it gave me that idea. One of my children had one isolated experience of this, and what really struck me was that I couldn't establish any eye contact with him while it was going on. But he didn't remember it the next day, just as ...


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