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I have been facing this problem since quite a long now. My 9 months old dd usually wakes up crying (usually during the afternoon nap), sometimes she cries while asleep and then wakes up howling. It takes around 15 mins to pacify her. Nothing seems to settle her easily. Watching her cry, even my son wakes up crying and the situation becomes impossible to manage. It isn't because of stomach ache, hunger etc. What else could possibly be the reason? Is it something normal with the kids? Is there something I can do to comfort them or to avoid such a situation?



My son had the exact same and this continued for quite some time. At least 4-5 months. When i spoke to my Dr about it he said its apart of growing up. Children have bad dreams and this will reduce. He also advised. When they awake just give some water and make them relaxed. Assure them about reality . I used to say We are sleeping at home ...this is such a nice bed...use soothing stories or songs. All the best

Hey Priya, thanks a tonne. I shall try these measures. Hopefully they will work.

Also try a nice soothing music or her fav story before bed

could be teething issues or ear ache. my son once had just an internal passage blocked due to cold and no other cold symptoms. no harm Checkibg wid ped.

Yup, I will check with my paed. They are in their teething phase. Thanks Prisha.

check wid ur ped of u can try some pain killer like ibugesic.

Charu, here is what BabyChakra expert Dr Sushanta has to advise:

At 9 months frontal lobe of brain begins to develop..Thats where dreams stem from..Its common to dream at dis age..just b patient n cuddle d baby n pat back to sleep..Also soothin warm body oil massage can be comforting..

Thank you Dr. Sushanta.
Thank you, Neha for forwarding this.