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kd27

crying at bedtime

ok....sorry if this is a stupid question...is it normal for a 15 month old to scream himself to sleep EVERY nite?  ...



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acitez

Not common, but possibly normal. I would take him to a doctor to make sure there isn't something causing him physical pain. There's this "colicky baby" I know that turned out to have reflux which required surgical repair. She isn't colicky any more.

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kd27

im not a dr but i can guarantee its not a health problem...as soon as you put him in, turn out the light, and walk out...the screaming starts...this appears to be totally behavioral, i just didn't know if he's a rotten brat or this is just typical of this age...his mother doesn't really encourage it, nobody goes in to coddle him or give him a bottle, they just do the ignore thing, which is better than the coddle thing....but dang, at what point do you let the child know that what they are doing is unacceptable

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acitez

How long has it been going on?

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concerned mom

Maybe the coddle thing is just what he needs. My youngest son used to cry if you just put him down in his crib, and he was still awake. I used to have to rock him to sleep, and then put him down. Believe me, I wasn't one to pick up my babies the second they cried, but I didn't let them cry for a long time either. Rocking my son to sleep worked for us.
You can also try soft music or a soothing bath before bedtime. Good luck. Things shld get better soon.