Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
181 Doctors are Online

Crying at regular intervals during night leading to improper sleep - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Child Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2568 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXX
User :   Hello Doctor,
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   My daughter is 3 years old, in night she gets up crying frequently in evry 1 hour..what should be the problem
Doctor :   since when she does this?
Doctor :   is she having constiapation?
User :   from last one week..
User :   i dont know whether she's got costipation, but ya yest night she ate wafers and Potato Vada
Doctor :   did you introduce any new feeds?
Doctor :   check her abdomen for fullness
User :   i avoid gvg her oily stuffff as she wsa prone to bad cough..after starting homeopathic treatment now it is somewhat cured...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she ok during the morning?
Doctor :   does she play well?
User :   ya she plays well..
Doctor :   ok
User :   today morning she was very cranky to go to schooll and not in a mood t go
User :   coz she didn't has proper sleep yest night
Doctor :   was it there only yesterday night?
User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anyway did she took breakfast properly?
User :   she doesnt take breakfast, as she leaves at 8:00 am to school...she has her tiffin at 10:30 am
User :   she only has one badam in the morning
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she compalining of pain in the abdomen areas
User :   doc she keeps on complaning abt her legs are paining...
User : i gv her massage on he rlegs every night
Doctor :   is it after a long play
Doctor :   usually in the evening
User :   no she plays only at home
Doctor :   some children with calcium deficiency will have it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she taking milk?
Doctor :   Crying is the way that babies try to communicate that they need something
Doctor :   babies cry when they are hungry and some babies may feel hungry more often than others and at odd times of the day.
User :   so what should i gv her
Doctor :   you may feed her with her favorite foods then and see
Doctor :   if it is because of hunger
User :   ok
Doctor :   is she taking milk?
User :   forcefully
User :   with bournvita
Doctor :   Is she having running nose?
Doctor :   ok dont do it forcefully
Doctor :   you may feed her as per her likings more
Doctor :   good and healthy foods of her choice
Doctor :   to win her trust and support
Doctor :   did she have any history of indigestion?
Doctor :   colic and reflux do can cause excessive cry
Doctor :   is she having fever ?
User :   doc, i keep on shouting at her in night, when she gets up, sometimes i hit her too..
User :   no she doesn;t have fever
Doctor :   i told you ,dont force anything
User :   i get very angry on her and keeps on beating her, if she gets up in night
Doctor :   you can have caring and understanding approach
Doctor :   by just TALKING to her
User :   ok
Doctor :   and understanding her preferences
Doctor :   as their temper tantrums will be high in this age group
User :   doctor my son is younger to ger, he is one year old, if she gets up, even he gets up and so i feel frustated
Doctor :   ok,i understand
Doctor :   the commonest cause of excessive crying is usually related to food and some times to sleep disorders
Doctor :   you may meet an paediatrician and also a good family counsellor
Doctor :   dont you have any domestic help at home?
User :   i do have domestic help..but not full time...
User :   she is from morning 11 to 9:00 pm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since you have two young babies
User :   dr. but i will control myself and not beat her henceforth...
Doctor :   you do need a lot of domestic help
Doctor :   to concentrate on babies
Doctor :   yes you need to sit and understand her
Doctor :   the problem is that in some families
Doctor :   the coming of second child
Doctor :   creates some frustartion
Doctor :   in first child
Doctor :   as she see the second as grabbing her love from all
User :   doctor but i gv more time to my elder younger one is happy go lucky keep on playing himself..
Doctor :   so you have to consider that too
Doctor :   i am not sure what is happening with you
User :   most of the time i am wid my elder one
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   talk to elder one alot
User :   ok doctor..
Doctor :   keep her engaged with you
Doctor :   and things can change
Doctor :   once you win her trust more
Doctor :   i feel so
Doctor :   she can show rebellion by excessive cry etc
Doctor :   which shows that either she is physically ill
User :   ok doctor
User :   i will do so...thanks for your advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting...
Doctor :   Do get back to us anytime for help
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting....
Doctor :   BYE FOR NOW...
User :   bye
Doctor :   Take care...
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor