Oh my gosh

@tiffiny (884)
United States
December 14, 2007 5:47am CST
Ok guys I need HELP!!! My daughter is being so grumpy at night time. She'll stand in her crib and just scream bloody murder!!! I've tried tough love and I can't handle that. It get so loud and so unbearable. What do you guys do when thie happens? I have neighbors above me to think about and my son is trying to sleep too. Ugh! Parenting is hard!!!
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• United States
14 Dec 07
Yes I have to agree. As long as you know they are safe all you cna do is leave them alone to cry it out. Some experts say start with the 1-5-10. Wait one minute check for saftey. Wait 5 minutes and check and then try for the 10. If you go in every 10 minutes lay them down thats all you can do. Get ear phones and plugs for the family and neighbors:)
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
15 Dec 07
Yes, we sometimes just have to let them cry. It hurts us to do, but sometimes it has to be done.
@mistissa (1348)
• Netherlands
14 Dec 07
I know it sounds very difficult, but most of times the best thing to do is try to ignore her. If you are sure that she is safe, she does not need a diaper change or is not hungry, don't worry. I know it sounds easier then it is. Good luck
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I would agree with you, but like she said, she is concerned about disturbing her other child and the neighbors. So therefore it is important to find out what the problem is. Hopefully she is just teething.
• Philippines
14 Dec 07
yeah, parenting is real tough. it might me her teeth that's bugging her. its really difficult to determine what baby's want at that moment when they're crying. Just try out every possible solution to her crying. Try keeping her busy with something she likes to bite or fiddle with. Try playing soothing music in her room. maybe this will calm her down. If nothing really works, just think of it as a temporary set up. It's just a stage she's going through. Sooner or later these will all stop. Parenting is tough but its beautiful. Just hang on there. You're doing good.
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
15 Dec 07
This is excellent feedback. Hopefully it is a teething problem, because then she can be assured that it will subside.
@Erkki1 (14)
• Estonia
15 Dec 07
this is quite a problem you have there. I think you should see a doctor about this.
• United States
15 Dec 07
Parenting can be very difficult. The reason for this could be many things. She could be teething, have a tummy ache, ear infection, or she could just want attention. If you can rule out teething and any type of illness, then you may have to just rock her to sleep. Some babies go through a phase where they just need that comfort feeling that only a parent can give in order to go to sleep. I would make sure she doesn't have an ear infection, tummy ache, or teething. If not, you may have to give her the comfort that she needs and just rock her to sleep. Hope this helps and your baby and you can have more peaceful nights.
@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
15 Dec 07
Yes, as rewarding as parenting can be, it is definitely hard. Well, in order to help you with sound advice, tips, or suggestions. I need to know how old the baby is, what was fed or done prior to putting her to bed, and what time of night is this. The screaming child has to be handled on a per situation basis. I am a single mother of 6, 5 girls and 1 boy. I would love to be able to help you, but remember every child is different as well as every situation. So, If you could give me more information, I'm sure one of my children may have had the same problem, therefore I could better assist you.