Restless Baby fighting sleep and throws hands and legsHello
My son is four months old, he doesn't sleep at all in night. He is irritable, cries, throws his hands and legs and arches his body. He likes to be carried around,especi especially in open outdoors.
I haven't slept for more than 30 minutes a stretch in the last four months and it's taking its toll on me. Even the baby is tired to the core. He sleeps for a few hours in daytime. But, that naps too is just 30-45 minutes long.
Other symptoms.... Drools(not teething), cold hands and feet, smelly stools. He is on soy formula as he has milk protein allergy. Very sociable baby, achieved all milestones, he weigh 6 kg now, stools and peeing normal, his right eye water sometimes. He used to be gassy, but now no evidence of reflux or gas. A happy baby himself. His head and backside of body sweat a lot and he prefer sleeping on his side(either) now.
Met a few local homeopaths, got chamomilla, calc phos etc, but it only aggregated symptoms.
Pls syggsug a good remedy to get a good sleep- at least a few hours in a stretch, if not sleep through night. Thank you.
[Edited by Eecki on 2018-02-14 22:49:13]
Eecki on 2018-02-14
Pl give him
1. Calc Carb-30 6 pills twice a day for 10 days and then give feedback
♥ homeo_helper 9 months agoHi,
Child is only 4 months old, and this many doses may overdose him. I would try one dose only for two days and see what response is. If there is a good reaction then you stop dosing until you see symptoms return, and then give
Another dose- when a remedy is right the time between doses gets longer
Until the problem is gone.
♥ simone717 9 months agoHi Simone,
You have a valid point there, actually am afraid to even try something on him, but his sleeplessness is making him so tired, hence I thought of the homeopathic route. Two days might be enough for a remedy to act, will see and revert here. Thanks
Eecki 9 months agoTried calc carb for three days, no use, actually his symptoms got worse, he now screams from 7 pm to 3 am, doesnot even sleep for ten minutes that time. Local homeopath want me to try cypripedium. What's your take on this? Apt remedy?
Eecki 8 months agoYes- I would give it a try. You can always look
It up in materia medica - "child wakes at night crying, then wants to play."
Also if your local homeopath has actually seen
Your child, they have much better info to make a prescription.
♥ simone717 8 months agoYes, he has seen the baby, but haven't seen his typical sleep time behaviour. Anyway, gonna give it a try. What do you think, is 200c the apt potency for a four month old?
By the way, he doesn't wake up at night, he stays awake, mostly in a playful mood and around 30% of the time, he fusses, cries and demands to be carried around. He is terribly drowdy, but fights sleep.
Eecki 8 months agoI would try one dose of 30c and then evaluate
Response after 24 hours. If no response try one more dose of it.
If there is a good response you wait until it stalls out before giving another dose .
♥ simone717 8 months agosingle dose nux vomica 1st and then reaccess..
1 pellet 30c in 4 oz water..stir heavy..1/2 teaspoon dose ..
as well no soy ..find alternative...raw goats best if can tolerate..
♥ John Stanton 8 months agoHello..
Tried everything that's suggested, but of no use. Will list his current symptoms here.
* Sleeps all day, wakes up every hour, takes formula and sleep again.
* Fussiness and light crying starts from evening.
* He is super dizzy, but fights sleep, and keeps awake all night.
* Plays for some 1 hour maximum, then is irritated, throws his hands& legs, cries,
* in the whole night,he sleeps just an hour maximum, once the sun rises, he starts his 1 hr sleep cycles.( We call him sunshine baby
* Don't know if it's due to a homeo remedy that we tried(calc carb, cypripedium, chamomilla, nux vomica) he doesn't have night sweating, cold hands, arching back etc
* A friend asked to try Jalapa, whats your take on this? Surely, He is good all day, bad all night
[Edited by Eecki on 2018-03-01 14:38:02]
Eecki 8 months agoIt sounds like several symptoms are gone now.
And would also bet he is teething. Look up pulsatilla materia medica
He matches a lot of that now. Don’t know where you are? But if me
I would try buying some oragel day / oragel night
And rub on gums see if there is a difference.
Then you know and can try a dose of pulsatilla
To see if that also helps.
♥ simone717 8 months ago
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