Hi fireflies, I'm fairly sure its an allergy or food intolerence. I cut out dairy, wheat and eggs from her diet at the weekend and within 3 days she's gone back to 8 hours undisturbed sleep, settles easily again and the eczema is massively better. I've got an appt with a paediatrician on Tuesday, private in the end as the NHS referal will be at least 6 weeks just for an initial consultation, and happily dh has medical insurance through his work which will cover the first appointment. i can't believe how quickly it all changed.
Shmuf my DS is also 9 months old and has been getting worse and worse at night, culminating in a hellish night with him awake from midnight to 5am. I thought it was trapped wind. Pharmacist suggested Colief - has worked like a dream - it reduces the lactose in milk which they can be intolerant to. I have also been giving him a Chamomile and Fennel tea with his lunch and dinner which seems to help, plus a daily dose or two of Boots colic drops - active ingredient is Sodium Bicarbonate. Have just seen doc today and will be interested to hear what Paediatrician comes up with.
Watching this post!dd is 9mo and has been very sensitive to new foods.at the moment its milk products (and possibly wheat too!)Giving her grief..any advice on how to deal with the trapped wind would be greatly appreciated!anyone tried herbal 'teas' like peppermint leaves boiled in water?
Dd2 is just over 6 months. We started blw a couple of weeks ago, she loves it and actually eats quite a lot. I'm amazed how quickly she got the hang of it, it took dd1 a good couple of months of blw to really start eating. All food, except that it seems to be making her very windy. She's been waking at least every hour at night for the past week and I'm shattered. She is breast fed except for one bottle of formula at bedtime and has never been very windy before. Any words of wisdom or people with similar experiences? I'd really like lots of posts from people whose babies got over this in a few days then slept through the night ever after...