Just wondering if anyone could figure out why this is happening? 4 week old DS naps better on me during the day or it takes me a while to settle him in bed, so the last couple of days I’ve put him in a close caboo sling so I can get on with a few things around the house. He goes into the sling happily enough and will drop off and nap in it for a couple of hours. This is great, I have free hands! Only problem is he will suddenly wake up absolutely screaming his head off. It almost seems as if he’s terrified of something and is different to his normal hungry/winding/changing grizzles. I thought he might be too warm but our house is quite cold and I felt his neck while he was napping which seemed normal temp. Any ideas what could be stressing him when he wakes? I love using the sling but don’t want to use it if waking in it stresses him out so much
I couldn’t reach his chest because his head was tucked in close to me. I think it must be that he’s too warm though. Going to try it in the house later today with just a vest and some leggings and socks for his bottom half and see if that’s better with one layer less of clothing
Yes he is normally hungry and I settled him with a feed but the crying when he wakes up in the sling is really loud and inconsolable (almost like he’s freaked out about something) which is different from his usually crying for food
Yes he can breathe I have him close enough to kiss/heat him breathing and his face is to the side but tight to me if that makes sense, have his head tucked into the side of the sling like you’re meant to with the caboo
My 6 week old has done the same a few times in the last week or so. He wasn’t in the sling though. I realised that he was actually still asleep. He’d suddenly start screaming his lungs out, it would go on for about a minute or two, then he’d drift off to sleep like nothing happened. So now when it happens I just hold him close until he rides it out. It could be related to transitioning sleep cycles. It’s still very scary when it happens.
It's normal for them to wake up screaming sometimes unfortunately. Waking up can be hard. They do it less when really tiny, but definitely as they get older, it can be pretty common. I know mine could be hysterical sometimes (she's nearly 5 now and she is still hysterical if she naps and wakes up). It doesn't necessarily mean you are doing anything wrong. Thankfully, she's there with you so that should be comforting to her, even if she is crying and upset.