My baby is 6 months old. He wakes up middle of the night and cries. What is wrong?

My baby is 6 months old. He used to have a sound sleep.But since last week he wakes up in the middle of the night and starts crying. First I though it is because he is hungry but he does not take feed also. What should I do?

 

My baby is 6 months old. He wakes up middle of the night and cries. What is wrong?
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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    If your baby has been sleeping consistently, and suddenly is waking, there may be a problem such as an ear infection. Some sleep disturbances are simply due to changes in development or because of over-stimulation. So keep a bedtime routine day in-day out.
    Most experts recommend allowing a baby to become sleepy in your arms, then placing him or her in the bed while still awake. This way the baby learns how to go to sleep on his own. Playing soft music while your baby is getting sleepy is also a good way to help establish a bedtime routine.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.
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