Pediatrics/6 month old son
My 6 month old son will not sleep. Normally he is very easy to put down and sleeps soundly through the entire night. the last 2 nights however he has been extremely needy; i walk out of his sight and he immediately starts crying, i try and put him down for a nap and he wakes every 5 minutes screaming and wailing, and he fights sleeping. He is constantly hungry (or eats for comfort) has a slight fever and again will not stop screaming. Ive tried everything, holding him, rocking him, putting him in a swing, letting him cry it out, feeding (in moderation), checking his diaper. Im completely lost on what else i can try. Any help would be extremely appreciated!
If he has a fever, then he should see his doctor. What you call a fever may be different than the pediatric definition, however. Anything below 100.4 we don't call a fever.
Try going back to the basics. Make sure his last waking memory is of his crib, be sure he doesn't fall asleep in your arms. Is he cutting teeth? A trial of a dose of Tylenol sometimes is helpful.
Just be sure he is healthy and it might be good to have a trip to the doctor to check him out, especially if he has a fever or seems sick to you.
Good luck, Dr. Olson