He has an ear infection. How do I help him sleep?
Ear infections are quite common in infants. Make sure that the problem has been properly diagnosed by your health care provider. If he is given an antibiotic, it may take a few days to help him feel better. In the meantime, you can do things like give pain medication (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) if appropriate for your little one’s age, raise up the head of her crib so there is less pressure for her ears, or run a humidifier in the room to help moisten the air.About Dr. Debra Babcock