First it was Colic now it's something else. I have 14 week old twin girls and until a couple of weeks ago they suffered with colic. Everything was great until about 3 nights ago when Leah started crying for no reason and wouldn't stop for ages. We tried everything to eliminate what it could be. We checked to see if she was hungry, changed her nappy, checked her temperature, made sure she was winded, cuddled her, but nothing nothing seemed to help. So we wondered if it was purely down to her being tired or perhaps the start to teething. Eventually she fell asleep but then the night after Emma started playing up and doing the same followed by Leah again, this time even though they were hungry, they were still crying as if they were in pain. Just wondering what it could be?????

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Tric - posted on 01/25/2009

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Thanks everyone for their advice. Took them to the doctors on Friday and he's prescribed us some infant Gaviscon that they have to take for a week. If no better take them back, so far not an awful lot of difference but time will tell. We did question about the over tiredness, so we're keeping track of their nap times, sometimes they will fight the tiredness cos they're so nosey. Will keep you posted.

Sherree - posted on 01/25/2009

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My guess is that it's their overtired. I'm hardly an expert because this is my first daughter and she's 3 1/2 months, but I've found that if she reaches that point of not having had enough sleep, she will yell and cry like she is in pain and it is hard to get her to relax enough to go to sleep for a few hours. This has only happened a couple times, but I've noticed the pattern that if she hasn't been able to nap much during the day, she will get like this in the evening. Now, maybe the lack of napping is just a symptom of an acid reflux problem, but I tend to blame the fact of being woken up due to noise or other reasons why I haven't successfully got her to nap - for instance she fell asleep in the carseat because I was out and when we came home, the change in temperature and motion caused her to wake up with only having had 1/2 hr nap instead of the 1-2 hrs she needs.

Marsha - posted on 01/24/2009

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I would check with the doctor. I had the same problem. Once the colic was under control the screaming started again. It turned out to be acid reflux. My baby had to go on prevacid and that cleared it up. I dissolve 1/2 tablet once a day in a bottle.

Ashley - posted on 01/23/2009

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check for them , cold hot bored wanting some one else wanting to be held hungry sleepy rocked cuddled talked or sang too give them gas drops or infant tylenol , all these things happen yes babies get bored and ask your pediatrician if somethings wrong

Melanie - posted on 01/22/2009

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My baby did this as well.  I took him to the Dr's and had him checked out because I couldn't figure out what was srong.  He was perfectly fine until he was about the same age.  It ended up being nothing.  He was just noticing things a lot more which made it harder for him to fall asleep anywhere like he use to.  It lasted about a month, maybe a little longer.  He just needed to figure things out on his own.  Didn't help my nerves though.  Good luck.

Brianna - posted on 01/22/2009

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I agree, check on the acid reflux. My daughter has had this for 8 months now... it started when she was a few days old. She would cry and cry and cry and cry and cry... nothing seemed to help. In fact the 'colic' might have been acid reflux all along.

What you described sounds suspiciously like it. I would take them into your pediatrician, they have tests that can diagnose this. (refluxing is painful, it burns their throats)

Amanda - posted on 01/22/2009

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another mother had the same sort of question, and it turned out her little girl had an ear infection, maybe ask your pediatrician about that?

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It could be acid reflux.  My baby ended up in the urgent care clinic with it when he was a newborn.  It is very painful and sometimes diagnosed at colic.  Maybe try all  natural gripe water.  It's safe and effective at any age.  There are also gas drops which work the same way.  You can also elevate their mattress a bit and don't lay them down immidiately after feedings for at least 20 minutes. 

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