my 2 month old has been very fussy this past week and a half, but only at night

Meggan - posted on 04/02/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My two month old daughter has become vey fussy recently, but only at night, at about 6 pm and on up until bed time, then she is fine. She doesnt need changing and she isnt hungry but she constantly screams and turns red in the face. Its a challange to calm her down and get her to bed. Any suggestions on whats wrong or what to do?

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Ally - posted on 04/03/2010

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my daughter does the same too, she has since she was about 5 weeks old,i think when they get to that time of the day they are just ready for there bath,feed & bed, there is nothing wrong with her, she just letting me know she's ready for bed, least you know your routine is working.

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ALICIA - posted on 09/15/2012

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MY 2 MONTH OLD WAS DOIN THE SAME THING. HE WAS FINE AT NIGHT BUT AFTER HE WOULD WAKE UP IN THE MORNING IT WOULD START. HE WAS NOT CRYING BUT HE WOULD FUSS ALL DAY AND IF I DIDNT MEET HIS NEEDS (HOLDING HIM) FAST ENOUGH THEN HE WOULD START THE SCREAMING. MY NEIGHBORS MUST THINK IM HURTING HIM :/ ANYWAYS I TRIED EVERYTHING.. GRIPE WATER (WORKS SOMETIMES) GAS DROPS, TYLENOL, FEEDING, CHANGING AND EVEN TEETHING GEL..NOTHING WORKED!! I PUT HIM DOWN TO FIX HIS BLANKETS AND GO MAKE A BOTTLE, WHILE I WAS DOIN THAT HE WAS SCREAMING HIS HEAD OFF. WHEN I RETURNED HE WENT STRAIGHT TO SLEEP. I THINK HE WAS JUST FIGHTING HIS SLEEP AND THE CRYING WORE HIM OUT. TODAY HE WAS DOING THE SAME THING SO I LET HIM CRY FOR ABOUT A MINUTE AND WHEN I PICKED HIM UP HE WENT STRAIGHT TO SLEEP AGAIN. I THINK THEY JUST LIKE TO FIGHT THEIR SLEEP. TRY IT, IM NOT SAYING LET HIM CRY FOR HOURS BUT TIME IT. LET HIM CRY FOR A MINUTE OR TWO AND THEN PICK HIM UP AND LOVE HIM :)

Helen - posted on 04/13/2010

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HI there,

Can I suggest a book called 'The Aware Baby' bu Dr. Aletha Solter
Deals with these unexplained crying sessions and how you can help.

Good luck!

April - posted on 04/09/2010

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My daughter has been fighting sleep since she was born because I have been doing the same routine since then... That is my guess. Do you have a bedtime routine?

Cynthia - posted on 04/09/2010

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my daughter started doing that too when she got to be about that age. with her, she was just fighting sleep. because around that time i started her on a simple bedtime routine, and she realized real fast that it ment bed soon, so she started fussing when it came time for the routine.

so it could be just your baby fighting sleep because she knows that its getting close to bed time.

Kim - posted on 04/07/2010

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somebabies just have a fussy time. does you baby have a ear infection.they are usually fussy at night because they are in a laying down position.it bothers theire ears more....

Patricia - posted on 04/03/2010

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I would check to see if she has started teething yet. My daughter started just before she was two months old and only seemed to be in pain at night from them but now it is during the day too. (my son also 20 months old now started teething at 1 1/2 months) So I would try a teething ring and if she stops then most likely she has started teething.

Becky - posted on 04/02/2010

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my daughter started doing that in the last week or two. the only thing that seems to calm her down is to walk around, the second i stop she starts crying again.

Cisy - posted on 04/02/2010

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My daughter is like that too. I asked the ped and she said that babies tend to be fussy at that time. They don't know why. I know it doesn't help you but at least you're not the only one. All you can really do is hold them and cuddle them.

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