Fussy time of night..

Candi - posted on 06/23/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My daughter is just about 1 month old now :(...she recently has started to get fussy at night right around 8:30/9ish and it last about a half hour to an hour. I am scared she is becoming colic and was wondering if anyone elses little ones have a fussy time of night also?

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Samantha - posted on 07/10/2010

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My son has a wakeful time around 5m - 9pm. Norml as milk flow is low at evening per la leche if bottle feeding still natural time of digestino change per said consult. I had a slightly different issue than most I took this as normal as this is my 2nd child and I remembered the advise about evening fussies being normal...this time with him it was diaagnosed as poss. early colic onset by pediatrician and ended up being thrush which was only figured out after I ended up with mastitis. The difference in normal night fussies and his earlly thrush symptoms was that there was one or 2 nights (early am) feedings where he would latch onto breast or bottle and just kind of sit there and not eat (no screaming crying like most thrush babies).
Watch your lil mans habits if he seems to stick to this general time line but settle than he's just feeling the metabolism/feeding change and will get into a routine where he isnt so fussy....if he seems different than during day - wont actually eat than maybe he has early thrush too. Good luck and enjoy. He sounds healthy and totally normal for this age.

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Brittany - posted on 07/09/2010

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My daughter occasionally gets fussy during that time. She will fight going to sleep and will be soo tired from staying up. Sometimes I have to take her for a car ride or a walk outside in her stroller to get her to sleep. Also a bath with bedtime wash and lotion helps.

Jennifer - posted on 07/06/2010

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It normal for babies to cry and fuss for up to 2 hours each day without being considered colic.
Colic babies scream and arch their backs. It seem like there is nothing that will stop it. My son was colic he screamed at us for 8 1/2 months day and night.
You may want to try and turn fussy time into bath-time. Fill your sink with warm water and let your baby feel the weightlessness of water. If nothing seems to work and you fell frustrated put gthe baby down in a safe place and WALK AWAY. Your stress with pass down to your baby and make matters worse.

Ashleigh Marie - posted on 07/05/2010

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my son has a fussy time of night. i give gripe water incase it is that he has colic but most babies have a fussy time of night i asked my doc about it and she said its baby get rid of the last of their energy before bed but just look out for signs of colic and keep gripe water in the cupboard good luck with it all x

Tara - posted on 07/04/2010

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my little boy (2months) gets fussy about the same time aswell. He started that a week or so ago. But i find giving him a nice bubble bath (i use the bedtime bath) really helps him calm down and helps him settle for the night.... he gets one every night.

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My son is fussy around that time too. Sometimes he'll have a huge meltdown. It's usually because he's tired, but he's also fighting sleep at that time. Probably because he knows that his Daddy will be home from work soon. I usually manage to get him to nap a little and when he's spent a bit of time with his dad when he gets home from work, then I start getting him ready for bed.

Lynnette - posted on 07/02/2010

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My baby girl is the same age and does the same thing at the same time of day, LOL. This is weird. I just try to calm her down and sooth her. I read that this somewhat normal and happens to some babies.

Helen - posted on 07/02/2010

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My son was doing the same exact thing from week 5. He is 8 weeks old now and gradually he is not as fussy at night. I felt like he was tired but couldn't quite get to sleep. He didn't want to nurse and was just fussy. It never progressed. My daughter, on the other hand, screamed for hours (true colic) so I am just counting my lucky stars :)

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Yeah, my daughter gets really fussy about an hour to half an hour before her bedtime. I read somewhere that this is completely normal so I wouldn't worry :D

Amanda - posted on 06/29/2010

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Most babies have a fussy time, my sons is around 4:30/5ish. If its colic it will usually follow the rue of three. Screaming for at least 3 hours a day for 3 or more days lasting at least 3 weeks. Usually colic peaks around 6-8 weeks. The first 4 weeks with my son were very hard, he cried non stop no matter what we did. By about 5 weeks though he was much better and now at almost 8 weeks he is almost a different baby. As long as your baby doesnt seem like she is in pain or has excessive spit up I wouldnt be to concerned. And if you are you can always talk to your pediatrician, they may have a better idea if something is wrong.

Nyoka - posted on 06/28/2010

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My daughter has a wakeful period starting around 6.30pm to about 9 pm when she constantly wants to feed.. i havebeen told that this is because of your milk not being so plentyful! which is normal! just keep with it, im sure youl be fine and it will pass as time goes on!!

Barbara - posted on 06/23/2010

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My daughter was consistently getting fussy around dinner time and it lasted for 1-2 hours. The past few evenings have been better; though, I think she is going through a growth spurt and her eating and sleeping schedule have changed (slept through the night for the 1st time last night). I have heard that it is common for babies to have a fussy time in the evening right around then from other mothers.

Heather - posted on 06/23/2010

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My baby girl is fussy around the same time, usually after her last feeding. I have read that most babies have a fussy time of day. I think she would be fussy a lot more during the day if she had colic. She also might be going through a growth spurt.

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