Others with cranky 3 month at same time each night?

Jacqueline - posted on 08/27/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My baby has started to cry non-stop each night starting around 5-6pm. Sometimes the only way to stop the crying is to put her in the bath tub. Some nights she has a bowel movement in the tub. Could I be feeding her too much? She is on Prosobee due to breastfeeding challenges and problems with numerous formulas. She is not a good napper and still wakes in the middle of the night for a bottle. In fact, her fussiness is starting to happen during the day also. Perhaps she is just overtired? I feel like I spend the whole day trying to put her down for a nap and her alert time is becoming less and less but she is still tired by 6pm? Any suggestions?

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Chelsea - posted on 08/31/2011

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my daughter has been fussy from 7:30 till 9:30 every night of her entire life :).

Merry - posted on 08/31/2011

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Oh and our babies can also be teething this age! Never know when their gums are hurting :/

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Kai - posted on 09/06/2011

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I've also read a lot that chiropractic can help a fussy baby. Mine is fussy on and off all day long - I don't know why. Sometimes she cries when she passes gas. Sometimes she cries when she burps. I think the noise/sensations scare her. I also think she's teething, because of all the drool. Anyway, I have found some chiropractors near us that take our insurance, and so I will see which one of them will work on her, to see if that helps at all. She usually cries herself to sleep, it doesn't matter if I'm there with my boob in her mouth, holding her, rocking her, or leaving her alone to 'cry it out'.

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I had the same problem with our son (now 4 mos old) and talked to the doc. She said we could try a little Tylenol for pain but I only did it once or twice. I figure now its about letting go of the day. Babies are easily stressed (in good and bad ways), so crankiness began to make sense. And since my breastfeeding schedule shifts depending on his hunger, I figured it couldn't be the same physical issue every day. After ruling out gas and teeth, I just rolled with it. Now when he gets that "fighting fussiness" I sway with him, walk with him and calmly breathe through it with him. Usually that helps him let go and fall asleep. I think he's working on learning how to relax.

Merry - posted on 09/05/2011

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Fierna is on ranitidine too. Works great for her reflux. She's so much happier when her throat isn't burning from stomach acid :(

Alexandra - posted on 09/05/2011

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it seems that your baby might have reflux. and maybe she is tired? or overwhelmed? consult with your doctor about the reflux, she might need to be on ranitidine, like my little girl. what helps for us to is the gripe water and the gas-ex for babies. it's worth a try, right?

Kristina - posted on 09/05/2011

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yes. you have to go by weight/age. i buy pedia care and the new bottles i have to give 2.5 ml. babies under 2 and under 24 pounds. b4 i gave any med i talk to my ped doc and she gave me a chart for med does.

Kristina - posted on 09/03/2011

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my baby is fussy during the same hours. i take him for a walk around the block or even the yard holding him with his butt on my hip and my forearm on his belly once in a while he will spit up and he will be happy after. he fights his evening nap and gets bored easy. i also give him gripe water if he is extra cranky. some nights he chews my fingers hard i will give him pain med.

Mary - posted on 08/31/2011

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Same thing is happening with my 3 month old.. at first I thought he was having the same stomach pains every evening then lately I've realized it's just because he is tired and FIGHTING it so it sounds like he's in pain but he's just fighting going to sleep.

Merry - posted on 08/28/2011

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Mine was like that at birth but over the past 3 months she's gotten better and better. Now she only flips out if she's overtired or if we are somewhere other then home at night time. So idk, but for me it's getting better as time goes on.

Amanda - posted on 08/28/2011

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Have you checked to see if she is Colic, that may play a part. If that is not the issue, try changing her sleeping patterns? what routine do you have for her when it comes to sleep time?

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