Fusses ALL the time!

Jaime - posted on 11/26/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son fusses ALL DAY. I am about to have another baby anytime now and his constant fussing is starting to wear on me since I'm more tired right now. He won't play with his toys he just wants to get into everything else.

Anyone else dealing with this?

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Lori - posted on 11/28/2011

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Is the fussing new, or has he been a fussy baby since birth? My LO has been teething like crazy this past month, and also wants to get into everything. I think she's been crying and fussing more in the past month than she has up to this point. Part of it is the teeth, but part of it is that she's now walking and is trying to begin asserting some independence.

If you suspect teeth, try giving tylenol or ibuprofen for the pain in addition to orajel or teething tablets and lots of cold things to chew on.

If it's just a developmental milestone causing his frustrations and fusses, keep in mind that it will pass. Try to give him chances to try out his new abilities, and give him more safe things to explore.

If it is just recent, and you can't find any other explanation a trip to his Dr might be in order... hard to tell based on your post.

I know it's sooo much harder to take care of and entertain a baby/toddler when you're so tired yourself. Try enlisting some friends or family to help watch your son as often as you can, so you can get some rest and take care of yourself. If you haven't been doing it, nap when he naps, go to bed when he goes to bed. Makes it hard to get other things done, but most of those things can wait.

Good luck to you! And Congratulations!

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