Cranky one year old

April - posted on 05/11/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son just turned one on May 2nd, and all of a sudden, he's not my sweet, silly little boy! Nothing makes him happy; he doesn't like any of his toys, he doesn't like any of his favorite foods, he's not happy alone or with other people. What's going on?! Why do I suddenly have a cranky one year old?

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Adrienne - posted on 05/13/2009

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WELCOME TO THE TERRIBLE TWOS!!!! MY KIDS STARTED THAT A BIT LATER. 15MNTHS!!

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Cheryl - posted on 10/03/2013

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Always make a visit to your doctor first and let him/her know about the change. The doctor always advises the best course to take. If it ends up being teeth, remember iced pops. They are the best. I'm a mother of five and always kept them in the freezer. Great when teeth are coming through, when a child is dehydrated, and just as a nice reward for helping. Plus they never seem to ruin a childs appetite. Sometimes I would even have one with them.

Rumaiza - posted on 08/15/2013

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My daughter is 1yr 3months. she had fever yesterday all of a sudden when she woke up after her nap in the aftrnoon.i kept adol suppositor,it was hardly getting better,and at night she was crying all night, and i was carrying her till mrning,den she went tired n went off to sleep.. even if she hav a cold also she never be cranky,she sleeps by her time, don knw whats wrong.. fever has come down but still she s cranky after waking up also.. i am planning to take her to a physician in the eve? Is it enough? anyone pls help

Mandy - posted on 05/13/2009

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Is he getting enough sleep? My 1 year old sleeps 10 hours at night and then 3-4 hours during the day. She is a grump if she doesn't get her sleep. Teething would be my other guess as to why you suddenly have a cranky one year old.

Lea - posted on 05/12/2009

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Your cranky one year old may be teething or catching a cold. Each child has a level of pain tolerance and for some it hits hard when they are teething. Try Tylenol at the next sign and see if it touches it.

Linda - posted on 05/11/2009

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Teeth? Growth Spurt? Flu? Diaper rash?

My kids don't eat when a tooth is working its way through. See if chewing on a cold or frozen wash cloth settles him. There could be so many things causing a cranky 1 year old, but if this is out of the ordinary, it's most likely a stage & you'll have your sweet baby back soon :)

Gilberte - posted on 05/11/2009

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Are you a stay at home mom? If not find out if a change in caregiver home is bothering him.Take your cranky one year old to the doctor to rule out any illness .If all is OK try a new play mate by inviting another mom over with a baby close in age to provide companionship. Try soothing music at bed time and even meal times.

Mandy - posted on 05/13/2009

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Is he getting enough sleep? My 1 year old sleeps 10 hours at night and then 3-4 hours during the day. She is a grump if she doesn't get her sleep. Teething would be my other guess as to why you suddenly have a cranky one year old.

Lea - posted on 05/12/2009

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Your cranky one year old may be teething or catching a cold. Each child has a level of pain tolerance and for some it hits hard when they are teething. Try Tylenol at the next sign and see if it touches it.

Linda - posted on 05/11/2009

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Teeth? Growth Spurt? Flu? Diaper rash?

My kids don't eat when a tooth is working its way through. See if chewing on a cold or frozen wash cloth settles him. There could be so many things causing a cranky 1 year old, but if this is out of the ordinary, it's most likely a stage & you'll have your sweet baby back soon :)

Gilberte - posted on 05/11/2009

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Are you a stay at home mom? If not find out if a change in caregiver home is bothering him.Take your cranky one year old to the doctor to rule out any illness .If all is OK try a new play mate by inviting another mom over with a baby close in age to provide companionship. Try soothing music at bed time and even meal times.

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