Baby WON'T stop crying any suggestions?

Brittany - posted on 12/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 7 months... he is teething... but the last three days he wont stop crying... he isnt sick, he is pooping fine, but when he eats he crys, he only sleeps 3 maybe 4 hours a night... naps... ha maybe a e half hour, he doesnt wanna play... when i try he screams... I have given him infant Tylenol but he still wont stop for nothing... he chews on a frozen teething ring but then throws it and crys more. Any suggestions I feel like Im losing my mind!!!!!

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September - posted on 12/14/2009

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First and most important try to stay calm your baby can sense your stress making the teething process even harder on him. We have a 13 month old son who is also teething (4 coming in at once) and cries a lot as well. Really can you blame them? The poor little guys are in a ton of pain! Our son does pretty well during the day. We keep him comfortable with ice cubes, frozen washcloths, ice water, teething biscuits, teething rings and soft cold foods to eat. We have also had to give our son Tylenol at night otherwise I don't think that he would sleep at all. In addition to Tylenol we have also given him Motrin which seems to work better for our son. I think that probably varies from child to child. Hang in there! I've heard that once they break the skin it gets a bit better. Remember to relax :) Good luck!

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Linda - posted on 12/15/2009

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As the other mothers have said...your baby feels your emotions.try to stay calm.
It may not be teething...you should take him to your doctor asap. There may be something else wrong. Also..try a warm bath..baby massage...create a soothing atmosphere for him and your family. Swaddle him, he is in pain and needs your comfort. And for you...you need to take breaks from mothering, even if it is a hour of soaking in a tub. Make sure someone is there to help you so you don't get over stressed as well. Hope this helps and I wish the best for you and your family. ~LMOwens

Alicia - posted on 12/14/2009

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Stay calm and understand that he cant help it. I know how easy it can be to get frustrated at a non sleeping crying powerhouse :) Some of what you mention sounds like normal teething reaction but some of it doesnt fit, take him to the doctors just to check.. the doctor may be able to give you more accurate advice :)

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