What is could be the cause of my 19 month old crying all the time?

Tara - posted on 10/08/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My youngest daughter has all of a sudden become very very cranky. It has been going on for about a week now. She normally is a very happy little girl. But now she is crying all the time, she isn't sick, and she really hasn't had much change around her. I was wondering if maybe this is normal for teeth, or growing ? Any advice would be great because listening to her cry all the time is breaking my heart!

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Melissa - posted on 10/14/2010

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One mommy tip on the molars....pure vanilla extract (the real stuff not imitation) on the gums and frozen waffles to chew on (and sop up the baby drool).

Heather - posted on 10/14/2010

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could definately be 2 yr old molars coming in, you may want to try hyland teething tabs or hyland teething gel also a frozen washcloth to chew on sometimes helps. COuld also be that she is having some digestion issues (new food, constipation, change in seasons or routine?) If this is way out of character for her and you are worried they may be reason, did she hurt something that you don't know about? Does she have a sore throat or ear ache? remember molars have 4 points coming thru unlike the other teeth so sometimes it hurts them more. IS there a big change happening with her (starting daycare? weening? going into big girl bed? potty training? new sibling or new friend? sibling or mommy or daddy going thru a change?) Maybe try giving a nice massage before bed to help her sleep better and feel better and help with possible digestion problems? Maybe she is going thru a phase where she needs more mommy time adn a bit of cuddling will go a long way? good luck, don't ignore your instincts tho.

Molly - posted on 10/12/2010

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Thanyou very much melissa. I have also suspected teething. She constantly has her fingers in her mouth which is also unusual for her. At the moment things seem to be ok. I always think if she is eating, pooping and sleeping well then it must not be that bad. I hadn't thought about a growth spurt though. She is eating like she can't get enough food at the moment so maybe it is that too. Thanks for the advice. Take care Moll :)

Melissa - posted on 10/12/2010

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Could be her 2 year molars. My son had a terrible time with them. It could also be a growth spurt. Those can take a lot out of a kid and make them pretty cranky. Its probably nothing out of the ordinary but if you have concerns or notice change in her behavior, eating habits, etc. the doctor would know best.

Tara - posted on 10/10/2010

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It turns out it was just her stomach. She hadn't been "regular" all week. She is happy as ever now = ]

Molly - posted on 10/10/2010

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Thank god someone elce is having the same problem. My little is now 22months, and a month ago she was stil a little angel. But then the same thing started. It is incredible frustrating. I can't get her dressed in the mrning, I can't put her in the car seat anymore. If she is not alowed to have something she wants she screams blue murder. It pushes one to the limit and I was/am completly baffeled as to what to do with her when she is like that. But patients is a virue and many people have told em the same thing, that the terrible twos are on the way and not to worry it will pass. I just wish it would be sooner rather than later. Best of luck to us both take care Moll :)

Julie - posted on 10/08/2010

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Welcome to the impending doom of 2 and 3 year olds. Just try and keep her routine consistent and give her an advance warning when something is about to change. "we are going to eat lunch in 5 minutes, so its almost time to pick up toys" or "we are getting ready to go bye bye in a few minutes." Give her time to process things.

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