Help! My nine month old baby is still waking up crying

Kitty - posted on 12/01/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm having so much trouble working out what exactly is wrong with my nine month old. I'm feeling so bad that I still haven't figured it by now. He wakes up way too early in the morning because he is definitely still tired - grumpy, crying, and eye rubbing. He will then drink real fast on his bottle like he's starving but then only have about 3 ounces. At his age, he should be drinking like 6 ounces. Throughout the day he will sometimes only drink his 3 ounces and then occasionally drink like 5 ounces. He is also a very very picky eater. Only wants rice/oat cereal and pears. Sometimes he doesn't even finish his pears. He's a thumb sucking and has been sucking on his thumb a lot during the day recently. He still has no teeth. He's super clingy too. I would like him to eat more & drink more during the day, but if he doesn't want his bottle, there's no way to force it on him. Same with solids. I could probably get more rice cereal into him but I'm scared that he'd be eating too much of that. I've puréed so much food for him which has gone down the drain because he just won't have them. I think on average he takes only 16 ounces of formula a day and 8 tablespoons of cereal plus 4 ice cubes of pear. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I am sure he wants to sleep in more because he's back in his crib by an hour or so after waking. And he wakes at 5am every morning screaming. Help!

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Hagar Shabtay - posted on 12/03/2013

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Hi,
no :-) your baby is not "the most difficult baby" :-)..
their gingiva is very scratching and painful and they are so helpless - the process is very long.. when the tooth are about to surface is the end of it.
be patient with him and try to ease him the process with natural creams,
of course you can ask the pharmacist if you don't know some :-)

Kitty - posted on 12/01/2013

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Thanks for the advice but correct me if I'm wrong, shouldn't teething pain only last about three days ie just when the tooth is about to surface? He's been like this for months. Sometimes I feel like I definitely have the most difficult baby. But at the end of the day, it's all worth it.

Hagar Shabtay - posted on 12/01/2013

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As I understand your words, your nine month baby is having his teeth, this is an unusual process for him, but surly natural.
I suggest to by "Gingigel" in order to relax the gingiva..

It will relax the area and your baby will be relaxed to :-)

good luck!

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