My baby won't stop crying.

Sharon - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I have a 3 months old baby girl and she won't stop crying. we looked into her medical needs she is healthy and changed her formula(she didn't take to well to my breast milk). The only time she calms down is when I am holding her, my arms feels like they are going to fell off (impossible I know) when her father holds her she still is fussy. I do have a sling that I carry her around in. Please anyone with any suggestions?

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Ilse - posted on 10/23/2009

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Another thing to remember is that at 3mths they have a growth spurt and they will be constantly hungry. So is she getting enough milk? Colic is more likely in the 1st 2mths. With colic they like being held with cos the pressure on their tummy makes them feel better. My baby was the same and always wanted to be held. She would feed and sleep on me constantly til i went to Trecillian (where u go stay with ur baby to help with sleep and feeding problems) finally at 6mths and i could get her to sleep in her bed!! And she wasnt feeding every hr! Is this only just started or has it been going on since birth? My daughter is still very clingy and im sure that it is because i let her get away with it for so long! So u might just have to be tough cos babies are very smart and she will just keep wanting to be held all the time. Go see a baby health clinic nurse or ring a baby helpline like Tricillian if u are in australia. If u let this go on then it doesnt go away. My daughter is 20mths now and still very whingy and clingy:( Also why did ur baby not take well to breast? as my 1st i had to put onto formula as i couldnt get her to latch on i tryed for a mth! Put her on formula and it gave her reflux til she was 8mths and 2nd i had no problem with and she was on breast (just problems as above) Just wondering if u have just changed over to formula? It could be that to:) Hope this has helped alil:) goodluck

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Amanda - posted on 12/05/2015

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Mine was also very fussy since his first week of birth. I gave my baby babies magic tea and it worked good.

Alicia - posted on 10/24/2009

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My baby was colicy first 3 months- I would have to add gas relief drops in her bottle at feedings. Old trick my family did was rub warm oil on her stomach and wrap her belly with a warm washcloth. The oil & washcloth seemed to help before I came across the gas relief drops. Oh and chamomile tea just about an ounce worked wonders.

Kate - posted on 10/23/2009

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My daughter was the exact same way and it was very frustrating. We used Heartlands Colic tablets and Gripe Water and both seemed to work ok. Another thing that was actually our savior was music (Hall&Oates) not baby music but our music. The last thing we tried was also the vaccume...sounds weird but it really worked. If she is 3 months already I can tell you that you are almost out of the woods. My daugter cried constantly until she was about 4 months and now she is an angel...so just be patient and have a good suppoet system.



Good Luck-

Kate

Erin - posted on 10/23/2009

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its a hard age to figure out wot is wrong, epecially being a first timer. highly possible to be colic if not burped properly after feeding epecially from bottle. You'll know because they bring their legs up to thier chest/ stomache and kick about because of the pain.I found rubbing my daughter's stomache in a circular motion but up to try to help make air pockets rise to burp helped also until they get to about 12months they are really attatched to mother. its a security thing. just to hear your voice or feel your touch.She could be hungry their feeds van change all the time. I found demand feeding better than set time or amount depends on how you feel and wot you girl is like only you will know.Some babies also hate being on their stomach. sorry all i have atm.

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how about one of those swing chairs, my daughter loved that, it had music and lights for entertainment. OR one of those chairs that they can nearly sit up in that vibrates. It doesnt sound like colic if she settles with u and not your husband, as they dont settle for anyone with colic....i know. good luck

Jeannette - posted on 10/22/2009

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i have a 5mth old n she do the same but dont have colic but if i put her around her baby music she stops crying......try doin that or it may just b that she's used to you holding her and wen she sense that your not n the room she cries........maybe she's spoiled cause if a child haves colic they cry when anybody hold them.....

Andrea - posted on 10/22/2009

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Take her to a chiropractor, and have him give her a check up. She could have a hurt back or neck and it is causing her pain. Birthing can be very hard on the babies bodies. Just a suggestion. And make sure you are feeding her whenever she seems hungry. My little boy was hungry all the time,. and I fed on demand, and he got happier. good luck. this will pass.....

Christina - posted on 10/22/2009

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If she seems in pain then I would consult a doctor... if she is content when with you - it could just be that you are currently her favorite person and she is attached.
Have her father wear your shirt so it smells like you and see if that helps allow you to have a break from holding her.
Also I know swings are a huge help. try one that swings side to side and forward and back.
Make sure you accustom her to being held when you are sitting too... it will save your back though your arms will still get tired :P
Best of luck... and be strong, it will get easier :)
One of these days you will actually miss holding her all the time lol.

Tami - posted on 10/22/2009

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My best advice to give and the hardest to take on your end is that this too shall pass. It sounds like colic and can be very frustrating for parents. I had three kids (all grown now) and each was different. One liked a car ride, one liked the cold air and one liked that noise of public places. Consult your doctor, try different remedies and keep your sense of perspective.

Good luck!

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It sounds like what we went through when Lily had colic. Colic is just what they lable it when there is nothing apparently wrong but the bub is still upset/uncomfortable. Does she curl her back up bringing her knees up toward her chin? You could try a homeopathis colic remedy (we preferred this to gripe water because all the gripe water products recommended 6+ months old to use but other mums have used it and found it helpful) and see if that helps her... :)

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Did you try telling her pediatrician about it? Maybe colic? We don't have much experience with colic exactly, but I know a lot of babies experience it until 3 or 4 months. The best thing I ever did when my son was fussy was to pop him in the sling and sway back & forth, or go for a walk. The walks almost always helped - snuggly sling, cool air, and the swaying motion of walking. Some moms recommend Gripe Water in case it's gas, and sometimes gently bicycling her legs might help. If the sling is big enough for daddy, he can certainly give it a try too (and give you a break!). I have also heard that, especially when you can use a sling, skin-to-skin contact can be very soothing for baby. Turned out my son was just hungrier a lot more often than we expected - maybe she's hitting a growth spurt?
Good luck, sweetie - I know that situation can really wear you out!

Tracy - posted on 10/22/2009

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have you tried putting her in a swing?? my 6 yr old was the same way, she always wanted to be held. I started putting her in a swing and a lil chair and kept her in the same room as I was in so she could see me. she would still cry but eventually got used to not being carried all the time. hope this could be of some help for you...good luck!

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