what does it take to calm a 6 month old down? when she is screaming her head off
Amy - posted on 03/04/2011
Gerd is common but most likely she would hold down next to nothing! Definetly take her to the doctor, she could have a lactose allergy thats just painful or many other things. I always gave my children luke warm water with just a 1/2 tsp of karo corn syrup. Like 4 oz of water shaken up. helps to relieve gas and other colic signs!
Is this a one time thing on a really bad day? Or a frequent occurance? Either way, if she's really hysterical or unable to calm down w/in a couple of hours.... I'd bring her in. When my friend's little boy was a baby he was screaming for a couple of hours and she just couldn't get him to calm down. Her 'mommy radar' was going off, so she decided to bring him in and he ended up needing bowel surgery (I forget exactly what it was).
Could be just a bad day, could be reflux or some other 'minor' issue, could be a big deal, but it's better to err on the side of caution when they are too young to tell us the problem. Hope she's doing fine now!!
Dora - posted on 03/02/2011
Definitely listen to the other mommies and take her to the doctors. You need to find out why she is screaming her head off. Once you find out what the problem is then you can start looking into different solutions. Please keep us posted. Hopefully we can all help you once you know what is going on with her.
Louise - posted on 03/02/2011
If this is more than just a bad day take her to the doctors she may be suffering acid reflux without showing the signs of spitting up. My daughter had this and was a real nightmare screaming all the time for no reason we thought. A little Gaviscon powder in her milk was all that was needed and she completely changed over night. Don't suffer take her to the doctors and have her looked at just for peace of mind that there is nothing medically wrong with her. If your daughter has an ear infection then she will have a constant high temperature that comes down with baby paracetamol but comes back once worn off. A temperature at this age is a sign of infection so try and keep a daily record of your childs temp so that you know what is normal for her.
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