6 Month baby crying alot

Mandy - posted on 01/10/2013 ( 36 moms have responded )

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I hav a 6 month old baby....in the last few days she has been crying alot when ever she is put into her swing or rocker she also has started waking up at nite and cryin,i do try nurse her back to sleep but when i put her down into her cot she wakes crying....she is well otherwise!!!!Any1 any suggestions???

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Michelle - posted on 01/11/2013

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Hello!! I am a nursing student and we just recently went over pediatrics briefly we get more in depth as the semester progresses. I can tell you that babies go through separation anxiety at six to seven months and it is very hard on them I know it is very challenging and sad because you don't know what to do to help them! Just e patient it is a stage and she will get pass it! If the diarrhea continues I would deff take Her to tthe doctor u also might want to asses for signs of an allergic reaction such as a rash, swelling of the face, and difficulty breathing. Solids foods could be causing her some tummy troubles especially if she already has Collic. It's hard on babies digestive systems when they switch to solids. Try some gas drops . She could also be teething I used hylnads teething tablets and some infant Ibprofuen for my little guy it worked wonders he actually got some rest at night the Ibprofuen works wanders on the inflammation and the teething tablets work well also it's lmore natural of course than the Ibprofuen but it won't hurt to do booth. Just read the directions on the Ibprofuen as far as dosing goes and don't exceed that. I would take baby in if she keeps having the diarrhea, keep her hydrated as well ! Drinking a lot of juice can cause diarrhea. So just formula. I hope your sweet baby feels better don't worry she'll get through it!:) and so will you! :)

Mom - posted on 01/16/2013

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Is she eating baby food yet? Maybe she is not getting enough from nursing. She may be going through separation anxiety.Try putting her where she can see you and see if that helps. If that doesn't help see you doctor.She may have an ear infection or something..If she checks out ok try letting her cry for a few minutes.Don't pick her up the minute she cry,s. When she hears you walking in does she stop crying? Does she stop crying the minute you pick her up? That is a good sign she has learned how to get what she wants.

Angie - posted on 01/15/2013

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She may be teething try a cold rag on her gums. She may also have gas they have over the counter stuff for that it helped my little one.

Karen - posted on 01/15/2013

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Lou! What a terrible thing to say about a 6 month baby! It has been proven by many doctors that it is impossible to "spoil" a baby before the age of at least a year old. If they are crying that much at that age then there is something bothering them. It could be something simple as a gas bubble or more but you don't just say "let her cry and she'll get over it" You don't have a clue Lou. Some babies just need a little more attention than others. By letting them cry themselves to sleep you are only teaching them the feeling of abandonment. Having raised 3 sons and kept children for others, each child is so different and should be treated as such. You learn by trying different things to see what works best for your child. Most mothers can tell by the cry if it's just a fussy, I don't want to be in the bed cry, or something is wrong and I need help cry. The main thing is to always stay calm and reassuring when holding your baby, as they can sense your tension and it makes things worse. Playing soft music in the room will sometimes help if she is just fussy but don't let her just cry hard for any length of time as that is cruel to her. I know it's hard but if you want her to grow knowing and giving love, then these things are important.

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I dont know if you believe in alternative but for young babies and children cranial osteopathy is great and helps them relax and clears them a little. See if there is one near you, my children have seen cranial therapists in the past when they were born.
Good luck ok

Mandy - posted on 01/18/2013

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@ lou beyl-what a horrible thing to say about my baby....u must nt hav children when ur calling 1 rotten...ur cruel!!!!!

@ Diane sower.....i know baby's cry but my daughter used to never wake up cryin she wud goo and ga in her cot!!!!She is gettin plenty to eat so i know for a fact its nt hunger...she hads been only solids the last month and feeds brill,she gets a breakfast,lunch and dinner and her bottles she eats puree fruit and veg and baby rices...

@ every1 else thanks for ur comments she has stopped waking at nite and is goin down to sleep early and having a gud nites sleep and is in alot better form during the day....i think it was a phase or maybe she had sum sort of bug :)

Tracey - posted on 01/17/2013

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Hi Mandy
My girls are quite a bit older now, but i remember those times and how helpless you feel. I agree you CANNOT spoil a child at that age! They need their mothers.
We have just gone through some hard times and my youngest (5yrs) has taken it quite hard emotionally and I have sat with her the last few days just reassuring her that things are going to be fine. My house work didnt get done, but you what a few days of all that she's back on track and confident as ever! sometimes that is all they need.
I would also like to suggest something I have just recently learnt about and which has also helped our whole family unbelievably and I wish I'd known about it when the kids were small. It is kinesiology. If you could find a kinesiologist in your area you will never look back. He/she will help you understand and know what your baby needs.

Kristi - posted on 01/17/2013

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I just contacted tresillian for the same reason (our baby is 6 months too and they suggested that she go to her own room as it was the beginning of separation anxiety, and she would be constantly calling for us in the night. Worked a treat

User - posted on 01/16/2013

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How is a 6 month old supposed to tell you she needs you? You said she wakes crying. What do you expect her to do? Is she getting enough to eat? At 6 months, you'd know by now if there was any colic or other problems like that present, and she is old enough to be on solids, so I'm wondering what her feeding schedule is like when you aren't nursing her. This is a signal to me that she's hungry. What solids are you introducing? And how often?

Janelle - posted on 01/15/2013

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My test was to my little one's a little Tylenol. If that helped them sleep through the night or lessened or stopped the crying then I knew there was something hurting them and I'd take 'em to the Dr.

Rebekah - posted on 01/15/2013

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Growing pains maybe? My daughter screams like mad when she has a growth spurt..Otherwise probaby teeth - get some bonjela and rub it on their gums where the sore spots are. then pop in a dummy and they usually calm down right away - if you can get bonjela - maybe one of those baby flannels with some ice inside..

Tameka - posted on 01/15/2013

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Mandy my daughter was the same way. I have two boys 15 and 14. And they were easy babies for the most part. My daughter however, was exactly like your baby. Also I nurse all of them as welll. Take comfort in knowing all babies are different. My daughter had gas like no body's business. She still does at 10 months. I think that was a big part of it. I threw out all the advice of other and allow my girl to sleep with my husband and I. She still does and we're ok with that. She slept better. Be sure to burp her and a warm blanket swaddling her after feeding. Have patience with the process it can be frustrating i know.....take care of u.

Molly - posted on 01/15/2013

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Is she crying for your company? Perhaps it's things like teething, ear ache, etc. But if it doesn't seem to be physical, could be emotional? My little one started manipulating to get us to come be with her, waking as soon as we put her down, and we had to gently train her that she was fine by herself to sleep. Totally up to you and your parenting style but if you think it's your baby wanting you there with her, there are various methods to teach her she's okay, you're still there and love her but it's time for her to sleep, etc. Six months is an okay age to do this.

Karen - posted on 01/15/2013

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My son had trouble with gas pains at about that age. What finally saved us from hours of crying came from my mother-in-law. She brought over some children's glycerin suppositories and showed us how to help him relieve the pressure the gas was causing. Just insert it gently in her bottom just far enough to moisten the inside of her rectum. By sliding it in and out she'll be about to release the pent up gas and get relief. It worked like a charm for us on all three of our sons when they had tummy issues. Our oldest especially had trouble with gas no matter what we formula we tried him on. I was unable to nurse due to some medication I had to take for my heart condition.

Samantha - posted on 01/14/2013

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teething! my 6mo is doing the same! we cosleep though so usually being snuggled and nursed fixes anything, but sometimes even that doesn't stop her mouth from hurting....so I put some ice or breastmilk ice in a mesh feeder/teether and she calms down as soon as the cold thing touches her gums.

Keisha - posted on 01/14/2013

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Take her To the dr.to get better results.i have a 6month old Little girl And around this age i notice she is teething she likes To be held And i hold her its not that im spoiling her she needs attention And she needs To be loved thats all sometimes At 1 &2in the morning she doesnt want To be nursed but is crying because sje wants To get up And be walked around i walk her around then we lay down i nurse her And she goes To sleep.

Gale - posted on 01/13/2013

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Not a good habit to get into with bringing her to your bed. I would start that with my son only because I was nursing him, but for the most part I would nurse him in his room. I would sit on the floor and hold my sons hand through the crib to let him know I am there. He would fall back to sleep. I am sure its just a comfort thing and she needs to know you are there.

Mandy - posted on 01/13/2013

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im thinkin myself its her teeth but its strange durin the day when she does nap she sleeps soundly and when she wakes at nite and we bring her into our bed she sleep all nite nt a peep outta her!!!!!

Gale - posted on 01/13/2013

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A baby can teeth for months and no sign of a tooth, it takes awhile to break through the gums. Lots of cold teethers and give tylenol every 4 hrs.

Mandy - posted on 01/12/2013

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she is mad teething...chawing on anything and everything but no sign of a tooth yet :(

Mandy - posted on 01/12/2013

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Thanks a mill for the comment.....at 11 weeks she had intesseption which was very scary im always worried dat there is sumthin wrong wit her bowel again....if i bring her to the doctor or hospital they think im mad.....because she starts laughing at them......im giving her calpol and teetha gel but they dont seen to hav much effect so mite try sumthin new.......

Maris Malone - posted on 01/11/2013

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My baby girl is almost 6 months and has been doing the same thing on and off for a few weeks. I strongly feel it's teething and a growth spurt. We have been using Hyland's teething tablets and they help a lot... Other than that, I've just been extra loving and patient with her, as I know she just going though I hard time and it will pass soon enough :-)

Mandy - posted on 01/11/2013

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she feeds ok its sumtimes a struggle to get a bottle into her sometimes she'd drink 7oz others maybe only 4oz.....i have her on special baby food for colic and constipation since she was 8 weeks!!!she's eating well only pureed fruit and veg at the min!!!!I dont know if she is constipated or not she would usually go ever day and they vary from bein hard to runny and very smelly!! she has started to change her sleeping position herself she goes onto her side now !!!We had her in my boyfriends parents house today and she was roaring crying for no reason,but this eve when we went shopping my mam minded her and there wasnt a peep outta her until we got home and my mam left she started whinging,she is happy no where only if we are walking round with her!!!!

Rachel Anne - posted on 01/11/2013

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hi l can see a few people have said about baby reflux .My little boy had it from 3 weeks old.Does your baby feed well or struggle ? lf you are worried my mum always said to me go to the doctors.l really hope you get sorted

Nancy - posted on 01/11/2013

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Could be colic....my sister had that and they had to change her sleeping position in her crib. Seems early for separation anxiety. Her position when sleeping could also be draining fluid to her ears which could be painful.

FoxyMom - posted on 01/11/2013

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My friends son was like that and he ended up having acid reflux. Pay attention to what he's eating also

Mandy - posted on 01/11/2013

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ive tried everything with her......although it cud be an ear ache.....when she woke last nite i took her into our bed and she slept all nite didnt wake till half 9 this morning.....i know people say u cant spoil a baby but im not sure.....she had her 6 month injections on monday but she started waking b4 then....i mite just take her to the doctor get her checked out!!!!

Diana - posted on 01/11/2013

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Try to elevate the head end of the cot by putting either something under her mattress or a book under the legs of the cot. If she has earache she has pressure on her ears when laying flat this will lessen the pressure on her ears. Or if she suffers from refluxes this will also lessen the nasty reflux feeling.

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