Hi, My son is 9 months old. His problem is crying all the time from morning wake up time. And he is not sleeping during day time. In night he usually go to bed by 9 and wake up by 6. He is not eating properly also. Can you please help me out in resolving this issue. I want him to eat well and play happily.

Malar - posted on 12/04/2012 ( 21 moms have responded )

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Hi, My son is 9 months old. His problem is crying all the time from morning wake up time. And he is not sleeping during day time. In night he usually go to bed by 9 and wake up by 6. He is not eating properly also. Can you please help me out in resolving this issue. I want him to eat well and play happily. Always he wants me to hold him in my hand.

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Jodie - posted on 12/06/2012

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I'm sorry if this sounds harsh but why are you wasting your time asking us when you should be seeking medical advice. If, at any point, you are worried about your child(ren)'s health or behaviour, seek medical advice.

Jimena - posted on 12/13/2012

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Dear Mom... take him to the dr, and have him evaluate him for posibble Reflux or heart burn.. usually babys who suffer from this have the simptoms you mention. They are cranky babys, they cry allot, cant sleep well and definitelly cant eat either.

If he happens to be suffering from this you would most probably have to change his milk and food.

Its very common but its important you know if he has this or not.



kind regards

Mom from Panama...

Janine - posted on 12/06/2012

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I agree take him to the Doctor. Many times when a baby teeths, they also develope middle ear infection. This is very painful.

Tera - posted on 12/06/2012

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I agree with Vanessa. Crying indicates a problem, big or little. Consider second opinion or developmental pediatrician if current physician ignores your concerns. Dairy, wheat, and acidic foods are huge issues for causing stomach pain and reflux. Screen for autism, and sensory disorders too. Does anything make it better or worse etc ?

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Malar - posted on 12/10/2012

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Yes Karen. he is teething and also suffering from reflux problem.. We went to doctor and he has suggested few medicines for him. hope he will recover soon.. Thank you for all you king support. Will keep posting his status..:)

Karen - posted on 12/10/2012

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Is he eating any solids? how long has the crying been going on? is there a possibility of food intolerences? is he peeing and pooping without trouble? could be teething...or reflux. There are many possibilities, but if your having trouble ruling things out, make an appt and have him seen by a doctor, just to be safe. poor little guy, I hope you figure things out quickly so that you both get back on track!

Tamara - posted on 12/07/2012

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Dear Malar,

I am sorry you are having so much trouble with your little son. I don't know why your son would cry all the time but I do know that babies have only one way to tell us when something is wrong with them and that is to cry! Have you taken him to your doctor? If he cries that much it is time to take him to the doctor and get to the bottom of this! It maybe that the formula he is on is not agreeing with his little digestive system and it needs to be changed. your doctor can help you figure it out but please take him soon! take care and God bless you and your family!

Marie - posted on 12/06/2012

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He may be teething. My son is 8 months old and is doing the same thing. I give him teething tablets, infant ibuprofen and some teething gel on his gums when he is really upset. Hope this helps!

Samantha - posted on 12/06/2012

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Crying- if teething remedies don't help, go to dr.

Weight- u can buy POLY JOULE from pharmacy over the counter. It is a powder u mix with drink (tasteless), it is a carb to aid in malnutrition. I should know, my 3rd won't eat & only wants boobs - he's 2yrs & weighs 10kg. I have seen my paed many times. Often I wait till he's asleep & give him a bottle of milk with the poly joule & a scoup of formula to help maintain his weight, he slurps it down in his sleep. I also offer him a multitude of food so he can pick what he likes, including high calorie items like fries, crisps, custard & choc. (Although he prefers honey sandwiches, chunks of chicken & watermelon... Mainly 2 bites if each that's it.... Little wonder he is so small). Good luck.

Victor - posted on 12/06/2012

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I was a Mr. Mom for my daughter and used natural and holistic approaches that worked. Try to see if he'll chew on cold scallions (those long green onions). That will naturally numb his painful teeth and it's fun for them to chew on, too. If not, you can find organic, herbal soothing gels for his gums.



As long as he doesn't have a temperature, he probably doesn't have an ear infection.



Also, as long as he's breastfeeding, you don't need to worry about his nutrition, as long as YOU eat well. But, you can try adding a tablespoon of organic Oatmeal to his milk or juice (since he's breastfeeding). That will help him sleep and keep him from feeling hungry, which might also be his problem, since he's in too much pain to eat.



Good news, it will soon pass once those teeth pop out. : )

Vanessa - posted on 12/06/2012

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yes I see few agree with me, I have someone that I know whos little girl at 4 months kept crying and wouldn't eat right, turned out she was a very sick little girl and spent the most of her two year life in a childrens hospital called Starship here in New Zealand. I know its sounds horrible but as a mother of two boys I would have taken them to the docs after two days of this., and if it had continued I would have been back asking fo rtest ect.



My baby this year got rotavirus, the docs said it was just a tummy bug we ended up in hospital, he lost 25% of his body weight on 4 days. they hospital said if I had left him 1 more day he would have died.



Better to be safe than sorry hun

Renee - posted on 12/06/2012

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If you have a dryer in your home put him in his car seat put him on top of it and turn it on. he might have a ear ache or just needs to have the sound and vibrating from the dryer don,t ask why it helps but mine had there nights and days mixed and i kept them up during the day and slept on the floor of the laundry room all night with them on the dryer. I hope this helps

Tarra - posted on 12/06/2012

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If you want a natural approach, try Gripe water from a reputable source online or from a health foods store. I have a very fussy baby from 3 months to 9 months and it was the only thing that soothed. They also carry teething tablets/drops to help soothe those if you notice lots of drooling.

Vanessa - posted on 12/06/2012

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You need to take him to the doctor. It may be an underlying problem. I am not trying to be horrible but better to rule out anything and everything, and be on the safe side.

Holly - posted on 12/06/2012

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giving him infants tylenol or infants motrin can soothe his pain from teething

Malar - posted on 12/06/2012

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He is still breasrfed. And one more thing he is hyper active. He usually wets more than 15 times a day and Poops upto 3 times a day. thank you for your advice. really he needs my care during teething i understood..:)

Danielle Kimberly - posted on 12/05/2012

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Wow is a small baby.. Is he breastfed? Is he reaching his milestones? Besides his weight there is no issue with his development? Is he wetting diapers regularly and pooping? If so, I wouldn't be too concerned with the weight, but all I can recommend is to speak with your doctor. I don't have any advice on how to aid your baby in weight gain.



The biggest comfort for a teething baby is you! Understanding that what they are going through is a tough and painful time, that's the most important thing to do. I never ever let my LO sleep on/with me, but when those teeth started popping through I did. For the pain and uncomfort, I use camilia drops..There are a ton of medicinal remedies like baby tylenol etc.. Cold teething rings, wet and cold facecloths, rubbing and messaging the gums and lots of chewing. My LO loves Sophie the giraffe. All babies are different, so what works for one might not work for another. I wish you luck and hope baby feels better.

Malar - posted on 12/04/2012

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Yeah. You may be right. His first 2 teeths are poping out now. Wat teething remedies can i do?? And also he is weighing only 6.5 kg in his 9th month. Can you please help me to increase his weight??

Danielle Kimberly - posted on 12/04/2012

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Could he be teething.. Have you tried any teething remedies to see if it helps at all? Teething is a tough time. My LO popped her first 2 teeth at 4 months 6 days, poor bugger.

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