How to calm my baby down she has been screaming on and off for 3 hours . I think she has a start of a cold and is teething I have tried feeding her changing her cuddling her bouncing her
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Tammy - posted on 02/06/2009
i'm sorry that's so hard. try putting her in a baby seat, and set it on the dryer (don't leave her alone). if she's teething, wet the end of a clean wash cloth and put it into the freezer, then give it to her to chew on. good luck.
Jillian - posted on 02/05/2009
i tried something i read in a book once...hold baby so she is facing you and rock her back and forth while singing a soft song to her over and over. this worked for me every now and then.
a warm bath with or without a baby message has worked well at times too
Cheryl - posted on 02/05/2009
could be a combination sometimes oval helps as well as fennell tea...it has a calming effect on there gental tummies...if she has a fever she may have a virus,,,,if all else fails car rides or a long walk in the fresh air,,,i have 4 kids ....i have tried EVERYTHING at some point...good luck
Claudine - posted on 02/05/2009
Hi! Welcome...I just want to say that teething and colds go hand in hand, and they feel miserable and not sure how to handle it, you kinda have to put yourself in their shoes and try to help them. If you are sure it is teething, by process of elimination..I usually start with checking diaper for wetness/feces, offer BM or FM, take temp. gently feel tummy area, burp, etc. I also try soothing, someone else said go outside (fresh air) if it's not too cold, also try the suggestion for a warm soothing bath, if your babies head is stuffy you can run the shower with the door closed and just hang out (not in the shower) to feel the effects of the steam...if you need relief for the teeth (or gums) try putting a damp washcloth in the freezer for a few minutes and offer that (be sure not to freeze burn her mouth), if this seems to help but she is still fussy then offer her some infant tylenol (check with your ped for how much) how much depends on the weight of your baby. At almost 17 lbs my ped said giving our daughter the max. dose was okay. Also, some babies respond well to the Hylands homeopathic teething tabs, follow the directions, they work well and you can use them with the tylenol. Hope this helps, if she is still fussy, try looking into maybe she might have a little ear infection. When they have ear infections they tend to pull at their ears and have ear drainage, you can usually smell a foul odor coming from the ear...if this is true for you, get her into the ped. as soon as you can to have her ears checked and they will possibly give her antibiotic to clear it up.
Teresa - posted on 02/05/2009
Take your dressing gown place baby against your chest. Wrap both sides of the dressing gown around baby and tie the belt under baby's caboose. Walk around ie: cleaning breakfast dishes away, wiping down counters. your hands will be free, the baby will feel comforted by your breathes, and heartbeat. Also they love to be moving, this way you get on with your chores (or whatever you need to do) done. Baby will enjoy this new form of trans you will have a great workout too. I have done this with my son now 29yrs, his son 1yr, nephews 22yrs & 19yrs and many many foster & daycare kids.l WORKED FOR ME. Good luck and Good Walking. Teresa
Jana - posted on 02/05/2009
My daughter did the same thing at 12 months. For her, she was lactose intolerant and had horrible gas from drinking cow's milk. Maybe it is a new food along with being sick/teething. Good luck and I hope you can find the cause soon.
Annette - posted on 02/05/2009
try giving her some panadol, it will help if its her teeth, or she may have a pain in the belly, if she is lifting her legs up and then holding them out stiff its probably pain in her belly, you can try giving a little cooled boiled water or lay her across your legs on her belly and sometimes nice calming music will help or sing a song to her... hope it helps
Marissa - posted on 02/05/2009
have you tried a nice warm bath? IF she's teething then try tylenol to stop the pain before or after the bath and that normally will knock them out. good luck
Oh another thing...if she's under 4-5 months she may have colic. and if that's the case then like my eldest son...nothing will help except time.