my baby wont sleep and wont stop crying what do i do

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Lucy - posted on 11/15/2009

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Quoting Karissa:

You def. don't want to hold your baby all the time. If you do they will have an independency problem and will only want to be held the older they get. Sometimes just letting them cry is the best solution. It helps them develop their lungs and get a sense of being independent. They will learn to comfort themselves. The first few months are tough but eventually they will grow out of it. Babies will cry themselves to sleep. If they are tired enough it won't matter how upset they are. I also tried gas drops and those seem to help.



Please do not take this advice!!! babies should not be left to cry, your baby needs lots of love, cuddles and reassurance to help the transition to the bigscary world.



 



Your baby will not grow up not being independent, instead you will have a secure well attached child who knows mum is sensetive and responds to his needs.

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Jessy - posted on 11/15/2009

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Walk around with the baby,and at first my baby would not sleep unless I was holding her,go to the doctors might be a issue with formula or colic.

LISA - posted on 11/13/2009

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first I would go to the doc!! if they say he/she is fine then try playtex bagged bottles so you can press the air out... baby gas drops that you get from the store... and another thing if he/she is being really gassy or constipated and is formula feed try a lactose free formula... these all help my son...sounds like colic my son had the same issues... also swaddle him/her so they feel held...

Nicole - posted on 11/12/2009

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my little girl had collic and for the first month all she did was cry..ALL THE TIME she never slept...I had her checked out by the doctor and they put her on a formula...sometimes no matter how much you change your diet breast milk can be too rich for your baby...that was our case mostly so they put her on Similac Alimentum...good stuff kinda stinky....by the end of the second month her belly was strong enough to change to enfamil gentle ease....i had some help in the mean time til her belly got better. the gas drops weren't working but..... there is this stuff made by LITTLE TUMMIES it's called GRIPE WATER. it's all natural and made for infants from 2 weeks old and up. it's got ginger in it and it calms thier belly. My mom actually told me about it and in my desperation i tried it. the pharmacist had said even if it didn't help it wouldn't hurt her and my god I was amazed...it's great for hiccups too! Also swaddling - wrapping baby real close in a blankie, or a bath...experiment hun it can't get any worse than what it sounds like. Def talk to your doc about a lot of the suggestions people have made about gripe water and formulas and breast feeding
a word of advice tho.... from the first 2 months of coddling my baby she is now very clingy...she will go to anyone but has a constant need to be held.

Karissa - posted on 11/12/2009

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You def. don't want to hold your baby all the time. If you do they will have an independency problem and will only want to be held the older they get. Sometimes just letting them cry is the best solution. It helps them develop their lungs and get a sense of being independent. They will learn to comfort themselves. The first few months are tough but eventually they will grow out of it. Babies will cry themselves to sleep. If they are tired enough it won't matter how upset they are. I also tried gas drops and those seem to help.

Jeannine - posted on 11/12/2009

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My daughter cried for the first 2-3 months. It didn't matter what I did. I finally found out about Gripe Water sold at Walgreens and it really seemed to help with the colic. I would make sure I kept it in her all the time. The gas drops didn't really seem to work for me but this did. She is 6 months now and a completley different baby!

Amanda - posted on 11/12/2009

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with my boys they were like that when they were having a problem with being gassy. Gas drops work well for that, but each child is different. Talk to you Dr. and make sure that your getting enough down time too, a baby can sense your stress. Happy mom, happy baby. Best of luck.

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aww mom lol.. im assuming you have newborn.... well i figure your baby may be gassy... myelicon drops are good.. you could talk to doc or nurse for some tips as well, have them check your bubby out..my second was way harder to console than first.. they r 2 and 1, my 1 yr old was really gassy.. yikes, i did drops and it really helped, walking around bouncing and humming helped too.. he really like this nature sounds music box type thing he would fall asleep to waterfall..

Natasha - posted on 11/12/2009

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How old is your baby? If he is really little it might still be that he is just scared of this big noisy cold world we live in. Keep cuddling him and reassuring him Mine did the screaming thing for 3 weeks! All day and all night! He slept only when he was completely exhausted and when i was rocking him! And then for only a few minutes at a time. I got a baby carrier and carried him all day. But i found out after 3 weeks that the reason for his crying was that i was running out of milk and my poor baby was hungry! Make sure you check to see if that is the problem! He may also have colic. Try wind drops or a warm soothing bath and then massage. All the best! xoxo

Natasha - posted on 11/12/2009

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My son was the same. He never slept more than 15 minutes for the whole daylight hours. He would constantly cry over anything. My mother has had 9 children and my sisters 8 between them and they have never experiened my son's behaviour. My son is now 10 1/2 months old and he is still very clingy and grizzly, although it is not as stressful as the first 4 months. If I had my time then again, I would invest in one of those baby slings and carry him around more. I had one of the front pack things, but they didn't work so well, it woul have to be those ones that look like a sheet/blanket slung in front of you.

Riana - posted on 11/12/2009

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Have you had your baby checked out by a Doctor/nurse/midwife yet? It could be something really simple like being too hot/cold/hungry/wet nappy etc but its always best to get someone to check your angel out. My little one cried and cried until i tried kangaroo care. I stripped her down from the waist up and let her sleep on my chest, inside my shirt. It was a last resort thing bu it did work. I ended up taking turns with my husband so we could both have some sleep. Good luck:)

Dana - posted on 11/12/2009

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if you are near a dryer put the child in a carseat and turn the dryer on and place the child on TOP of the dryer the motion will help the baby fall asleep if that doesnt work try using Gas drops and put the baby face down on your lap with their head resting on you legs and bounce your legs gentaly it will help with gas bubbles

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