when baby is goin through a growth spurt do they cry and want to be held alot?

Charity - posted on 02/27/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my 2 month old baby girl is going through a growth spurt im pretty sure and she wants to be held and she cries alot...i do everything in my power to try and cam her down and she still cries and wants to be held, im not really sure what to do, any help or advice? Thanks

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Kristy - posted on 02/28/2010

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Hi one of the things you could try is getting some room temp boiled water into her it may be her tummy even though she doesnt seem annoyed. Growth spurts are normal at this age yes but they should only last a week at the most. What you need to look for is if this happens with every growth spurt, if it does you need to be on the look out for growing pains this can last into the teens. Another thing that may be happening if she is mainly doing it when laid down is something called silent reflux. Its when your little one gets some reflux but doesnt actually spit up. Dont even be surprised if it is teeth already also some babies teeth from birth nearly but may not cut the first tooth till alot later. Dont hesitate to ask the nurse or who ever is giving her her shots about it I am AUS and its child health nurses that do them here so they can be great to rebound something off of. Also big bit of advice something they tend to tell you, give your little girl a dose of tylonol about and hour before her needles this helps prevent reactions. My little girl spiked 39.5+temps after every needle it was only at her 4 month ones i was told about giving her the tylonol beforehand. Go with your gut instinct though if you think something isnt right question it with someone, mother knows best is the saying

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Charity - posted on 02/27/2010

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shes not tugging at her ears at all so its not a ear infection, shes just fussy because shes growing..she goes for her 2 month shots on wednesday so im sure she will be fussy when she gets those too, but i guess i jsut have to wait and see how things go and hopefully it gets better...shes been fussy since wednesday night which is unusual because shes a good baby and doesnt cry really unless shes hungry or crampy, but shes been fussy all day since wednesday night so its growing spurts,lol thanks for the help and advice

Brittany - posted on 02/27/2010

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just keep in mind that when dealing with babies they cant always "tug" at their ears like what you would think (like with a two year old). i was told that if a baby constantly wants to be held and cries when put down, that is a sign of an ear infection (because it relieves pain in their ears to be sitting up i guess). Hope everything is ok!

Stevie - posted on 02/27/2010

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awe i remember that age and going threw the growth spurts lol yeah i think most of them do at 2 months i was still holding my baby alot so i didnt notice anything different with that but he was a bit more fussy has your daughter had her first shots yet maybe you can give her some tylenol if you have other wise there really isnt a ton you can do maybe like help her exercise some like with her legs just moving them around and stuff i think can help some good luck

Charity - posted on 02/27/2010

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thanks for the advice and i know it should only last a few days i just wasnt really sure what to do about it because its stressful being a stay at home mom and a single parent when shes going through this

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Growth spurts can make babies fussy. It should only last a few days, but if you feel something is not right (fever, tugging at the ears) then you could get her checked out.

Charity - posted on 02/27/2010

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thanks charmaine, i might just have to do that because i make sure everything is done like her feeding,burpin and change her and after that she still cries for no apparent reason..well to me she seems to be crying for no reason but i think it also has to do where im living my grandparents pick her up all the time and i think she may be just trying to not get used to that because i dont want her to be held every minute of the day, theres really no need for it unless she needs to be picked up or has cramps or has a pain..but i think i will take her to the dr.s just to amke sure shes ok, thanks for the support

Charmaine - posted on 02/27/2010

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have u fed her, changed her diaper and made sure she is not having ne pain? my son doesnt cry alot, so when he does and its out of the ordinary i take him to the dr. this happened once and he had an ear infection... so maybe just take her in if she is not hungry or tired or wet... just to make sure

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