HELP! Baby T wont stop crying... almost 7 mths old and I have tried everything to figure it out.

Richain - posted on 11/30/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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About 5 weeks ago, he stopped sleeping through the night. He would wake up crying and screaming so we would replace the passy and sometimes rock him a little while and put him back down and that seemed to work for a while. Now, he wont go back to bed and cries hard and screams (turns beat red)...

Our little man has cut his first tooth about a week or so ago and since then he has been a "momma's boy". I can't put him down without him crying. I can't leave him with anyone because he screams (not just cries) the whole time I am gone. I have tried all his usual comforts and teething tablets, oragel, gas drops, and just gave him some Tylenol to see if that would help with his pain. He tosses his teethers because he doesnt want them.

I am not sure what is wrong and have placed a call to the pediatrician, but is this normal? Should I be looking for something else? He doesnt have a fever and all his other functions are working.

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Kim - posted on 02/21/2010

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They go thru separation anxiety around then. If you have to be out of the room just reassure him that you will be back in a minute, talk to him so he can hear you. Eventually it works out, some take longer than others.

Ashley - posted on 02/20/2010

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I know this was posted awhile back...what was the verdict? Was it teething? My 7 month old has been acting the exact same way. It has been so tiring!

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My daughter liked to gnaw on my knuckles. That seemed to be a better teether than the ones you buy at the store. Poor baby...teething is so hard!

Alisha - posted on 11/30/2009

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Your probably right it is most likely the teething and also could be a little early separation anxiety. I think they say that usually starts around 9 months but every baby is different. My kids both had it around 8 months and it was also right when they were going through teething! It was hard but I went with the advice of just cuddle them and hold them whenever they want and make them feel completely secure to get them through it and that worked for us. I know a lot of people will say to ignore some of the crying from sep. anxiety but the opposite worked for us and I think got them through it quicker because they knew they could trust that we would be right back and that we were there for them when they needed us. It's always a good thing though when you are unsure to check with your Pediatrician to rule out anything physically wrong. Goodluck!

Wendy - posted on 11/30/2009

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Sounds to me like he's getting more teeth. They usually come in twos anyway. Tylenol is good. I hope you hear back from the pediatrician soon.

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