My 8 month old is sometimes unbearable!!

Beata - posted on 04/03/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My 8 month old is crazy!...she is just learning to crawl/stand...and I put her down for a nap she cries...i put clothes on her, she cries....going in the carseat crying...its unbearable to even try to take her places....even changing her diaper she cries.....is this a phase??...will she just always cry??...I try and make things fun for her....but it dosent work(most times) and should I be telling her no crying?....ignore it?? or just put on the happiest face until its over??

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Cheryl - posted on 04/07/2009

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For my son I did the same and still do, if he cryes to the excessive. People kept telling me he would smile when I looked away. So I knew it was just him testing me and seeing what he could get away with a fit. and I put him in play pen or crib with a bottle and now rarly happens i just pass him a bottle and ask him if he wants to go to bed. and he says no 90 % of the time.

good luck

Erica - posted on 04/07/2009

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if you know that there is nothing wrong with her, put her in bed for like ten minutes let her get it out and yes i would tell my 8 month old you don't need to cry like that there is nothing wrong (unless teething which can be very hard to deal with my daughter would cry like crazy when teething soooo hard) i have an 8 month old right now (4th child) and he is starting to try to roll around when i change his diaper and yes i do tell no lay on your back. You have to establish rules now and i know this sounds so young but trust me it does start now and with cring going into her carseat you'll have to ignore that its hard i know i have had 3 kids screaming in the van at one time before, you yourself want to scream. And if she is cring alot at home put her to bed strong believer in that what else are you suppose to do. I believe that babys test all the time and at different phases they will test their limits to see what they will get away with.

Ashley - posted on 04/07/2009

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ALOT OF IT IS ACTUALLY KNOWING WHAT UR KID WANTS AND ANOTHER THING IS IS BABIES DO SENSE IF U ARE FRUSTRATED WHETHER U ARE SHOWING IT OR JUST THINKING IT .THERE ARE PHASES KIDS DO HAVE THAT THEY GROW OUT OF BUT BABIES CAN ALSO BE BORED OR BE COLICKY OR REALLY SLEEPY , IS HER CAR SEAT COMFORTABLE ENOUGH FOR HER IS SHE HUNGRY CHANGING DIAPERS A LOT OF KIDS HATE THAT VS MINE WHO THINK ITS HILARIOUS THEY HAVE HAD THEIR TIMES WHEN THEY SCREAMED FOR THAT UR BABIES NOT ALWAYS GONNA CRY JUST REMEMBER STAY CALM LOVE ON THE BABY .DONT TELL HER NO CRYING CUZ THEY ARE CRYING FOR GOOD REASON THEY NEED SOMETHING . AND IF EVERYTHINGS OK EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN CHECKED BY A DR I USED TO GET TO WHERE WE WOULD GO FOR CAR RIDES TURN UP THE MUSIC AND LET THEM RELAX AND SAY ITS OK A FEW TIMES AND THEN TUNE THEM OUT FOR A FEW MINUTES THEN THEY DRIFT OFF TO SLEEP UNLESS THE CAR STOPS OR UNLESS SUNS IN THEIR EYES .IT WILL GET BETTER JUST STAY CALM

Heather - posted on 04/07/2009

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Yes, please be careful about giving tylenol to often it can cause damage to her body and also allow her to become immune to it. Of course it chould only be used if she's inplain or had fever.

I agree she may teething maybe talk to your DR.

Jennifer - posted on 04/05/2009

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Have you talked to your pediatrician about this?  What does he/she say? Lots of questions:  is she breast or bottle fed? Switching over to formual?  Is she getting enough to eat?  Is she pooping regularly?  Is she peeing ok?  Was she swaddled and now she's not? Do you see any teeth coming in?  I would check out the following link..she needs Ibuprofen over Tylenol for the pain.  The link explains the difference. 



http://doctoor.blogspot.com/2007/03/acet...



 

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My daughter started doing that at 7 months so I always had to keep the baby tylenol handy.  Ask your doctor of course, but mine recommended a half dose of the infant tylenol and about 10 minutes later she'd be sleeping.

Orangegloves - posted on 04/04/2009

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It is a phase, mine is going through it too. With the carseat I just talk to her, and eventually she stops crying. The only scary thing is when she is crying hard enough to make herself gag. With the nappy, sometimes I change her standing up holding the bars of her baby-jail, but mostly we just find something she hasnt ever seen before to hold and play with. A bottle of water, some keys, a tv remote...whilst she explores it, you can quickly change her.

I let her nap on me during the day. It gives me a chance to sit still for an hour and rest myself, and it means whereever I am she will fall asleep, rather than having to be back for "nap time" so she can go in her crib. She still goes to bed ok at night (or did, until 10 days ago she started having night terrors but that's totally seperate) so it works best for us.

Joy - posted on 04/03/2009

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she is either overtired or teething. when my son cries i always have to remember he is trying to tell me something...just have to figure out what!!

Jessica - posted on 04/03/2009

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My daughter is also 8 months old and recently cut her first 2 teeth and she gets unbearable when she is teething (mind you her teeth started moving at 4months). She is also very hard to handle when she is going through a growth spurt so if daughter doesnt seem to be teething she could be suffering from growing pains. I'd deffinately try her on infant pain relief (personally i found that infants nurofen worked better for pain relief and panadol better for fevers and immunisations). My daughter seemed to live on nurofen for a while there but it did her no harm and kept us all sain.



And never worry about letting her cry. My daughter is a real screamer and I have learnt to put her in her cot and walk away when it is getting to be too much. If all else fail take her to a dr just to make sure there is nothing serious going on like a possible ear ache!



Good Luck!

Ashley - posted on 04/03/2009

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Sounds like she's hurting to me. Try the teething tablets, or try some Tylenol or gas medicine (if her tummy is hard). If those things don't work, you might want to take her for a check-up at the dr.'s office. It's not usual that a baby would cry that much unless something is bothering them. She's not trying to be fussy, I'm sure. She's just communicating with you...that's the only way she knows how. I know it's hard when they're fussy, though. If you ever get totally stressed out, put her in her crib and go outside (with the baby monitor of course), but give yourself 5-10 min. of fresh air. Crying will not hurt her...and as long as she's in a safe place (i.e. her crib), then you can let give yourself a few minutes to regroup. It's hard being home all day with babies that don't feel well. You want to help them, but you just don't know how! Hang in there! It WILL get better!!! :0)

Toni - posted on 04/03/2009

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It sounds to me like she might be teething,  Try giving her infant pain reliever of your choice and see if that helps.  I have twin and they did the same thing when they were teething.  I hope that this helps.

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