Six Month Old Cries Constantly, Why?

DeAnna - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Cries when being held, when not being held, when eating, when bathing, when playing, ALL THE TIME!! What do I do? He acts a little better when up walking w/him. I'm out of ideas. Please help.

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April - posted on 02/25/2010

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I would make sure there's nothing wrong. No ear infections or anything like that. Take him to the doc to be sure. Some babies just cry a lot. My son cried for about the first 4 months of his life nonstop. Drove me nuts. The only time he would stop crying is if i would walk around holding him. There was nothing wrong with him. We took him to the doc and specialists...nothing. He just liked to cry and be held. Eventually my son just grew out of it and he rarely cries now...just a whiney 15 month old. ha ha. It is a possibility that he is teething, It's a little early, but some babies get teeth early. Hope everything works out for you :)

Kelly - posted on 02/25/2010

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Oh yeah, the reflux is a thing you should really check out. The meds are kinda expensive, but if that's what's going on, then he needs it. It's pretty simple to tell if that's the problem. If he's better while on meds, then that's it. If he regresses off the meds, then it's reflux. My sister's girls all had this. She said the meds are kinda icky tasting, but they can put flavoring in it at the pharmacy. First step, take him to the doc.

Stacey - posted on 02/25/2010

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My son was like that til I found out he had reflux and colic. He slept in his car seat,and after being on meds for his reflux he was happier.

Kelly - posted on 02/25/2010

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I agree with these moms. With my daughter, when she was about 13 months old, she was not acting like herself at all. Very fussy all the time. I thought it was just her teeth, but finally took her to her doc. Sure enough, it was an ear infection. After 2 courses of antibiotics, she's all better. I've also heard of babies being lactose intolerant, even of breast milk. While soy is an option, it does contain estrogen and has been a suspect of feminizing boys. I've heard goats milk can help, too. Best of luck and keep us posted!

Sakinah - posted on 02/25/2010

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my little boy is 8months now but for the first 2 months after he was born all he would do was cry and the only way i could get him to fall alseep or calm down was walking him in his buggy. it became a nightmare i was up all night pushing him up and down the hallway. i ended up taking him to see a doc as i was starting to get worried and it turned out the formula milk he was having was making him ill meaning he couldnt take in dairy well. he was then put onto a soya version of the formula milk and after a week it was like i had a changed baby i was able to rest. if you are breast feeding and eat dairy yourself i have been told you can pass alot in your breast milk. if you are worried id say take him to see a doc. mothers are always right and know when there is somthing wrong. then again it may not be that but its worth a try as i know it can be very commen in babys but more or less all grow out of it. hope that has been helpful.

Jessica - posted on 02/25/2010

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Does he spit up alot and maybe forcfully? Could be acid reflux, is his poop normal could be constipated? Do his ears look okay or do you see alot of wax might be an ear infection? If all no, has he always cried like this, unfortunately really could just be his personality. I do have one son who cried more than my other children, not alllll the time but alot and he is 5 and he is still quick to whine/cry trying to stil break this trait, lol.

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