what does it take to calm a 6 month old down? when she is screaming her head off


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Amy - posted on 03/04/2011




Gerd is common but most likely she would hold down next to nothing! Definetly take her to the doctor, she could have a lactose allergy thats just painful or many other things. I always gave my children luke warm water with just a 1/2 tsp of karo corn syrup. Like 4 oz of water shaken up. helps to relieve gas and other colic signs!

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Is this a one time thing on a really bad day? Or a frequent occurance? Either way, if she's really hysterical or unable to calm down w/in a couple of hours.... I'd bring her in. When my friend's little boy was a baby he was screaming for a couple of hours and she just couldn't get him to calm down. Her 'mommy radar' was going off, so she decided to bring him in and he ended up needing bowel surgery (I forget exactly what it was).

Could be just a bad day, could be reflux or some other 'minor' issue, could be a big deal, but it's better to err on the side of caution when they are too young to tell us the problem. Hope she's doing fine now!!

Bonnie - posted on 03/02/2011




Have you tried holding her and see if she calms down. If she does, then probably all she wants is to be held. If she is still upset then chances are it is something else like reflux or teething.

Stifler's - posted on 03/02/2011




A teething ring? My kid had acid reflux too but that turned up more like at 6 weeks.

Dora - posted on 03/02/2011




Definitely listen to the other mommies and take her to the doctors. You need to find out why she is screaming her head off. Once you find out what the problem is then you can start looking into different solutions. Please keep us posted. Hopefully we can all help you once you know what is going on with her.

Jennifer - posted on 03/02/2011




I played it constantly when my son was an infant and it gave him something to focus on.

Louise - posted on 03/02/2011




If this is more than just a bad day take her to the doctors she may be suffering acid reflux without showing the signs of spitting up. My daughter had this and was a real nightmare screaming all the time for no reason we thought. A little Gaviscon powder in her milk was all that was needed and she completely changed over night. Don't suffer take her to the doctors and have her looked at just for peace of mind that there is nothing medically wrong with her. If your daughter has an ear infection then she will have a constant high temperature that comes down with baby paracetamol but comes back once worn off. A temperature at this age is a sign of infection so try and keep a daily record of your childs temp so that you know what is normal for her.

Alison - posted on 03/02/2011




Poor thing! Have you tried Ibuprofen? Has this happened more than once?

Katherine - posted on 03/02/2011




Does she spit up a lot? Have gas? Have you taken her to the doctor to make sure she doesn't have an ear infection? Is she on formula or breast milk?

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