I Really Just Don T Know What To Do

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ImpatientMommy - April 9

There has GOT to be something wrong with my 9 month old, SOMETHING. Everyone, including the pediatrician, says it's just teething but she cries, SCREAMS hysterically all.... day.... long. All day. There will be short periods of time in between but all of a sudden, out of NOWHERE, she just freaks out. Starts thrashing her body around and arching her back really hard and gets all stiff and just FREEEEEAKS OUT. Hysterically cries, this goes on all day long. ALL DAY. I don't know what to do, this can't be JUST teething. There is no way teething is THIS bad.

 

wailing - April 9

IMP--I thnk u should get a 2nd opinion. Jo is usually such a great baby so the fact that she's reacting so bad to teething is worrisome. Especially the arching her back and screaming thing. Follow ur instincts and check into it. If it turns out to be nothing you 've wasted nothing. But, better to be safe

 

ImpatientMommy - April 9

My mother-in-law suggested giving her the Baby Gas X after every bottle and I know that's safe to do so I'm going to start doing that and she also suggested going back to the basic solids, like just singular foods like just Pears not the mixtures and stuff. Anyone think that'd be a good idea?

 

ImpatientMommy - April 9

Wailing- she's a good baby but she's always been a fussy one as well. When she was little she was definitely colicky. It's so weird though, like I said in another post recently, she stops when you change her environment. Like when she's doing this I try to calm her down but she just gets more and more worked up then I'll go in another room and bring her to a window and she'll stop. And she NEVER, EVER does these feak outs when we're out. The other day we were out all day and she was PERFECT but then the day before and the day after she was back to freaking out randomly. It really gets me thinking that maybe nothing is wrong with her and she's just fussy because these things just make her stop but then when I see her freak out I can't help but to think SOMETHING is wrong.

 

Nerdy_Girl_10242006 - April 9

My daughter was that way...and it was worse at night...she had 2 teeth come in and once they popped she stopped. But with her they were that bad, so it can be that. She had a 100 degree fever with it too. After like 4 days one came in, then she was still bad, and 8 days later another one came. I didn't sleep at all, I was drained. Then she wouldn't let me put her down. Buy some baby orajel and try that, it never hurts to try.

 

Nerdy_Girl_10242006 - April 9

My daughter is far from a baby who loves being home, she LOVES outside. And that did sooth her as well if we were not in the house. Plus being in the house all day everyday is probably boring for her I would think, so we get out as much. She can sit in her car seat while we grocery shop, no problem. But I can't put her down at home. My daughter is a really fussy baby. But thats what she does when she throws a fit. She will arch her back. Its her way of letting me know she wants to be held.

 

ImpatientMommy - April 9

Yeah Nerdy, I keep going back and forth. The whole being fine thing when she's out and about and being fine when I switch her environment makes me think there isn't anything wrong with her but then when I see her freak I just can't help but be like what could possibly be wrong with her!? It just sucks because I don't have a car so I can't go a lot of places on my own. I can't wait for the whether to be nice so we can just be outside all day if we have to haha

 

mlm056 - April 9

Wailing, my ds is 9 mths.. 2 things come to mind -- my ds did the same thing.. first I went back to burping him after every bottle -- guess what, he had emormous burps -- EVERY time.. so perhaps DD has gas. The 2nd thing I did was go back to the basics with food -- ie no mixtures just straight fruits and veggies and I stopped all meats (b/c they tend to be mixed with something).. I also gave smaller amounts of beans (gas). My DS was so bad with the constant screaming that I ended up taking him to emergency... he was screaming 11pm-5am (of course when DH was travelling!) Hospital said right away -- GAS mixed with teething.. the more they cry the more air they take in and the more gas... I tried the gas drops Mylox (sp?) didn't see much of a difference... try burping and simplifying food... we have done these two things since Feb 15th -- made a world of a difference. GL.. let us know how it goes.

 

mlm056 - April 9

Opps, forgot to mention that, same as your DD, my DS would calm down with a change of environment -- takes their mind off of the pain -- be it gas, teeth or boredom! But since the 15th, DS can sit for 20-40 mins at a time with his toys and entertain himself -- which is such a TREAT when you have experience the opposite!

 

ImpatientMommy - April 9

Yeah I think I'm going to try going back to the singular foods!

 

ImpatientMommy - April 9

I forgot to mention. I gave her Baby Gas X after her formula at 12 and she was perfectly fine all the way till 2 when she took her nap. Should I give this after solids too? I don't know whether or not solids cause the same kind of gas drinking does.

 

mlm056 - April 9

My DS has great burps after solids?? Weird..guess he is adjusting to the spoon etc... I would recommend it after solids.. just thinking about the other things the ped told me when I was going through this.. he told me not to over feed DS...said Mom's tend to overfeed babies when they are colicky and make the gas worse.. he told me to aim for 4 8oz bottles in 24hrs vs 3 oz here, 4 oz there... hope this helps,

 

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