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14/03/2013 at 20:42
*self indulgent whine alert* - I know lots of people are having a tough time and this is nothing but I just need to vent.
how do you stop the crying driving you mad??? H has got into the habit of screaming (and I mean piercing screams making him almost sick) a lot of the time he is awake. He's calm for times then screams. I find it really draining when there is nothing I can do and I find it driving me mad - is this normal??? He doesn't like being put down in his cot so I feel I just feed, have him sleep on me, listen to him cry and try to soothe him and then start the cycle again. I'm going crazy, will he not be calm!
i know this is a pointless post I just need to get it off my chest. I think it's not helped by the fact my stitches still haven't healef I'm still having s discharge and we have no hit water!
rant over, no need to reply!
14/03/2013 at 20:47
Is he colicy do you think? I feel your pain. Baby makes a right fuss over naps hete and must admit sometimes I shut doors and leave her for a bit as the crying makes me want to scream!
14/03/2013 at 20:48
It's only natural that constant (or seemingly constant) crying will drive you potty. I feel the same sometimes, it also depends how well that day has gone, how well I've slept etc as to how I deal with it. I find A picks the most awkward times to cry a lot - when I sit down to eat dinner and when I want to go to bed!
14/03/2013 at 20:49
Id recommend some ear plugs for the high pitch screaming as it just takes the edge off it a bit, and helps keep you calm, as the more anxious you get, he will pick up on it
Again, sounds like my Henry. Sorry I can't remember if you've said, is he having tummy troubles? Reflux? This is what makes my H act like that. He's calm and peacefully sleeping then he tenses up and screeches like he is in agony. It does drive you mad, worse not being able to stop it. Just letting you know you're not alone x
14/03/2013 at 20:51
There could be several reasons why he may cry, this is a handy checklist www.cry-sis.org.uk/cry.html
Have you got a sling to pop him in? He may have colic. Big hugs to you as the crying can be really horrid and stressful x
14/03/2013 at 21:24
I wonder if it is colic of reflux, he does cry from nowhere and looks in pain but then stops just as suddenly.
Does this sound like colic? Anything I can take to help?
It's good to know (again) I'm not alone. Sometimes it feels like I'm trapped in a little box so it's good to just get it out sometimes.
Tell me it eases over time???
14/03/2013 at 21:45
From the NHS, colic www.nhs.uk/.../Introduction.aspx and from BabyCentre, reflux www.babycentre.co.uk/.../reflux
With colic, you can get medicines that can be given before/after a fed as well as added to a bottle feed. For reflux, I believe you can be prescribed medicine from the doctor. You're not alone, L can be colicky at times so I have add Dentinox colic meds to her bottle, and it will pass xx
15/03/2013 at 00:22
Infacol works wonders for G's colic/reflux. In know others swear by Gripe water too, def worth a go, if still a problem see the GP, if they think it's reflux they'll give you baby gaviscon, this tends to cause constipation though, next step is a drug called rinitadine
(spelling??) Which works wonders apparently. Also might be worth looking at anti-colic
bottles if you are using bottles?
15/03/2013 at 00:26
Also try propping up the head end of the cot, burping half way through a feed, and keeping them upright for 20 mins after a feed, all will help if it is reflux. Tummy massage and cycling their legs can help with colic.
I feel for you, it is extremely draining when they cry like that and upsetting to see them in pain. Def speak to the GP or health visitor about it x x
15/03/2013 at 01:58
Screaming constantly expecially in early evening is an indication of colic. Doctor recons if they scream three hours or more for three days in a week for three weeks its likely colic. E would start like clockwork at 4pm and continue until half seven. Because my hubby wasn't here it got to the point where I skipped dinner three days running as I was comforting E. She had infacol before each feed and gripe water after but only colief drops made a difference. However they are £12 a pot and last five days. Currently battling to get my doctors to prescribe them. I used to dread 4pm but she is now much better .
15/03/2013 at 02:19
As others have said it maybe colic or it may just be a newborn phase, J was the same for a couple if weeks. In the end I would carry my IPhone around with us plsying music an d I would sing- I think it helped calm J and also helped keep me sain x
15/03/2013 at 07:55
O had the most horrendous colic (and accompanying crying!) and only colief did it for us (LM keep pushing...we got it on prescription here with no hassle/questions....even the pharmacy told me could get it this way when I first bought a bottle!)
How you're feeling is completely normal...O had periods of non stop crying and it'd often end in me putting him safely in his cot and leaving him for 5 mins or so....I'd often be in tears too! Sending big hugs....this too shall pass xx
15/03/2013 at 08:16
I am putting my best argumentative pushy mummy hat on today coco, will report back.
If E was really bad i would put hwe in the car. One night I drove to Mcdonalds just so I could eat. The car motion settled her enough for five minutes as did a bath with me.
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