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helpp my 5 month old! ?

For the past couple of days my almost five month old has been really cranky she cries when i try to put her to sleep and she fights it,usually when i feed her and pat her to go to sleep while im holding her she falls right to bed but recently she cries wont take her bottle and gets very cranky and fights! any suggestion on whats wrong or have you been in a similar situation?

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Asked by mommy16love at 12:29 AM on Dec. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • she could be starting to teeth

    Answer by r_elizabeth2290 at 12:30 AM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • ya thats what i thought her gums just aren't swollen i don't really see much of a difference in her gums either,we will see

    Answer by mommy16love at 12:32 AM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • She might be teething or coming down with something like a cold, possible ear-infection. Keep checking her temp, see if she tugging or pulling at her ear(s), runny nose(colds and ear-infections sometimes run together, teething too, if fever develops call doc especially if accompanied by any of the mentioned above.

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 12:33 AM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • It sounds like she's teething. My son didn't want his bottle when he was teething, I guess because his gums hurt more when he sucked on the bottle. Give her a cold wet wash rag to chew on. It will feel nice on her gums if she is. I use to wet one and stick it in the freezer for a few minutes and let it get half frozen. Also teething tablets and Oragel for short term relief, and Tylenol for long term.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 AM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • She's either teething or sick... write down her sypmtoms, check her temp, gums, watch her behavior. If you have questions don't be afraid to call the doctor, that's what they're there for. Call the office, usually a nurse can answer questions over the phone and tell you how long symptoms will last and if it's longer bring her in. There's nothing wrong with being precautious.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:33 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • Mine did the same thing around that time. He was infact teething. Get some homeopathic teething tablets. They work great!

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 4:08 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

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