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5 mouth crying nonstop

My son woke up this morning crying, he has ate his normal feedings, cried a little bit during his feedins but nothing major. but all he wants to do is cry, wont take his naps. He is teething but i gave him his meds and it didnt help him stop crying. He dont have a fever. Im in need of help!!! Please = /

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on May. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • sometimes babies just need to cry things out, if feeding him or rocking him doesn't work then he probably just needs to stop crying on his own

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Just hold him. Does he have gas? If you bottle feed, try smaller feeds more often and keep him upright after a feed for a while in case it is reflux. Try a proper baby/wrap sling -- so you can do things -- this is soothing for babies. Do it properly and it is 100% safe. Go for a walk, babies like activity and crying goes through you less outdoors. You may find that as you walk he'll fall asleep.

    Answer by amileegirl at 2:44 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • It could be that he has gas.
    Lay him on his back, take one foot in each hand and gently push his knees to his chest and then pull his feet back towards you. Do this over and over again. This helps move the gas around and push it out of the system. You can also give him a warm bath and then do the knee to chest (Backwards Rocking Horse as it is called. When the child gets older they tuck their knees up under them while on the floor and rock back and forth. That's the rocking horse. It does the same thing) You can also lay him across your lap and pat his back. Pat up the back and down the back to help move the gas through his body.

    Put him in a front sling and walk him around the block or around the house. Sing to him or go "Shhh" near his ear while cuddling him or walking. This may help soothe him into going to sleep.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:15 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • First, there was recently a recall on infant/children's tylenol, motrin, zyrtec and benadryl. I would check on the ndc number of the med if you are giving one of those.
    Second, has your baby been sick? Possibility of an ear infection?

    Answer by Daynaof3 at 3:23 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • have you tried jiggling - sit with your back against a comfy chair, knees up and feet supported, baby sitting facing you on your lap, hands supporting his head if needed, and ... jiggle - find the pace he likes, sing a song, get a partner if possible to spell you, pillows for arms if not, but it worked for our 2nd. You can also try the dancing routine: football hold, music or your favourite show on and - just keep moving in a rythm they like. Trust me. I lost all my baby weight in a week and then, baby, dance....bonne chance

    Answer by LisaLulu at 7:27 PM on May. 11, 2010

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