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Why is my 5month old son always so fussy?

This is my day with him and his older brother. Logan (5months old) wakes up at 6:45 to 6:50am every morning, wants to be cuddled and at 7am i make his bottle where he only drinks like half or leaves and oz where i then have to drain it in his throat. then i go get him dressed and get his brother dressed and head down and make Haiden ( 3years) and myself breakfast, put logan in the high chair so he can see me and his brother. Then i shower so we can leave to go see daddy at work at 9am. so we leave by 8:45am.
we get home, i do some chores, make another bottle and he pulls the same thing, either plays with the nipple after drinking half or leave and oz left, or he cries. then i make Haiden lunch. After lunch haiden has a friend come over at 12:15pm everyday. And by 12:30 or 1pm Logan goes down for a nap and sleeps till about 3:30pm. by 4pm he wants a bottle, but pulls the same thing.
at about 5:30pm he takes another 1hr nap and by 7:30pm or 8pm he gets a bottle but all of a sudden takes it good with out playing or screaming, and he eats his cereal and fruit or veggie what ever he is on for the week. and he goes to bed at 8:30 or quarter to 9pm.
In between he is always fussy, wants to be held, or his blankie, u can't leave the room to go to the bathroom or he screams. he gets so frustrated when he can't figure something out and just throws a temper tanturm. he wants to crawl but his upper body strength is not there and he gets mad when he can't move. He just figured out how to roll from tummy to back and he realizes he can move that way, but sometimes he forgets how and gets mad and wants u to help him.
I am getting so mad, because i can't leave him alone anywhere or he screams, he doesn't want baby toys he wants his brothers toys, and he doesn't want to play with his brother either.
Any idea why he is like that, my older son who is three was never like this when he was baby. U could leave him on the floor and he would care less if u left the room, he never wanted to be held either. But Logan is different and i am not used to it

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Asked by at 1:12 PM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • some babies need more of their mommy.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 1:16 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • he just needs more attn. than your other one did. but it's ok to let them cry if u need to go to the other room for a sec. its ok to let them cry if they just wanna cry for no reason as long as they dont get hysterical. Get one of those backpack things that go in the front and strap him to you if you dont want him to cry. But it sounds like your doing fine. And if he wants to play with his bro's toys let him as long as it doesnt have pieces that he can stick in his mouth and choke.

    Answer by MOM2DYLnHAYLEE at 3:14 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • It sounds like he just wants to be with you, babies feel safe and loved when they're being held. Your warmth, smell, and heartbeat all comfort him. I'd invest in a good sling or carrier so you can get things done while giving him the comfort he needs.

    Answer by jupiter84 at 10:47 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Some babies are more fussy then others, if he is used to you holding him alot then he will fuss to get his way so you will hold him. Don't give in and let him cry when he's fussy just put him in his swing, or bouncer. My daughter was that way. But he could start to be cutting teeth by now through his gums and they might get swollen.

    You could give him some teething gel to help soothe him and calm him down, tylenol will help as well, a frozen babana to naw and chew on, a cold wash cloth will help, maybe he is on a growth spert and wants to eat more offten, maybe try some baby cereal and some baby foods with him he may love it :) Sometimes babies will fuss for more attention or to just roll on the floor and may not like to be put in anything. Good Luck :)

    Answer by Hesmynavyman at 12:31 AM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • To hesmynavyman- i tried teething gel, i tried cold wash clothes, i tried putting him in his booster high chair and talk to him while i do dishes, I held him, rocked him, just let him cry it out but nothing works.
    As far as the food i give him a bottle when he is hungry, and on his schedule and i give him ceral and food before bed

    Comment by (original poster) at 2:44 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

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