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Inconsolable 17 month old?!?

Help! The screaming has lasted a little over 40 minutes. He's inconsolable. He has been changed. He is not hungry. He is not thirsty. He had a check up yesterday because he had an ear infection 2 weeks ago which is totally gone. He looked great then. He has recently pooped. He IS tired but he won't sleep.

He is not cold, not hot. Does not want held, nor in bed. Not interested in toys. About 15 minutes ago I gave him Tylenol. He's still inconsolable.

Help! Any ideas ladies?



.... oh yeah, he doesn't appear to be teething but I did also put some baby orajel on his teeth in case. He just drooled a bit and kept screaming.

 
MamaCarterof5

Asked by MamaCarterof5 at 11:48 PM on Nov. 25, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (11)
  • I've tried, he just screams at me. He stands up and falls down. He is just throwing his head back and screaming.
    MamaCarterof5

    Answer by MamaCarterof5 at 11:52 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • Poor little dude. When my son gets like that I get him up and play with him a bit until he calms down completely. And then we give bed another shot. Good luck!
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 11:51 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • maybe turn on a movie he likes.......leave it on, even if he keeps screaming, maybe it will eventually grab his attention or he will tired out and go to sleep
    Tricia19

    Answer by Tricia19 at 11:55 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • OMG! He just stopped crying!@!!!!
    You know what I did?
    I left him alone for like 5 minutes!!!!! AHHHHHHHhh I wish I would have tried that 40 minutes ago before I went and lost my mind, lol.
    MamaCarterof5

    Answer by MamaCarterof5 at 11:57 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • lol
    mama2twins07

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 11:59 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • I'm glad it's over. I totally feel your pain! Lol...
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 12:05 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • Did you check on him after he stopped crying? My son used to do that. But he would throw up, then stop crying.
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 12:36 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • mine would do the same-puke everywhere and not even cry one bit afterwards
    Tricia19

    Answer by Tricia19 at 12:41 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • Oh, and for the next time, try deep pressure therapy. Look it up on the web. It is a holding therapy. It works wonders.
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 12:42 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • That is what I was going to suggest, leaving him alone. I am so glad that it worked for you!
    mommyandthree

    Answer by mommyandthree at 12:43 AM on Nov. 26, 2008