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Screaming baby

My daughter is 3 months (well will be on the 17th). She's been super cranky and I don't know what to do. I've been giving her infant tylenol and ibprophen (alternating). At first I thought she had a ear infection (she was pulling on her ears but stopped) and now I think she's teething since she keeps rubbing her gums. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas about what could be the problem?

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lilbabimama22

Asked by lilbabimama22 at 4:35 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • google happiest baby on the block, try the 5 s's.....I can't remember all of them but swaddling, shooshing, swinging....anyways it works really well for fussy babies. White noise is really good too.... good luck.
    cdecker83

    Answer by cdecker83 at 4:37 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Did you take her to the DR to rule out the ear infection? Does she have a fever? my son used to get extra fussy ( he had colic til 6 months so it was hard to tell ) during growth spurts - some babies sleep more, he was the extreme opposite..
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 4:38 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Is she running a fever?
    momoftaterbug

    Answer by momoftaterbug at 4:38 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • normally she's not like this. she's in her swing right now whining. i've held her, cuddled her, everything and nothing is helping
    lilbabimama22

    Comment by lilbabimama22 (original poster) at 4:39 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Awww Sweetie you are totally on top of this. Trust yourself. The above is good advice to add it.
    ochsamom

    Answer by ochsamom at 4:39 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Did her pedi advise you to give her ibuprofen? The box does say 6-23 months.

    Marix3

    Answer by Marix3 at 4:43 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • i just checked her and she was 96.9°. i'm actually taking her to the dr tomorrow but if this keeps up and doesn't get better i might take her to the ER but i don't want to if i don't have to.
    lilbabimama22

    Comment by lilbabimama22 (original poster) at 4:43 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Sounds like you're doing everything you can. If all else fails, don't forget about your sanity though. lol Walk away from your DD for 5 minutes and regroup. Don't ever forget, she can tell when you're stressed. My 2nd of 5 cried 24/7 till he was about 9mos old. We had some good days and some really really bad days....but now its a distant memory I can chuckle at. Good Luck!!
    lovinlifewith5

    Answer by lovinlifewith5 at 4:44 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • i would think teething or gas from what you've written. try giving her some gas drops or a cold washcloth to chew on.
    ibebreezy

    Answer by ibebreezy at 4:45 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • if she has no fever (make sure to check again after her pain meds wear off then i wouldn't take her tonight.
    ibebreezy

    Answer by ibebreezy at 4:46 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

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