Flipping 'eck - 4 month olds are hard work aren't they?

(15 Posts)
voodoochimp Sat 31-May-14 15:25:17

I'd forgotten what this stage is like <sigh>

Non sleeping

Fussy feeding

Demanding & assertive

Grabby

Shouty

Wants constant entertaining

I'm exhausted. I want my chilled out baby back!

Jaffakake Sat 31-May-14 18:04:42

Remember, everything's a phase & it'll pass. Your chilled baby will be back x x

voodoochimp Sun 01-Jun-14 11:21:07

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

DS has done nothing but whinge and cry so far today, apart from the 5 minutes I spent holding him in the air playing aeroplanes. But my arms got tired pretty quick and he started moaning again.

It's like someone stole my baby and replaced him with a gremlin. I

s this an actual thing, that all babies go through at this age? He doesn't seem ill or anything, but should I be worried?

luckiestgirlintheworld Sun 01-Jun-14 17:08:53

Oh good- I thought it was just mine!

CaramellaDeVille Sun 01-Jun-14 17:18:23

Going through the same here. I believe it's a thing at 4 months.

Littlef00t Sun 01-Jun-14 17:53:33

Yay sad my dd is 12 wks and only just got rid of the non- napping gremlin of the last 2 wks. Oh well. I'll make sure I enjoy my poppet of the next couple of weeks. This too shall pass...

cadidog Sun 01-Jun-14 20:30:19

My 4 month old has developed a piercing shriek that he utilises every time he's even a little upset/angry. So annoying.

voodoochimp Sun 01-Jun-14 21:09:47

YES mine does the shriek too!

Every time a toy falls out of reach
Or the milk isn't flowing fast enough
Or I haven't picked him up quickly enough
Or I put him down for a minute

I'm worn out!

BotBotticelli Sun 01-Jun-14 21:19:33

I found short 10 minute bursts of BAby TV (Sky Channel 623) were literally the ONLY thing that stopped my DS whingeing at this age (ducks to avoid flaming). Cuddles didn't cut it. Not really old enough to enjoy toys. Hard hard work.

It does pass though :-)

DancingtheTittyTango Mon 02-Jun-14 06:06:11

I have 3 kids and I hate to say it but this is just the beginning! grin

cadidog Mon 02-Jun-14 08:51:20

Thank GOD for Baby TV! Mine has managed to scratch his face so he looks like The Joker at the moment.

beatingwings Mon 02-Jun-14 08:54:06

Dancing - I agree. Four months is the easy stage.

notaflamingclue Mon 02-Jun-14 08:57:51

You have my sympathies - but not that much! Looking back I now realise that the first year is a PIECE. OF. PISS. I obviously didn't think so at the time.

DD is 15 months.

CaramellaDeVille Mon 02-Jun-14 21:12:03

I see your 15 months and raise you to 4 years. Bloody nightmarish. Plus a non- sleeping, shrieking 4 month old too. Pass me the gin.

gamerchick Mon 02-Jun-14 21:14:55

The 4 monthlys. .. where more lights come on and the world becomes much more interesting and there's fuck all they can do about it grin

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