Managing a grumpy superactive baby

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facepalming Tue 20-Sep-16 05:55:38

DS2 is 9 months old this week. He has always been grumpy! The first few months he cried all day everyday and after lots of gp and hospital visits we were told it's 'just' colic. Then it was teething. Then it was time for weaning. Well I think everyone's run out of ideas now!

Every time he hits a new stage things seem to ease a little. He was definitely ready for solid food just before 6 months. he started crawling just after that and that settled him further.

But he is still so touchy it's really hard t0 handle some times.

The slightest thing can set him off. If he doesn't get his own way he screams the place down.

It really gets me down. It ruins what should be nice family days out and disturbs ds1.

He had never taken comfort from cuddles - always fighting to turn himself away (he was bf for the first 6 months exclusively and as soon as he was done he would fight to get away).

He is so active I wonder if he is just impatient? I really struggled to keep him amused all day.

The only saving grace is that he sleeps pretty well although he is just getting over croup so that's gone out of thr window!

Any tips or advice?? Anyone else had a baby like this?

MoonlightMedicine Tue 20-Sep-16 06:24:26

Yes I had a baby like this, my second child. I've no advice I'm afraid, I just had to get through it. She's now 2.5 and still very challenging. But unlike your DS, her sleep has always been appalling, so that is probably a contributing factor to her grumpiness.

facepalming Tue 20-Sep-16 07:02:23

Oh moonlight poor you. I have no idea how you cope with that with no sleep. My eldest is still a dreadful sleeper at 2.5 but I honestly don't think i could cope if ds2 didn't sleep.

ODog Tue 20-Sep-16 13:25:41

DS was like this. He got better with every milestone but he is still very easily overwhelmed and he is still high needs. He's 2.3yo and its just him. On the flip side he is incredibly sensitive and caring. We just have to plan things with his personality in mind. Eg we are doing xmas day just the 4 of us (me, DH,DS and baby DD) much the GPs disappointment as the combo of lots presents, people, sugar etc would just end in disaster so we have removed the multiple 'exciting' people element.

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