8 week old inconsolable

(11 Posts)
Savannah13nbump Mon 03-Oct-16 16:07:01

Please help not sure if we are doing something wrong! Our 8 week old ds I'd generally a happy baby but come 7-8pm he crys non stop for hours normally until around 11-12, this is every night, other than this period he hardly cries and if he does we can calm him down, is he overwhelmed with the day, is it colic all other stories I read on 8 week old babies they don't seem to have crying episodes thank you in advance

SpeakNoWords Mon 03-Oct-16 16:12:25

I would say its not unusual for some babies to cry like this. You could try dimming the lights, the tiger in the tree hold, white noise. My 15 week old was similarly grumpy in the evening, but letting him cluster feed helped somewhat. He's mostly grown out of it now.

domesticslattern Mon 03-Oct-16 16:15:03

Both of my babies did this. It is very wearing isn't it?
They used to want to feed and feed. I got in some boxed sets and watched TV while holding and feeding. Do find your most comfortable chair as it is a long haul!
Sometimes my DH used to take them for a walk up the road in the sling and they would do a giant burp. So that answered that one! Also a gentle walk round the garden in the dark sometimes calmed them.
Good luck, remember these things pass.

BertieBotts Mon 03-Oct-16 16:19:41

Look up "the witching hour" or "cluster feeding" - it's very very normal behaviour unfortunately!

Mozfan1 Mon 03-Oct-16 16:22:08

It's cactus hour, totally normal. Ds was like it until about 6 months old

YokoUhOh Mon 03-Oct-16 16:24:05

Google 'purple crying' and, as PP said, 'cluster feeding'. DS2 is 4 months and he's stopped (thank god). It gets better!

Ruthiesj Mon 03-Oct-16 16:34:47

This appears to be normal behaviour for some babies. How is your baby sleeping in the day? I saw improvement in my DDs evening fussiness when I started paying more attention to her day time naps. Basically try to get him to nap (I mostly used a sling) 90 minutes after he last woke. The sling also helps with wind, I wouldn't be without ours.

As PP mentioned, white noise can be really effective as well as trying to keep all stimulation to a minimum in the evening, low lights, etc.

Savannah13nbump Mon 03-Oct-16 17:02:07

Tbh I've not paid that much attention to naps exact in the day but I will give the 90mins a try, I'll try anything at the moment, also just about to google purple crying I think it's good to know we are not doing anything wrong and other parents are going through the same

ZZZZ1111 Mon 03-Oct-16 21:05:48

My baby used to be fussy throughout the evening and cry lots too. I thought maybe he was overtired as hadn't paid much attention to naps etc during the first couple of months. Once I started putting him to bed when he was about 2 months old things were so much better! It was definitely overstimulation and overtiredness for us.

MrsPatrickDempsey Mon 03-Oct-16 21:12:52

Have a read of this

babyhintsandtips.com/doctor-tips-colic-bore-your-baby-to-sleep/

CaptinMuma Mon 03-Oct-16 21:15:55

My DD was the same, a trick that worked for us was to get her to nap just before the time she was most irritable (7pm) so we'd let her nap for an hour or two. It means you still habe a laye night but a happy child! Good luck x

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