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Help! 9 month old been crying for 3 hours

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Livvylongpants Fri 11-Jul-14 03:31:32

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JennyOnTheBlocks Fri 11-Jul-14 04:27:06

Hope DS has settled now, I remember DS2 doing something very similar when he was a baby, we ended up calling a doctor out to him, and he could find nothing wrong either.

No advice to give apart from maybe keep a bottle of calpol in the house for emergencies?

Justgotosleepnow Fri 11-Jul-14 05:17:14

How is he now? We had something similar a few weeks ago with our dd 14m
I decided it was night terrors as there were no actual tears but she was screaming and totally unsettleable. It was very odd and very distressing. hmm

madwomanbackintheattic Fri 11-Jul-14 06:00:47

Night terrors not really possible until around 2yrs as they are tied in to emotional development and the imagination. And once they start, they usually carry on for six months or so.

I usually gave up on trying to settle hysterical babies at this point, and went outside. Often the change of attitude in me (no longer stressed because I had decided that getting the baby back to sleep wasn't important) and the change of atmosphere - dark, cool, fresh air - meant that the baby settled. And I don't mean take them for a drive or anything, just take outside and talk quietly and either stand on the porch in the dark or walk about.

Just wrap a duvet or blanket round and play the distraction game.

Oh, but calpol if it was in the house, obvs grin

Hope all is calm now x

xvxvxvxvxvxvxvxv Fri 11-Jul-14 06:04:45

Poor thing. And poor you. Horrid isn't it.
Mine did a similar thing even with calpol. I guess it was teeth trying to come through I imagine that the pain is horrific as one tooth ache is bad enough let alone having them try to force their way out. Nothing you can do except hold them. It's exhausting and so worrying. Hope you both got some sleep x

Livvylongpants Fri 11-Jul-14 20:22:57

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