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Are you sherlock: What the HELL is wrong with 4mo DS?

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SeatOfMyPants Thu 08-Nov-12 21:08:49

4 mo, has been combination fed for 3 weeks. All fine until now.
We were in a nice routine - 7pm swaddle and he was usually asleep after a 7oz feed by 730. Usually my partner gives him his bottle at 7 and that's it for the night but we've been up for 2 hours trying to soothe him in various ways.
What is the matter with him?He's so upset. But eventually crashed about 10 minutes ago - I think hes waking up again tho because he's hungry.
And he's hardly eaten so this is not exactly surprising.
I really can't do this tonight - I am SOOOO tired. I need some sleep, even a few hours I don't care.
Ive thought teething....I think he might have a dairy intolerance (he's on Aptimil comfort but it's still not curing the wind)....Argh! Pleeeeeease help?

Or does anyone want a baby by any chance?

llamallama Thu 08-Nov-12 21:10:02

4 month sleep regression is my bet. My DD went haywire at 4 months!

AnyaKnowIt Thu 08-Nov-12 21:10:44

Isn't 4 months growth spurt time?

GupX Thu 08-Nov-12 21:10:55


This is the thing. Once you've got it sussed - they change.

Time for an alteration to the routine?

Can you and DP take it in shifts?

I hope you get some sleep!

SeatOfMyPants Thu 08-Nov-12 21:15:26

You're ALL BASTARDS = where is my 'oh, this is just a little blib' post!!!!!!

SeatOfMyPants Thu 08-Nov-12 21:16:08

I mean Blip. And seriously. No - I don't think you are "BASTARDS"

Please someone come on and tell me it'll be ok.

SeatOfMyPants Thu 08-Nov-12 21:20:17

Oh and I should say - the 'nice routine' lasted for about ooo - one week.

He's been generally a windy and tricky baby - hence thinking of the dairy intolerance. Honestly, I'm not a smug person coming on being 'oh, what's wrong with my perfect baby..he's been so perfect for all his life'...

No. He hasn't. We've had NO sleep for months. Then I go off dairy and we put him on Aptimil Comfort and -what-do-you-know - he starts sleeping through the night within a fortnight - he's not cured of wind but he is WAY better. I had (very accidentally) some yoghurt at a cafe last weekend and he has been a windy shit bag ever since.

I really hope no one is going to show him these posts when he can read.

AnyaKnowIt Thu 08-Nov-12 21:20:34

It will be ok, I promise smile

ignores the fact you called me a bastard grin

Longtalljosie Thu 08-Nov-12 21:21:44


AnyaKnowIt Thu 08-Nov-12 21:22:01

Have you had the intolerance checked out?

BertieBotts Thu 08-Nov-12 21:22:37

4 month sleep regression - sorry grin

Might be combined with a growth spurt too.

Apologies, but DS slept 8 hours from 7 weeks... then the 4 month sleep regression hit, and he didn't sleep through reliably until he was TWO!

Also - Aptamil comfort is dairy, so it can't be the dairy he's reacting to if that's curing it.

EdgarAllanPond Thu 08-Nov-12 21:28:01

check his toes for hair.

check his whole body for things that might be hurting him.

other than that, you have my sympathy - sad

SeatOfMyPants Thu 08-Nov-12 21:31:01

no - aptimil comfort isn't curing him but he's better - enough to get to sleep in the first place which is a start.

Trying to get the intolerance checked but no one takes me seriously on it.
But the period I was off dairy and he was on AC was the best we've had so far - wasn't perfect, but way better than before.
I don't think growth spurt - we just went through one and I'm pretty good on the signs I think....
Argh! No - one replied to my anyone want a baby plea.
Anyaknowit? Have a baby for free? As an apology for almost calling you a "COMPLETE BASTARD" ala Vivian in the young ones (not showing my age).

NorksAreMessy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:33:41

I would like your baby please.

Yorkshire terrier or teenage boy for the swap?

AnyaKnowIt Thu 08-Nov-12 21:34:11

Erm, no have just gotten over reflux with my 20 month old. Thanks for the offer.

Have you thought about silent reflux?

NorksAreMessy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:34:22

Where are you 'seat'?

<checks satnav battery>

Marzipanface Thu 08-Nov-12 21:38:50

Could be anything. At that age my DD started teething. Is he gnawing at his fingers, doing weird shit with his mouth? Give him a cold teether and see if that makes a difference.

Or maybe he has any number of ailments that he can't talk to you about, an earache, a headache, a tummyache. At that age, can you give him some calpol? If he is fine ten mins later then you can be sure it was a pain somewhere. He will feel better and everyone will be happier all round.

I spent hours dying of tiredness with my little one rocking and soothing until finally my Mum suggested some pain relief. Ten mins later my dd was happy, eating and sleeping. I can't believe the amount of time I wasted trying to help her and how many hours my little one must have been in pain!

vamosbebe Thu 08-Nov-12 21:41:20

We feed DS Nestle A110 (yes, I know Nestle are the evilest kind of evil, but that's the lactose-free milk we get free off the Spanish government!) and he cheered up NO END: less windy, colic cleared up almost overnight (and we used to burp him for about an hour after each feed), much quicker to settle.

I'd hazard a guess it's teething, in which case it won't last long. DS has had 7 teeth come in with only a bit of a cry at the first two, we got quite blasé about teeth - but tooth number 8 insists on being a 'gilipollas' (don't want to be reported for swearing!) and he has cried NON-STOP FOR 3 DAYS. I'm at the end of my tether, but I know that this too shall pass.


used2bthin Thu 08-Nov-12 21:42:36

I am going through the same with my 4 and a half month old dd2. dd1 stpped sleeping well at 5m but this one has never slept well-last night it was every twenty mins till I put her in with me then every hour. Its been this way since she went from crib to cot on sunday. It is exhausting and I don't know what the solution could be-luckily she is mostly happy when awake.

ajandjjmum Thu 08-Nov-12 21:43:04

Happened with DS who was an angel at night - a monster in the day though! He had the ribbon of a soft toy getting progressively tighter around his thumb. The thumb was blue before we realised. blush Hope he settles soon.

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