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Babytalkobsession Wed 08-Feb-17 21:09:32

Please tell me this is a short phase...

DS2, 7 months old. Breast fed mainly but large formula bottle before bed and weaning ok but early days.

Until now he has been a pretty contented baby. Ok sleeper (has slept through but more likely wakes once / twice for a feed, back to sleep in own cot). We've always just put him in his bed when he's tired, he'd suck his thumb and nod off. No routine as such but usually quite reliable naps and always asleep by 7pm.

He's had a cough / cold for weeks but no temp, eating normally etc

But something has changed! He whines / cries all day. Won't sit / play without me, wants to be held all day but still cries when I'm holding him (it's a low level constant moany cry...) he's just miserable! He's hardly napping, and to get him to nap I have to rock for ages (swore I'd never do this after ds1!!), waking up screaming and then grumpy again. He's just not himself. Not settling easily at all for bed and then waking up frequently. Last night awake 3 til 5am. Night before 1am-5am off & on.

Could be teeth but can't see anything happening. He only has one. Did give calpol tonight.

Aah!! What would you do? Thinking of GP appointment to rule out illness but he has no temp. DS1 was a nightmare sleeper. Please tell me DS2 isn't becoming one? Help!

KatyN Wed 08-Feb-17 21:25:04

I would bet teeth, but wouldn't put money on it. I'd do a day of calpol at regular intervals and see if it made a difference. if it doesn't make any improvement then you will need to hunt for other ideas but you can at least rule pain out.
mine is 13 months and so near talking.. I hate having to guess what's going on with her all day.
K

Peachesandcream15 Wed 08-Feb-17 21:26:29

Sounds like teething. It can be ages before something pops through and then it all makes sense! I think I would give calpol in this situation although I like nurofen for teething, I find it works better. Try read up on other ideas for soothers

Believeitornot Wed 08-Feb-17 21:32:26

have you ever heard of wonder weeks? The theory is that babies have developmental leaps and their brains go a bit loopy. Might be that.

Lovethebubbles Wed 08-Feb-17 21:36:48

This screams teething to me. I've had this with both my children, days or weeks before the actual tooth cuts through.

Carsearching Wed 08-Feb-17 21:38:10

Sounds like it could be teeth. Could he be getting chicken pox? Apparently they are thoroughly miserable before the spots appear. I only mention it as there is a massive outbreak where I am atm so it's on my radar smile

Anditstartsagain Wed 08-Feb-17 21:41:12

I've never heard of the wonder weeks as pp suggested but I was going to say my oldest always turned into a right moan before he done something new 4 months before sitting 7 months before crawling and 10 months before walking stand out as nightmare weeks for me that or teeth. Off to Google the wonder weeks now

Babytalkobsession Wed 08-Feb-17 21:55:00

Thanks everyone. Could well be teething, he is drooling but no other signs. He had calpol tonight but hates taking it - it makes him gag! Any tips? Will get some nurofen in too, I remember that working better with my first. It's such a horrible business! I it is teeth the amber anklet he's wearing is clearly useless (as I suspected it would be grin)

We have the wonder weeks app. He supposed to be in a sunny period according to his due date, but at 31 weeks is just passed the 30 week separation anxiety fussy period so could be about of that?

He's also starting to crawl commando style so he's got a lot on his plate. It's tough being a baby!

Praying for sleep tonight!

Babytalkobsession Wed 08-Feb-17 22:14:09

Car we haven't had chicken pox yet and there are cases at his brother's nursery so there's a possibility. I'm always on the look out for spots in both boys. Although it's inevitable they'll get that in my first week back at work or something smile

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