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7 month old always whinging

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tintinenamerique Sun 19-Feb-17 08:23:35

Slightly at my wits end with DS2 who s nearly 8 months old. He's been a whingey baby since very early on. No eating/sleeping issues and the whinging isn't related to being tired or hungry. Sometimes it's down to boredom/lack of attention as it stops when he gets attention - not always easy to give him as much attention as he would like as I have a 2 year old as well. He's also extremely sicky - throwing up maybe 20 times a day. He's on domperidone which helps but doesn't stop it. A dummy helps with the unhappiness. I'm feeling really frustrated as the constant grizzling is getting me down.
Any thoughts/tips? I'm wondering whether he is in pain or at least discomfort and whether adding ranitidine to his reflux meds might help (ds1 was on domperidone and ranitidine until 9 months). Please help

Heirhelp Sun 19-Feb-17 09:48:25

Is he moving yet? My reflux baby was much happier when she could properly crawl and get to things herself.

FizzyFeet Sun 19-Feb-17 10:08:24

Oh god, my DD was awful around 7/8 months! I think for her it was just a phase, and frustration at not being able to move (never a crawler). She used to jump happily in the jumperoo at that age - worth a try?

No advice on the reflux except sounds like a good idea to go back to the gp to discuss upping the dose or adding in another drug.

This too shall pass!

tintinenamerique Sun 19-Feb-17 10:13:27

Thank you. Yes, jumperoo definitely helps though not for more than 5 mins or so. He is desperate to move and I know he'll be a bit happier when he can entertain himself. He has been a whinger since the very early days. He's fine when he's getting attention - v smiley. Urgh. Hard work

LlandudnoLlandudno Sun 19-Feb-17 10:59:35

Sympathies OP my DS was the same. From about 4-7 months he whined and shouted at me non stop and I was going out of my mind. Then he learnt to crawl and I had another baby. I now enjoy being a parent which for months I didn't think was possible! He will crawl soon I am sure and hopefully he will feel much better for it smile

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