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My 1yo won't stop crying, any suggestions?

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BertieBotts Thu 01-Oct-09 00:23:32

I think he might be ill but have given him calpol and has not helped. He has not got a temperature, NHS Direct are never helpful when I ring and say "He just won't stop crying and I think something's wrong".

Bf not helping. Pacing not helping. Pushchair not helping. Singing not helping. DP defo not helping angry.

Help or at least handholding please?

CharCharGabor Thu 01-Oct-09 00:25:34

Oh dear, poor him (and you). Is his bottom sore? I've had dd up shrieking tonight as it hurt to wee. Or is he messing with his ears? Can you stick the tv on and just sit with him for a bit, see if it distracts him? Much sympathies, dd's been like this a few times and it's awful.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 01-Oct-09 00:27:10

. DH took our 14 mo DS out in the car earlier to get him to drop off, I feel your pain.

Have you given him a drink of water, we find that often if DS won't settle it's because he's thirsty.

Is it teeth? Give him a bit of cucumber straight from the fridge to chomp on, cools hot little gums really well, very often this calms DS right down enough that he'll sleep.

CharCharGabor Thu 01-Oct-09 00:28:12

Oh yes teething, flannel soaked with cold water also a good one to chew on.

vickiadele Thu 01-Oct-09 00:29:35

my 1yo was like this at 3am yesterday, the only thing that helped was thomas the tank, he got really ill once a few weeks ago, had a rash and v high temp, turned out he was just teething his 2nd tooth, dont worry it will make baby more upset.smile

CharCharGabor Thu 01-Oct-09 00:33:47

Hey Bertie, I've got to head off to bed now. I hope DS settles soon for you. If all else fails, I usually take DD into my bed and snuggle her in the dark until she settles down. Good luck smile

BertieBotts Thu 01-Oct-09 00:34:57

Thanks for all your suggestions Just offered water, he didn't want it though. I thought it might be teeth but calpol usually helps, then again maybe it's a big one. I've only got a silly pipette thing instead of a proper syringe and am paranoid about overdosing so he got closer to the min than max dose.

Have put ITNG on and he is mesmerised and calm But not sure if it is the best plan, he will go to sleep in his pushchair but not usually on me, and then will have to take him to bed again and hope for the best! Do you think it's worth giving ibuprofen as well now, or save it in case he wakes in 2 hours?

BertieBotts Thu 01-Oct-09 00:35:46

We co-sleep anyway so that wasn't working but thank you for the suggestion CharChar

vickiadele Thu 01-Oct-09 00:38:52

i personally would save it till later, it may be a bad night smile

mummysgoingmad Thu 01-Oct-09 00:45:18

i would give him the ibroprofen, offer a warm drink and try laying on your bed with him.

CharCharGabor Thu 01-Oct-09 09:35:43

Hope he's ok this morning Bertie smile

BertieBotts Thu 01-Oct-09 22:23:29

Oh sorry I missed your messages Yes he has been much better today, except he had a meltdown at my friend's house, luckily she had some teething powders. I was a bit sceptical as they haven't worked since he was 6 months old but they seemed to calm him down and perk him up straight away. So I have been to get some and am happy to have something less medicinal to try if I am not sure.

He has had a good dinner and gone to bed very easily tonight.. Think I will have an early night myself

acebaby Fri 02-Oct-09 19:01:47

He may have had a bad dream. DS2 has nightmares sometimes and they can unsettle him for the rest of the night. Glad he's feeling better now

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