fussy baby

United States
May 11, 2007 11:14am CST
My eight month old daughter is extremely fussy today, I am not quite sure why. I gave her some gas relief drops for infants earlier and its not seeming to help. she doesn't want to eat and doesn't want to be walked around. she just wants to cry at the top of her lungs. my almost 2 year old son is such a sweetie, pats her on her back and tries to sing to her. Any ideas anyone? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
14 Jun 07
I'd definitely say she's teething, my daughter is now 1 & has 5 teeth with a 6th coming - she always got a little like that when her teeth were coming - fussy, crying a lot, not a happy baby! I gave her teething toys which worked or anything she can chew on, there's a teething gel you can buy to rub on the gums which kind of numbs the gums so they don't feel it or a bottle of warm milk/formula did the trick too - it all depended on how close the tooth was to coming through! You can also try RUSKS - they're a solid biscuit that babies suck/gnaw on - they're excellent for teethers coz the gummy chewing babies do on them gives them relief. Baby panadol/paracetamol (i think you guys use Tylanol or something like that) always works but you can try other things if you don't wanna use medicines!
• Australia
14 Jun 07
Since you said it was gas - if you don't want to use anything, try rubbing her belly clockwise - that was a trick i was told & it worked a treat for me!
• United States
13 May 07
Im guessing teething, even tho there hasnt been a change in her gums, that doesnt mean they arent coming :D I agree with taking her to her pedi, just in case. BTW, my son NEVER tugs on his ears when he has an ear infection, and he had 8 last year and has had 2 this year.
• United States
14 May 07
Thank you for your imput as well. I talked to her pedi. and she is teething but not badly. she just had a bad gas bubble that wouldnt come out. lol
• United States
11 May 07
Maybe she's teething. Check to see if any of her teeth are cutting. If so, a little Motrin/Tylenol will help with the pain. So, will some teething tablets. I use Hyland's. If she's pulling on her ears, she might have an ear infection. If you're not sure, the best bet would be to take her to see her pediatrician.
• United States
11 May 07
thank you for the tip. No she's not tugging on her ears. her gums are still pink and havent really changed since yesterday. :)
• United States
29 May 07
you could try layinf your baby across your legs and bounce then a little bit that's what i did with mine....