Baby Whoas…

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
992 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Colic usually doesn’t show up for a month or so. 

Are you breast feeding? Could be a growth spurt and he’s cluster feeding. Could he have gas? Possibly a dairy allergy. 11 days is just to young to rule out a million things.

More likely than not, he’s just being a baby. He’s in his 4th trimester and he was thrust out into the cold, harsh world and the only way he knows how to deal with this is to cry. It does get easier, I promise!

Post # 3
557 posts
Busy bee

I’m going to have to agree that he is just being a baby. Mine will be 1 month on Thursday and fussy might as well be his middle name. This is exactly what you signed up for to be honest…and be happy that you had 11 good days because I haven’t. lol.

Post # 4
7185 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Sounds normal to me. As long as he doesn’t have a fever, is eating enough, and is having the normal range of pee and poop diapers, I wouldn’t worry.

Post # 5
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

Sounds like DD. She started out calm and sweet and by 1.5 week, she completely did a 180 and turned into a little devil lol. In our case, it was colic. She eventually grew out of it around 8 weeks but it was pretty rough until then. 

Post # 6
8480 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d say as long as baby doesn’t have a fever and has adequate number of wet/dirty diapers they are probably fine.  Any projectile vomitting is also something you need to go to the Dr. for or if you suspect issues with allergies/reflux.  If the crying is associated with feeding time I would probably call the Dr.

Some babies can be pretty high maintenance even though there’s nothing wrong with them.  I thought colic started around 2 weeks so I think it could be colic…

Is baby fussy all day long or do they have periods when they are fussy?  All babies will have fussy periods, usually in the afternoon and/or evenings.

Post # 7
6665 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Sorry to tell you- but ir sounds normal. Can’t tell you how many nights my daughters were up all night long. You will get through it!

Post # 8
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Some tips I personally found helpful/useful came from “the happiest baby on the block” book. I wore her about 90% of the time (and at almost 4 months still wear her a good bit but she does fine on her play mat and on her own more now), we swaddle her to sleep, and white noise was/is like a sleeping pill for her, I downloaded an app on my phone and as soon as I turned it on she would be lights out.

One other tip/suggestion – can you have someone come over today and ask them to watch baby for a few hours so you can take a nap? You need to keep your sanity 🙂 

Post # 9
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsTeasandkeys:  There’s a growth spurt around 10 days I believe, could be that!  The first few weeks are hard!!!  Watch the youtube video on Harvey karp’s happiest baby on the block. The 5 S’s work wonders – swaddling and loud white noise always calmed my baby instantly (try the hair dryer/vacuum or the white noise baby app for iphone!) Good luck! Hang in there, it gets easier! Especially once your hormones regulate and you start feeling better physically. For now, do what you have to do to survive and take it minute by minute and try to rest when baby does!

Post # 10
728 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Sounds like the 10 day growth spurt. Just make sure to follow his lead when it comes to feeding so that he is getting what he needs. Otherwise, it sounds pretty normal to me. DD is pretyy fussy which started once she was sleeping less during the day.

Post # 12
1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

How often is he feeding? My oldest would always feed for a short time but had to be fed every 1,5-3 hours for the first few weeks. So you might want to feed him more often. But if he is wetting his diapers then I wouldn’t worry about him not getting enough.

Post # 13
419 posts
Helper bee

8 mins each side? Are you emptying the 1st boob before you do the second? Because if you do just the foremilk without getting to the hindmilk it makes them extra gassy which makes them fussy. To check see if she has a really hard belly or kicks her legs straight out angrily. I have oversupply issues which made her gassy and she had trouble passing it. Gripe Water (or Gas Drops) helps a lot. 

Post # 14
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes I agree with the above poster.  Try and keep baby on one side to make sure they get the right balance of milk.  I think I read (when I was dealing with oversupply and fussy feedings) that you should try and feed for at least 15-20 minutes on one side before offering the second.  

Post # 15
2187 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

MrsTeasandkeys:  I agree with some of the others,  i think it’s just new baby life. I always tell my friends the first 3 months were hell (and they were … no sleep, fussy baby, hormones, healing etc) and after that things sort of worked themselves out. Hang in there, ask for help and sleep when and where you can 🙁 

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