View Full Version : Bub wont stop crying, advice anyone?
I am in need of help tonight. My DS who is 10 months old today :smiliedance: has just cut a tooth...
The last 2-3 days he has had lots of wind (and I mean lots), he has had 2 very unsettled nights so far and he keeps going through spouts of screaming. Normally a cuddle will quieten him for a minute or so, but he soon starts up again. Other times he is a happy chappy!
So my questions are:
Do you think the wind is teething related?
What have other people done to relieve wind and the pain that comes with it, and been successful?
Any help would be appreciated as he isnt getting a lot of sleep and neither are we :sleeping:
Oh you poor thing, and he must be not feeling great either :hugs:
Try a very deep, very warm bath. Add a drop of lavender oil to calm and relax.
The other option is to bath him in a bucket, the upright position encourages the bub to slip into the foetal position and that can help move gas/wind. BUT a 10 month old might be too big for a normal bucket, and not many of us have huge buckets around the house :D
Or perhaps a nice massage, with warm oil (anything edible is fine for his skin, ie olive oil, almond oil, even canola oil if you've got nothing else) round motion on his belly, bicycle his legs.
Sit him on the toilet, with his butt really hanging into the toilet bowl (yes, sounds icky, but trust me :D) The "squatting" position will encourage gas/wind to move downwards. It's a reflex action to open the bowels when in that position. That's why I say hold him over the toilet :yes: he might just do a great big poo.
You can also sit him on your knee, with his butt hanging over your leg, so that he's in that "squat" position.
Hope things improve soon. If there's still a chemist open near you, I find that Brauers "Calm" is great when everything else has failed. It's all-natural and just helps them to relax a bit so they can go to sleep.
Thanks for your reply The_queen :)
I have tried most of what you have mentioned. I might go and give him a bath with lavendar oil soon... I havent tried that as yet. We often sit him a position where his legs are above his bottom (normally with his bottom in between our legs, with his legs hanging over one leg) that normally helps, but the wind seems to be harder for him to pass this time :( . I feel so helpless at the moment, I can normally help him with things that are troubling him (theres always something :rolleyes: )
I just tried to feed him but he kept putting the teat in his mouth then spitting it out screaming. I used a dropper and squirted some in to help him get the taste of the milk and it worked a treat :thumbsup:
Might just have to pick up some Brauers Calm and give that a go too.
I have heard of people doing a bit of a vaseline suppository, to just help the poo's along... I've never done it though, but apparently it works well (bit of vas on the finger, then... erm... well, stick it where the sun don't shine :D)
What about a bit of brown sugar in warm water, like a teaspoon of brown sugar in 30ml of warm boiled water? When we started DD on formula she got constipated and we tried the sugar water and it did work. To be honest I would try everything else before trying that - just because I don't like to give little bubbies sugar.. .. pear juice is supposed to be almost as good. Prune juice, too, maybe? If he is happy to eat solids, how about stewed apricots?
:hugs: Hope he gets better soon. Bloody babies :laughing: it's either feeding troubles or poo troubles :laughing:
Pear juice is GREAT!! If the little guy is constiptated (and its not just wind trouble) and it doesnt ease by tommorrow you can try coloxyl drops - they work fast!
Hope your little man has a good night and gets rid of whatever is hassling him..:hugs:
DS isnt constipated, it is wind trouble. He seems to be better this morning so hopefully it was a one-off. I tried the warm bath (and he had it a little warmer than normal) it helped a treat!
Thanks for your help again :D
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