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    Default very grumpy 9mth old....over it

    My 9.5mth old has gone from being a very happy chilled out bub to a very grumpy one the past week. We barely knew his first 3 teeth had come through a few weeks ago but he has 3 more ready to break through so I'm thinking his mood is related to teething but... Within an hour of waking up in the morning the grumpiness starts, he's unbearably irritable I am tearing my hair out, no matter what I do he's not happy, he doesn't want cuddles, he clings onto my leg so i pick him up then he keeps whingeing and wants to get down again. He isn't interested in his jolly jumper, he's crawling and walking around furniture so I've ruled out him being frustrated. I'm fairly sure he isn't sick or coming down with anything. He'd been playing when put in bed for his day sleeps (yesterday he didn't have his afternoon sleep, he just wouldn't go to sleep) but sleeping ok at night. So is it teething related or a phase for this age?

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    What time is he waking up? Maybe his waking up too early?

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    I'd say teeth. We got the first four without any drama but the eye teeth are buggers.
    We use Hylands teething gel (a natural product), dadda's blend oil ( also natural) and amber.
    Hope it passes quickly for you and your bub.


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    Rub some scotch on his gums?

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    He sleeps from 6.30pm to 6am so he's getting adequate night sleep but day sleep lately...he's definately not sleeping much at all. My ds1 was a terrible teether with high temps all the time, ds2 doesn't have the temps just the irritability... Scotch! I think i need one myself

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    dd was having 1 day sleep around that age, with a bigger night sleep instead.
    what do you do during the day?
    dd would get grumpy if we just stayed home, unless we were reading/playing/drawing all day

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    Is he waking up by himself at 6am or is he being woken up? I find that babies who are woken up (ie, not ready to be awake ) are generally more grumpy than other babies who haven't had their very important sleep disturbed.

    I also hope the PP who suggested Scotch wasn't serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkzy View Post
    Is he waking up by himself at 6am or is he being woken up? I find that babies who are woken up (ie, not ready to be awake ) are generally more grumpy than other babies who haven't had their very important sleep disturbed.

    I also hope the PP who suggested Scotch wasn't serious.
    No he wakes himself. He's definately tired during the day but fusses going down. Today was a terrible day, he did have a temp this arvo, his top gums are very swollen so i am now sure its his teeth. And our days are quite active with lots of playing with big brother, we walk everyday and we go to playgroup 2 mornings a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkzy View Post
    Is he waking up by himself at 6am or is he being woken up? I find that babies who are woken up (ie, not ready to be awake ) are generally more grumpy than other babies who haven't had their very important sleep disturbed.

    I also hope the PP who suggested Scotch wasn't serious.
    No he wakes himself. He's definately tired during the day but fusses going down. Today was a terrible day, he did have a temp this arvo, his top gums are very swollen so i am now sure its his teeth. And our days are quite active with lots of playing with big brother, we walk everyday and we go to playgroup 2 mornings a week.


 

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