+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    8,168
    Thanks
    754
    Thanked
    765
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Sick and super clingy 7 month old

    Hi all, my 7 month old has the cold virus and croup. He is going through hell fighting his first sickness especially at night.
    I honestly can't put him down in his cot, he just screams, which I can't allow when he is this sick. Last night he slept with me, but still cried a number of times until i actually picked him up. When I tried to lye him down next to mme again,he cried. Today he slept in pram. Im tired. Dh is taking the day off to help me rest.
    Honestly, is this normal? Will he settle back into his cot again?









    '
    m

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,878
    Thanks
    3,397
    Thanked
    5,160
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Your poor DS and you, it really is horrible! My DS has had croup, roseola, several colds this year and a virus.

    We have had several nights where literally he has been crying most of the night, the only way he would calm and settle would be when he was pushed in his pram, usually whilst singing 'little peter rabbit'.

    It's tough on everyone but I think it can be pretty normal, it was definitely normal for us. If his temperature is up, he's off his feeds etc then I'd be worried. Have you taken him to the dr?

    ETA - he will settle back into his cot I'm sure and if he is on the steroids for the croup you will find in a couple of days it has worked it's magic.
    Last edited by babyla; 20-09-2012 at 21:34.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    6,213
    Thanks
    387
    Thanked
    594
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Absolutely normal. BUT, if you're struggling with him that much all night I'd be inclined to go to hospital. Croup in a 7 month old is pretty serious. My 5yo ds had it (at age 5 for the first time) and he nearly ended up in hospital (we would have had to call an ambulance, so waited a bit and decided against it ... not the best decision in hindsight).

    My kids are hard work when they are sick with anything and it's super draining and it seems like they will never be well again, but they do get better and do get back to usual sleeping routines/locations. I hope your bub makes a speedy recovery!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    5,530
    Thanks
    377
    Thanked
    1,526
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Yeah totally normal, when they are sick they just want mummy cuddles. It's the only time my DS wants them! He will go back to normal once he's better.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    8,168
    Thanks
    754
    Thanked
    765
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Thanks all. The worst of the croup is over, it was only a bad/dog cough for 1-2 nights. His temp is normal. Now it's just runny nose and slight cough.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to 2BlueBirds For This Useful Post:

    mim1  (22-09-2012)

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    8,168
    Thanks
    754
    Thanked
    765
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Bump


 

Similar Threads

  1. Clingy 10 month old and childcare
    By mamatochompers in forum Working Hubbers - Employed
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-04-2012, 22:02
  2. Anyone else out there with a super clingy child !!
    By vv27 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 31-01-2012, 22:08
  3. 17mo is super clingy
    By Guest1234 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 13-12-2011, 16:03

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Springfree Trampoline
Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift Springfree Trampoline
The World's Safest Trampoline™ is now also the world's first Smart Trampoline™. Sensors on the mat detect your every move and your jumps control fun, educational and active games on tablet. Secure the Ultimate Christmas Gift today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Heinz Baby Basics
Our BPA Free range offers you a choice for every stage of your baby’s feeding development. You’ll love our brilliant colours, inspired designs and innovative features. Heinz Baby Basics caters for your baby’s needs!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!