So my son is 31 weeks today. For the past week or so he has been such hard work between 5ish and bedtime. Whenever he wakes up from his afternoon nap, basically. He cries instant tears if we try to put him down and screams despondently if we walk away. His night sleeping has become worse too.
I haven't been eating anything different, it's not gas or his nappy, he doesn't have a temperature, he's been on solids once a day for about a month but we haven't introduced any new foods recently, he's not constipated, he's napping for at least an hour in the afternoons, he doesn't want to play, and he doesn't seem to be teething...
What am I missing? Or is this the witching hour everyone else talks about?
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17-05-2013 17:00 #1
I Need Ideas!
17-05-2013 17:29 #2
Could well be the infamous witching hour, it certainly sounds like it, or even just the fact he is growing and developing rapidly now and is starting to become more aware of his surroundings and the fact that he has been put down etc. So much development going on and stimulation that sometimes they just can't cope with it all and not to mention separation anxiety when they can't cope with all the extra awareness and stimuli.
It's tough going when you don't know what's going on and they're unsettled. I hope it settles for you and for him.
Eta: When my DD2 was particularly crotchety and unsettled around witching hour, I would either have her on me (in a carrier) or DH and I would tag team holding her whilst the other did dinner/baths etc as there wasn't a whole lot we could do and we're not into CC etc. I can say, it does get better (when you know for sure there's nothing physically wrong), it really does get better in time.
Last edited by Mod-Uniquey; 17-05-2013 at 18:27. Reason: eta
17-05-2013 17:31 #3
Second witching hour. Try taking bub for a walk outside. That always helped settle my two.
17-05-2013 18:15 #4
Hoping this stage passes soon. It's exhausting!
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