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    Default Arsenic Hour/Witching Hour....when does it get better?

    As the title states. Please share your advice/stories on when arsenic/witching hours will get manageable. Currently 5.5 week old bub is permanently attached to me or screaming for around 5/6hrs every afternoon/night.

    Makes dinner, bath, bed etc for my 3 yr old very difficult & she won't settle at for my partner.
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    About 12 weeks old... 2 nights after I stopped having the TV on during the evening feed/the hour before bed. My advice: no TV or loud stimulation in the couple of hours before bed. And hang in there, it will get better!

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    Ooh my DS had this badly!! It stopped round 12 weeks but I found a quiet dark room feeding was the best to get him off to sleep sooner.

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    Wow mine did this until around 7 months!

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    Sorry but this went on for a number of years with my dd. not so much the crying and screaming but she continued to want to be held while I was trying to make dinner. It's only now at 3 she understands she needs to be doing something else while I cook.

    Glad I have invested in a Manduca carrier for bub #2 so I can continue to wear bub especially when they get head control and I can wear bub on my back which will be safer when cooking.

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    Agree with advice about dark room if you can manage that and your other child. About 12 weeks here as well

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    Ours went for ages

    Ok please dont laugh but it worked for us of course you cant do this in summer but I use to hold her in my arms semi near the dryer with the light off the humming put her to sleep every time. I put the dryer on a cool cycle not hot. But then our dryer is inside the house some ppl have theirs outside.

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    Oh yes and baby carrier was a god send I swear:thumbup:

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    When I cut out chocolate her colic ended. Which was hours of night screaming.

    But her witching hours reduced to 1 hour around 10 weeks. Now at 13 weeks she is just cranky after her bath getting dressed till I shove a boob in her mouth. But no constant crying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueLips View Post
    When I cut out chocolate her colic ended. Which was hours of night screaming.

    But her witching hours reduced to 1 hour around 10 weeks. Now at 13 weeks she is just cranky after her bath getting dressed till I shove a boob in her mouth. But no constant crying.
    I can't believe your baby is 13 weeks already!

    Yep, 12 weeks over here, but all was much improved by cutting out dairy, garlic and chilli, and of course chocolate...


 

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