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I don't know what to do...my 7 month old cries and screams f Shana Cooper 1 child; Columbus, Ohio 17 posts
27th Nov '12

She's perfectly fine after waking up but she often cries and screams through out the day..I'm sure it's normal but I don't know what to do..It's so piercing (I have sensitive hearing) that it upsets me and all I want to do is get away from it..I put her in her pack and play with her little toys where she often cries and falls to sleep or just cries on...I am tired of putting her in her pack n play because I feel like I'm giving up on her but I can't help it. I didn't have much experience with infant when I got pregnant so I kinda fell into something and hoped it'd all come naturally..don't get me wrong most of it has just things like this where I don't know what to do. What is an average day for a 7 month old?

ElleBelle (33 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 21640 posts
27th Nov '12

When dd was 7 months she only cried when she was hungry.. Do you play with her? Read her books? Crying all day doesn't sound normal to me at 7 months

LIVE.OUT.LOUD Due July 11 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lawrenceville, Georgia 1624 posts
27th Nov '12

Is her tummy hard? If it is It could be colic.

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
27th Nov '12

Teething,colic? It could be lots of things.

Flag 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1681 posts
27th Nov '12

Whats she doing when she starts to scream?



My LO screams when shes bored, and putting her in her pack and play would only make it worse.

Shana Cooper 1 child; Columbus, Ohio 17 posts
27th Nov '12

Sorry she started screamin at me again but I forgot to mention she has 4 teeth coming through and yes I play with her until she starts screaming and crying..I do try to console her but it doesn't ALWAYS help

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
27th Nov '12

My 5 month old is going through this and he has a cold. Maybe it's that or teething.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
27th Nov '12

babies have a reason for crying. I wouldn't just put her in the pack and play and walk away. have you checked for teething? Does she have a tummy ache? Is she hungry? wet? poopy? does she just want to cuddle? Does she want to play? sometimes baby's just want mom or dad.
babies cry. they can't talk to tell you what they want. I hope she's not in there just crying for 20 min or more.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Shana Cooper:" Sorry she started screamin at me again but I forgot to mention she has 4 teeth coming through and yes ... [snip!] ... through and yes I play with her until she starts screaming and crying..I do try to console her but it doesn't ALWAYS help"


Well there you go. You can't do anything but wait it out and comfort her to the best of your ability. If you're really frustrated, there is nothing wrong with putting her in the pack and play but that shouldn't be your automatic response. She's in pain and she needs you.

Shana Cooper 1 child; Columbus, Ohio 17 posts
27th Nov '12

Of course I don't put her in there as the automatic response..it's only when I get to the point where I don't know what to do and I can't handle the screams. I was just searching for other methods or anything that I haven't tried..thanks for all the help

Lady Anon Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; Davenport, Iowa 4610 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Shana Cooper:" Sorry she started screamin at me again but I forgot to mention she has 4 teeth coming through and yes ... [snip!] ... through and yes I play with her until she starts screaming and crying..I do try to console her but it doesn't ALWAYS help"


Well theres your answer. Shes teething. Teething hurts like a b***h. Teething gel/

Flag 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1681 posts
27th Nov '12

Do you do any white noise or anything?



This video has saved me from going beserk many, many times.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQUjMtQRUbg



Just play it with the sound on.



Is she maybe tired? My LO acts a bit like that after we've been playing and she's tired but can't put herself to sleep.

Shana Cooper 1 child; Columbus, Ohio 17 posts
27th Nov '12

Thank you everyone !!



Also She has a habit of starting to whine after her bottle is done..she's on 8 oz ..this happens about 8 out of 10 times could she still be hungry or just whining because she has nothing to suck on?

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
27th Nov '12

she might still be hungry so try another ounce or two also its fine to put her in the pack and play for a few mins so you can breath i have to do that with my 3 month old it just gets so fustrating sometimes