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9 month old acting really different? Irish Twins Mama ♥ 2 kids; Iowa 2147 posts
16th Jul

My 9 month old is usually a pretty happy baby unless he needs something but for the past 3 days, he has been throwing fits nonstop. He will be fed, changed, and we will try to hold him or let him play--nothing works. He will throw himself down and scream and cry. He gets into this funk for 30 minutes to 2 hours and then he'll randomly play again like he's fine. He hasn't been able to go to sleep on his own, we've had to rock him to sleep for every nap and at bedtime. I haven't noticed much out of the ordinary besides maybe that he has the hiccups a little more than usual and he spit up three times yesterday (just spit up though).



I am going crazy, I have no idea how to help him? :l

L&J ♥ +1 Due August 29; 2 kids; New Jersey 6104 posts
status 16th Jul

My youngest acts like that when he's teething. He's 16 months and is cutting two molars and has been screaming at nap and bedtime and not eating well and is even spitting up.



Is it possible he's cutting a tooth?

Mara Due September 27; 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
16th Jul

teething is the logical explanation.



it might be something else, but check his gums to see if they're swollen / extra red.



also, if he's extra drooly that's a clue that it's teething.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
16th Jul

I'm going to co-sign teething as well. That's usually the culprit for any mood/eating/sleeping disturbances in infants and toddlers.

Irish Twins Mama ♥ 2 kids; Iowa 2147 posts
16th Jul

I checked his gums and saw nothing yesterday morning, but I will check again. I have been using his amber teething necklace to try and help him, I don't wanna overload him with Tylenol.

Seth-y-Felicia 1 child; Washington 157 posts
16th Jul

Struggling with attachment and independence right now, perhaps?

Irish Twins Mama ♥ 2 kids; Iowa 2147 posts
16th Jul
Quoting Seth-y-Felicia:" Struggling with attachment and independence right now, perhaps?"


It crossed my mind. He does seem like he's throwing a tantrum when he's crying..but sometimes it seems like pain. So I really don't know.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
16th Jul
Quoting Mom to Kai& Ivy ♥:" I checked his gums and saw nothing yesterday morning, but I will check again. I have been using his amber teething necklace to try and help him, I don't wanna overload him with Tylenol."

He is also old enough for Ibuprofen but have you tried teething tablets?

Irish Twins Mama ♥ 2 kids; Iowa 2147 posts
16th Jul
Quoting Just Ames:" He is also old enough for Ibuprofen but have you tried teething tablets?"


I'm not really into the idea of Ibuprofen and no, I have not tried the teething tablets yet.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
17th Jul
Quoting Mom to Kai& Ivy ♥:" I'm not really into the idea of Ibuprofen and no, I have not tried the teething tablets yet."

Alrighty then.

Shelby Chappell Due November 29; 1 child; Alberta 1575 posts
17th Jul

My 9mo went through a week where he was just not himself at all. He was the biggest grump in the world. Many ladies also suggested teething. His teeth are so close to cutting through but still refuse to poke through. He's back to his usual self now, thank goodness.