Posted by: Daisy | 2009/02/02


Constantly crying

Dear Dr,

My 12 month old girl is almost " unpleasant"  at the moment. She walks around crying the whole day and I cannot find any reason. She does not seem to be ill. She has no fever, not pulling ears, she' s not teething... I almost give up. A week back her nose was a bit stuffy, but without a fever or anything. I' ve been using salex twice daily, and although it seems like she might have a slight post nasal drip currently, she really does seem 100% fine otherwise. But she' s constantly crying. If she' s walking and sits down very nicely all by herself, she cries. When she wants to be picked up, she cries, when you pick her up she cries, when she wakes up at night, she screams, when she wakes up in the morning she cries, when you change her nappy she cries... I don' t know what to do with her anymore. I took her to the local nurse, who checked just about everything, and she couldn' t find anything wrong. I do have a paed appointment, but only for next Monday. What do I do with her in the meantime? What can I ask him to look for? If she stops crying, and plays, she plays so nicely and you wouldn' t believe that she cried for 10 minutes before. It surely seems as if she cries all day, although, it' s not really all day, but it feels like constant crying, mostly because anything and everything makes her cry. But she actually really does stop, play, be pleasant and the start crying again... I' m not sure how to handle the situation or what to do with her right now.


Expert's Reply



You have been careful to consider and eliminate all the obvious causes that would cause a baby of this age to cry often. She does not appear to be ill in any way and is not teething. In between she is perfectly happy. There is no obvious cause for her crying. The best way to deal with her at present is to talk to her a lot,sing to her, cuddle her often and read to her. It often helps to play soothing music.

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Posted by: mom | 2009/02/02

Your little one is bored

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