This is a discussion on Crying in the middle of the night (12.30am to 3am) everyday!!! within the Baby, Toddler, Child Health Concerns forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Hi, I am a new mum to a 20 days old baby boy. Initially when he was back home from ...
I am a new mum to a 20 days old baby boy.
Initially when he was back home from hospital, he can sleep well until 2nd week onwards, he started crying in the middle of the night everyday! And he doesnt want to sleep in the day sometimes. And he only does that in the night...why anyone knows?
I brought him to polyclinic to see a doc on his flu recently and the doc prescribe colic drops. I fed him for 2 days then realise his face suddenly pop up lots of 'pimples'. So i stop feeding him colic drops and phlegm syrup cos i thought he might have allergy to the medicine. After 1 week, the 'red red pimples' still there. My friend then told me those are baby acne which will be gone after 1 - 2 mths.
So now, I want to know how to:
1) Be patient to my baby? I am running out of patience and i am very tired cos im still doing my confinement.
2) Diapers changed, milk fed, gave him pacifier too but he dunwan...and he cries non stop...tried to pat him to sleep but still cries...any solution??
Actually people tell me might be colic, he needs comfort, room temp too hot/cold, etc...but how how?
I guess i am just posting to 'vent' abit of my frastration. I am so tired of doing those things again and again but he still cry and cry...
Will going to temple ask medium works? Or will a amulet in ang bao works?
I want to cry already....
ya.. you have to stay cool. if you panic, your baby will feel it then cry more. sometimes the colic can be quite painful. you have to carry him in a upright position for awhile, might have wind in his tummy or he wants to burp, but difficult.
Take turn with your hubby to carry him. If he is active in the night and sleep more in the day, then you also have to sleep in the day, so that you have the energy to take care of him at night.
Babies do not know the difference between day and night yet at this time.
Thanks for Yr reply...
I will continue with colic drops from today on. Initially suspect he medicine allergy Tats y the face red red, never heard of baby acne before.
My mum n me taking care night though he sleeping in my parent's room. At nite when he cry out loud, my mum cannot comfort him n the first thing is he hungry. Liew I scare not only overfed him but waste milk powder too cos she always make milk for baby!! Faint!! She makes me more frustrated!! But she is kind enough to help me . Then my dad not pang tang likes to say to my boy in the evening "oh baby, now dont sleep first so that tonite can sleep longer..." Liew how can?? Then nite time he cannot sleep at all!! (
and ya you just try the colic drops for a week or so and see if suituation improves. =)
You should try to massage the baby's foot and tummy.
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You can also feed him colic drops.
Have you tried to spinkle the pamelo leaf water? or just towel to wipe him using the leaf water? I felt its safer than to drink the amulet water.
sometimes baby is not used to the pacifier at first. i had to keep putting it in my baby's mouth many times before she got used to it, and finally it helped calm her down (sometimes). also find out what kind of movement soothes your baby - swinging, yao lan, walking, maybe just lying upright on your chest while you pat him?
if you have done everything you can for baby, this website may help give the answer to why your baby is still crying: The Period of Purple Crying
i know how stressful it can be... do try and get as much help as you can and take care. this period will pass...
Kerissa was like this too initially. Try carrying him and walk around the use, sway him while carrying in a rythem. It helps for kerissa. I gave up the colic drops cos she will force hersflelf to Burp and that's worse! She will cry and feel uncomfortable while forcing herself if can't Burp out. During confinement, I took care of her myself thruout the night. I slept very little too. It's frustrating when she keep crying but just tell yourself, come out from your tummy one. It's your flesh! Kerissa also leak milk till now. While holding the milk bottle, I use the same hand to hold the bid under the mouh directly. Using 2 fingers. you try it. It will help prevent it ftm leaking to the neck. But she still has milk rash cos she like to use her mitten to wipe her mouth then touch other parts of her face zzz. I fed her gripe water. Every morning once. Helps her burp and fart alot. She also struggle alot. you can try letting him rest awhile before burping. Or burp in between feeds. Or put over your shoulder and burp. When burping they spit abit milk is normal one. I ask doctor before. Haha. I more kaisu than you. I everything dont know I keep go doctor or call around and ask. Now I moving back to hubby place I have to take care her myself already. Need more patience and lack of sleep. So drink more chicken essence. you got your mum to help. I also thought my girl hugry at first I keep make milk and waste. Slowly you will know wheher he hungry or not. Touch his lower chin, if he keep open his mouth when you touch it means hungry. Or when he keep turning to left or right with mouth open. Diapers change every 2-3 hours dont care wet or abit wet only. Sometimes babies just like to fuss and wants attention. just try carrying walk around swing around pat him talk to him can akready. They understand one. Till now my girl also want atention. She fuss twice a day. I already gotten use to it. your mum still there for you now during confinement! Shld appreciate! My mum helps me in the day so I can rest abit more. At night ownself take care . At night it's really tiring. More tiring than day time . dont go pray or what drink funny things.
Babies are like this. When you losing your patience, just keep reminding yourself. It's my son, ftm my tummy come out one. It's my flesh need blood. you sure won't get frusrated already. That's what I always tell myself. Jyjy! you can one! Try gripe water it works! And rock in same motion walking around the house!
Sry if my post always alot spelling errors cos using iPhone to reply. Lol then try editting but cannot scroll up. -.- if you need someone to tAlk to can find me although I also first time mummy!
Thanks for Yr postings, advices n tips! I really apreciate that.
From the night before's Yao LAN sleep n yesterday's playpen sleep, I realize dear son actually wants ppl to cradle him...comfort. I guess colic do play a part too.
The night before I put him Yao LAN, he slept from 12am to 7am. Wake up twice cos cradle stop n he wee wee. We tried feed him milk he only drink abit too.
Yesterday night my parents help me take care. I put him in playpen then same thing happen. He drank milk at 1plus, then put him in playpen (yao LAN in my bedroom, playpen in parent's room), he woke up shortly n Dunwan to sleep till 3am. Poor parents. I already experience before.
So I finally realize comfort is what he wans...
Anyway I so far learning to realize lots of things thanks to everyone here n also experiencing!)
Before she 1 month I feed 2.5ml with 1 oz of Water. Now 5ml with 1 oz of water . it's sweet my girl lovEs drinking it! Lol. I did ask doc can feed? He say as long as it's after milk about 1 hr and before her next feed 1 hr can . Got interval can . when I feed gripe water i never touch the colic drops anymore . Lol