Re: Night time fussies (please help)
Originally Posted by @llli*phi
Some things that can help:
- warm bath
- white noise (even static between channels on the radio)
- calm house (turn lights, tv, stereo down or off)
- motion (swing, sling, stroller ride, rocker, etc.)
- fresh air
- nurse (nurse, nurse, nurse, and nurse some more)
With evening fussies, I am convinced that it's not so much a matter of what baby is eating or how much baby is eating, but rather a developmental stage where the baby's brain is overwhelmed by overstimulation, conflicting needs and desires, tiredness, etc. I think the key to coping is to change the incoming stimuli, and derail the fussy train by giving baby some new sensory input to focus on. Both my daughters were severe evening fussers. They'd start screaming at around 7 pm and go to 9-10 at night. It was a very trying stage but it was also just a stage! It started at around 3-4 weeks, peaked at around 6-9 weeks, and by 3 months they both grew out of it.
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