Behavioural change- 8 month old
Created by Updated on May 01, 2014
Hi, My 8 month old screams a lot during the day, sometimes continuously until I pick her up to comfort her. But as soon as put her down in her cot/bouncer or just move away a bit, the screaming starts. This happens a lot while I am feeding her too. I don’t force feed her and let her be comfortable but it goes on. I know she is going through teething right now so could it be one of the signs again of her discomfort. Has anyone has gone through this phase? Should I be concerned and talk to the doctor?
| May 02, 2014
Hi Aparna, check her for any physical discomforts such as too much of clothing because of which she is feeling warm, wet diaper/nappy, rash, wrong position in the cot/bouncer. Also, ensure she is not hungry or gassy. Sometimes children cry out of boredom too and want a change. place her bouncer/crib in a new location where she will get to see new things, or put some attractive pictures on the ceiling, hang some toy, cut-outs of animal, flowers, from the crib. place some utensils(katori or spoon) in her hand in the cot. she will like making noise out of it. hope these changes will help you
| May 02, 2014
Dear Aparna, ir could be due to teething. Get her some teething rings to chew on. It will relieve the discomfort. Also you may also massage her gums with teething gels or give her homeopathic medication for teething pain. Check with a homeopathic doctor. Babies grow through many different phases like teething, physical or developmental growth spurts and each child reacts differently to those. Hope she goes back to her happy self soon.