September 25, 2009 4:38 AM Subscribe
My 5 week old baby cries most of the time he is awake unless I keep moving him around or feeding him. I am at a loss...any suggestion for this weary mom?
posted by murrey to Health & Fitness (42 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I have read other questions about babies who cry if you put them down. This is an unfortunate variation on that. He will cry when put down and stop momentarily if I pick him up. Problem is that after 20 seconds of being held, he will start crying until I move him to a new position in my arms. While the upright seated position seems to be his favorite position, he will quickly start crying in this position too unless I move him to another position on my lap.
It is really hard to hear him upset and would like for him to have some "enjoyable" awake time. I can occasionally get him to sit in the vibrating bouncy chair for 10 minutes without screaming, but this is not foolproof. I have ruled out hunger/dirty diaper/etc when this happens.
He actually sleeps at night and naps during the day fairly well (once we get him to sleep), but I am starting to dread when he is awake and the perpetual baby shifting routine.
Any thoughts or suggestions as to what is going on or what I can do to ake him happy/less fussy when awake (other than what I have been doing)?