Thursday, July 19, 2012

6 Week Fussies

Do all babies cry this much? I'm beginning to think I just birth fussy babies. Lucas had been pretty easy until he was about 5 weeks old. Over the past week and a half he has become really fussy. He cries. A lot. If he's not sleeping or nursing, he's probably crying. The evenings are absolutely the worst, when he is often inconsolable.

I call it the 6-week fussies because I remember Ryan's colic peaked at 6 weeks. He used to cry non stop most of the day at this age, and then it resolved itself somewhere between 2 and 3 months of age. I wouldn't say Lucas is colicky, but he is definitely a fussy baby these days, and I dread the evenings! The other night he wouldn't stop crying and I caught myself saying to him "Please stop crying Ryan!". Oops. Wrong son. I guess I got used to saying that a lot to Ryan!

So do all babies fuss and cry all the time at this age? Because Lucas is my 2nd baby to go through this, I do know there is a quiet light at the end of the wailing tunnel. I just hope we get there soon.


  1. Nope they don't. Sounds like another colicky baby to me. Sorry about that!!! Pick a Monday and Maddie can come over in the afternoon/evening and relieve you!!!

    Aunt Susan

  2. Miriel started showing signs of fussiness early on too. I tried everything for colic.. gripe water and gas drops. Gentle baby tummy massage and other things. What ended up helping the most was taking milk out of my diet. She seemed to be worse when I drank milk. Be warned, if you try to cut out milk, it takes 7 days to get out of your milk to your baby. Just in case you wanted to try it.

  3. Adina, I had to give up dairy with Ryan because he had a milk allergy. When he was 6 weeks old I stopped eating all milk, cheese, ice cream, butter, anything containing any dairy products. And he got much happier! I don't know if that's what did it, but it was pretty instantaneous. I've thought about trying it with Lucas...maybe it's worth a shot.