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5.5months old

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#1 axiomae

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

DD has suddenly, at 5.5 months old, starting screaming blue murder after her evening bath, it's so stressful and I don't know what has started it?! Bath time has always been a loving, bonding experience with her dad and then he massages and dresses her afterwards, which she usually coos and smiles through before boob/bottle and bed. We went on holidays last week (which was fine) and the first night we were home (when she was really overtired, granted) she started the screaming. Intense, distressed, 'silent cries,' you know the ones. She is inconsolable and it's awful! She doesn't settle easily, sometimes not even on the boob.

I really don't know what has started it - it's been 4 nights now and it's awful! Breaks my heart! Anyone have any advice or have experienced this? It's baffling to me! The only things I can think of is that she loves her bath (which she does) or that she has worked out it's almost time for bed. Not sure, but would love to stop it. Any tips?

#2 Missy Shelby

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

OP could it be that she just really likes the bath and gets really annoyed when she is taken out?

Hope she improves, it is horrible when bubs are like that and we rack our brains to try and fix it and nothing seems to work.

#3 I am a shape

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

I agree with Missy Shelby, my ds LOVES his baths & HATES having to get out.

#4 Escapin

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

Mine used to (and still does some of the time!!) HATE getting in and then HATE getting out. Oh the joys of parenting...

#5 LovenFire

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

Oh OP, isn't it awful.  Maybe skip a bath one night and see if that "resets" her?

Also, maybe change how she is bathed.  Ie, if she has a bath, maybe take her into the shower with you for a bit until she settles.

For what it's worth, my DS used to be frantic for his feed, so post bath was just a mad rush to get his clothes on and scramble to get him to his bottle ASAP while he screamed and screamed.  Sigh

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