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Help almost 6 mth old constantly winging!
« on: February 07, 2006, 13:44:05 pm »
My lo can stay up for longer now, around 3 hours but for about an hour or so of A time he gets very wingy but not tired.  I don't know what else can do besides the odd massage, classes and toys plus feeding.  We both have colds his not as bad as mine but I don't think that is the issue.  He is happy at the moment watching me type this!  Its as if he gets bored quickly and also seems very frustrated that he needs my help to sit up etc.  I am starting to get very frustrated with him as I understand the boredom!!  Has anyone got any suggestions for A time that I have not thought of?

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Re: Help almost 6 mth old constantly winging!
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006, 14:47:19 pm »
Poor Ryan!  it IS a frustrating age because they are JUST about doing so many fab things!  i would say look for ways of supporting Ryan to do what he can, maybe you could borrow a bumbo seat so he is doing more sitting work, maybe one of those baby nests or just some pillows behind him will do the trick for sitting!  Failing that, i bet he would love bouncing on your knees in a sitting position (which will also bring on tummy and back muscles for sitting)
remember when he is sitting, balance will be harder so you may need to take a step back with things to handle and offer toys on an activity arch that can be pushed or that make noise rather than things to pick up and grab.
you can do lots of tummy time as it will come in handy for crawling and do some fun moving about.
songs are great, especially ones with actions that you can do or that you can move him through.... stories are great too
i would keep going but could be rumbled anytime as am at work! HTH! let us know how you are doing!
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Re: Help almost 6 mth old constantly winging!
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006, 15:24:28 pm »
Well I do support him by me sitting behind him while he is sitting.  He has a playnest but gets annoyed in there after a while.  I have avoided the bumbo seat as I think this would just make him mad as he will feel stuck there (he gets a little cranky in his highchair).  He will lay in his gym for a while grabbing toys its just that he gets cranky very fast.  After I posted I played tickle with him and peek a boo and he loved that!  He wants a LOT of my attention, I feel more than other babies I know of the same age.  Thanks for your suggestions though I will see what works when he wakes up from his nap!

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Re: Help almost 6 mth old constantly winging!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006, 16:47:38 pm »
I can relate to the whining.  My 7 month old has done this for a week straight.  He needs an activity change every 3 minutes!  There are a few things that will keep his attention for longer.  If I lay him on the bathroom floor, he will shake the shower curtain and squeal for 15 minutes!  Same toys in a different room seem to work, too.  He also loves visitors.  I just keep thinking "this too shall pass..."

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Re: Help almost 6 mth old constantly winging!
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2006, 18:40:30 pm »
I too can relate to the whining. My boy is coming up to 6 months and gets frustrated that he cant do things. He constantly wants my attention and gets bored very easily. I have found that socialising with other babies is good, he has a friend who is 7 months and can do a bit more so they entertain each other for ages. we also go to every mum and baby group we can find too, he seems to be worse when we dont go out. I guess babies get bored too. If you find a solution please let me know!



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Re: Help almost 6 mth old constantly winging!
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2006, 18:55:18 pm »
Hi all, yep I am thinking perhaps one or two more classes may be in order to stop his boredom and stop my frustration!!  To add to the probs he seems to hate his highchair too so whereas before he would happily sit in his bouncer while I cooked dinner he gets peeved!  I think its cos he is a little small for the chair and ends up a little down rather than sitting right up straight.  Just been a bit of a stressful day it hasn't helped that due to my cold we did not go to our postnatal group coffee morning as I thought a living room was a bit too confined and if I coughed could quite easily pass germs.  Luckily our groups are in nice big rooms so we are off to a class tomorrow afternoon.

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Re: Help almost 6 mth old constantly winging!
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2006, 16:10:11 pm »
I can relate as well.  My son is almost 6 months and after a while he seems to get bored but instead of whining, he has started to squeal.  It's high pitched and sounds almost like a scream.  At first I thought he was testing out his voice, but he's still doing it after 3 days.  Sometimes he just tired and I have to put him down to nap, but other times I just have to change the scenery.  Anyone else have a loud, squealling baby....
 
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Re: Help almost 6 mth old constantly winging!
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2006, 16:31:14 pm »
We seem to be on a 4-5 day cycle of noises.  Squealing, full-blown yelling, grunting, babbling, gurgling, and even coughing.  As long as he's happy, I don't care what noise comes out.  :)

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Re: Help almost 6 mth old constantly winging!
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2006, 22:21:13 pm »
I know exactly what you all going through my DD has starting doing this too over the last few weeks. I think she is getting frustrated as she is trying to crawl and can't get far at the moment. They say this is the worst stage as they are wanting to be mobile and aren't quiet their yet. Apparently they get more happy when they are crawling around getting around themselves. We go to Gymbaroo once a week in the mornings, have Mothers group once a week in the afternoon and Swimming Saturday morning with Dad (she loves this). I have just bought her an activity centre she can stand in and it swivals around, as well as her jolly jumper which she loves as well.

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Re: Help almost 6 mth old constantly winging!
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2006, 09:27:59 am »
hi i have just read all your posts i thought i was the only one with a whinging child, but reading this i am not, my friends around me have perfect babies that dont whine that just get on with it. i have tried everything that has already been mentioned, however i found that a door bouncer works very well she can see things from a different perspective it stops the noise for a while. my daughter however will not go on the the floor she can just sit up she cant pull herslf up an it does help the fact that i have a toddler running around ,she just wants to do what hes doing, any one got any tips for getting her to strenghen up upper and lower body
thanks :) :)