Why is Baby Fussy at Night?

Why is Baby Fussy at Night?
Do you feel like baby gets extra fussy at night?  Don’t worry, you aren’t alone, here are some common reasons baby can get fussy at night and some things you can do to help soothe them.

1. Normal Development

During the first few months of life crying is part of baby’s normal development. Crying increases between 2 and 3 weeks and usually peaks around 6 to 8 weeks.

2. Overtired

Do you get cranky when you’re tired? Baby might get cranky when they are tired too. To help avoid having an overtired baby make sure they are getting enough naps in during the day and start your bedtime routine about an hour before you want your baby asleep. If you don’t already have one establish a bedtime routine. It can make a world of difference. A relaxing bath can also help calm baby and get them ready for bed. 

3. Gas Pains 

If your baby is fussy, squirmy and keeps pulling his or her legs up they may be experiencing gas pains. You can try to ease their gas pain by laying them on their backs and moving their legs and hips in a bicycle motion to try to break the gas bubbles up so they can pass them. A warm bath can help as well as gas relief drops, which are an effective, fast acting option for safely relieving gas.

4. Overstimulated

Baby could be overstimulated by noises or activity going on around them. Life is a lot different outside the womb. Try to avoid physical activity and loud animated verbal interactions with your baby in the 2-3 hours before bedtime. Try skin to skin or take them to a quiet place to unwind from all the excitement of the day. Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water Night Time is an excellent option for helping baby calm down, relax, and fall asleep.


Comments (2)

  1. Can I give gripe water after I gave tyranol

    November 21, 2017 Reply
    • Hello John,

      Please contact your health care provider. We suggest that our products should not be used at the same time as prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications without first discussing in detail with your pharmacist, pediatrician or health care provider. Based on the ingredients in the Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water Original and Nighttime formulas, we do not anticipate any interaction with medicines but every case is different. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact customer service at 877-457-4955 or customerservice@mommysbliss.com.

      November 27, 2017 Reply

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