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#1 of 4 Old 07-20-2010, 09:17 PM - Thread Starter
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DD is approaching 5months and still cries quite a bit... nearly every time I put her down, on car rides, when someone else is holding her, etc. I think much of it may have to do with teething now.

When will this change? There's got to be an age that babies/children get to when they don't cry multiple times a day, right?

DH and I are looking forward to when she is big enough for a forward facing carseat, as we think this may lessen the crying in the car. (dreaming of a day when I can sit up front with dad again!)
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For us the crying and just general unhappiness really started getting better the more mobile he got. Once he figured out how to crawl and pull himself up, around 6 months, he was much happier. He used to cry a lot but now he's pretty content unless he's overtired or we take him away from places he's not supposed to be.

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Our dd's incessant car crying stopped the moment we switched her from the Graco snugride to the Britax Boulevard (when she was a little shy of 4 mos).

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The crying in the car only got a bit better when we switched to a convertible car seat at ~4months of age. But the big improvement came when he started crawling well and pulling up on furniture at ~8.5months because then his focus changed to wanting to be held all the time to wanting to touch and explore everything. Now we have a tough time trying to keep him away from standing lamps and electrical cords.

ETA: He still hates the car but doesn't cry as hard as he use to.

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