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Hi, my son is just about 2 months old and he is such a sweetie in the morning and afternoon but usually come evening he gets very very... agitated or something. He kicks his little legs (he's so strong) and flails his arms. I put him to the breast and he just kicks and flails around scratching me. I can just tell he is very unsettled, I don't know if he is too tired or too energetic. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas why he gets this way? I usually put him in his sling and rock him with a soother or else he cries. Than he falls asleep in his sling so I try to put him down after ahwhile and he wakes up and it starts again. He is sitting here on me in his sling and pretty much asleep now and relaxed but I know if I try to put him down he will wake up and get mad. Does anybody have any insight into what 'causes' this? Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/flowersforyou.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Flowersforyou">:
 

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both my babes went through a pretty regular fussy time during the day. ds2 at about 5:30 pm every evening would start his fussy routine in the way you described. I think it was gas combined with just regular newborn fussiness. for some reason even at 7 months, Atticus gets super fidgety and unsettled when he is too tired. both boys responded well to white noise at that age...vacuum, shower, etc. We also used an essential oil called "peace and calming" I would put a drop on my skin or clothes next to my chest or on a blanket that would swaddle him in. He also started teething at this age (he has 6 now and working on more) and would act very restless and squirmy without an intrest in nursing to soothe him. It seemed to work itself out around 3.5 months for us. It sound like you are dealing with it great! I would be lost without my slings!<br><br>
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At that age ds was only able to stay awake for two hours at a time between naps. How much is your son awake during that time? You migt just need to squeeze in another nap in the late day before betime. Also, try swaddling.
 
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