After a month and half of age my daughter cries at everything. She's extremely demanding. She wants to be held certain ways, laid down certain ways. She loses her mind if she drops her binky or doesn't get what she needs/wants immediately. She will be sitting and playing and smiling and then snap. It is exhausting. We feel like we are on egg-shells. If we want to sit down while holding her she screams. She screams so hard she turns purple.
I think recently she has started teething because shes drooling a lot more and chewing on her fingers, my fingers and anything else she can get her hands on. I know teething can be painful, but she was fussy before this started, now it's just worse. She seems like she is miserable constantly! I took her to our pediatrician to make sure nothing was wrong and she's fine. I am considering taking her to a pediatric chiropractor to see if that will help.
My husband and I try everything to soothe her. Walking with her, bouncing, giving her things to chew on, massaging her, playing with her, and we talk to her a lot too.
I am exhausted and my husband is overwhelmed after working all day and coming home to a child that cries over the littlest upset. I know she is a baby and I can't expect her to have any patience. From what I've read she is past the colic stage and I don't honestly think its colic. She doesn't seem to be crying for nothing.
My family has no idea what API is and I've already been criticized for using a sling because that means I carry her too much. I think thats ludicrous. And I've also been told that it is my husband and I's fault she is "fussy" because we attend to her to quickly and she is manipulating us. I also don't think at her age that she is capable of that.
We are losing are minds. I am angry and frustrated and my husband is the same way. We are snapping at each other and it's hurting our marriage. Are all babies like this? There are no API parenting groups nearby at all. Please HELP!