When nothing works, what do you do?

Hayden has been having spurts of just crying. No apparent reason, and nothing we do makes it better. It is taxing on us and insanely frustrating. Have your little ones ever done this? If so, what do you do??? Do you keep trying to entertain until something works, or do you just let them sit and cry for a bit? HELP! My sanity needs this to stop!!

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BethSummerville, South Carolina
    06/14/14
    I'm lying here on the couch, Charlie's on the blanket on the floor with some toys. Every time I come back up here he starts screaming, then when I pop down and look at him he's fine...round and round we go.

    I don't believe in letting kids cry it out but that's just me. Sometimes when I'm busy and he's crying and fussy like crazy I have to step back and remember what's supposed to be keeping me busy. Him. Until he can tell me what's going on, I only have his cries to go by... So I'll always stop what I'm doing to help him. You have to do what's right for you guys though. Good luck mama
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      06/14/14
      I just try to comfort my daughter until she's better, we have very looooong car rides!
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        06/14/14
        Tristen does this too. Sometimes I just have to put him in his crib if have tried everything and I just let him cry. I normally close the door and turn the light off. He has his stuffed animals in there and I might throw in a regular toy too and normally within a few minutes he is ok and then he's good for a while. It's not normally every day but on the days that he's like that he's bad! Hot days are the worst, if he gets overheated it's bad. And he gets overstimulated very easily and just needs that quiet time to himself.
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          06/14/14
          Nina's been crying on and off, too. One minute, she's fine, and then 5 minutes later she's bawling again and wants to be held, and nothing but being held makes her happy. I think it's a mix of teething and maybe growing, but we've also had tons of changes lately, so she may just be upset about that and her daddy not being home. I wish I knew something better to do. It's Incredibly frustrating, and I've had a headache every day. I wish I knew how to fix it, I'm tired of trying to figure it out. Nina's pretty much the exact same age as Hayden, maybe it's a phase of some sort lol?
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            06/14/14
            When my little one cries I put Pandora radio on using either my phone or ipad. There's several baby lullaby stations. I turn the volume up as loud as it goes until she can hear it over her cry and then turn it down as she calms down and just let it play usually it puts her to sleep. This has been the only thing to work for us. At night we have also been putting her to sleep with rain or ocean sounds and she goes right to sleep without having her tantrum before bed. I hope this helps!!
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              06/15/14
              Yes, it's so hard to figure out what it's wrong and what make her/him to cry. I observed that my Anastasia had different periods, in the first 2 or 3 month of her life she was crying because of the cramps of tummy, after this period she was crying because she didn't had a schedule of her sleep, I've fix that too, till the age of 6 month she had a schedule and she was happy with it. But on the 6 month I remember that she was still sleeping on the day time on the pillow on my knees , so I thought that is time for her to learn to sleep alone in her bad in the day time too, so she started to have moments of crying, it was hard to learn her to sleep alone but i've done it. Now she is happy with her sleeping periods, she sleeps alone on the day time and on the night time, but sometimes she is crying and I don't know why, she is not hungry she's no tired, I think it's a period that she want to do some things that are very hard for her and this makes her nervous and I can't do nothing to make her happy, I've tried to give her toys around her because I though, she wanted to play with them but no...she dosen't stop of being upset and I have to change the place and the toys to calm her down, or her father has to play with her peek boo, and than she is laughing.
              I think it will be harder in time, but only till she will speech, because after that she will tell me what she wants and we could discuss about everything and I think we will become very close.
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              Current: Summerville, South Carolina
              Birth: September 18
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              obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.