Baby cries when other people hold him.

Jasmine - posted on 09/11/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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So just recentley my 5 month old son Kolton started crying when other people hold him.

My mother like to watch him somethimes which really helps when we need a night out or something but the other night on my birthday I took him over there and he cried the whole time and whenever people come over to vist and try to pick him up he cries like he is scard to death! What's the deal?

He is a very good and happy baby at home and doesn't act spoiled with me although this is what my mom thinks is the problem. Help!

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Nadine - posted on 09/21/2009

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My daughter was in the hospital for the first month of her life and when I finally got to take her home I stayed at home and my husband worked so she did the same thing at a month old and is just now letting others hold and play with her, but she still only allows it for so long and if sick or tired forget it. My husband and I have not gone anywere with out her since she came home because she wont allow anyone else to take care of her with out me around yet.

Holly - posted on 09/17/2009

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My little girl just developed "stranger danger" also - but only with certain people. Some "strangers' can hold her without a problem and others will cause her to cry. The priest that baptized her last week was definitely NOT one of her favorites:) She screamed from the first moment that he looked at her until the ceromony was over. I think that this is probably a normal phase that all kids go through, some more than others.

Cristine - posted on 09/11/2009

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My daughter is almost 5 months old and just started doing this with her grandpa's. Neither one of them can even look at her without making her cry, let alone hold her. My oldest (almost 3) just got out of this phase a few months ago. Most kids go through a "stranger danger" phase. For some, they grow out of it quickly and for others (like my oldest) it takes longer. Just tell people not to take it personally. It's not them, it's your kid. :)

Tawni - posted on 09/11/2009

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No, I don't think your son is spoiled. Babies go through a fase where only mommy or daddy will do! My Grandma remembers this very clearly with all us Grandkids because she would watch us all the time while our parents were at work and every day it was a struggle when they had to leave because we only wanted them. All babies go through this fase, it's definitely normal and they outgrow it. Good luck, hope this was helpful!

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