Katherine - posted on 01/12/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )
My baby girl just turned 4 months old. My husband and I tend to pass her back and forth in the evenings, so she is held by one of us most of the time. When we put her in her exersauser/bouncer/playmat, she is content for a little while. After 10 mins or so, if we aren't sitting with her she starts to wine and fuss. As soon as you sit by her and talk to her she is fine. Is this usual behavior? It seems like she knows how to get us to do what she wants, already. From what I have read she is still too young to know what she is doing, but it’s hard to believe that she is not manipulating us when she whines and cries and as soon as we pick her up she goes back to smiling and cooing. It's so difficult to get anything done around the house these days. I have resorted to wearing her in a Baby Bjorn while I do small chores. I can't imagine how a single parent copes. Are we catering to her too much? When should we draw a line and just let her fuss. I was told that you can't really spoil a baby. I am not so sure now.