Maria - posted on 09/07/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )
I don't know weather i've done something wrong by picking him up from day one everytime he cried! He'll be 7 months on Monday and i just think now it's time for him to learn to play by himself for half an hour while i do the housework! Is this selfish of me? My house is starting to look like a bombsite and i'm getting worn out!
I've got him all the toys in the world imaginable, (the swing, the walker, the door bouncer, the play gym...etc and he'll play for 5 minutes and then scream and scream until he's picked up :( I've tried leaving him to whinge to see if he can stop himself from crying but he just gets louder and louder so i end up picking him up again. I'm getting distressed because whenever he's with anyone else he's as good as gold, and i feel like he hates me! Maybe it's because if he's with his granny they pick him up 24/7 anyway?! I'm not saying i want the whole day to myself, just enough time to do the dishes and hoovering! Anyone with any help would be great and greatly appreciated.. my health visitor is useless with advice! Thank you all :) x x