Baby boys more difficult to raise than baby girls

Grace - posted on 10/24/2010 ( 54 moms have responded )

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I have a 3 year-old daughter and a 5 month old baby boy. I'm blessed with kids of both gender but didn't realize how difficult it is to raise a baby boy. When she was a baby, my daughter was predictable and easy. When she cried, she was easily soothed, with the breast, with walks in the stroller, with the sling; and she would nap easily too, for the normal 1-2 hours. But my baby boy is fussy a lot, takes power naps since birth (unless swaddled in which he would sleep 1 hour thereabout, but now he's too big to be swaddled for fear of rolling over), and is a terrible feeder. He's always distracted and is fighting the breast all the time. I got mastitis because of the constant blocked ducts.

Moms out there - do you agree? Or what is your opinion?

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♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 10/24/2010

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I would say the opposite, but in truth its all about personality of a baby….
I have two sons, and a 2nieces that I am close to.
My oldest niece who is 8…was known as the “Hollering” baby…NO ONE wanted to watch her…because she cried all the time…until she was around 1…now she still continues to whine…LOL
My other 1 year old niece..is very weary of strangers. she will cry if you get to close and she doesn’t know you, she will also frown at you and give you a mean look…

My oldest son who is 7…was a easy baby…he didn’t smile all the time, but he didn’t cry much either…he was in between..to say the least
My baby boy..is known as the “Smiling” baby…he will smile at most strangers…and give huge smiles to people he knows…he is generally happy, and self-entertaining…unless he’s hungry…

So I believe it just depends on personality from an early age…

Alyssa - posted on 10/24/2010

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I have one boy and two girls. Through all three of them I would say my little man was the easiest. But he has a very easy going personality. One of my little girls is just a very dramatic girl, whatever emotion she is feeling is doubled or overreacted. No matter the emotion, happy, sad, etc.

I think it all depends on the child:s personality and health, and nothing on the gender.

I hope things improve with your fussy baby boy.

Melissa - posted on 10/24/2010

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Kind of sounds like your boy might either be overtierd or mave a bit of reflux...our boy when he is overtired fusses so much when he eats! He also was a power napper but I did some sleep trainging tch. and now for the most part he is an excelent napper and much happier! He also had reflux...for that look for other signs like arching his back when he eats, lots of spit up, coughing after or while eating! Maybe try sleep training...i swore by it... kind of changed our life...lol!

Bonnie - posted on 10/24/2010

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I have two boys so it is kind of difficult to give an honest opinion, but I have been told by many who have boys and girls that they actually feel girls are more difficult to raise. I think overall it depends on the aspects a person is looking at though. Like for example, boys in most cases are more difficult to potty train.

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