Frustrated mom of 6 month old!

Lizzi - posted on 06/16/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am a working mom of a 3 year old and a 6 month old. I find myself favoring my 3 year old because all my 6 month old does is cry. It's like he is on a timer. He will be ok all day but I know as soon as the sun goes down, I will be up all night! I have a very helpful husband but we have been bickering more than usual, just because of the frustration of the baby. My 3 year old is just so easy to deal with in comparison, so I find myself missing the time when it was just my husband my 3 year old and me :( is this normal or does this make me a bad mom??

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/17/2015

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Have you tried baby wearing? Its a way for him to keep contact, and you to get things done.

Lizzi - posted on 06/16/2015

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We have had some time just the 2 of us, and I love him just as much as my 3 yr old. But I just get so over whelmed with him Bc he is up every 3 hours still at least. The only reason he is crying is Bc im not holding him. As soon as I pick him up he stops. But I feel like I can't accomplish anything Bc I can't put him down. And I will admit, I am a bit of a control freak so I try not to ask for help and do everything myself. I know that is a large part of the problem

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/16/2015

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Well, what is causing your 6 month old to cry? Babies cry for a reason. They cannot communicate in any other way, and it is up to you to attempt to decipher. Which, yes, can be frustrating, and not easy, but you know that it also goes away.
How much bonding time have you had with this child? one on one, without your 3 YO? That could be part of the problem.
You are NOT a bad mom, you just need some different strategies, it sounds like.

Ashlea - posted on 06/16/2015

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Your not a bad mother. Nobody is always in love with their children all the time trust me i know that feeling but maybe your 6mo needs a bit more one on one time with you and then you can build that bond more to make it easier on you in the long run. Any chance you have your parents to take to 3yo for the weekend or something coz i really think it could be that your comparing because you haven't had that same one on one time as you did with your 3yo. Just remember whatever you end up doing your 6mo will be 3 one day so it will get easier hang in there.

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