User - posted on 08/06/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 10-month-old baby boy is constantly screaming in anger/frustration. He was colicky until 5 months, but that crying suddenly vanished. Now, he screams constantly as if he's angry or frustrated. This happens despite him being at an appropriate temperature, in comfortable clothing or none if it's hot, being clean with a fresh diaper, having had food and having had milk. He will not take to playing by himself, playing with me, playing with toys, or even watching children's shows we've downloaded for him. I have come to discover that his frustration only dissipates when he is faced with a new situation. New place, new toy, new people. Only if he has never seen the person or thing before or it hasn't been for a very long time. The novelty wears off within 10 to 30 minutes and he is back to screaming. I am a stay-at-home mom so he is never left alone here. My mother takes him overnight once a week and I find myself looking forward to it, and that makes me feel like a bad mom. But I can't get a break. I don't have enough money to go somewhere new everyday or buy a new toy everyday. I wouldn't care if he was just demanding my attention, I would give it to him constantly. But it isn't enough for him for me to play with him; he needs a new situation EVERY half hour to stay content. I do take him out of the house everyday, but it is the same situation. He is content for the first half hour at a new place, then it's back to the screaming. HELP!