my six month old baby is so spoiled. He cries all the time and wants my constant attention what should I do?

Kitty - posted on 02/27/2012 ( 16 moms have responded )

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my six month old baby is so spoiled. He cries all the time and wants my constant attention what should I do?

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Kaitlin - posted on 02/27/2012

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A 6 month old baby can not be spoiled. He cries and wants your attention because he is a baby and NEEDS your attention, food, changing, to be played with, etc. As a parent, you must give them to him. Sometimes we get lucky with a baby who is very easy in the beginning but requires more effort once they are able to focus and play more. In these situations, we're the spoiled ones! Time to just suck it up and spend some more time on the floor, lol.

Sarah - posted on 02/28/2012

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Babies cry for a reason, it's a parent's job to figure it out. So you need to go through the list: Hungry, uncomfortable (wet/poopy/ change position), comfort (hugs and cuddles are a need), pain (reflux, ear infection, bladder infection), overstimulation, tired. That's pretty much the list. Eventually you'll learn your babies cries and be able to figure them out simply by the sound. He doesn't have words, so crying is how he communicates. Babies also need constant attention, this is normal! They're a lot of work!

Jenni - posted on 02/27/2012

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A 6 month old can not be spoiled. He cries because he has no other way to communicate his needs. And babies do need constant attention... they're babies.

September - posted on 02/28/2012

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Kitty now that's pathetic...I'd kick that loser to the curb! You don’t need to smoke weed and pop pills to be a father in fact you need to do quite the opposite! Plus how can anyone in their right mind call a 6 month old BABY a brat! Sad.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/28/2012

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Pay attention to him! As the other mums have said, there's a difference between a spoiled child, and a baby.

Babies can't do it themselves, that's what you're there for as the mom.



If feeding isn't working, then change him, burp him, bathe him, etc. And, generally, my kids had different cries for different needs. Listen to him. You'll start to hear the difference between "I have a poopy diaper" and "I'm a little hungry"

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/29/2012

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Ok, Kitty, what is your research project?

Kitty - posted on 02/29/2012

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A 13 year old do not have anything to do with a 6 months old.

I am trying to help a few young women who have children and not want to give the wrong advice.

Mrs. - posted on 02/29/2012

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What should you do...realize you have a 6 month old baby and that's what they do?



If he cries "all the time" and it never, ever lets up I'd say take him to the doc to check him out. If that is all good, go to a baby group or parenting class and maybe learn some new coping skills to help yourself and your baby.



Sorry, I just read the OP's original posting...is this a joke posting or something?

Kaitlin - posted on 02/29/2012

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Kitty what does a 13 year old have to do with a 6 month old? Or a child who is in grade school, able to make their own choices? I'm not sure how you are connecting those behaviors.

Bonnie - posted on 02/29/2012

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Babies need a lot of attention. That is what having a baby is all about. It's normal. No baby can be spoiled.

Kitty - posted on 02/29/2012

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A parent says, "My thirteen year old son is very aggressive. He pushes other childre and seems to have no feelings for others." What would you do?





A parent says, "My daughter thought that she would makes all A"s on her report card, but she made all B's."

September - posted on 02/28/2012

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Cuddle him and give him all of your attention, it sounds like that's what he needs. Our son loved be held and rocked so I held and rocked him most of the day. As a parent you meet their needs. They do grow up so it won't always be this way. They grow fast too so soak it up and enjoy!

Medic - posted on 02/28/2012

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Um newsflash that is what babies do and need. They need to feel safe and if they don't then you need to make them feel safe.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/28/2012

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You ask him what YOU get to take to deal with HIM...the father!



Sounds to me like you need to find a better situation for you and the baby, Kitty. Is there somewhere you can go for a few days?

Amy - posted on 02/27/2012

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As the other ladies have said he's not spoiled, babies cry and need attention. Some more then others, try getting a baby carrier so he can be with you at all times. If he's crying determine if he's hungry, tired, bored, over stimulated, or dirty. Sometimes he just may want to be held and that's ok, there will be a point in life that you will miss holding him because he won't want to be held. If you feel like he excessively crying have you had the doctor rule out medical reasons like acid reflux?

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