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
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
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!
September - posted on 02/28/2012
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.
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 02/28/2012
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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Mrs. - posted on 02/29/2012
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?
Kitty - posted on 02/29/2012
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
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!
Amy - posted on 02/27/2012
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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