is it normal that i get a bit stressed by my baby boy crying ?

Lourdes - posted on 02/01/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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before he didnt cry this much , i know he probably needs me a lot but its sooo hard to keep up with all the house work as well,i would love to cuddle all day long but things need to be done,

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Bonnie - posted on 02/01/2011

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It is normal to get stressed or overwhelmed by the crying sometimes. Try to keep him in the same room that you are in. If you need a few minutes away, just make sure he is safe (in a swing, playpen, or crib, etc.) and leave the room to get your head together.

Renae - posted on 02/01/2011

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The sound of a crying baby causes the production of stress hormones in your brain. It occurs in all adults over the age of about 16, moreso with those who are parents and even more when its your own baby. It is thought to be related to basic human survival - if a baby's crying causes the adults stress then the adults will meet the baby's needs to stop the crying, ensuring the baby's survival.

There could be many reasons why your baby is crying. Separation anxiety usually peaks in boys around 8 months old. Try keeping him in the same room with you and talking to him while you do things. Also remember that babies are only babies for a year, it is really such a short time in the grand scheme of things.

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Wendy Elisabeth - posted on 05/29/2014

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"Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, for babies grow up I've learned to my sorrow, so quiet down cobwebs, dust got to sleep, I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep"

From a mom of 4 please believe me when I say, what's important RIGHT NOW is holding, loving and cherishing your sweet moments with your baby! That stage is over very fast!

Blackwood - posted on 02/01/2011

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I agree with the ladies. Housework will be there. If you do need a moment, that's okay too. Try putting an educational age approperate video ( my spelling is horrible, lol). Or music. As long as they are feed, feel loved, diaper change then putting on a distraction is fine. You could also "wear" your son. A baby carrier or sling. My son spend time in his swing and loved it, but my sister's daughter not so much. Dishes are gonna be in the sink, showers may be skipped a day. This is all a part of motherhood. I would put my son in his swing in the hallway and bath or shower with the door open so I could see him and know that he was okay. Best of luck

Katherine - posted on 02/01/2011

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I agree with Amanda. Sometimes you just have to leave the housework! It's not so bad and you get used to not trying to do everything. I have 2 now. With my first I wanted to keep up with laundry, cleaning, etc.....I just had no time to myself. Just relax and enjoy :)

Amanda - posted on 02/01/2011

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Housework will always be there, your son will only be little for so long.

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