is it normal that i get a bit stressed by my baby boy crying ?
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Bonnie - posted on 02/01/2011
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
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.
Blackwood - posted on 02/01/2011
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
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 :)
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