a cry baby!

Dawn - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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ever since my mother started helping me with the kids she would alway hold jacob, since then jacob my 9 month old turned into a cry baby, always wanting to be held, my other son was not like this, any advice?

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Alicia - posted on 04/21/2010

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Just put him down. He will cry for awhile but eventually will move past it. If you feed into his constant desire to be held, it will only get worse. The best thing to do is to break him of the habit. Reassure him verbally and make sure he has something to do, but I would let him cry it out. Make sure to have some one on one time, but when you need to get up and do something just go for it. Hope it gets better for you!

Mandy - posted on 04/21/2010

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All I can suggest is to make sure you give him plenty of attention throughout the day....not necessarily holding him....but maybe make time to get down on the floor and play with him, take both kids for a walk or to the park or something,. I know that my kids get whiney when they are bored or just need me to play with them or need to get out of the house for a bit. I always have a list of other things I need to do too....but sometimes they just have to wait till naptime or when dad comes home and can entertain the kids for a bit. Good luck.

Dawn - posted on 04/21/2010

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i dont think jacob misses my mother, because just the other day jacob started crying for me when she held him, my mother just would come over to help me with the kids while i was trying to move into my new home, my mother recently explained to me that he was already like that with her, and that probably my son was thinking i was abandoning him, but now he is to used to being held, i've tried putting him down but the crying seems to bother my older son. i really don't know what to do, i wish i could give him the attention he needs, but i have other things to do.

Tcordukes - posted on 04/19/2010

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My son too is the biggest cry baby ever, and i have no idea how i went from my first hardly ever crying to my son doing it from the time he wakes up. Sorry i have no real advise for u as i'm going through the same thing and trying very hard not to go insane.... lol....

Just thought id let you know that your not alone, and lets just hope it's a stage and they grow out of it very very quickly..

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Baby's this age are very likely to experience separation anxiety. As your mother has been holding him a lot I suspect he either misses her or he now expects to be held all the time. The best thing to do would be to try not holding him all the time which will in turn help break the cycle of expecting to be held.

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