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Am i a bad mom if i get frustrated with my 3 month old?

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Asked by Skylasmom2009 at 2:37 PM on May. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • no but remember it's just a baby and can only communicate with you by crying, if you need a small break, but the baby in it's bed and walk away for a few minutes

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 2:39 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • All Moms (and Dads) get frustrated with their kids no matter what age they are. My son is 3 and we get frustrated with him almost on a daily basis. This is one of the hardest ages for kids. just try to keep your calm, breathe, relax, and take it easy.

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 2:39 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • nope i did, i would just put her in her crib and go out on the porch so i didn't have to hear her fussing and sat down for a few mins til i felt like i could go back in and not go crazy or be afraid i'd shake her. and there were times when i really did want to. i think you're a better mom if you walk away and calm down, if you're stressed and upset it will upset the baby even more b/c they sense it so it makes them even harder to calm down

    Answer by vabchmommy at 2:40 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • oh sorry, i thought i read 3 years old. but still the previous post before mine was right.

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 2:40 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • if you're a new mom (or not, but maybe have another kid to look after which can be stressful too), have little to no help, and are clueless to why the baby is crying, you havent had a shower in a few days, you are overtired...all understandable! you arent a bad mom for being frustrated. if you need some alone time, and you've done all you can do to try to calm the baby down, put him/her in the crib or bouncer, put on some relaxing music and relax for a few minutes! get some fresh air! as the baby gets older he/she will communicate better, be more lively, fun and mobile! when the daddy is home or if someone offers to watch the baby, go out for a while! go to a cafe, go hear some live music, bring your baby to the park....enjoy yourself!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 2:42 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • I agree with the other mamas. I also had to put my son in his crib and walk outside. Amazing how 10 minutes relaxing in the sun with a drink can make you a new mama.

    Answer by timelessglass at 2:43 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • its a bad sign if you start feeling angry at your baby then its time for a break(actually its probabbly time for a break before it comes to that anger feeling ) need to be taken care of too. try to take care of yourself just as well as you take care of your baby.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • nah, i get frustrated with my 3 month old sometimes, usually wen hes having a meltdown but i just push through it, i still love him! if i really cant handle it i give him to my mom so i can cool off otherwise ill start crying too! its hard but u just gotta know that they wont cry forever

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 AM on May. 8, 2009

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