I'm asking this for my good friend who doesn't have the interent. Her son is almost 8 mos and i watch him 3 days a week for 6 hrs per day. He has always had a really wierd demeanor, very tense and rigid. He does smile and laugh, but rarely cuddles unless super tired. Always fussy! He plays with toys on occasion and just started to kinda move around. However, he will not be sat down or he will scream bloody murder! While he is at my house, i can't hold him 24/7 cause i run a daycare. His mom is very good to him but doesn't overly spoil him. Lately, its gotten worse! He WILL NOT BE PUT DOWN! He screams constantly, we give him orajel, tylenol, feed him, ect... it does NOTHING! The only time we can set him down is if we swaddle him SUPER tight ans put him in the swing. We he gets mad he gets even more tense and scratches the hell out of his head. We are both at a loss. She made a doc apt but we need advice ASAP! Thanks!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:45 PM on Aug. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by CJM_SHM at 1:00 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
First of all you can't spoil a baby by holding them. It's normal for a baby to want to be held. I'm not sure how a baby can want to be held but yet you say the baby doesn't cuddle. It sounds like the mom need to find someone that will hold him 24/7. When I did day care for babies I would meet their needs including using slings and carriers and holding them as much as they needed. The mom may want to rethink working and if her baby is needing her so much that she needs to take some time off.
Answer by Gailll at 1:41 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:49 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
My first thought was a behavioral disorder such as Asperger's or Autism. But I am not a doctor so I do not know for sure. I would keep a journal of the behavior and take him to see a developmental specialist. My prayers go out to you and your friend. Good Luck.
Answer by Conley639 at 3:09 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
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