DS turns one this month, he was great until he turned 11 months, then suddenly, this very clingy and overly demanding baby appeared. I can't get anything done. I can't put him down for a minute or he starts to scream. I have even ordered a sling so I can at least try and get things done while holding him. Some days I am just watching the clock counting down the minutes until nap or bedtime. He will play as long as I am right there next to him, but if I get up to try and do ANYTHING he starts to scream. I feel for my dd whom seems to not get as much attention anymore because I am constantly trying to keep Ds happy. She has started have a lot more "moments" because Mommy is to busy with the baby. So, I'm just wondering, if you have a baby that is high maintenance, how do you cope? How do you get things done and pay attention to your other children too. Hubby is deployed and I don't have family around so getting a sitter is not an option unless I let a stranger take care of him, and that's not happening.Answer Question
Answer by MizLee at 11:14 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by LoveMyKids0203 at 11:15 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
It is the age when they do that. You make it worse if you let her get your attention like this. Just let her scream. After a time she will get used to it that mummy won't carry her all the time. She needs to play by herself. Get a travel cod and put her in if you have to do something. Keep her in the same room where you are. So she can see you but she won't distract you. Your job is not making your child always happy. Your job is being a good mummy. And it contains not to let the child cling on you but do their own things what is learning in this age. IF you let her cling on you, it means you cling on her. Make time for everything (espec for your other child). Your baby will get used not to be in your hand all the time. If you don't start to teach her now, she will do this in the next 30 years...
Answer by adriennfaklya at 11:16 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
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