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has your baby ever cried so much you wanted to shake it so it would stop?

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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kapzilla
by Bronze Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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OMG that was hard to watch!  I gotta wipe the tears out of my eyes.  Sharing.

BeAmour
by Tonya on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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I've wanted to but the maternal side and my medical knowledge stopped me. There was one night that I had gotten so frustrated bc DS was crying all day, all night. I hadn't slept in about 2 days, I finally got him to calm down and sleep. My head was pounding, I was exhausted. As it always would happen, the minute I laid my head on the pillow and got comfortable, DS started screaming again. I could have shook him but I hit the wall instead.

I always told myself when I got to that point, it wasn't his fault so don't take it out on him. I never did. No matter how frazzled I was, after I hit the wall or said some profanities before going into his room, I always calmed down and went in with my soothing mommy voice and most of the time, a smiling face.

There was a couple times where I had to put DS in his crib and go outside and just sit for a bit. We lived in an apartment and the steps I sat on was outside his room so I could hear him but it didn't effect me like it did when I was inside. I calmed down, called my mom and went back in.

I do understand how it can happen though. :( it's tragic.
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LucyHarper
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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Babies cry. I have never wanted to shake my babies, no matter how frustrated. Shaking a baby doesn't make the baby stop crying, it makes the baby cry more or it kills the baby. If you need a break and feel like you are going crazy, you get up and walk into another room for a minute or put in some ear plugs.

almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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i will never understand what makes people shake babies.  how would it even seem like a good idea? 

meangreen18
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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this exactly!

Quoting BeAmour:

I've wanted to but the maternal side and my medical knowledge stopped me. There was one night that I had gotten so frustrated bc DS was crying all day, all night. I hadn't slept in about 2 days, I finally got him to calm down and sleep. My head was pounding, I was exhausted. As it always would happen, the minute I laid my head on the pillow and got comfortable, DS started screaming again. I could have shook him but I hit the wall instead.



I always told myself when I got to that point, it wasn't his fault so don't take it out on him. I never did. No matter how frazzled I was, after I hit the wall or said some profanities before going into his room, I always calmed down and went in with my soothing mommy voice and most of the time, a smiling face.



There was a couple times where I had to put DS in his crib and go outside and just sit for a bit. We lived in an apartment and the steps I sat on was outside his room so I could hear him but it didn't effect me like it did when I was inside. I calmed down, called my mom and went back in.



I do understand how it can happen though. :( it's tragic.
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haydsmom2007
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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No I haven't. Crying doesn't frustrate me. And my baby had colic... every single night, like 5 hours of straight crying. It annoyed me though because I couldn't hear the TV Lol. Temper tantrums frustrate me. 

mommyof11050307
by Platinum Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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No I haven't but both my husband and I have gotten frustrated where we had to set the baby down and walk away. My husband more then me but we've never wanted to out right shake the baby.
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amberlyp
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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Me too. Huge lump in my throat!

Quoting kapzilla:

OMG that was hard to watch!  I gotta wipe the tears out of my eyes.  Sharing.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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 I know where you are coming from. We moved to a new city a month before my second was born. my first was only 15 months. I had no family or friends and dh was out of town. the baby would cry all night and my oldest would drive me crazy during the day. By the 3rd night of no sleep I almost broke down. At like 3 in the morning one night I just l went into the garage and cried for like 30 minutes. I thought I was going crazy and I felt horrible for getting frustrated with him but I just had to remind myself that it was only temporary and he would grow out of it. I think as long as he is not in immidiate danger there is nothing wrong with stepping away for a second to clear your head. Sleep deprivation literally can make a person insane


Quoting BeAmour:

I've wanted to but the maternal side and my medical knowledge stopped me. There was one night that I had gotten so frustrated bc DS was crying all day, all night. I hadn't slept in about 2 days, I finally got him to calm down and sleep. My head was pounding, I was exhausted. As it always would happen, the minute I laid my head on the pillow and got comfortable, DS started screaming again. I could have shook him but I hit the wall instead.

I always told myself when I got to that point, it wasn't his fault so don't take it out on him. I never did. No matter how frazzled I was, after I hit the wall or said some profanities before going into his room, I always calmed down and went in with my soothing mommy voice and most of the time, a smiling face.

There was a couple times where I had to put DS in his crib and go outside and just sit for a bit. We lived in an apartment and the steps I sat on was outside his room so I could hear him but it didn't effect me like it did when I was inside. I calmed down, called my mom and went back in.

I do understand how it can happen though. :( it's tragic.


 

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