Posted in Behavior, Mental Health, Babies

Always Screaming and crying!

Anonymous

My son is forever crying! He’s crying while crawling, eating, sitting, bathing, playing just all the freaking time! I am with him 24/7 and it’s literally driving me insane! The only time he isn’t crying is when he’s being carried and even then he still cries at times! I just can’t handle it anymore! He’s honestly starting to make me feel like I wasn’t and still am not ready to deal with him.

  • Melissa
    May 15

    You’re not alone. In the same boat with my daughter. I wish I had some advice but I think time is the cure. They grow out of it eventually.

  • Anonymous
    May 16

    How old is he? Does he do that with everyone? Maybe you just need to leave him for an hour or two so at least YOU can calm down

  • Lizzie
    May 19

    How old? Have you had him checked for reflux or any physical issues? If he is on the older side, it could be what my pediatrician calls "trained crying" where he knows he can get what he wants if he cries which then ends up being something that you have to untrain him from. You should see if you can get some partial help so that you can get a break a few times a week. Crying can be wearing on you and it might be healthy for both of you to be able to get a break!

  • Anonymous
    May 19

    He’s 8 months old my SO and I think he is just crying to get his way. At this point he’s crying when I put him down and stops once I pick him up.

  • Lizzie
    May 19

    Yeah if he is 8 months old, then that's likely the case. I know our pediatrician told us that it takes about two weeks before you break the cycle of them crying to get their way. I know for my first son it really helped to teach him some sign language so that he would be able to better communicate what he wanted without having to cry. It also took just not giving in to him, so if he wanted to be picked up instead I would sit down next to him and give him toys and try to show him that he could be okay playing on his own and then as he got more and more comfortable I would move further and further away while he played

  • Lizzie
    May 19

    Believe me, we treated #2 a lot different than #1 cause I didn't want to go through all that again. Just take baby steps and the best thing you can do is be consistent and make sure that you and your SO are on the same page and create a united front. It is hard and I will say that there are times you will want to give in, but it will set you back so you just have to stay strong. Maybe try to set little goals each week of a habit you want to break and maybe work on playing along side of him or having him help you with things like laundry and doing things together where the focus is on something other than him or you and see if that helps. Distractions can be your friend! Good luck and you can do it!

  • Myrtle
    Sep 20

    That’s exhausting I’m sorry! Could he be teething? My LO cried a ton when she was teething, Tylenol and teething toys were helpful. What about distracting him with toys, a walk, Or a trip to the park? It really is just a phase but I have been there and I know the days feel LONG when they are crying constantly. Try to find time for yourself if possible so you don’t both end up crying all day