Posted by Jennifer S. on October 22, 2003 at 13:01:18:
In Reply to: crying baby posted by Kylie on October 22, 2003 at 08:18:50:
: Hi everyone.I am new here but have so many questions being a first time mum! I have an 11 1/2 week old daughter. Just the past week or so, she is starting to become really unsettled, all day - she just seems to want to be held all the time. Is this bad? My husband tells me not to pick her up, but i cant handle her crying all the time. There doesnt seem to be anything wrong, she just likes to be cuddled. Any ideas??
My daughter was the same way at such a young age, and still now at 11mos. she likes to be cuddled and held. It's just her personality. My Ped. told me back when she was an infant that if she wanted to be held and cried to be held, to by all means pick her up and cuddle her away. She said it was impossible for an infant that young of age to become spoiled to wanting to be held all the time. She said they cry to be held because they need that security of the warmth and closeness of your arms around them.
You have to figure your daughter spent 9+mos. inside your stomach which was very close warm quarters. That is what she is used to...and only being 11wks. old is still so so young and new to this whole open world. She just want's to feel the safety and security of the one that she is closest with...MOMMY!
Also food for thought...you only have these precious moments in your childrens lives for such a short period of time to be able to hold them and snuggle them like this...TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.. I know it's tireing...My daughter wares me out with wanting to be held all the time, but I don't complain because it's not going to be too much longer to where she is too big to be held and cuddled and she is not going to want mommy snuggleing all over her...
Take care and good luck...
sorry so long.