My DH has just had a go at me as he thinks I don't take Hollie to enough places/activities.
The thing is whenever I have tried to do things like this, Baby Yoga, Baby Massage, Waterbabies and mother & baby groups she's ok for the first 15 mins or so but then just gets really grumpy and whingy and so I think it's easier to stay at home.
We went out for my birthday on Sunday for a meal for the first time as a family and she was awake the whole time. We spent the time waiting for our meal trying to amuse her which by the time it came she was even more bored and we had to rush it down so we could leave as she was kicking up a fuss.
Is there anything I can do to make it easier and more amusing for her when we do go places?
DS1 was exactly the same. Couldnt take him anywhere. Tell your hubby to take him out somewhere on his own and see how he copes. Maybe then he might understand. Im sick of how quick men can put down our efforts when they dont have any clue how difficult it is to be a mummy 24/7!
I agree with Scampie. DH was always moaning he wanted to stay at home and be a SAHD, haha until he had Max one afternoon. He soon rushed off back to work.
My LO is the worlds grumpiest baby - in fact he's screaming his head off now, he's overtired from swimming and won't settle, hence me on BNB while he has his mini 5 minute tantrum.
I've tried everything with Max, so far the only thing that did work is Baby Group. He loves looking at other babies. He's a very nosy baby and so constantly has to be looking at people and things. He does get bored easily, but I just turn him round so he can look at another for a few minutes.
Tom's much better now he's a bit older but he was really whingy around 3 to 4 months and got bored very quickly. I found taking him out for walks sitting up in his pushchair rather than lying down in the pram kept him entertained and me sane and also he was alot less whingy if we went somewhere like tesco and just wandered around - i think he'd liked having a change of scene and things to see.
Yeah mines always winging =( I just posted a thread about her feeds cause the only thing that stops her is food!
Took her to a celebration day of The Family Nurse Partnership (A scheme started here from America where ya get a fortnightly nurse from 12 weeks pregnant will 2 years old, instead of HV) and she screamed as soon as they started singing. Had to take her outside, feed her, and she slept the rest! I always feel like I'm just putting her through hell. Would love to take her swimming but no point! She'd scream.
Same with tummy time though, OH was upset that everyone says she should be doing 40 mins a day and we do 15...she just screams after that.
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