I have started to notice my LO is increasingly spooked by things that he normally doesnt bother about. He never used to bother about the dogs barking when someone came to the door but now he jumps out his skin, bottom lip curls and he commences to scream. (not sure how to combat this but ive tried reprimanding the dogs).
Now this spooking extends to any fluffy toy he doesnt take a liking too, and any noise hes decided he doesnt like for example weve always blown raspberries at him and now he spooks and cries?
The icing on the cake was last night my mum and dad who he knows well, leaned over to say hello, cooing and smiling as always and he spooked big time and screamed. Bottom lip and flailing arms, the works. He wouldnt settle until i picked him up away from them
This really bothered me because he loves them and i think it hurt them altho they didnt say. Is this just a normal part of development etc ie a stranger/noise fear or what? Anyone else??
He will get over it quicker if you keep smiling at him and use a happy voice when hes crying, If you look sad and worried he will think it is something to be scared about but it you look happy he will soon realise that its nothing to be scared about.
Last week my lo stayed at my folks for the night and she was 100% fine with both of them well in the morning anytime my dad said hello she just burst into tears! For no reason obv! As soon as he was out of sight she was fine, her bottom lip would go the lot but the next time she seen him she was fine
my lo is doing this at the moment maybe start of ww19 she loves her grandparents but for past 2 weeks screams blue murder till she is back with me-she is very clingy to me now as well only happy on my lap.and loud noises are bothering her too.
My in laws looked at me as if i had trained her to cry on them but seriously if a baby wants to cry they will. its only natural if scared to want us and not other people. just plenty of cuddles and reassurance.
My LO went through this, I think she outgrew it at 9 or 10months and then seperation anxiety started instead!
I think you have a "touchy" baby "Touchy babies are ultra-sensitive. To them, the world is an endless array of sensory challenges. They flinch at the sound of a motorcycle revving outside their window, the TV blaring, a dog barking in the house next door. They blink or turn their heads away from bright lights. They sometimes cry for no apparent reason, even at their mothers. They often get fussy after a number of people have held them, or after outings. They’ll play on their own for a few minutes, but needs the reassurance that someone they know well is close by. They like to suck a lot and this cue may easily be misread for hunger. They nurse erratically, sometimes acting as though they have forgotten how. They have difficulty falling asleep during nap times or at night. They easily get off schedule – an extra-long nap, a skipped meal, an unexpected visitor, a trip, a change in formula, etc. can throw them out of the loop. To calm them, you have to recreate the womb – swaddle, snuggle them to your shoulder, whisper a rhythmic shushing sound close to their ear, and pat their back gently. The quicker you learn their cues and their cries, the simpler life is. They love structure and predictability." http://babys-diary.blogspot.com/2007...rsonality.html
Babies as they grow develop spacial awareness and are more aware of objects, people, smells and sounds than they were as a very tiny baby. My LO jumps when she is sleepy, the smallest noise or a quick movement makes her jump violently.
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