I just don't know what to do, my heart is breaking for my mom. OH and I are living with her and she has been helping out a bit with LO. She gets "grandma time" once or so a day- 30 mins or an hour just for them (while I shower or do housework). My mom has been so excited about being a first time grandma and has gone out of her way to help us and has been my number one supporter. She loves LO sooo much! Grandma-time was going so well until 1.5 weeks ago-ish. That is about when LO developed colic. She is screaming all the time unless I am holding her. I used to be able to hand her to mom and she would use her grandmother magic and LO would be either sleeping soundly or smiling by the time I went to get her. Now (the past week) she screams at my mom more than anyone else. Even when I bring LO in the room in a good mood, the second (seriously, the very moment) I hand her to my mom, she is wailing and staring at me. She screams like she is in pain and it is breaking my heart. My mom feels so bad, it looked like she wanted to cry when it happened this morning. It makes me want to cry. I don't understand, 6 week olds can't get separation anxiety can they? Its just my mom, though. My sister can hold her, OH can hold her, friends can hold her. But when she goes to her number one fan... tearfest. My mother would never hurt a baby (or anything/anyone else) so I know for a fact it isn't something terrible like that. The only thing I can think of is my mom got all of her teeth pulled so she can get tooth implants and at the moment she has dentures. This happened about 2 weeks ago. Could LO even recognize her enough to notice she looks different? (Mom's face is pretty swollen still and she doesn't sound the same because of the dentures) That is seriously the only thing that is different. The room hasn't been rearranged, no new air fresheners, she doesn't wear strong scents, nothing but her teeth have changed. Anyway its really really hard to see my mom go from master-soother to helpless when it comes to LO. Since mom's dental surgery and LO's colic started so close together, its hard to tell what is really bothering her and I don't know how to help. My mom is really embarrassed because she thinks LO is disgusted by her teeth or something and I can't convince her it has nothing to do with her crying. I don't know why she's crying at her. But it is really depressing that she won't let grandma hold her anymore, not even for a minute.
Have any of your LO's ever cried at specific people at this age? Any advice? This one really threw me off and I never saw it coming.
Aw I dont know why your LO has done this but I just wanted to say it happens with other babies too. My son didnt like my Dad at first and took some time to stop crying whenever he looked at him, not they are a giggle-fest together its so sweet. My Dad used to say "I'll probably like him more when hes older" as he passed over a screaming baby to my mum. Now he gets the biggest smiles and giggles ever. Funnily enough he was the one to make LO laugh the first AND second time! So LO did like him somewhat lol.
We see my mam once or twice a week and LO went through a bit of a stage where she would cry if someone else tried to hold her about your LO age, but that was everyone really. She grew out of it, but it really surprised me because my mam was so good with her and they seemed to love each other, then bam! Tears everytime! I have no idea why but it didnt last long. No advice really other than it will soon pass im sure
Ds1 used to cry his eyes out whenever he was with my mum and it made me feel awful coz she so wanted to cuddle and hold him but it was really traumatic! All I can say is that he did eventually get over it but it was hard at the time. Hopefully it will pass for your LO.
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