Crying on purpose

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  1. Abz1982

    Abz1982 Mum to 2 nutters!

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    Does anyone elses baby cry just to blackmail them? Or do all babies do it? Emma has started to gurn for no reason, and I know she is faking it as I said to her a few times you wee faker - in a friendly voice - and she stops, looks at me and smiles and laughs then starts talking to me. It's not like I ignore her tho.........i spend a lot of time with her, maybe that's why she does it? Just that it is becoming VERY annoying as I cant get anything done :( as OH will take her now and then but basically I do it all - baby stuff, cooking, cleaning, washing etc etc...........and now I have hurt my back so I cant carry her v well so during the day she has to stay were she is for a while and so she just cries louder and louder.

    It's drivingme potty ad I have had a migrane for 5 days as every night she gurns for 4 or 5 hours if she is not given undivided attention - evenhad the neighbours below bang on the ceiling :blush: but I don't want to be picking her up each time she cries.
     
  2. Louise-B

    Louise-B Mummy to Kitty + preg

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    Hello - my LO went through a phase of doing this too......I also told her she was being cheeky and wasn't really crying, and she used to stop and smile too. It didn't last long though - a week or two, I think. Hopefully Emma will get tired of doing it soon - good luck xx
     
  3. jms895

    jms895 Well-Known Member

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    I can make Caine laugh when he does this, mostly from if he is bored or wants attention lol
     
  4. dali

    dali Well-Known Member

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    apologies if you have tried this already but have you tried sitting her in a bouncy chair with a toy bar or something? ( during the day i mean) if she is doing it for attention it may just be that she is bored ?
     
  5. Abz1982

    Abz1982 Mum to 2 nutters!

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    yup, she is fed up of the bouncy chair :(. She is also trying to sit up and forward in it and getting v frustrated that she cant yet. In fact she seems to get very frustrated at her lack of mobility all the time! She seems to have a short attention span just like me, so if I do somthing with her she loses interest and grumps after 10 or 15 mins. Unless its a walk, then she is happy for hours.

    On the up side, I now have some very nice cakes as she was trying my patience again so I whisked the mixture to death :D and they are nice and fluffy
     
  6. Lucy_lu_84

    Lucy_lu_84 Pregnant with #2

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    My Lo had started to do this to...he's lyiing on the floor by my feet and occasioanly has a little whinge and if i talk to him in a silly voice he smiles.

    short attention spans they get bored very quickly I think. One second he's happy then it's if he goes 'okay Mummy your turn to entertain me now I'm bored'
    he'll sit happyily in is swing for about 20/30 mins sometimes then just cry cos he's had enough

    Am like you tho struggle to get things done sometimes, because I can't just let him cry!

    Hopefully it will pass!
     
  7. dali

    dali Well-Known Member

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    it will pass hun :)
    and honestly it will pass so fast ( know everyone says that but it really does) just hang in there and make the most of these early months, as hard as they can be :)
     
  8. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    Maisies been doing this for the past 2 months lol. As soon as i go over to her i always call her cheeky and she laughs at me.

    :rofl:
     

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