I look after a boy during the week.
He is almost 18 months old, I have a 16 month old.
I've been looking after him once a week for a year so he knows me and my daughter very well.
Problem is he doesn't stop crying..
He doesn't walk (not even close) but I'm not suggesting this is an issue I'm just trying to give a few more details about him etc
He was always fed sachet foods (maybe still does at home)
His parents are very "by the book" save our sleep kinda thing. He must sleep now etc etc.
I've had him days where he gets up ryan at 730 an by 9 he is uncontrollably screaming to the point where there is nothing I can do. I hold him, he's changed, fed and he doesn't stop crying.
So I put him to bed. And he falls asleep straight away and doesn't wake until 1.. then he has lunch and is uncontrollable again. So I put him back to sleep.. and he goes back to sleep at 2. Then I wake him at 430.
Surely this isn't normal?
I got him at 8 this morning. He woke up at 730 and came straight here. Uncontrollably crying as soon as mum left (perhaps even before she left) I went for a walk with the kids in the pram at 9 and he went straight to sleep.
I don't understand.
How can a kid cry all the time when nothing is wrong?
Does this sound odd to you?
His mum works full time and dad works 3 days a week. So he is with me one day and another family member one day and another one other day.
His dad went on holidays for a few weeks and the boy seemed better in that time.
I think it's the over tiredness that I'm thinking is wrong? Very underdeveloped for his age etc.
What else can I do??