I have some pet peaves. one of them is when a baby is screaming i've found they either want to eat or sleep or sometimes they need to burp etc
I dont find that they scream their lungs out because they want a bath or a nappy change
i really prefer if people change a babies nappy or give a bath when a child is calm and not when they are screaming their lungs out and then subject to a bath or a nappy change while continuing to scream their lungs out
i much prefer if the baby is calmed
wrap it and pat it to sleep
burp it pat it
calm it first
then change the nappy or give it a bath at a time when baby is calm not screaming and distressed and then subject to nappy changes or baths during their distress
does this bother anyone else
does anyone else have some pet peaves.
i guess antheer pet peave was a babysitter who came sick with flu giving it to us
and who also to her credit tried different things to calm the baby but i feel overstimulates the baby
eg i came in once or twice and the baby was screaming their lungs out
and music was blaring loudly from every source possible in that room
i felt so bombarded and overwhelmed by the blaring music and tried to switch it off but no matter how many sources i switched it off from there was still more music blaring from other sources.
i felt so bombarded and overwhelmed and no wonder the baby kept screaming poor thing what overstimulation!
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27-07-2012 10:34 #1Senior Member
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why do people do this when a baby is screaming
27-07-2012 10:38 #2has left the building
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I have given my babies baths when they were screaming because it calms them down - if all other bases are covered then a bath would often help.
If they need a nappy change, they get a nappy change - even if they are screaming.
It certainly isn't a pet peeve of mine..
People deliberately exposing children to illnesses, unnecessarily, is a huge pet peeve of mine though!
27-07-2012 10:39 #3
Are you talking about people doing this with your chidren or other parents with their own kids?
27-07-2012 10:44 #4
Geez, if I didn't bath or change DD till she was calm, we would never have done either!!
She was a screamer so the only time she wasn't really screaming was when she was asleep or feeding so we just changed her if she needed it and often used a bath to TRY and calm her down.
Sometimes doing this stuff with a calm, content baby just isn't an option.
27-07-2012 11:00 #5
I'm not sure I really understand your post OP. Are you annoyed that people are trying to give your screaming baby a bath instead of the other things you suggested? (ie your family/friends/nanny?)
If its not about how your child is being treated then I don't understand why it bothers you what other parents do to try to calm their babies down.
Babies cry for all sorts of reasons, not just being hungry or needing a new nappy or sleep.
A bath never worked for my kids, but I know it does for some people. If it works for them, then great, good for them.
I agree that babysitters shouldn't come with the flue though. Absolutely.
27-07-2012 11:12 #6
not all babies are the same there for not all ways to calm them are the same
27-07-2012 11:16 #7
I'm not sure if I'm reading your post properly. But anyway I'm not doing to leave DS in his poo even if he is screaming. And for him, a bath or shower would always calm him down, still does in fact. Maybe your own children are different OP?
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27-07-2012 11:16 #8
How do you know what works for other peoples children? My dd screams when she wants a nappy change. What, am I going to be judged for changing my crying child's nappy now?
What is your point exactly? What works for your children (or doesn't work) has no bearing on what works for others.
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27-07-2012 11:24 #10Senior Member
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When DD was little she would cry because of colic. We found that a warm bath relaxed her (and presumably made her feel better), and would stop her from crying.
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