If the baby was in a different room to you it may have cried because you weren't there. The baby is very young still & it's normal that they aren't content with everybody. What do you think could have happened? My daughter still won't go near some people & she is 18 months.
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26-01-2014 11:30 #11Senior Member
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26-01-2014 11:37 #12
OP I could have read it wrong but are you thinking your FIL did something to make her upset?
I think it's a pretty shabby way to treat your in laws by saying they aren't allowed to babysit again, given their kind offer in the first place.
Hopefully these responses make you re-think.
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26-01-2014 11:56 #13
Normal. When DD2 has about that age she would scream the house down. Ive left her with her dad before and she practically screamed until she made herself sick. Should I not ever leave the house without her or leave her in her dads care? no chance. Normal.
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26-01-2014 12:04 #14
I think it is fairly normal for a baby of that age to only want to be with mum and dad.
Also, you say stranger danger? Does your daughter not see them often? Maybe a bit more familiarity might help her to feel comfortable.
26-01-2014 12:07 #15
I wouldn't call it stranger danger more stranger anxiety
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26-01-2014 12:11 #16
Mine is 4.5 months and is the same. ESP with the combo of a bit tired + teething + visitor is being super interactive. Once she screamed inconsolably 20 mins after being held by my Aunty for perhaps 45 seconds?
26-01-2014 12:16 #17Senior Member
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I think it's a bit OTT that you won't let your IL's look after bub again. I'd hardly call grandparents "strangers" and refer to family with "stranger danger" either.
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26-01-2014 12:42 #20
I do agree 'no more baby sitting' is an extreme reaction - but she gets handed around and cuddled by almost everyone she meets (she has an amazing social life) and has never reacted like this before. It's easily the most upset I have ever seen her. She loves chatting and smiling at everyone. I feel absolutely terrible that I left her after the first reaction, so there is a lot of mother guilt in my question.
I had always promised myself, that while I wanted my children to socialise well, I wouldn't force them to spend time with people that made them feel uncomfortable. As I child I had a terrible baby sitter and was repeatedly forced to spend time with them as 'getting along with people' was more important than expressing feelings. So I want to feel that she can say 'no' and I will listen. She doesn't know my in-laws well, they live interstate (but she then again she doesn't know my parents much better but doesn't react like this).
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