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    crying baby
    An_245629 posted:
    I dont know what to do. I am caring for my 5 month old grandson and am very concerned. He wants to b held all day long. I i put him down he screams. When I pick him up he instantly quiets. I cant carry him around all day long or I get nothing done. He will cry until I pick him up. What can I do? Also hes not doing anything physical like rolling over. He will just lay there and cry. Should I b concerned? At home his mother never puts him down, he goes from arms to arms. Could this b the problem?

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    leftcoastgirl responded:
    I wouldn't worry about there being any kind of problem if his parents and pedi aren't concerned. Some babies are just more sensitive and need to be held more. My older daughter was a very fussy, high-needs baby. My younger daughter is much more mellow. It just depends on their disposition. And we are very much a "baby is always held" kind of family.

    You mention that you care for your grandson - I'm guessing that means you do so on a regular basis? If so, what sorts of things do you need to get done? I'd recommend focusing as much attention on him as you can during the time you care for him and don't worry about things like chores or errands. And if there are things you need to do like making yourself something to eat, perhaps you could wear him in a sling or wrap while you're doing it?

    Best of luck to you!!
    Me (35), DH (35), DD (3), DD (born Jan. 6)

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