Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Carer | 2012-09-15


10month old screeming a lot

Hi. During the day I take care of two unrelated 10 month old babies, and my 2 year old grandchild. The one baby crawls and stands up but screems blue murder when left here in the mornings, and also during the day when I am busy or out of sight. The other one is self entertaining, quiet and very friendly. I am worried about the screamer because nothing helps to calm down. The mother recons it''s colic? In my experiance this only lasts until max 4 months old. Is she right? There are no signs of cramps winds etc. The screaming stops immediatly when one of the parents walk in. I am at wits end? Any advice please.
thanks for your time.

Expert's Reply



This is a common problem seen in babies of this age and is due to separation anxiety. Some babies can be very miserable indeed as a result of separation anxiety. It is not always easy to deal with separation anxiety at this age as the baby cannot understand any explanation as to why his mother leaves him every day.It is important that the baby brings something familiar from home such as a soft toy when he comes to your home.Read more on Google.

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