MY CHILD WANTS TO BE CARRIED ALL THE TIME
“My Child wants to be carried all the time” is a struggle mothers of most of the new born children often go through. If this is the case with you, here is an answer. Your dealings with your baby have to change according to her age and development. What you do for a new born is not necessarily what you should do when your baby is older.
From being totally dependent on you, you have to slowly help your child to become independent of you.
HOW DO YOU DO IT?
From birth you’ve been carrying your baby. But obviously, there are times when you have to put him down- on a bed or on a mat, or hand him to someone else. He gets used to the comfort of the human shoulder or lap. He doesn’t want to let go of this comfort.
A suggestion would be to put him on the bed. Make him sit; stay and play with him. Make a habit of doing this often and every day. Sometimes, you’ll have to carry him, sometimes you’ll need to make him sit and play.
TAKE HIM TO THE PARK:
Put him in a pram and take him to the park or anywhere. Let him sit up and look around. Let him get used to seeing and being with other people.
WHY DOES HE WANT TO BE CARRIED?
A baby wanting to be carried all the time may be feeling insecure. If he’s been lately passed around like a parcel, he’s probably resenting it. So he wants the security of your arms.
He might be grizzling because he’s frustrated. He’s just passing through a stage. He’ll come through. The key is ‘patience.’ In fact mothers need an enormous amount of patience.
His inability to speak and communicate restricts him; so he makes up for it by stretching up his arms to be carried, whining and carrying on. If you have been away from him for long periods of time or if your attention has be divided then he’s claiming your undivided attention.
He may be tired of being on his own two feet. You’ll have to keep alternating. Help him to walk a little; then when he’s too tired carry him. In a way, it is like weaning—slow and steady wins the race!
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