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Help Please! Babysitting 18mo old nephew...crying!!

post #1 of 6
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Ok, so I'm giving my brother and SIL time out with the oldest. It's bedtime and my brother said he might cry a little when he goes down to sleep...now.

He is SCREAMING. Its hard to imagine my sweet 4 month old getting this loud! I don't do CIO and I don't think my brother does either, though they said he might cry for few minutes.

I cannot get him to calm down. I comfort him and lay him back down and then I leave and again...crying!

Ideas?
post #2 of 6
Why don't you call your brother? Or let your nephew fall asleep watching a video? I bet he's scare. I'd at least stay with him until he falls asleep.
post #3 of 6
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*sigh* I felt guilty letting him watch some tv, but I kept comforting him despite the screaming and i turned on cartoons and he did fall asleep.I never knew ten minutes of crying could be so horrendous! And I think you are right that he was more upset /possibly scared being in a new environment.
post #4 of 6

I would stay until he falls asleep. I still sit with my kids until they are sleeping, and they are 3, 6 and 8. (Well, the 8 year old can do it by himself...)

post #5 of 6
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Yes...I feel dumb that I didn't immediately try That! Sleeping soundly now.
post #6 of 6
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Babysat again tonight...and you know what....I'm the aunty, so no need for him to cry ( he cries about bedtime if I'm with him or not) ...he fell asleep in my arms at 10:15!!! Oh well, that's what aunty's are for...right!?

His mommy got I'm at 10:30 (he was over here bc i have a baby baby) and he woke up wanting to come back to me because in his sleep didn't see it was mommy...so heartwarming.
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