Went to my grandmas yesterday and dd was crying a lot, and of course grandma goes on and on about how she must have colic that i need to do this and that, and I am getting irritated, because she does not have colic. She is a very good baby who doesn't cry much at all at HOME, and sleeps well at night. I do think she was tired and possibly overstimulated, but it was pretty bad. I have taken her shopping about once a week since about 3-4 weeks and she gets cranky but not like this, I am getting really nervous about taking her to the many family functions that are going on the next couple months. My grandma kept saying oh ds was a much better baby and that she was lucky that her lo's were not as fussy as my dd. I could go on and on about other rude things she said but that is my main question, could it be stranger anxiety? And how do i deal with this if it comes up again. I was holding her most the time and she still wouldn't be calm for a lot of the visit. There was also someone smoking in the house which could have irritated her, which i didn't know there was going to be smoking in the house prior to getting there.
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sounds more like overstimulation than stranger anxiety.. but my DS1 was terrible about getting overstimulated when we went out as a young baby.. he outgrew that around 6 months.
((hugs)) sorry your grandma was saying those things
Catie - Happy wife to Aaron (01.05), mama to Liam(08.08), and Ian (11.10)! and due Feb 2013 with blessing #3!
I agree, could be stranger anxiety. Do you have a wrap or a sling you could wear DD in? If she gets fussy, take a time out, say that you need to nurse or change her and just giver her some time to calm down a bit. Also, I'm sorry if your gramma was rude. I think you'll find that everyone likes to compare their baby to yours and your gramma probably has rose coloured glasses on, not really remembering that her babies were fussy too!
N, wife to my goofball K and mamma to my EC grad D (July 2010) and my new little love S (May 2013). Exploring the uncharted territory of tandem nursing with my two boys.