View Single Post
momma2girls 08:23 AM 12-29-2010
Originally Posted by jfoglia:
So I had a new baby start about 6 weeks ago when she was almost 3 months old. At first she was good - slept a lot during the day, ate good, etc..After about 2 weeks of her starting she has been screaming ALL DAY!! She gets here about 8:30 and she starts screaming immediately. No matter what I do - walk with her, sing, try to feed, pacifier, change her diaper she will NOT stop crying. She can even go all day w/o one nap! I had no idea this was even possible for an infant to do. There have been days where I have left her in the crib crying for long periods of time and she will NEVER go to sleep? I change her diaper a lot and she eats good, but will only be content for very short periods of time and there is NO WAY she would ever go in a bouncy seat, or the floor. I need to be holding her for her to be content, and even then its only for short periods of time.

This is really disrupting my whole daycare. I have been taking care of babies for 10.5 years and I have never dealt with a baby like this. Mom and Dad are aware of everything, I don't sugar coat anything. They say she is good at home, sleeps thru night and everything. At home they say she falls alseep while being breastfed and then they "try" to put her in her crib for naps, but I have a feeling they just hold her which doesn't help me any. Both mom and dad are very nice people and baby is healthy. I really feel as if I've tried my hardest with her, so is it possible that she just can't handle daycare? This is affecting everyone in my daycare. She wakes up my sleepers, causes my toddlers stress, and I am always anxious when she is here. Advise?
Do the parents hold her alot? It kind of sounds like some seperation anxiety as well. My 7 month old baby went thru this when he was out of daycare for a week, due to Holiday. The first week was ****!! We will see what he is like coming back after Xmas vac. I hope good!!
I would explain to the parents- Are you holding them all the time? Does the baby sit/lay down, in a bouncer seat, swing, etc. on their own without crying at home? You have to be firm with parents and tell them, if they are holding the baby all the time, this makes it very tough at daycare- if it continues here at daycare, you may not be able to keep the baby- it is very disruptive to the entire daycare!