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But my own baby's cries will be music to my ears

My husband is incredibly sensitive to noise, in particular any sound that disrupts his sleep. I am nervous about how he will react to our future child's cries and concerned that he has unrealistic expectations around quieting a baby. He disagrees. How can I calm down about this in advance and/or help in the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2016 - 58 answers

Reverse stranger anxiety?

Why does our baby cry almost immediately when dad holds her, but accept other people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2015 - 30 answers

Baby sleeps at night but doesn't nap

My 7-week old baby doesn't nap. She sleeps pretty well at night, but terribly during the day. How do we fix this? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Apr 26, 2015 - 31 answers

14 month old waking crying at night for extended periods

My 14 month old baby has crying thrashing wakeful periods during the night on a semi-regular basis (roughly speaking, perhaps once every fortnight). He wakes up crying and can’t be consoled – arches his body and pushes away from me while in my arms (but cries harder if put down in his cot). [more inside]
posted by fever-trees on Sep 23, 2013 - 24 answers

Earplugs/muffs to block out a crying baby

In the next two weeks, there will be a new addition to our household -- a baby. (Not mine.) And since it's not mine, I would prefer not to hear it. There are lots of AskMes about earplugs, but many (like the ETY ones) use as a selling point that they don't muffle speech. I want to muffle everything. Best ear protection for the job, <$30?
posted by fiercecupcake on Jun 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Don't you DARE ask me if he's teething

My 14 month old son cries and screams every waking moment he's with me. This has gone on for months, and it's killing me. Please help me understand what's going on and how I can make it stop. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Jun 7, 2013 - 49 answers

Babies make me ill

When I hear a baby crying I feel like I am getting sliced open with a scalpel. It is totally fight or flight. What the hell is going on with me? This is more than yuppie griping about having dinner ruined. It is not just annoying but harmful to brain chemistry. What is going on w me.
posted by moammargaret on Aug 20, 2011 - 19 answers

I want the babe to be safe.

Neighbor behavior filter: I hear my neighbor's baby (definitely a baby) crying. I hear the sound of a man yelling things like "shut up" or "stop crying". And then I hear the sound of a smack. This makes me feel horrified. But is it any of my business to try to help? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on May 25, 2011 - 40 answers

How little sleep is too little?

Baby is 15 days old. Due to bf-ing troubles, we have been feeding him pumped milk from a bottle. Friday night we switched to all breast. Now he doesn't drop off to sleep immediately after a feed like he did for the 1st two weeks. [more inside]
posted by pipti on Apr 25, 2010 - 36 answers


My 5 week old baby cries most of the time he is awake unless I keep moving him around or feeding him. I am at a loss...any suggestion for this weary mom? [more inside]
posted by murrey on Sep 25, 2009 - 42 answers

How to get my baby to sleep all night?

My five-month-old son has suddenly started crying in the middle of the night every hour or two, just as he did as a newborn. What gives? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 3, 2009 - 17 answers

How to get my sleeping baby to stop crying?

3 month old baby crying inconsolably in her sleep? Help me stop the crying without waking her up! [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Dec 11, 2008 - 20 answers

Wah Wah Wake Up

Why do babies cry when they wake up? [more inside]
posted by vermontlife on Aug 24, 2008 - 21 answers

Don't want to be a human security blanket

Okay, I'm pretty much at wit's end. My six month old son (second child) has always been a very easygoing and happy baby, but for the last month or so, he's been extraordinarily needy. Normally, this is something I'd attribute to teething, but Tylenol/Orajel does not seem to help, and the pediatrician checked him two days ago and said he doesn't see or feel anything near the surface yet. [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Jul 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me deal with a baby noisy neighbour.

Help me deal with a noisy neighbour. Difficulty: Neighbour is one month old. [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on May 2, 2008 - 33 answers

Ways to keep being the rock for my family?

I just had a baby, and I'm looking for ways to keep being the "strong one." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2007 - 22 answers

Goo goo. Gaa gaa. WAAAAAAAAAA!

How do you handle a baby that cries when you put him down? [more inside]
posted by MrToad on May 21, 2007 - 25 answers

Which of these books won't bring me to tears?

Which of these books won't bring me to tears? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Sep 24, 2006 - 28 answers

To sleep, Perchance to freaking stay that way . . .

I’d be interested in hearing people’s experiences with letting their baby cry him/herself to sleep. After 5 months of (literally) almost constant contact with an infant, I’m starting to falter. [more inside]
posted by bibliowench on Nov 4, 2005 - 24 answers

How do I get my cats to stop humping each other when the baby cries loudly?

I have two cats (brother and sister from the same litter 8 years ago) and one baby. The cats have never messed with each other beyond play fighting every so often and chasing each other for kicks. But recently, we noticed a horrible new behavior: when the baby cries at full tilt (only once every 3-4 days), the male cat gets up and goes after the female and tries to mount her, in an almost automatic, robot-like response. I have some ideas of why, but I can't find any tips on what to do to stop it. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 8, 2005 - 26 answers

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