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Loosing bond with my baby?

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SoniaMum Thu 17-Jul-08 10:32:22

I'm worried because my baby has stopped looking at me and sometimes cries when i come near him. Is our bond now broken, have I done something wrong?

I'm starting to really worry. He is 12 weeks old.

Any advice please?

positiveparentscouk Thu 17-Jul-08 10:34:20

he is only tiny its probably that he cries because he cant say: hello mummy, yet! He is probably more alert now too so checking out his surroundings more.

meep Thu 17-Jul-08 10:36:08

SoniaMum - you are the most important person in his life - maybe he cries because he wants to be picked up/cuddled/fed and knows that you do it best

thelittlestbadger Thu 17-Jul-08 10:36:38

I don't think you've done anything wrong at all. Maybe he is not very well at the moment or heaven forbid - is starting to teethe.

I suggest lots of carrying him - have you got a good sling? Also, sounds silly but try to smile and coo at him because I know when I get stressed with DD about something and stop smiling at her she really picks up on that.

piggysgal Thu 17-Jul-08 10:38:24

My dd did something similar. It was just a phase. They are developing so fast at this stage and I think their little minds just get overloaded. I really wouldn't worry.

beansprout Thu 17-Jul-08 10:38:44

Your OP made me just want to hug you!! You have not broken the bond, you are the centre of his world. Please don't worry. They cry for all sorts of reasons. He might be having some sort of growth or development spurt and that can make them a bit tetchy too. Lots of cuddles for both of you and please don't worry!!! smile

callmeovercautious Thu 17-Jul-08 10:40:17

looking away can be a sign they are tired or perhaps he is just looking at something else. Try not to worry smile

TheCrackFox Thu 17-Jul-08 11:18:26

Your baby sounds very clever to me. He has already worked out that if he cries he gets lots of extra loving attention. grin

Keep cuddling and loving him. I would imagine that it is almost impossible ton break the bond.

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