Im not a parent yet but I work in childcare and I work with the infants what do you do with a newborn that crys all the time the only way some of these children are happy is if you hold them but with 10 babies and 2 adults thats not possible thank god I only work 12-6> anyone know anything to stop this crying write me thanks
Oh my god I work with kids also and i'm 6 months pregnant and the kids are 1 and 2 years of age, but I have one child in my class that cries all the time at first I thought she was just sick, but it turns out shes just spoil.
She weighs about 25 pounds so therefore I can't pick her up so I just let her cry, but she's getting better now....... She just sits up under me but she does'nt cry.
With children that cry like the two year old it's typically seperation anxiety. Did this child have his mom watch him up until this point or something. Can you help him get a buddy in the day care setting.
As far as the infants go it's typical. However, I don't personally believe babies cry for no reason. Sometimes, if you are able to pick up the baby and you go shhhhh in it's ear and do it as loud as the baby is crying a lot of times that will work. Is their anybody else in your day care that can help out by holding a baby for you?
When I used to take care of my friend's newborn I found sometimes the only way to get him to stop crying was to hold him close, rock a little and sing to him...If u know the inchworm song or the teddy bear picnic, those seem to work the best. Good luck
hmm... sounds like you could be in the wrong line of work or the wrong place of employment imho... infants cry.. it's their only means of communication- it's your job as a care provider to figure out why they are crying and help to meet their needs(wet/hungry/sleepy/bored/cold/feeling
insecure etc)a quick diaper change, swaddling, a bottle or paci, or something to catch their eye/attention like a mobile brightly colored toys or music goes a long way for a newborn... and thus frees your time to give attention to the others in your care...newborns sleep a LOT so it could easily be that they are tired and cannot get comfortable... also- you may want to look at ratio requirements in your area... 5 newborns to 1 caregiver seems a bit high to me... but I don't work in child care and so don't know the legalities.. I could see if it were mixed with a few toddlers but idk.. if you're talking 5 under the age of 6 months that seems excessive.. 3:1 seems a safer ratio to me personally... and that is what I was exposed to as a ratio of low acuity infants in an inpatient setting as a nurse..