MOMI MUSINGS/  Babies prefer mom on 1st year

Jan 25, 2016 | Only Berlin

My thoughts when I saw this?

1

It should be me sleeping like this as the little munchkin’s cough disturbed both our night sleep, woke us between 2 and 4am.

The morning after that restless night,  I asked husband to look after the sick baby so I could have a quick bite.  I returned seeing them in this position.

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Both must be enjoying the bed. I wonder why we didn’t have this kind of peaceful sleep last night.

WHY DOES A BABY TENDS TO CRY MORE AROUND HIS MOM?

Past pieces of literature I’ve read about babies and tantrums explained that a baby cries to relieve stress and he cries around people whom he feels safest. So my little munchkin’s crying that night was his way to express “I trust you, mama.”

He cries because he is comfortable with me around. But that does not mean he is not comfortable with his papa. He, perhaps, considers me his primary companion aside from the fact, his main source of food.

A baby is indeed very interesting. Even at a very young age, he knows what trust means and whom to give that trust. He is not afraid to share his truest emotion.

And so to end this post, I would like to share to all mothers a quote I so love very much not because it is self-serving but for the reason that I find it sincerely true.  I read this from one of the beautiful masterpieces of American author Jodi Picoult.

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.”

 

* our Yael at five months and 16 days old.  His first time to have a fever, cough, and flu. 🙁

40 Comments

  1. Lady Anne Louise Barrun

    Wishing your baby to get well soon. I don’t know about this but there are so many things about our babies that surprise us.

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. No more stuffy nose and lagnat, thank God. Yes, babies tend to surprise us big time. 🙂

      Reply
  2. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    Awwww.. I miss cuddling with my babies. I still hug them and cuddle them but you know, you’re really going to miss pala when they were babies. this is the first time i’ve heard about the reason for their crying more with the mommy.

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    • msbolin

      My husband and I never plan Talaga to have a baby ulit and yet God provides. Yes, Sarap may baby sa house and dahil dyan, ngayon Lang din me nagbasa basa re babies. Comforting to know that our babies trust us Talaga. 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Hahaha. We mommy rules Talaga. Ihihi. Oops, the husband might be hurt.

      Reply
  3. coiibanez

    Your little boy’s so cute! Hihi! My little one’s not much of a ‘cry-er’, she just cries if she wanted milk, or if she’s being scolded at (minsan nga hindi pa, dina-divert nya attention namin sa ibang bagay hahaha).

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    • msbolin

      Hahaha. So cute of your baby. May way na sya to divert the attention. Ihihi.

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  4. Joy Mendiola

    On my part, my babies were more comfortable with my hubby, kasi he is a cool dad who does not worry a lot. Ako kasi, my mind runs fast kaya aligaga ang kids pag ako ang kasama. Hope you kiddo is well now

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    • msbolin

      He is somehow ok na. No more Sinat, slight ubo na Lang. Yes, saw your video and I’m sure it’s the cool dad I just saw.

      Reply
  5. Charley's Mommy

    Get well soon, Baby! 🙂 I notice that Baby Charley is more of a crybaby when Im around nga. Nice insights, Mommy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Mommy. 🙂

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    • msbolin

      You are welcome. Hi to the baby Charley. 🙂

      Reply
  6. Madz

    So true! There are times when my baby is playing with my in-laws and she”d see me she’ll suddenly cry.

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    • msbolin

      Haha, such a cute and sweet baby. No offense meant to the in laws, please. 🙂

      Reply
  7. celin mendoza

    Our yaya always tell me na whenever I’m out for work, my bunso is very irritable and is always crying. But when I’m at home na, very active and jolly na ulit si baby =)

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    • msbolin

      Haha, your baby loves you very much then. sobrang miss na miss ka nya siguro talaga.

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  8. MommyPehpot

    It’s still the same when they got older.. mas malikot, mas magulo, mas makulit when the mom is around. Talagang they feel at their best when mom is around.. parang confident sila to do anything they want eh

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    • msbolin

      Haha, i remember the freddie aguilar song anak. sa nanay din unang lumapit ang anak. the nanay-anak bond is so strong, perhaps nabuo kasi sya even when the baby is still inside the mom’s belly.

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    • msbolin

      Cant disagree on that. 🙂

      Reply
  9. tweenselmom

    I’m proud my husband took care of my babies without yaya when I was still working in the office. My girls are actually very close to their dad. It feels good that our children love us moms most specially, but even better pag pati si daddy.

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    • msbolin

      yes, thank God the husbands are really supportive. They also have the tendency to spoil our babies more than us moms –well in my case. ihihi.

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  10. Celerhina Aubrey ★

    Get well soon baby. Alam mo my 23month baby is also like that. Sabi nila pag nasa work daw ako di naman umiiyak. Always happy lang. Pero pag andyan ako, well di naman naiyak, pero ang clingy at ang arte. Hahaha!

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    • msbolin

      Hahaha. Our babies are really the cutest. Sweet nila in their own little ways kahit maarte pa ang dating. Ihihi.

      Reply
  11. Louisa Mercado

    Oh… this makes me yearn! It’s different with each family but it’s great when children are also close to their dad.

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    • msbolin

      Yes, I believe our kids will grow more healthy- psychologically and physically – if both parents are there for them. 🙂

      Reply
  12. Maan Laxa

    Aww this is so true! Sometimes I tend to get annoyed at my son’s clingy-ness (I’ve never been a touchy-feely person) but I just remind myself that time is fleeting and he won’t be clingy forever!

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    • msbolin

      Yes, embrace the moment because when they become tweens na, hay minsan Nahihiya na magkiss st maghug, Mano na Lang.

      Reply
  13. mysliceofcake

    Love Y’s face and pose in the second pic. Priceless!

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  14. msbolin

    Sarap ng tulog, no? Nakataas pa mga kamay, Ihihi.

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  15. Kharla Ramos-Cantata

    Hope your baby gets well soon mommy! Its funny, but whenever I tell my husband to watch the baby they both always end up sleeping – and in a funny position as well! Lol

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    • msbolin

      Hahaha. So cute!

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    • msbolin

      Ihihi. Thank you. Sarap maging Nanay no? Lalo na Kapag cute at thoughtful ang baby. Ehehe.

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  16. Ayi

    I hope your little one is feeling better now 🙂 Both of my kids are clingy to me until now (they’re 2 and 4!) Iba talaga ang mommies 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. He is better now. Though pansin Ko Medyo iyakin sya the past few days. Ayaw paiwan sa bed (as in nararamdaman Nya Kung babangon Ako). May super powers ata baby Ko. Ihihi. And so cute of your kids naman to look for and ask for mommy nila. Ihihi.

      Reply
  17. Jackie Park

    Aww that’s so sad! Hope he gets well soon. Have you shown your hubby this post? I bet he’s going to disagree lol

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    • msbolin

      Our little munchkin is now super alive and kickin’. Yes, husband saw their picture but no, not the post. He will disagree Talaga. Hahaha.

      Reply
  18. Amethystine (@Amethystine)

    The child & dad photo reminds me of my children’s photos with their dad. Actually, I have friends who have posted sleeping photos at talagang same pose pa with the daddy.

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    • msbolin

      Hahahah. Ang cute ng mga baby and daddy photos , no? Kaya nilang Matulog ng same pose. Ihihi.

      Reply

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