FTM question: Are babies naturally fidgety & have short attention spans?!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes, this is all normal. And FWIW, I also found it very very exhausting trying to entertain my dd allllllllllllll day long. It gets better!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Um this is very very normal.  And stays this way for several years. My son is almost 2.5 and he has a short attention span unless it is Mickey Mouse. Then he can sit for longer than 20 minutes… 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sounds very normal to me! Maybe try to plan more trips out, since it seems to work for you both?

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@okqueenbee:  Understandable! But I don’t think you have anything to worry about. This winter has been brutal. Hopefully the weather will improve after this storm so neither of you get cabin fever!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@okqueenbee:  It’s totally normal.  Age 4 months is hard!  You can’t talk, crawl (usually), walk, sit by yourself (usually), or eat more than milk or purees.  Imagine being in a foreign country where no one speaks English and you are in a wheel chair and have no arms (so no movement, no communication, nothing!), that’s pretty much being a baby!  Wow, that makes me feel a little bit bad for them when I put it like that LOL.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My 3.5 month old is exactly the same way. Our day goes a bit like this . . . I feed him then let him lay on the breastfeeding pillow and talk to him until he starts to fuss, which is about 10 minutes. Then I sit him up and burp him and keep him sitting up until he gets bored, maybe 15 minutes. Then he goes down on his play mat for about 25 minutes. I usually have to sit beside him, but sometimes he’s okay with me out of sight so I can get the dishes done. When he starts to fuss on his mat, it’s into the swing for a nap. Sometimes he sleeps, sometimes he doesn’t. Usually he will stay in the swing for an hour or two. Then repeat from the beginning! LOL. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@okqueenbee:  my niece is the same way, and it’s even worse now that she’s crawling/pulling up on her own because she’s always on the go! It’s exhausting.

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