New Mom Secrets: My Baby Annoys Me

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It's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.

This Week's Secret:

I love my son more than anything but sometimes I just don't want to be bothered with him so I stick him in his swing. He's just an itty baby but he annoys me a lot. — anonymous

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We all have secrets and opinions—so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation nonjudgmental!

If you have a new mom secret you'd like to share anonymously, PM me.

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I Forgot My Baby's Name!

I Leave My Twin Babies Home Alone

I Let My Baby Wear a Dirty Diaper

I Wish I Never Had a Baby

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Blueb... Blueberryplz

I get annoyed, but if your itty bitty baby is bothering you that much, you got a whole other thing coming, when you get a toddler.

AVsMomEM AVsMomEM

It is normal to feel overwhelmed by the needs & demands of a baby.  However, if your feelings of being annoyed are more than just occasional & are interfering with your caring for your child  or with other areas of your life (or are really extreme for the particular situation) it could indicate some PPD.  You should see your Dr., especially if you're feeling resentful.   Do you have some help, someone you can call when you feel this way? You're NOT a bad mom for feeling this way!

auror... aurorabunny

I used to get tired a lot but not really annoyed I don't think....if this is a common thing for this mom I agree with the previous poster that she might need to seek some help.

RanaA... RanaAurora

How sad.  I would agree that you should seek help.


I've been frustrated sometimes, exhaustes others, but I can't say I've ever been ANNOYED by my babies.

RanaA... RanaAurora

(And I could have sworn I voted no" but it didn't show up?)

nily nily

Welcome to motherhood all kids annoys LOL. Now seriously I felt like that when my DD was born till I discover it doesnt get better hahahaha she start crying, sitting, crawling, walking, running and me chasing her all the time it was exhausting but is what babies do and is a process where you get used to being a mommy and take care of someone that dependes on you. Is not easy and yes sometimes they can be a little annoying but with patience you see that is just that your baby needs you. Now I have two and although they drive me crazy UFFFF I LOVE THEM to death.

BambiF BambiF

Ya I get annoyed by her! I don't get mad at her or shun her or anything like that. But I have definitely told my 7 month old to shut up when she is sitting playing with her toys going 'AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH'
"Kennedy shut up I'm watching Oprah!"

Or sometimes when Im nursing her she gets distracted by something and won't focus on eating.

I dont think it's a bad thing to feel annoyed sometimes.

Lumin... LuminousMom

I dont think getting annoyed from time to time by your older child or toddler is a reason to seek help... I think alot of people are in denial if they have never been annoyed by something their kid was doing, lol. As for an itty bitty babythough... I think its hard to be ANNOYED by a baby... and if it "annoys" you regularly and you cant be bothered to care for him properly.. you might need help. Its not the "annoy" thing thats striking a cord.. its the "cant be bothered with him". Hes a baby.. a living being that needs all your attention, love, and focus... if you cant be "bothered" with it.. you need to get someone to help you who can.

Colts... ColtsFan1912

getting annoyed sometimes is normal I think. . but i just wonder how much he is "in the swing" poor boy

RanaA... RanaAurora

LuminousMom, that's exactly what I'm thinking.  I totally get annoyed with my five year old, but I don't understand how an infant could annoy.

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