@Anonymous Hey this is normal and my children were also like this when they were even 3 - 4 months. If you feel it is going out of control, then you should figure out what is making her do that. It is normal for babies to look at colours and sounds with awe. Give them some time and they will get used to it.
@Anonymous Yes, it's normal as my children also did the same. If you feel that it's becoming a problem for some reason, then, slowly distract her before you switch off the TV. Since she cries too much, before you switch off the TV, draw her attention to a different interesting object or take her out of the room and switch it off without her knowledge. You cannot reason with a 10 month old, so manage her, keep her calm and happy. As she grows older, she will change and these are all temporary phases. All the Best :)
@Vicky Hello Vicky! I resonate a lot with you. I faced a similar situation and this is how I dealt with it. 1. I started distracting my thoughts and started doing more of my hobbies when he is not around. I had also taken a break from work and that's also a time when we start thinking a lot. Distracting your mind does help in over complicating things. 2. More ME Times! This really helps you in organizing your time, thoughts, interests and passions! This can be clubbed with more times with your hubby as well. 3. Conversations! These are the key elements of a better relationship. Be the conversation starter with your husband and talk more about yourself and your times together. Make weekend plans and if you are not able to move out of the home, plan for home parties, date nights and movie nights. 4. Do things together - Be it a simple house chore or a puzzle or cleaning or doing things you like doing. More the time together, better the relationship! These really brought out significant change. And do not worry...!
@Mehek Chauhan Your suggestions are so pertinent. I am facing a similar situation after the birth of my second child. It was not the case after the birth of my first one. But lately muy husband has become very busy with his work. I am working too. So somewhere I feel very unpleasant and unhappy. Though I am actually thankful for having such a lovely family and children, something keeps bothering me. Mehek, I shall try doing the things suggested by you. I was so passionate about Kathak, but for nearly 3 years now, I haven't practised dance, and I feel terrible. I shall resume it soon. Thanks for the motivation!
@Vicky Very nice suggestions.. This is something many of us experience at some point of time.. As a family/ couple, we make a lot of memories over the years that last a lifetime…Before the kids arrived, there were memorable events like wedding day, the first restaurant we visited together, favourite holiday destination, favourite moments spent together on weekends or at the cinemas or other little special memories that can make us nostalgic. Life is definitely different before kids. Life keeps changing and once children are born, the focal point of our discussion is mostly everything related to kids.. I have heard this from many moms. Our workload also increases. With more responsibility on our shoulders, we become busy with managing our time and energy. We do feel like something is missing sometimes and definitely we need ‘Me time’ which will keep us productive and happy. Time flies but we must try to continue to create special memories.. When you both are free, over a cup of tea maybe, make efforts to start a fun conversation.. For instance, ask if he wants to show you his school or college again or any favourite childhood place and he might just love to talk endlessly and narrate many past or current interesting events and speak about how much he misses those golden days. Just be creative and speak about what interests him. Make the most of whatever time you spend together by keeping the conversation light. Communication is not just talking as the counsellor had mentioned in one of the replies. Little moments and little gestures matter a lot..like maybe cooking together, enjoying a walk together without children, and so on. We moms feel guilty to spend time away from kids but some little outing without them should be ok and helps in improving communication. Chances are we might still end up talking a little about kids when away from them but that should be ok and that’s inevitable sometimes.. Parents are like that:) . All the Best!